Palringo Now Available for iPhone: Multi-Client IM FTW!

Folks who've transitioned over from Windows Mobile (or BlackBerry) to the iPhone (or folks who, like me, are dual-wielding) take heed: one of our favorite IM apps from those other platforms has finally made its way into the App Store. It's Palringo (iTunes Link) and it's free. Palringo is an instant messenger app that's able to talk to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, etc. It will also let you send media files (like photos). There is one downside -- you do need to set up a Palringo account to get it all going, but for now at least, if you want multi-client IM, Palringo's your best option.

That's good stuff, but the better stuff is coming: Palringo's custom 'Vocal IM,' which is somewhere between sending audio files and VOIP chat. We're also hoping that Palringo will be able to add background notifications when the iPhone supports it.

I'm downloading now, but I tell ya, I'm excited for this app. Seems like an excellent idea for a lightning review, don't it?

Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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Zyber Joe says:

my only question is can you chat with 2 other people at the same time inthe same message (ex.Group Chat)?

Wallstrip says:

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Austin says:

Just installed it on my first gen iPhone. It crashes all the time. After trying to play with it for about 30 minutes I finally decided to uninstall it.

mrHiDefinition says:

Downloading it now. Let's see how it goes...

mrHiDefinition says:

I downloaded it and tried it out and wow it was alot harder to use than any other im program I've ever used and the keyboard wouldn't come up. I tried and tried but I have to agree with Austin, I uninstalled it just now.

ryrycalguy says:

I had problems too, but a phone reset did the trick and now I have no problems with it. It's great!

James says:

Ive installed the app on my iPhone, reset the device and when i launch I get the pairingo screen. I input my email address and password but then what, who do I initiate the program?
Thoughts ...

shannon says:

I have a problem where the usernames are missing on everyone in the chat rooms. I don't know who I'm speaking to.

hk says:

hi alllllllllllllllll
palringo works fine dint crash me handset.u gotta go to palringo site and open an acount ..then u log onto it on ur iphone ..go to right hand side corner and say add services ,..then add yahoo and windows live and icq and all that lot...
works perfect for me as of today the 19th of august...maybe they have fixed the problems
just thought will let u lot know
cheers