Best Windows 8 Apps
25 November 2012
The app has user interface problems and the systems seems slow. I think they are passing all chat through their own servers rather than talking directly to each service. This app has SERIOUS security concerns as login info and all communication is copied. W8 needs a good app for chat but this is not it.
23 November 2012
Notices from Google about attempts to log in from a Canadian site? Google makes an API for password calls, don't need to be sending my info from a third party server. I'll pass.
14 October 2014
When I got a new pc with windows 8.1, I was (at first) concerned that there wasn't a Yahoo Messenger app in the Microsoft store. This app, however, lets me chat with friends via Yahoo exactly the same.
19 November 2012
I find myself often scrolling to the bottom of the most recent message because the app doesn't do that automatically, same thing when I'm typing my messages. It may sound minor but it gets annoying after a while.
6 November 2012
This is the classic case where the App design is good enough but the functionality breaks everything.
When switching the app to the background I miss a lot of IM, I think they have problems with the push service.
this app does not work in sync with my phone. if I check my phone to see who messaged me, I cannot then later answer it from my computer
19 December 2014
I feel like the interface could be better, but still it's a very nice app and very useful to me. Sometimes the app gets a little out of sync. For example, you need to make sure you close the app on another device if you have a second device open that is using it, because some messages may go to the other device. It would be great if it auto-grabbed all of the data from the conversations on the other device. Still, a good app that generally works ok. Thanks!
23 September 2014
If could skip the ads it would be perfect.
simply the best
6 December 2012
Almost there but still needs major UI & UX corrections, specially for portrait mode on tablets. The home screen scroll bar is still about 10 pixels above bottom edge. Scrolling isn't smooth either.
3 November 2012
It appears Google sees my sign-in attempts as "suspicious activity" because IM+ is passing the authentication info through a server in Canada for some reason? There appear to be multiple servers and even if I authenticate with Google it blocks the sign-in every time it goes through a different server.
a few minutes after installing, google sent me a warning saying my account had suspicious activity from a user outside of my own country... User beware: your personal information WILL be used (as the initial warning implies).
29 April 2014
It does nothing. I tried to login using my msn account and it said it doesn't support it, even though it advertises that it does. Total Scam!...good thing it was free. I can't imagine anyone paying "money" to use the pro version when it does absolutely nothing what so ever. Total BS....
4 November 2012
By far this is the best Instant Message software for Win 8 so far.. and it's free.
13 October 2012
Everything works perfect, finally a decent metro messenger application.
This is an awesome app. It allows me to access many IM services at once.
20 January 2015
It won't let me connect to facebook. Continues to loop through sign-in. Ugh.
4 December 2012
Major issue is that sometimes it does not even connect. It shows "Connecting..." but hangs there. Definitely not reliable.
Other things app can improve on:
1. Link colors (blue), they aren't very readable
2. After sending a message, the chat window does not scroll to the bottom, you cannot see the whole message
3. Search chat history
16 November 2012
IM+ currently has no way of informing you that you've missed IMs sent to you while you were away, unless you actively look at the live tile. They need a better way to let you know you've missed messages. Sometimes, though, when you *do* get your notification, clicking on it won't let you see the message at all! Terrible delays between notification and actual receipt of IM. Stay away from this app.
Couldn't integrate with Google Talk. Interface is clumsy
18 November 2012
not sure why but my username and password are definitely correct but it fails to work
9 November 2012
IM+ has always been a dependable application - I used to have it on Windows Phone 6, my iPhone when I had that thing, and on my Windows Phone 7. I'm pleased to be using it on Windows 8 RT on my Surface, especially since the Messenger and People apps don't work!
27 October 2012
The reason it didn't work is because Google blocks the initial sign in. Go into your gmail and allow them to access your google account for IM+ and then it should work!
17 October 2012
This is a great app - and I would definitely use it, except that pressing "return" inside of a chat doesn't send the message, just inserts a newline. This is NOT standard behavior for a chat application.
15 October 2014
great way to keep in touch
14 July 2014
after connecting to facebook, it says that session has expired and a whole lot of different things..... I don't suggest this app... but it can improve and that's why I give it a 2 star rating ...
17 December 2013
Not very reliable connecting to Windows Instant Messenger (Skype). Uninstalled it and went back to using Skype! Definitely would not buy the Pro+ until improvements are made.
10 December 2012
I don't mind the ads. What I do mind is that when the ads refresh, it takes the focus out of the text field and you are no longer typing. Fix that and this would be a 5 star app.
7 December 2012
This is a very good product and allows the combining of many services. Until the recently, it worked fine using an application-specific password from Google. With the recent update, it now requires a connected state using a verification code, which was causing my account in IM+ to be disabled. If you right mouse click on the Google account in the IM+ Accounts page and click Enable, it then connects correctly.
29 November 2012
By far the best messaging app for windows 8
Can't even auth with Google talk.