July 30, 2008

Y!StatusRevolution changes the status in Yahoo! Messenger with what song you’re listening to. It can also be used as a simple status changer. It’s based on macros so it’s very easy to use.

For the beginning just select a predefined status, start your favorite audio player and click ok. Click “Macros” for a list of strings to insert in your status to have aditional info in your status besides the song name.

You can have the length of the current song, bitrate, player volume and a few others.

Y!StatusRevolution currently works with AIMP player and Winamp.

July 28, 2008

"Instant messaging is a great way to stay in touch, but anybody who uses it extensively knows the pain of having friends spread out over different services. Ever install a bulky and bloated IM client for just one friend? Or wished you could instant message all your groupies without running 5 different chat clients in the system tray? Well IM providers and a handful of crafty open source programmers have listened to our cries. Free browser-based alternatives exist for all the major platforms, and all in one desktop clients are finally able to bring the competing services together..."
Continue reading : Instant Messaging Roundup - All-In-One Desktop & Browser Alternatives

Posted by Justin Kerr @ MaximumPC

July 26, 2008

Twitt'd allows you to receive and send Twitter updates via Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Jabber/Gtalk or Yahoo! Messenger.

Just add Twitt'd contact to your favorite IM's buddy list and send your message :

  • Skype : Add twittd
  • Google Talk, Jabber : Add twittd@jabber.org
  • Windows Live Messenger : Add twittd@live.com
  • Yahoo! Messenger : Add twittd
After you enter your Twitter username and password, Twitt'd will send you updates from people you are following and everything you send to Twitt'd will be posted to your Twitter timeline!

July 24, 2008

Time to rest

July 24, 2008

I'll be on vacation starting tomorrow and be back on August 4. I'll try to post every other day.


MSN Minimise Me - Create Your Custom Emoticon for Windows Live Messenger
MSN Minimise Me is a new MSN Web service that lets you create emoticons and avatars for Windows Live Messenger.

You can change colors, hair, face, eyes, add accessories, etc. You can create a random character or download a celebrity character.

Once you've finished creating your emoticon, you just click "Preview & download" that will install your emoticon automatically on Windows Live Messenger. Minimize Me service is completely free. You can create as many emoticons as you like.

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July 23, 2008

This simple workaround may help if you maintain two different Google Accounts and have to chat with Google Talk friends who are spread across both these accounts.
google talk

The desktop edition of Google Talk comes in two flavors - the standard client and the labs edition. The trick is that you can install both these clients along side each other and even run them simultaneously using different Google Accounts as in the screenshot..
Continue reading : Run Two Google Talk Clients Simultaneously on your Desktop

Posted by Amit @Digital Inspiration

July 22, 2008

With Easy PC Texting you just need a cell phone capable of connecting to your desktop or laptop computer via Bluetooth, Ifrared or direct data cable connection. Once your cell phone is connected, you can chat via SMS with a IM client interface on your PC.

Easy PC Texting Features :

· Start SMS chat with one or more participants.
· Take notes, shopping lists, directions onto your cell phone in a snap.
· Search the Internet via free SMS service providers like Google Mobile (no internet connection is needed).
· Tabbed chat windows to maintain several active SMS conversations
· Support for multiple chat participants
· Unlimited message length
· Multilingual (Unicode) SMS support
· Secured access and message history encryption
· Selection of beautiful user interface skins
· Built-in spell-checker
· Quick address book access
· Quick message history filtering

Easy PC Texting Screenshots:

July 21, 2008

Neos MT is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for MSN, ICQ, Yahoo and Jabber networks. It has groupchat, voice and video support as well.

Neos MT Features :

Contact List and Instant Messaging.Users can know who’s on line at any time and chat individually or in groups. Neos interacts in a clear way with most networks: ICQ TM, MS MessengerTM, YahooTM, Jabber ...

Voice and Video over IPThe user can talk with any person in the world only with the microphone and speakers of the computer. Neos allows the interaction with other products, like MS NetMeetingTM and GnomeMeeting for UNIX, as well as asymmetric communications models (for example, eLearning applications where the students can make profit of their bandwidth to get the professor’s signal clearly).

Digital whiteboardMany users can write and draw diagrams on the same board simultaneously; and also transfer images or screenshots from other applications.

File TransferUsers can send and get photographs, documents, applications and any file through a very simple interface, without the size limitations that most email program shave.

Neos MT Screenshots :

Neos MT - Chat Client for MSN, ICQ, Yahoo and Jabber Neos MT - Chat Client for MSN, ICQ, Yahoo and Jabber

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July 20, 2008

Skabble is a free tool that lets you chat with all the other Skabble users that are visiting the same website as you. Skabble also connects you with people who are browsing similar websites and share your

Skabble Features:

* Chat live with other people who are browsing the same or similar website you're on.
* Instant message anyone in the room you're in.
* Chat with your keyboard or talk live with your microphone!
* Add new friends to your contact Skabble contact list.
* Connect with your Skabble friends through audio and video!

Skabble Screenshots:

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July 19, 2008

Meebone - Put Meebo to your DesktopMeeBone uses Adobe AIR to place the popular web-based chat client Meebo on the desktop in it's own window.

You can sign into AIM, Google Talk, WLM, ICQ, or any other service supported by Meebo, and you'll get all the integrated video and voice chat options offered on Meebo's website.

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July 18, 2008

Nokia's new Instant Messaging client Nokia Chat allows you to chat with your friends, send voice messages to your chat partners, and indicate your availability to your friends. You can also show information about your location to your contacts.

Nokia Chat Features :

Meet one-to-one
Chat helps you hook up with no hassles by sending your real-time location in an instant message. This unique feature lets your friend pinpoint your position and share her own on Nokia Maps.

Share your location
Chance meetings with friends are made easy. Pick out your places on Nokia Maps and choose where you want to publish your presence. Chat automatically updates your location status when you arrive at your hangouts.

Update your status
As well as sharing your location, you can edit your status with what’s going on and stay up-to-the-minute with your friends. Status symbols on Chat show when you’re available, on the phone, or away.

Message friends
Chat puts quick and easy instant messaging at your fingertips. You can also record and send voice mesesages

Nokia Chat Screenshots:

July 17, 2008

"Where do you turn when you’re not sure how to do something in Yahoo! Messenger? Maybe a friend told you about making phone calls in Messenger, or they wowed you with their spiffy Avatar but you’re not sure how they did it. Most times, you’d probably ask your friends for help, but there is another resource for learning about Yahoo! Messenger called Tutorials.

Tutorials include screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to use a variety of Yahoo! Messenger features. There are many articles available for both Yahoo! Messenger 8.1 and 9.0..."

Continue reading : Learning more about Yahoo! Messenger

Posted @ Yahoo! Messenger Blog

July 16, 2008

Continuum is a customized Windows Live Messenger client designed for Windows Vista sidebar. It's integrated as a gadget on Vista's sidebar.

Read more about Continuum

Download continuum (.gadget)*[Windows Vista sidebar gadget, demo purposes only]
* requires Windows Vista (X64 not supported) and MSN Messenger/Live Account

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July 15, 2008

"This is one of the must useful features when using skype for business. Especially with an organization the size of b5media. I use shared groups to deploy blogger skype contacts to all of the b5media bloggers, the b5media Toronto Office and b5media Tech Team amoungst others. The blogger group is great becase when a new blogger comes on they instantly have access to dozens of other b5bloggers through skype.

I have personal Skype groups for b5 Third Party Contacts, for Rhett and Link, and others. The third party group is great because it contains both normal phone numbers and skype contacts. Since I have skype out, my laptop is my work phone.

This screencast demonstrates some of the features and asks some questions I don’t have the answers to:"
Continue reading : Skype Tips: Skype Groups and Shared Groups (video)

July 14, 2008

Windows Live Messenger Emoticons Backup
Windows Live Messenger Emoticons Backup allows you to backup your files (Custom Emoticons, Winks, Backgrounds, Dynamic Backgrounds, Display Pictures etc) from Windows Live Messenger. With Windows Live Messenger Emoticons Backup you can restore it to an other PC to use it with your account or you can keep the backup files to use it after a new Windows Installation.

Download Windows Live Messenger Emoticons Backup from Softpedia

July 13, 2008

AS iYahooCheck - Adobe AIR Based Yahoo Status Checker
AS iYahooCheck is a Yahoo ID Status Checker. It's created with Adobe Flash CS3 in ActionScript 3.0 language and with AIR 1.0 abilities.

iYahooCheck will enable you to easily verify the status of YM IDs. You don't need even to login for checking other Yahoo IDs with AS iYahooCheck.

Download from Adobe.com
Download from SoftPedia.com

July 12, 2008

July 11, 2008

Scrapboy - Send and Receive Instant Scraps in OrkutScrapboy allows you to send and receive instant scraps in the Orkut website without a browser.

With Scrapboy you can receive instant notifications for new scraps, send instant scraps from your desktop, easily add color and style to your scraps, read your friend's scrapbooks, access your friend list with ease, navigate directly to desired orkut pages, read your friends' scraps without visiting their profile.

Scrapboy Features :

· Navigate directly to your own or your friend’s orkut/MySpace page
· View which of your friends is currently online
· View which of your friends has an upcoming birthday
· View your requests from new friends
· View your new fan notifications
· Now displays your Karma watch
· Support for Windows Vista
· Skip the orkut rush hour
· Support for proxy servers

July 10, 2008

Windows Live Messenger Client for BlackBerry
This Windows Windows Live Messenger Client is compatible with all BlackBerry smartphones available in the market today. To install, download the client to a computer and then install it to your BlackBerry phone—there’s no direct download available just yet.

The incoming messages should come in real time using Blackberry push technology. For out going message, user can insert pictures within the text as well as avatar, emoticons, etc...

Several chat windows are supported simultaneously.

Download Windows Live Messenger Client for the BlackBerry

July 09, 2008

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to publish a post everyday. I don't know if you are happy with the posting frequency but I'm sure that there are some email subscibers who don't want to see an email from iMessengr on their inboxes everyday.

So I decided to change the email newsletter delivery freuqency to weekly. If you've subscribed to my email newsletter, from now on you'll get an email with 7-8 posts every Friday. Click here to subscribe to my weekly newsletter.

If you want to follow up my posts daily, please subscribe to my feed on a feed reader like Google Reader, Newsgator, Bloglines, etc.

"How versatile is your Skype? Ours can podcast, translate French, take conference calls from 15 people, and tutor calculus. Want to learn how to turn your Skype telephone into a multipurpose office machine? We're going to tell you how.

For millions of users, Skype is the VoIP solution of choice. If you're just getting into this great telephone alternative, you are going to be surprised how much you can do with it. In this article we cover 25 tips, hacks, and extras to help you utilize Skype to its fullest potential..."
Continue reading : Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience

Posted @ Voip-news

July 08, 2008

Hiyo - Add Winks and Emoticons to Windows Live Messenger
HiYo is a free add-on for Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger).

HiYo allows you to upgrade your MSN Messenger with tons of cool Winks, Emoticons, Animations, Sound FX, Display Pictures (Avatars), Nudges, Text FX, Audibles.

HiYo Features :

* HiYo is loaded with tons of free animated Emoticons
* Send the most hilarious Audibles to your friends on MSN Messenger
* Find any Emoticon, Wink, Animation, Sound Effect, Audible or Nudge easily
* Send HiYo’s crazy Winks to move and shake your buddy’s conversation window
* Replace your old Display Pictures with cool animated slideshows

Download HiYo

July 07, 2008

"There are four different Messenger applications available from Microsoft. "Windows Messenger", "MSN Messenger", "Windows Live Messenger" and the "Messenger Service". In the following tutorial, I'll show you how to remove any one of the them from your computer. Those who have installed MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger might want to remove the old Windows Messenger so as to keep the two from conflicting, so we will address this one first..."
Continue reading : How to totally uninstall Windows Messenger

Posted @ lancelhoff.com

July 06, 2008

Exilty  - MultiLanguage ICQ Client
Exilty is a asy-to-use multiuser ICQ client.

Exilty has many useful features and can be used as a right replacement of a standard client. It has multi-language support and doesn't use any common icq-protocol components.

Exilty Features :

· Skins(28 included)
· Minimizing to tray
· Loading contact list from the server and storing it there
· Groups in contact list
· A multi chat
window (not 1 window for each chat)
· Visible, Invisible, Ignore lists
· Saving user chats as a history. Then viewing and searching it.
· Detailed popup hints of each user in contact list
· Desktop popup windows on some events (selected user came online/offline/ changed status
· Not in list list (stored locally)
· Auto answer machine (answers with defined message to selected user if he send you a message)
· An Artificial Intelligence answer machine base on A.L.I.C.E project and using standard .aml (Artificial Intelligence Language) files
· Extended statuses (at home, eating, Angry...)
· Privat statuses (visible for visList, visible only for those who are in CL, invisible for all)
· Sending a message to several users in your contact list
· Viewing and modifying your own info (UIN details)
· Autorinzation request recieving (ok); Autorization request sending (sometimes dont work properly)
· Simple text format language files
· Animated smiles

Download Exilty from Softpedia

July 05, 2008

EatCam Webcam Recorder allows you record webcams to AVI files and watch them whenever you want. Audio can be recorded from any source.

With Webcam Recorder you can replay some of your favorite moments. Webcam Recorder can record anything which can be displayed on your screen - webcams, streaming video, video chat and instant messaging software.

EatCam Webcam Recorder Features :

* Different versions avaliable for Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo Messenger, ICQ and AIM
* Export of recorded streams to AVI format.
* Record both audio and video streams.
* Audio can be recorded from any source, including microphone, line-in, or speakers.
* Real time compress the webcam streams so to make the output media files smaller and not occupy too much disk space.
* Easy to record and playback.

EatCam Webcam Recorder Screenshots :

EatCam Webcam Recorder Screenshots EatCam Webcam Recorder Screenshots

July 04, 2008

ChitChat Plugin for Yahoo Messenger
ChitChat plug-in makes it easy for typing in 8 Indian scripts(Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu) on Yahoo Messenger.

At runtime, it converts english keyboard keystrokes into selected Indian script unicode letters and displays to user. When "Send" button is pressed, it sends message to the friend in selected Indian language.

July 03, 2008

AyttmAyttm is a chat client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allows you to refer to several accounts of the same person from a single contact name.Ayttm is developed primarily for Linux but it is also available on BSD and Windows NT/2000 platforms.

Ayttm IM Features :

· Yahoo· MSN Messenger
· Jabber support (including SSL)
· IRC (Internet Relay Chat) support
· ICQ support
· AIM-TOC (AOL Instant Messenger)
· SMTP (for sending emails)
· File Transfers to/from MSN andYahoo users, and receive only from AIM users
· Group Chat (Conferences) with AIM, Jabber, MSN and Yahoo users· MSN's Netmeeting integration, using GnomeMeeting
· Yahoo Webcam viewing support

Ayttm Core Features :

· Protocol Transparency - one buddy, one chat window, multiple accounts on multiple IM systems
· Tabbed chat, with color alerts for new messages
· Themable smiley graphics
· Tooltips to track people's status
· Conversation and group-chat logging
· File Transfer between Ayttm clients (with any protocol)
· Away mode and other status indicators
· Play sounds (with esd and artsd support)
· Asynchronous connections
· Support for multiple accounts on the same service for almost every service
· Auto-join to chatrooms· Chat logs export
· Server-side userlist and groups management

Ayttm Utilities:

· Automatic translation using Babelfish
· Automatic conversion to L33t-speak
· Importing of everybuddy, gnomeicu, gaim, and Licq buddy lists
· Keep notes on Contacts
· Rainbow colors in messages
· Digital signature and encrpytion plugin using GPG - compatible with kopete
· Typing notifications for MSN, Yahoo and Jabber· Spell checker

Download Ayttm for Windows from Softpedia

Ayttm Screenshots:

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You can now chat with all your Google Talk buddies on your iPhone.

The new version of Google Talk is designed specifically for the iPhone and runs in the iPhone's browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.

By visiting www.google.com/talk on your iPhone's browser, you can start chatting. Google Talk for iPhone is browser based, so it will work on today's iPhones as well as on tomorrow's 3G iPhones.

July 02, 2008

Zup is a new web service which allows you to send & receive messages on Facebook, Orkut, MySpace or Hi5 to Friends on any of these networks.

You just need to add Zup application to your favorite social network. When you have Zup application open, select 'Friends'. Search for your friends name in the textbox displayed, if your friends are using Zup they'll be returned in the search results.

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July 01, 2008

Gabtastik is a Site Specific Browser (SSB) for web chat services.

Gabtastik lets you keep chat sessions open on your Windows desktop outside of your regular web browser, using minimal screen real estate and system memory.

Gabtastik also lets you specify window display level and window opacity, and lets you toggle quickly between supported chat services.

Gabtastik currently supports:

1.Facebook Chat
2. Google Talk

Download Gabtastik