September 28, 2008

NickChange is a Messenger Plus! Live script that allows you to change your name automatically every seconds.

You need to have Messenger Plus! Live plugin insalled on your computer in order to use this script.

NickChange Feautes :

- Use a text file with a list of names to choose from
- Add, Edit & Delete list in the nice editor
- Choose between changing your Display Name or your Personal Message
- Setting up a prefix that appears before every name (instead of copying it before every name)
- Change them sorted or totally random
- Restore your old nickname when NickChange is turned off
- Choose an interval between 10 seconds and a day
- If you shutdown your computer while NickChange is on, it will continue changing your names the next time you sign in at WLM
- It keeps your personalized status when you name is changed
- Use categories to have different names lists
- Choose more then one category to mix them!
- Look at the character counter to see if your names exceeded the maximum length

NickChange Screenshot:



September 26, 2008

Google Talk team launched a new Forum within Google Help that allows you to ask questions about Google Talk and have them answered by both Google employees and other Google Talk fans.

On the new Google Talk Help Forum great answers can be marked as a "Best Answer", so people with a similar problem can find a solution quickly and easily. The Google Help Forum also keeps track of how active a user is in the Forum.

September 25, 2008

Live Advert RemoverLive Advert Remover (Live Messenger Advert Remover formerly known as MSN Advert Removal) blocks all advertisement banners from being displayed in Windows Live Messenger. It works with all versions of MSN and Windows Live Messenger. You need to run it only once to patch. your system.

Live Advert Remover will not make the default Live Messenger banner dissapear. This banner will remain intact, but simply it will never be replaced by any commercial advertisement.

Also this program does not remove any advertisement provided with Messenger Plus! extention. If you don't want advertisement that comes with Messenger Plus! simply don't install that extension.

Download Live Advert Remover

September 24, 2008

Download Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 Final !Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 has officially launched. It's compatible with Windows XP and Vista.

What's new on Yahoo Messenger 9 :

  • Pingbox™

  • New skins

  • Return of the (original) emoticons

  • Ignore list enhancements

  • Inline video & picture viewer

  • New emoticons inspired by YM users

  • Import Contacts wizard

  • Yahoo! Updates

  • Call forwarding & new voicemail delivery

  • Yahoo! Games are back

  • Changes to the look and feel

Read more on official Yahoo! Messenger Blog

Download Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 Final

eBuddy MobileeBuddy team announced that the mobile version of the their popular multi-protocol instant messenger now supports ICQ and Facebook networks.

To chat with your Facebook friends download the latest version of the eBuddy Mobile Messenger to your phone at, or just browse to on your phone for the eBuddy Lite Messenger.

September 23, 2008

Q-MSN - Windows Live Messenger for MobilesQ-MSN is a mobile version of Windows Live Messenger. You need an active wap connection in order to sign on to your account.

Q-MSN Features :

Easy to use interface.
High Quality message sounds.
Appear as offline or any other status when initially signing on.
Low WAP data usage.
Very Fast.

To download directly to your mobile, enter this link in your wap browser:

A warning may come up on some phones, just press yes or accept.

September 21, 2008

Instant Message Grabber allows you to automatically record AOL Instant Messages and AOL Instant Messenger conversations.

Your AOL conversations can be conveniently browsed by Screen Name and date. IM Grabber has the ability to record only specific Screen Names. Additionally, it is able to automatically close Instant Messages from specified users.

Instant Message Grabber Features :

* Instant Message Recording and Indexing
* Ignoring/Recording for Specific Screen Names
* Automatic Closing of Unwanted Instant Messages
* Search Through Recorded Instant Messages
* Monitoring Mode for Supervising Children's Online Activity
* Optional Passworded Access to Recorded Messages

Instant Message Grabber Screenshots:

Instant Message Grabber Instant Message Grabber

September 20, 2008

Microsoft has released the latest official beta version of Windows Live Messenger 9. Here are some of the new features of the upcoming Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta :

* Animated Display Pictures - now you can use animated .gif files as your display picture
* Multiple Points Of Presence Suport - Now you can sign into Messenger v9 from several different locations and remain signed in, In v8.5 and under, signing in at a new pc will sign you out anywhere else.
* SPIM reporting - report and block users who spam you via IM.
* Per contact sounds - chose a sound to associate with each of your contacts’ actions
* Signature sounds - Make sound signatures instead of just graphical ones
* Links in Status Message - Links in the status message are now clickable

Windows Live Messenger 9 Official Beta Screenshots :

Windows Live Messenger 9 Official Beta Now Available Windows Live Messenger 9 Official Beta Now Available

September 18, 2008

Asus Launched First Video Skype Phone
ASUS today unveiled the AiGuru SV1, the world's first Skype Certified videophone which allows you to make free video calls for free to other Skype users without the need for a computer. over the Internet.

AiGuru SV1 has a large 7" display and a built-in webcam, speaker and microphone.

The ASUS AiGuru SV1 will initially be available for pre-order on September 18, 2008 in Europe and North America from Skype's online shop ( It will be on sale at the beginning of October 2008 priced $299.95/€249.95/£199.95. The videophone will be available in retail outlets in the Asia Pacific region later this year.

September 17, 2008

Toksta - Browser Based IM for your Social Network or Forum
Toksta is a free web-based instant messenger, which is easy to implement and customize into your social networking site or forum. Toksta enables your visitors to chat via text or webcam in real time - without having to switch to programs like Skype, MSN or ICQ. You'll be able to interact with your friends through your browser.

All you have to do is set up your instant messenger and embed the automatically generated code into your social networking site. You can customize the color and the font, to make it match your site's look and feel.

Toksta Chat Features :

# Instant chat notification in the community (no page reload needed, messenger can be closed)
# Unlimited parallel chats
# All chats open in the same window (tabbed browsing)
# See when the chat partner is writing you
# Upload buddy list from the social network
# Blacklist / Ignore users
# Report users
# Privacy settings (don't disturb mode)
# Automatic webcam detection
# Flood control (Anti spam)
# User Settings: Window moves automatically to the foreground with new message
# Automated scroll
# User help / frequently asked questions+

Toksta is financed by advertising. You are also able to share your earnings through Toksta revenue share program.

September 16, 2008

MuteForSkype Plugin - Auto Pause Music on An Incoming Call

MuteForSkype is a Skype plugin which automatically stops any music player on an incoming phone call. After phone call ends music will continue to play.

Version Beta 1 includes plugins for Windows Media Player, Winamp (all versions) & Sonique.

Read more on developers homepage

Download MuteForSkype Plugin

September 15, 2008

ProvideSupport - Live Chat for WebsitesProvideSupport is an online service that allows you to chat with your website visitors.

ProvideSupports optional browser-based operator console lets you to monitor your website for chat requests 24/7 from any location, from any system connected to the Internet.

The system supports 128-bit SSL encryption and features visitor monitoring with geographic location identification, IP address, referrer, visited pages, and more. You can proactively invite your visitors to chat, push pages, transfer calls to other operators, use canned answers, save chat sessions logs, assign operators to multiple departments, set up sound and/or visual alerts on different events, see "party is typing" notification.

Very easy to set up - just paste a small HTML snippet into your web page source code. Web-based or Win32 operator client. No plug-ins or software installation required on customer's side. Fully customizable chat window to fit your website design. Large gallery of chat button images and chat invitations.

ProvideSupport Features :

· Easy Integration with Your Web Site
· No Software Installation Required
· Manage Multiple Chats Simultaneously
· Call Transfer
· Operator to Operator Chats
· Proactive Chats
· Chat Transcripts

ProvideSupport Screenshots :

ProvideSupport - Live Chat for Websites ProvideSupport - Live Chat for Websites

September 13, 2008


September 12, 2008

"I recently wrote a simple answering machine program/plugin for pidgin and someone asked me to port it to 32 bit. So I fired up pidgin within my virtual box installation at work (as I have only a 64 bit machine at home) but couldn’t get it to connect. Tried all sorts of methods found over the net of changing ports etc, set port forwarding in Virtual Box NAT, even switched to using a bridged host interface but still no go. On a whim, installed pidgin in the host, i.e., windows and still the same issue. Hmm, interesting.. But wait, gtalk client works, then what gives..."
Continue reading : Hack: Pidgin-Gtalk Connection Problems - Get Around The Corporate Firewall

Posted @ Shantanu’s Technophilic Musings

September 11, 2008

Detect Invisible Yahoo Messenger Buddies - allows you to check status of your Yahoo Messenger buddies. You can detect your invisible friends on Yahoo Messenger.

On you can also save your friends avatar to your computer.

September 10, 2008

Second LifeSecond Life, a leader in 3D Virtual Worlds, announced an instant messaging client called SLim for its residents. SLim will be a voice and text instant messaging client that will enable Second Life Residents to conduct voice or text conversations with members of their Second Life Friends list in and out of the virtual world.

The official release date has not been made public.

SLim Features :

- Provides residents with access to their Second Life Friends list with real-time “presence” status updates
- Enables users to seamlessly migrate a text conversation into a voice call
- Allows SLim users to leave voice mails for offline friends

SLim Screenshots :

Second Life Announces Instant Messenger - SLim Screenshot Second Life Announces Instant Messenger - SLim Screenshot

via mashable

September 09, 2008

BigStringIM is a new web based Instant Messenger which allows you to log in to your MSN, AIM, Yahoo and Google Talk accounts via your browser.

BigStringIM is cross-platform which means it enables you to use all your IM accounts from one buddy list.

The free web application incorporates BigString’s IM platform that allows a user to send IMs which self-destruct without being copied, logged or screen-printed by the recipient.

In addition to enabling users to send IMs from one service to another, the patent-pending IM technology leaves no trail or copy of the IM on any server once the message self-destructs. The time for self-destruction is set by the sender, and can be set to disappear in as little as a few seconds to more than an hour.

The sender can also choose a number of visual effects for the self-destruction. A message will disappear in real time simultaneously from both the sending and receiving IM screens whether the message was sent to an account at AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, WLM, Google Talk or BigString.

September 08, 2008

Write Your Own IM Bot

September 08, 2008

"This quick tutorial will show you how to develop your own functional IM bot that works with Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live and all other popular instant messaging clients.

To get started, all you need to know are some very basic programming skills (any language would do) and web space to host your “bot”.

For this example, I have created a dummy bot called “labnol” that listens to your IM messages and return related search phrases based on Google Suggest..."
Continue reading : How to Write Your Own IM Bot in Less Than 5 Minutes

Posted by Amit Agarwal @ Digital Inspiration

September 07, 2008 lists every skype emoticon that exists, secret or a regular skype emoticon.

To use an emoticon, yo can simply copy and paste the code from the list into your skype client, or remember the emoticon code and just type it in and send.

September 05, 2008

Sign Back In Script for Windows Live Messenger
Sign Back In is a Messenger Plus! Live script designed to keep you signed in. You can set the amount of minutes before the script signs you back in, default is instantly. For this script to work properly, you must have checked "Remember my Password" and "Sign me in automatically" in Windows Live Messenger.

Creative usage: You can use this script to limit usage from a remote location. For example, if you use messenger at school, you can set 30 minutes. After 30 minutes of usage you are disconnected at school and signed back in at home.

In order to use this script you must have Messenger Plus! Live plugin to be installed on your computer.

via MsnTribe

September 04, 2008

The Microsoft Translator team released a new translation bot for Windows Live Messenger. This Messenger bot does translations for you. Just add to your contacts and start chatting. You can have one-on-one conversations with the bot, or you can invite a friend and chat in different languages with the bot translating for you.

You can also access Windows Live Messenger on your smartphone to use the bot to translate simple sentences while you're traveling to other countries.

The translator bot is localized into all of the languages for which we have translation support on

English to/from:
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Russian (RUS->ENU only)
Chinese Simplified <-> Chinese Traditional

Screenshot of Translation Bot for Windows Live Messenger :

September 03, 2008

TorChat is a P2P instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity while being very easy to use without the need to install or configure anything.

TorChat just runs from an USB drive on any Windows PC. (It can run on Linux and Mac too, in fact it was developed on Linux with cross platform usability in mind from the very first moment on, but the installation on other platforms than Windows is a bit more complicated at the moment).

Tor location hidden services basically means:

* Nobody will be able to find out where you are.
* If they are already observing you and sniff your internet connection they will not be able to find out
o what you send or receive (everything is end-to-end encrypted)
o to whom you are sending or receiving from
o where your contacts are located

Torchat Screenshot :

September 02, 2008

Pidgin is one of he popular multi-protocol chat client. Splert turns Pidgin into a customized answering machine when you are away from your computer.

Splert allows you to divide up your contact list into groups based on email IDs and execute actions based on when someone from a particular group messages you while you are away. e.g. For general friends, you can keep a message like "Will talk to you later when I come back", or if someone from office IMs you, it’ll send them your phone number "Call me at XXXXXX if urgent". And if you boss is the one pinging you, you could direct the message towards your twitter account so that you get it as an SMS on your phone immediately.

Splert Features:

* Group based rule execution, each group can contain any number of email IDs
* Custom replies for each group.
* Integrates with twitter and will forward the message to your twitter account (or send a direct message to some other account) if you so desire. (Temporarily disabled since Twitter has blocked their IM bot)
* Runs as a separate process over d-bus instead of running as a pidgin plugin, so much lesser chances of crashing.

Read more about Splert on developers blog

September 01, 2008

Last week I have posted a download link for the leaked Windows Live Messenger 9 beta (14.0.3921.0717). A-Patch has been updated for this version.

Some options have been removed due to them not being needed and some options including the "Live Preview" have been temporarily disabled until a future A-Patch build.

Some new options have been added for removing the Photos button, the Groups button and the text which is alongside all those buttons on the toolbar.

See all features of A-Patch
Download A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 9 beta (14.0.3921.0717)