- Each time I send a voice recording, one more file is left in the OS voice recorder. I have to dig them up to delete them. Suggest IM+ to delete them after uploading.
- The recipient only gets a URL link, and may not be able to play it. A .3ga file is created by my Android. My Windows doesn't know how to play it. My other Android displays the 3ga file as ANSI text in the browser. Suggest IM+ to process the URL received by (after user confirmation) downloading the file and playing it with an interal player.
2. Group chat is nice. Everybody can see everybody. But it requires everybody to be on the same protocol (eg MSN). And Google is not yet supported.
A step back, sending to multiple contacts is a one-off matter. I want to send to 5 people. They don't live on the same network. I just want to send them a message without retyping it four times.
Then it comes to SMS. IM+ supports so many protocols, why not SMS?
By integrating with SMS and supporting multiple recipients, it make messaging much easier. I can send to a dozen people, some on MSN, some on Google, some may be dumb phones receiving SMS. Type once, sent to all.
Yes SMS is not free. Give me a setting, or a warning whatever. But it is a good feature.