Softpedia Editor's Review for Palringo
Instantly exchange text, photos, and vocal IMs with groups or individuals
Written by Mihaela Citea on August 8th, 2012
Palringo can help you stay in touch with your friends and even find new people who share the same interests as you. Chatting, exchanging pictures, voice messaging are just a few of the advantages this software has to offer.
The program's interface is similar to that of any instant messaging client: you can change your status message and nickname, create groups or add new friends to your list. However, the application is built as a group messaging system, which means that it encourages the creation of groups that have common interests.
In order to use it, you need a valid Palringo account. Just input your username and password and you can start finding friends.
One interesting feature of this application is the location service, which is actually the most efficient method to find people who live nearby you. The program tries to track your location automatically using Google Maps, but that can also be done manually. Then, all the available nearby groups are displayed on a geographical map, allowing you to join any of them with just a click.
After joining a group, you can view the online and offline members and start one-to-one conversations. The chat window allows you to easily type messages, initiate voice calls or share photos. Also, there is a user blacklist, where you can add contacts that you want to block.
Of course, you don't have to join a group based only on the geographical criteria. You can search for a group by name, its popularity, category and interests or even create your own group of friends.
The application comes with several ways to personalize your messaging experience, by providing users with communication bots, themes and avatars.
With more and more fans around the world, Palringo has become one viable alternative to more popular IM clients, allowing you to stay in touch with old friends and find new ones by joining thousands of social groups.
Here are some key features of "Palringo":
· The multiple platform support enables you to stay in touch with your contacts whether you are working at your PC or on the go with your mobile phone.
Rich Multimedia Communication:
· That's just the start though! See anything interesting? Just snap a photo and send it to your friends instantly. Don't like typing on quirky mobile phone keypads? With Palringo, you can just talk naturally in the form of short voice clips - think of it like a Walkie-Talkie on steroids.
Participate in Communities:
· There's even more too it! With Palringo, you can create and join groups - and exchange text, voice, or photo messages with large communities, regardless of where you happen to be. It's a great way to stay connected while on the go.
Welcome to Palringo:
· In a nutshell, Palringo is an effective way to keep in touch with your social networks. Thanks to its mobile support, you have the flexibility to communicate from anywhere in the world and anytime.
· Palringo registered account
· Internet connection
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· In-App User Notifications
· Added support for pulling image message thumbnails.
· Added support for rendering location messages.
· Added enhanced avatar picker.
· Added reputation to contact profile screen.
· Added auto-away functionality.
· Enabled spell checking in chats.
· New format for group stats.
· Fixed ability to create groups.
· Fixed crash when purchasing a Premium Group.
· Fixed size of registration CAPTCHA.
· Added padding below image message thumbnails.
· Fixed crash when reconnecting if the Join Group window has been opened.
· Added user-friendly error message when trying to add a contact that has too many outstanding requests.
· Dropped support for 32-bit systems.
· Various optimizations and other bug fixes.
Full Store Gifting, including:
· Gift Message Packs to other users.
· Added ability to buy Bots for any joined groups.
· Added ability to upgrade any joined groups to Premium.