1. zeravla531's Avatar

    I was looking into possible apps that support Facebook chat. I first tried to official AIM app, but it asked for permissions for AOL Lifestream to export all of my posts and future posts to share with anyone and everyone, and also required the permission to post without prompting me.

    This was a no no.

    I looked into Meebo, but it has that ongoing notification.

    Other ones i looked into said they all drain the battery drastically.

    Has anyone come across a decent Facebook chat app that doesn't kill the battery?

    05-12-2010 09:39 AM
  2. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    They all kill the battery. Just how they work. Personally I use ebuddy. I've tried all the ones you listed above, ebuddy just looked and worked better for me.
    05-12-2010 12:48 PM
  3. zeravla531's Avatar
    I'll look into it, thanks!
    05-12-2010 02:10 PM
  4. fludkilla's Avatar
    Definately ebuddy. It is very easy and fast.
    05-13-2010 07:05 AM
  5. musicandnumbers's Avatar
    I use ebuddy. It works well. I also like that it lets you sign into multiple accounts, for instance, multiple aim accounts at the same time.
    05-13-2010 08:17 PM
  6. jared916's Avatar
    i aslo use ebuddy after trying the other clients. at first fb chat worked but now it doesnt but i dont use it that much
    05-13-2010 08:22 PM
  7. Bmelt1's Avatar
    I read somewhere that you can use the bolt browser but have never tried it myself
    05-13-2010 08:29 PM
  8. rhippler's Avatar
    FWIW the AIM client can do this if you connect it to facebook. I just installed it and it looks nice. we'll see how it is on the batterey.
    05-27-2010 03:08 PM
  9. Darkshneider's Avatar
    Another vote for ebuddy.
    05-27-2010 06:33 PM
  10. flipfone's Avatar
    I have also tried them all and i have to vote for eBuddy as well.
    05-27-2010 08:27 PM
  11. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    AIM is pretty good
    05-27-2010 09:24 PM
  12. GenericMessage's Avatar
    AIM is the best one i've used
    05-27-2010 09:28 PM
  13. Hardcase's Avatar
    I like Meebo. It works great with Facebook chat. It also allows you to sign into multiple accounts (for instance, multiple google accounts simultaneously). I don't like that eBuddy requires you to register with them and register your accounts with them. Yes, it gives you a web solution, too. But, I don't like sharing that information with another company.
    05-28-2010 08:12 PM
  14. flipfone's Avatar
    i thought that too Hardcase but then i like the fact that i can install on any phone remembering 1 user/pass and be on everything. or i can login to the web, or from dual boot devices i have at home. i dont have to change the passwords in 100 different places.
    05-28-2010 08:15 PM
  15. Lino's Avatar
    ebuddy all the way
    05-28-2010 08:52 PM