Google is making a big push for Hangouts to be your new best friend, but users of the company's free Voice service are discovering that enabling messaging on their Gmail account eliminates convenient access for the elder service.
Yes, it's true -- there are still people out there doing the AIM chatting thing or getting their Yahoo Chat on. We know, we know, it's hard for us to believe it too. But for those of us who have our benighted friends trapped in the late 90s, there is still hope. We can chat with them on our iOS devices and still manage to grab our Facebook friends and our Gmail folks. These may not be the one app to bind them but they come pretty close when you rock the multi-client instant messaging apps.
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I use iChat all day long to chat with my coworkers on my Bonjour local network at the office, but the people I really care about chatting with are my friends on Facebook and Gmail. For that, I have to keep Facebook and Gmail open all day, but that doesn’t look too professional. Is there an app that lets me combine these into one window?