BeejiveIM (best yet)
Chat for GTalk
I need something that stays logged in at all times, has reliable push notifications, and the UI doesn't blow
if it exists, I will buy it.
Free version has adds. I strongly recommend buying it
Supports push and stays logged in as much as long as it has a data connection
Pretty good so far, I sort of turn it on the whole day on my 4S, doesn't drain battery that much...How is Trillian on battery life for the iPhone? (I am a Pro user already and have been for years and have used the app on Android, but curious about it under iOS)
I just downloaded this
any way to change the sounds?
I've genuinely tried them all, and the overall best in my experience, if you only need text chat and want a free app, is Meebo. The connection is stable, push always works, and the interface is clean (though the colours are quite pale). The rest all have problems in one way or another, though I haven't tried any of the paid versions.