Review: Verbs Instant Messaging Client for iPhone


Verbs IM is a fairly new (coming on the App Store last December) Instant Messaging application which boasts a elegant, easy to use, and a breath-taking design that will put all other IM clients to shame. Plain and simple, this is one of the most beautiful apps I have used on my iPhone. Verbs IM looks like an app Apple would build natively into iOS.

Highlights:

  • Verbs IM has support for all your IM-ing needs, you can chat with friends using Facebook chatGoogle TalkAIM, or MobileMe.
  • My most used feature in this app is having the option to send photos or documents from your Droplr or CloudApp accounts.
  • For business users, you can view iWork or Microsoft Office documents within the app.
  • Verbs IM has support for portrait and landscape typing options and it has been updated for the iPhone 4’s Retina Display.

Lowlights:

  • It does not come with Push Notifications. You have to pay a $5 in-app purchase for Push Notifications for new messages.
Overall

I have been really impressed by this application. From the design quality, to the support for CloudApp and Droplr, and to the Push Notifications, Verbs IM is superior to all other Instant Messaging applications. It is THE Instant Messaging app to beat!
You can read about and purchase Verbs – IM here. It’s on sale for $0.99.

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  • Casey Callaghan

    You shouldn’t have to pay for push notifications in 2011!

  • THE instant messaging app only supports 4 protocols? I’ve tried several apps that do much more than that, and have push notifications that don’t cost $5. This won’t put any IM clients to shame. Are you pimping your own app or something?

  • Cobra

    imo > Verbs. Way more protocols/networks, group chat, easy to use interface, voice messages, seamless integration with their webapp and — best of all — completely free. Including push notifications.

  • The no push notifications is a dealbreaker. Until they change that, it won’t be useful.

  • The no push notifications is a dealbreaker. Until they change that, it won’t be useful.

  • verbs

    the fact of the matter we have built a server that does all the work for us. the server is so strong that you will be getting your messages almost instantly. the charges are only for the server. its way cheaper than the other competitors. 

  • Pay extra for push notifications? yea thatll be a hard sell for a lot of people, myself included, and no MSN protocol? thats a deal breaker, I’ll stick to trillian. the app sure does look gorgeous though.

  • Pay extra for push notifications? yea thatll be a hard sell for a lot of people, myself included, and no MSN protocol? thats a deal breaker, I’ll stick to trillian. the app sure does look gorgeous though.

  • Teague Loughman

    It is a really pretty app but for $7 I think it beats out Beejive IM for the normal IM user, who uses Facebook Chat, Gtalk, or AIM. They are going to be releasing a update very shortly that will support MSN. Might want to check it out then..

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