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  1. Dorfdad's Avatar
    New to Android just traded in an iPAD2 and got 2 Nexus 7's today for the kids for Christmas. However Im so far loving this thing and might keep one for myself

    I have everything setup so far like I like but I was wondering if there was a way to instant message users who have .me or .mac instant message accounts on IM?? My wife has one and I wanted to be able to IM her from the Nexus but havent figured it out.

    Also any MUST haves for this thing??

    Thanks and I look forward to being part of this community!
    11-05-2012 07:51 PM
  2. a1kemist's Avatar
    Unfortunately Apple loves their proprietary software, so the answer is No.

    I love using dropbox, easy way to transfer files. I use root explorer but ES file explorer is pretty popular, it allows you to view your "file manager". Those are two of my "must haves".

    Weather Channel and Accuweather. Music Volume EQ if you want your N7 sounding better, especially with headphones. Pandora and Google music, you can upload your music to their servers and use it from the cloud.
    11-05-2012 07:58 PM
  3. Dorfdad's Avatar
    Damn that sucks.. How about just plain old SMS messaging any way to do that from both easy??

    Thanks for the hints on the apps I will look them up
    11-05-2012 08:06 PM
  4. a1kemist's Avatar
    I don't use SMS apps though I believe there are some for the N7. I would look through the play store or if some more people chime in with some suggestions.
    11-05-2012 08:14 PM
  5. Xopher's Avatar
    If you sign up for a Google Voice account, you can send text messages through the Google Voice app. It works just fine on the N7. There are other apps like Text+, which also send via SMS. It just made sense to me to stick to Google Voice since messages gets pushed to the N7.
    11-05-2012 08:15 PM
  6. still1's Avatar
    google voice can send free messages. make your wife install google voice on here iOS device https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goog...cUvbUpU2297352

    you can install google voice on your tablet and use it to send free message https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ps.googlevoice
    11-05-2012 08:25 PM
  7. ChuckeeDroid's Avatar
    Google+ has a messenger function built in. It's actually quite good. It allows you to video chat too.

    Sent from my GT-N8010 using Tapatalk 2
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    11-05-2012 08:29 PM
  8. Dorfdad's Avatar
    Google+ has a messenger function built in. It's actually quite good. It allows you to video chat too.

    Sent from my GT-N8010 using Tapatalk 2
    can that messanger send to IOS users??
    11-05-2012 08:53 PM
  9. still1's Avatar
    can that messanger send to IOS users??
    Yes, but the ios user have install google+ app in the device. search google+ app on your wife's device, install and then login.
    11-05-2012 09:55 PM
  10. ZacHolley's Avatar
    I have used about all of them ill say my favorite is groupme I set it up on my primary cell first then login via my ipod touch and android tablet and click want to use a different phone number... then put in my main cell's # it verifies then i get the same im's on all 3 of my devices has cool mute features too so while im asleep i mute my cell but still get them on any other non muted devices.....

    little confusing but download it and give it a whirl and make sure and on your 2nd or 3rd devices click "want to use a different phone number?" at the bottom!!!
    11-05-2012 11:31 PM
  11. ybcthanerd's Avatar
    yea u can its called GroupMe it covers android, blackberry, iphone, and wp7
    11-05-2012 11:33 PM
  12. imthekingbk's Avatar
    Kik messenger is another great option, I like it a lot.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y5hbmRyb2lkIl0.
    deltascrew likes this.
    11-05-2012 11:36 PM
  13. totalrukcus's Avatar
    I find that IMO works well on all platforms including a PC browser covers Facebook msger ICQ Skype gtalk and more. It merges all chats into one unified msger
    11-05-2012 11:38 PM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    WhatsApp is my personal favorite. Works on Android, iOS and Blackberry I believe. I know for a fact it works on Android and iOS as this is what me and my wife use and I use an iPhone 4s as well as an HTC EVO 4G LTE. She uses a Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
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    11-06-2012 12:08 AM
  15. luvsmobile's Avatar
    I use chaton and really like it. It works on Android, IOS, Bada, and Blackberry
    11-06-2012 12:15 AM
  16. GKWANNABE's Avatar
    You can use this app called SMS Sync or Sync SMS... Its a White envelope with two blue "recycle" circles on the envelope. Its about $1.99 or $.99, I don't remember exactly. It syncs all your text messages from you phone and sends them to your Nexus 7 and vice versa. I have it from my Nexus 7 and it works well. You can also set the Time interval on how often or quick it syncs.
    11-06-2012 12:21 AM
  17. twistmac's Avatar
    Unless they changed it I'm pretty sure you can use any IM client that supports AIM. That's what I did back in 2005 when I had a .mac account.
    11-06-2012 12:24 AM
  18. masseurca's Avatar
    MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Google+, etc... Lots of apps both can chat with text or video between both.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Android Central Forums
    11-06-2012 12:34 AM
  19. msgnyc's Avatar
    aim, skype, yahoo messanger, kakao talk and vtalk is google talk for the ipad and even has video chat and many others.
    11-06-2012 12:35 AM
  20. dlozanout's Avatar
    Tablet talk is a good app that connects to your phone through bluetooth or wifi to let you send sms and mms messages.
    11-06-2012 12:45 AM
  21. Byzantium's Avatar
    I find that IMO works well on all platforms including a PC browser covers Facebook msger ICQ Skype gtalk and more. It merges all chats into one unified msger
    WhatsApp is my personal favorite. Works on Android, iOS and Blackberry I believe. I know for a fact it works on Android and iOS as this is what me and my wife use and I use an iPhone 4s as well as an HTC EVO 4G LTE. She uses a Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
    I recommend both of these solutions for BOTH Android and iOS users as a way to talk to one another. They're probably the 2 best solutions out there for such a thing.
    11-06-2012 12:50 AM
  22. prediscover's Avatar
    In my opinion, one of the most fun apps I use for messaging over multiple platforms is ChatOn by samsung. It has really fun stickers and emoji too! Have a try
    11-06-2012 02:37 AM
  23. eljedo's Avatar
    +1 for WhatsApp, best cross-platform IM out there!!!!
    11-06-2012 03:38 AM
  24. dougltc's Avatar
    Sure... google voice ... it is cross platform and works surperbly... use it on all my devices... win 7 PC's, android and ios
    11-06-2012 03:46 AM
  25. Byzantium's Avatar
    In my opinion, one of the most fun apps I use for messaging over multiple platforms is ChatOn by samsung. It has really fun stickers and emoji too! Have a try
    Nobody really uses this though, and its really bloated compared to Whatsapp.
    11-06-2012 04:37 AM
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