You can never have enough chat app options for your iPhone or iPod touch. Today another push-capable chat app was released in the App Store called eBuddy, and the best part is, it’s free.
The app allows you to chat with all of your friends even if they use different IM networks, like MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, Gtalk, and Facebook. All you need to do is register for a free eBuddy account, which you can do via the app itself, and all of your friends from all of these different networks are placed under one buddy list. The app also contains quite a few other useful features, including the ability to stay online when you exit the app, push notifications, the ability to easily switch between chats, group chat support, and support for multiple IM accounts for each network.
One of the eBuddy‘s most notable shortcomings is that it doesn’t allow you to type in landscape mode. The developer has stated that this feature will be arriving via their next update, however. They also state that eBuddy should be receiving many free updates in the future, so they would like your feedback. The app actually contains a feedback form under the “more” tab for you to voice your opinion quickly and easily.
Not only is eBuddy now available in the App Store for free, but it also doesn’t contain any ads, at least not any that we have seen.
eBuddy has also been added to our Apps That Push You AppList.
[Thanks to lillerik for the tip!]