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Mabber

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Published 11/23/2010 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Mabber is a fairly new instant messaging application, and although there are plenty of alternatives Mabber is quickly becoming very popular. This instant messenger runs as a web application in your browser which means you don’t need to download or install any software on your computer. This makes it ideal for use on computers that you are not allowed to install your own software on, such as libraries and schools. It also allows you to communicate with people on many of the popular instant messengers such as Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, AIM and plenty of others. This is a perfect solution for people that have firewalls at school or work and are not able to use their own instant messaging client. Mabber also produces a mobile version of their client for cell phones. Mabber is a very popular instant messaging client due to there being no need to download and install software on your computer.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Mabber was re-launched in February 2007 and has been fairly stable ever since. While there have been some bumps along the road the application is proving to be a huge success. More schools, universities and libraries are using firewalls to prevent people using instant messaging clients. Mabber is one application that can be used because nothing needs to be installed; it also makes it possible to talk to all of your contacts on different instant messengers.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are dozens of different instant messengers out there, but Mabber is different. While most of the other instant messengers require a download, Mabber runs in your browser which means it can bypass the majority of firewalls and will work at schools and universities. Mabber also means that you can talk to your contacts on a number of different IM networks, such as MSN, ICQ, AIM and Google Talk.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Anyone used to using instant messengers will immediately be at home with Mabber, although it runs in your web browser it looks the same as virtually every other instant messaging application out there. Finding your way around this application is really easy. It’s also easy to set up your accounts so that you can access all of your contacts using various other systems to yourself.

How does the registration process work?

Creating a new account at Mabber is very easy, you just need to enter your name and email address. You will also need to choose a password to protect your account, and then click a link in your email to confirm your address.

What does it cost to use the application?

Mabber doesn’t cost anything for anyone to use, which makes it perfect for students to keep in touch while they are at school or university. It also makes it really easy to talk to your contacts at work or anywhere else that may use firewalls to block instant messenger clients.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Mabber is an ideal application for anyone wanting to talk to their instant messenger contacts without having to install any software. The best feature is being able to talk to your existing contacts from a variety of different applications. Because Mabber runs from within a web browser it can be run at school, work or university without having to find ways around the firewall. Mabber will run on any computer with an internet connection. Mabber is also completely free which makes it ideal for students who have little spare cash.

  • No need to download or install files
  • Works on virtually any computer with an internet connection even at school or work where there are firewalls.
  • Talk to contacts from various networks such as ICQ, AIM and MSN
  • Download a Mabber Mobile client for your cell phone
  • Can be used with Jabber Compatible applications such as Spark on your computer if desired.


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