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Which do you prefer? ApolloIM or MobileChat... Both are cool, I'm digging the UI of MobileChat and the ability to go away, but the suspend and notification support in Apollo
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    Default ApolloIM vs. Mobile Chat
    Which do you prefer? ApolloIM or MobileChat...

    Both are cool, I'm digging the UI of MobileChat and the ability to go away, but the suspend and notification support in Apollo is pretty nice too.

    They are both pretty new so it may be too early to tell, but what do you all prefer? and Why?
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    Im not going to really use mChat until it stoes my account info at the very least. Since it doesnt suspend your activity I'm not about to retype my info each time I go away.
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    Whichever one gets support for something other than AIM gets my vote...

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    Can we get any replies or info to which one drains the battery less? That would be the one i would use.

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    whicheveer comes out with a FULL buddylist (including categories ) such as mundu im will be my client. right now appollo is #1 with the alphabetical one

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    I want them combined. Neither uses libpurple yet. Mobilechat has better interface. Apollo is further along

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    Appollo is currently my fav because it has more features especially the save account info option. But I think it is definitly too early to see which will be the best one. Maybe they should merge and make a really good app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyWizard View Post
    Appollo is currently my fav because it has more features especially the save account info option. But I think it is definitly too early to see which will be the best one. Maybe they should merge and make a really good app.
    If they merged it would be amazing! I hope its an option for the two projects.
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    i voted for apollo, but i'm pulling for mChat. i dig the look and feel of it mChat...but apollo seems quicker on transferring the chats and seems more stable as of now. so, i'll keep using apollo until they fix some stuff in mChat.

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    I favor having all online people on top...and offline on the bottom..so i dont have to scroll thru it all just to see whos on.. and i noticed some bots..that arnt on my buddy list..but are on my apollo im list..?.. still trying ot figure that one out

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    things i need in an aim client...
    away message
    buddy info
    buddy list the way i have it set up
    battery not draining
    preview of recieved message like when a sms is recieved
    auto connect(option) after it disconnects when i get a call

    these programs have come a long way
    but still have a long way to go...thank you devs for putting in the hours!

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    Neither work for me. When I connect, it shows one or two buddies. If any (usually it shows none).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnywala View Post
    things i need in an aim client...
    away message
    buddy info
    buddy list the way i have it set up
    battery not draining
    preview of recieved message like when a sms is recieved
    auto connect(option) after it disconnects when i get a call

    these programs have come a long way
    but still have a long way to go...thank you devs for putting in the hours!
    good list of improvements, im going to add to it:
    -friendlier user interface (like text messaging ala Mobile Chat)
    -more organized buddy list
    -nicknames to replace buddies screen names

    BTW, the dev's at ApolloIM are very receptive to user input so feel free to post your issues/ bugs/ reccomendations at http://code.google.com/p/apolloim/

    Quote Originally Posted by Stadsport View Post
    Neither work for me. When I connect, it shows one or two buddies. If any (usually it shows none).
    They show how many buddies you have online at the time, maybe everyone is asleep or at work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifesmymachine View Post
    good list of improvements, im going to
    They show how many buddies you have online at the time, maybe everyone is asleep or at work?
    No, I have about 15 people online right now. It just plain doesn't work for me.

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    You sure they're all under your AIM account? Like for me, I have a lot of folks plugged in under my .mac account, and some under my AIM account, but if I sign on under my AIM via BeeJive or whatever, all those folk plugged in under my .Mac account don't show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    You sure they're all under your AIM account? Like for me, I have a lot of folks plugged in under my .mac account, and some under my AIM account, but if I sign on under my AIM via BeeJive or whatever, all those folk plugged in under my .Mac account don't show up.
    They definitely are. This isn't a problem of me doing something stupid, it seriously just doesn't work for me. Wifi vs EDGE doesn't make any difference (other than signing on under EDGE will kick my laptop's Adium offline whereas on wifi it doesnt).

    On AIM, I see..6 people online from my laptop. Opening ApolloIM shows none of them. It just shows one random person, and he's not even online. If people IM me, then it shows them on my buddy list (but their icons are red as if they're offline).

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    Hmm. Who knows then, working fine for many! Hopefully an update will fix the issue for you. Perhaps a simple uninstall and reinstall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifesmymachine View Post
    -nicknames to replace buddies screen names
    yeah, i really need nicknames to replace screen names. I am so use to ichat, i have forgotten who is who .

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    currently:
    mobile chat > apolloIM
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    Bring Agile Messenger to the Iphone please. I have apollo its nice but when they add all the feat like agile messenger i will keep using it. for now im happy with beejive

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