Instant messaging on iOS is a bit hit or miss for some. Some apps don’t handle the notifications and multi-tasking very well, while others struggle to even be remotely usable. Verbs falls into neither category. It’s probably one of the sleekest, most polished instant messaging applications available for Apple’s post-PC devices.
The application, available for both the iPad and iPhone, is currently free on the App Store. The sale is for today only though, so we recommend heading directly to the App Store and picking it up.
The messaging application supports AIM, Google Talk, MobileMe and Facebook, which covers pretty much all of the big protocols (MSN support would be nice). The application even has built in support for Droplr and CloudApp should you find the need to share some files with your contacts.
Outside of Apple rebranding iMessage to iChat, and including all of these chat protocols into an Apple-branded application, Verbs is pretty much the best alternative out there at this point.
Quick Look iPhone App
Quick Look iPad App