Mercury Messenger (Donate)
10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Cool interface and perfomance
- Lots of features (almost the same than desktop version)
- Notification settings
- More of the same
- Expensive paid version (there are free alternatives)
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There are lots of this kind but Mercury Donate offers some extra features that make it a really good choice. First, it includes the most of the options you have in the desktop version. That's it, file transfer, voice clips, group chat, smileys, different font types and size, and many other. It also allows you to manage multiple MSN accounts. Likewise, you can chat not only with your MSN contacts but with Yahoo contacts as well (if you've an account). You will get notifications in your status bar which you will be able to set from the app options (vibrate, audio, led...). You will receive those message sent to you when you were offline.
It offers some extra features as the invisible signing, to avoid your contacts seeing you connected until you want, or a screen widget. But its main strength is its cool interface set in black background and white letters mixed with a fluent swipe between contacts list and conversations.
This is the paid version of this app ($3.99). There's also a free version which has ads (little intrusive).
MSN Messenger: Mercury Donate is the only app developed by Mercury, an emerging app developer.
Mercury Donate is not offering a revolutionary app. It's just a MSN Messenger app for your Android that allows you to do what you do in the desktop version. Its added value is its interface and performance. We can say that it works properly. the rest is up to you, it's a matter of taste.
MSN / WLM Features:
★ Chat with your Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Yahoo and Facebook contacts
★ File transfer: Send/receive any type of file to and from your MSN contacts
★ Voice clips: Send/receive short voice messages to and from your MSN contacts
★ Personal emoticons: Send/receive personal emoticons to and from your MSN contacts
★ Multiple points of presence: be online at MSN on your computer and MSN on your phone
★ Group conversation: chat with multiple MSN contacts in one conversation
★ Show current song (MSN Now playing)
★ Multiple MSN / WLM accounts
★ Encrypted conversation support (OTR)
★ Offline messaging
★ Invisible signin
★ Events: Message received, Contact signed in
★ Actions: status bar, vibrate, ringtone, led, turn on the screen
★ Supports different notifications for specific groups and contacts
★ No Ads (Donate only)
★ Fling (or swipe) between contact lists and conversations
★ Improved Launcher (Widget): Application icon with the number of unread messages on your home screen
★ Custom application background
★ Conversation logging to sdcard
★ Multiple languages (30 so far), mail me if you want to help translate
★ Start on phone boot
★ Very stable and regular updates
Feedback is welcome!
★ If you have a question, problem or suggestion press Menu, choose Help inside the app
Android Market Comments
★ If you have a problem and comment in the android market, please also mail me (through Menu + Help in the app), I most likely need a bit more information before I am able to solve your problem..
NOTE: MSN and Windows Live are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. This application is not affiliated in any way with Microsoft Corporation.
Recently changed in this version:
Fixed minor bugs that were reported
Let me know (by mailing) if something doesn't work for you!
For those wondering: latest news I've seen is that in March the MSN servers are not turned off, Mercury should continue working..
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Comments and ratings for Mercury Messenger (Donate)
By far, the most used app on my device. The program is extremely versatile and easy to customize, which makes it easy on my eyes for night time messaging. Not only is the GUI entirely changeable, but so are each of the alerts for your contacts! Parts of t
Still great, but it refuses to delete my old account, even after an uninstall.
So much smoother now. Now just to add a better tablet interface with contacts always on the side would be perfect.
App is using cpu also when idling, draining the battery. :-(
Not bad but need the messenger defaults sounds.
For some reason the paid version is still showing ads at the bottom...DHD
Ad free, and the closest you can get to the PC version. File transfers do not work properly, I have e-mailed the developer about the problem still no reply yet. Ability to change themes and backgrounds works well.