Chat with friends via instant messaging
- Tidy, tabbed interface
- Attractive chat window
- Works across a range of networks
- No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
eBuddy Mobile Messenger pulls all your instant messaging accounts into one place, allowing you to view everyone who is online and chat to them eBuddy Mobile Messenger currently supports: MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, and Facebook, and more.
How to use eBuddy
After installing the app on your phone, you'll be prompted to sign up for a free eBuddy account. After you've completed the short registration process you're ready to start importing your contacts from your various IM and social networks, which you do just by signing into them all from within eBuddy Mobile Messenger.
When you're all set up, you'll see a list of all your online and offline contacts in the main window. Starting a conversation is merely a case of clicking a person's name to open the chat tab. The chat interface looks great, and the use of speech bubbles makes chats easier to follow and much less cluttered that other IM apps.
Limitations of eBuddy
Unfortunately, the Android version of eBuddy doesn't have a great many chat options, such as the ability to send pictures and files or to insert quick text from a list of common phrases. You are able to view a buddy's profile and add emoticons, however. On the latter point, the preset emoticons within eBuddy Mobile Messenger are pretty basic. You can download new ones from eBuddy, but not that many.
eBuddy Mobile Messenger comes with a tidy, colorful user interface which is a pleasure to use. The use of tabs helps to keep the screen clutter-free and makes everything clearly visible.
eBuddy is great at what it does, but it's a shame it doesn't go quite as far as the likes of Nimbuzz or fring, which both offer VoIP as well as text chat. Even to have Skype text chat would've been a nice addition.
If all you want to do is send instant messages though, eBuddy makes it quick and easy to chat across different IM networks.
- Fixed issues that made the app crash