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ArrowChat - Facebook Style Chat

ArrowChat - Facebook Style Chat v2.1

No permission to buy ($45.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Additional requirements
PHP v4.0 or Higher
License
http://www.arrowchat.com/license/
Updates duration
6 Months (1 Year on Business Packages)
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment






Description
ArrowChat is a jQuery chat software that uses PHP and mySQL. It is placed at the bottom of your website similar to Facebook Chat.
The script is fully customizable from within the administration panel. Customers of ArrowChat are also able to buy or sell modifications, themes, and plugins for the software from our built-in store. The chat script will integrate seamlessly with your existing user database, even on a custom website.



XenForo Integration
  • Automatically log your users into the chat when they log in your site
  • Get their XenForo username
  • Get their XenForo avatar
  • Get a link to their profile
  • Get their XenForo group and setup group permissions


Price
A one-time fee of as low as $45. There are various upgrades available such as branding removal for an additional fee.



Purchase



Demo



Admin Panel Demo



More Information
Author
ArrowSuites
First release
Last update
Rating
3.14 star(s) 7 ratings

Latest updates

  1. ArrowChat v2.1 - Offline User Searching and More

    ArrowChat v2.1 is here! This update includes offline user searching, @users in chat rooms, huge...
  2. ArrowChat v2.0.2 - Bug Fixes

    ArrowChat v2.0.2 is here! This update includes a lot of bug fixes for the massive 2.0 update...
  3. ArrowChat v2.0.1 - Bug Fixes

    ArrowChat v2.0.1 is here! This update includes a lot of bug fixes for the massive 2.0 update...

Latest reviews

We've been using this for a fair amount of time now (>2 months) and my ultimate conclusion is that this is, at best, a buggy Beta product.

* Private group chats do not remember member permissions, if you so much as tab to another conversation you have to re-enter the group password EVERY SINGLE TIME. Which is absurd functionality if you need/want private group chats.
* Private group chats cannot be hidden - in fairness this is pretty clear on their Demo site.
* The push server is an extra $9/month, but it consistently
- Drops messages
- Sends phantom alerts
- Becomes unstable and does not send messages in consecutive order, distorting the order of the conversation

So yeah the push servers, which are marketed on the ArrowChat site as a way to decrease your server load, are not stable enough IME.

Of all the add-ons I've purchased for my XF install this is far and away the least polished. I'm sure its alright if the features you use don't happen to fall into the almost completely broken portion of the add-on, but if those are the functions you need (especially private group chats), don't bother with this add-on.
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Sorry to hear about the issues you're having. None of the three issues that you listed are issues that have been reported to us or that we have ever experienced. Regardless, I invite you to submit a bug report so that we can fix any of these issues. We go through the bug reports every patch and fix all issues.
Great addon. I especially like the usergroup settings. Guests can talk to admins only, members can chat with other members exept guests.
As promised, I am adjusting my review. The bugs I reported have been fixed and it is working great on my site. Thanks!
Works considerably well, especially compared to alternatives like CometChat. Will adjust to 5 stars once my reported bug is fixed.
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Glad to hear it's still working great for you! Hopefully we've fixed the bug you reported by now.
Arrowchat is a very nice addon. My members really like it.
Pay attention that support is very poor into arrowchat forums.
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Thank you for your review! We don't respond to every request on the forums. If you ever need help, I'd recommend using our ticket system at https://www.arrowchat.com/support/contact/
Having a horrible horrible time. It's $45 for christ's sake. It doesn't even have specific instructions to Xenforo included. You can see that they're all over the place.
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Sorry to hear! All our installation instructions are the same because they are all installed the exact same way regardless of the system you use. Please contact support if you need further assistance.
I am very pleased with ArrowChat, especially over the current competitor options. I have been using it for almost two years now and it works wonderfully with my site. This latest update that allows the ability to grant or deny permissions to certain usergroups is awesome. Thank you.
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Awesome! Thank you for the review and happy to hear it's working well.
Had this for about a week. So far I am pleased with it. Works well on my forum and have not had any problems yet. Has a lot of nice features and is easy to install.
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Glad to hear you're enjoying it :)
with Kickstarter License over 45$ after 6 months no download rights for the extra Free Applications or Themes from the Homepage and Integration per Usergroup only over XF Conditionals
ArrowSuites
ArrowSuites
Sorry to hear that you're not satisfied. We make every effort to make the features and pricing of ArrowChat clear before purchasing (including a demo and trial). If you have any ideas on improvements, please let us know.