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Web-Based Instant Messenger Service

Published 01/05/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ILoveIM takes a long running service and makes it even more accessible. For years, many internet users have been chatting through popular programs. These allow the user to talk instantly through text online. It’s a great tool for casual conversations, to ask questions, or collaborate on a project or task. There are so many reasons a user could want to chat and almost as many ways to do it. The problem is many of these methods require the user to download software. This may not be an option all the time. The user could be accessing the internet from work, school, the library or a friend’s computer and not have administrator rights to install software or may simply not wish to deal with the process. ILoveIM allows users to chat using all of their favorite programs without downloading them. The user can sign in through the I Love IM website and access their MySpace, AIM, MSN, Yahoo or GTalk chats.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ILoveIM was founded in 2004. It is currently a privately held LLC that is striving to break new ground in the world of web based instant messengers. The I Love IM Unified web messenger platform was developed in 2005 and is the engine behind the ILoveIM web based product that allows users to chat through AIM, Gtalk, Yahoo and MSN. Today, I Love IM presents many users with a convenient, easy way to chat when they may not be able to access their personal computers.

What are the differences to other apps?

The concept of chatting online is not new, so to call original is not really an option. Perhaps the better word is “innovative.” The application allows users to access their favorite chat programs, but they can do so online without dealing with an installation.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The ILoveIM website is very easy to navigate. As soon as a new user arrives they are greeted by the log in options to begin accessing their favorite instant messenger programs. This is definitely a good thing that allows users to do what they came to do without searching the site for the log in area. Neat navigational tabs across the top of the website direct users to other areas, although the main focus is definitely on the homepage.

How does the registration process work?

ILoveIM does not offer users a registration option. Doing so might seem a little silly considering the many other accounts users can access through I Love IM. The site allows the user to chose their desired chat program and enter their existing log in information that way. There is no need to deal with another username and password when using I Love IM.

What does it cost to use the application?

I Love IM offers a very valuable service, but one that would be hard to charge a fee for. There are many free instant messenger programs out there, including web based alternatives. Charging a subscription or usage fee would likely send users to these other options. Luckily, I Love IM is available to anyone for free. All the user has to do is visit the homepage and log in through their favorite instant messenger program.

Who would you recommend the application to?

I Love IM is atool for anyone who wants to chat away from home, or chat without downloading a program. The web based design adds an element of convenience. Users can chat while at work, the library, school and other places that they cannot download and install a program.

  • Access all features without creating another account
  • Log in to Yahoo, MSN, GTalk, MySpace or AIM instant messenger accounts
  • Opt to sign in as invisible
  • Chat while using a computer that does not allow program installations
  • Access contact lists from any computer with internet access

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FREE - Permanently free version

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