iMessage and Instant Messages Deserve Different Apps

Speaking of Macworld editors making good arguments against overloaded Apple apps, here’s Dan Moren:

On the face of things, instant messaging and text messaging are technologies that seem pretty similar: They both involve sending text and images over a network to a conversation partner or partners. Then again, you could say the same thing about instant messaging and email, and I think many of us would look askance at having our email accounts folded into Messages — or, for that matter, iMessage incorporated into Mail. So why do iMessage and IM need to occupy the same space?

Thursday, 12 April 2012