November 28, 2008

In some cases Windows Live Messenger (MSN) installer can't be found in the Control Panel's Programs applet or has become damaged with a failure error or the Windows Installer is prompting for a missing .msi file which you can't find anymore. There are fixes for all these problems, but they are complicated and can be frustrating to some people.

With all this in mind, Jonathan Kay developed ZapMessenger. ZapMessenger is a one step tool to completely remove Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger 5.x.

ZapMessenger attempt to cleanly uninstall WLM normally and if that fails for any reason, it forcibly remove Messenger from the Windows Installer engine allowing you to reinstall at your leisure without hindrance.

Download ZapMessenger


November 27, 2008

Nimbuzz for iPhone

Mobile Instant Messaging provider Nimbuzz launched its iPhone application into the Apple iPhone App Store.

The free application allows users to call, chat and message, for free, with their friends on virtually all major instant messaging networks, including Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook, MySpace, AIM, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Gtalk, ICQ, Jabber, and more. It's designed specifically for the needs of iPhone and iPod Touch users.

Nimbuzz for iPhone supports landscape mode chat, IM buddy calling (including Yahoo!), and regional social network support.

November 26, 2008

Yamee is a free downloadable Yahoo Messenger client for your Java handphone. You can chat with yor Y!M buddies, add or delete contacts, set or view your contacts status messages and send messages to groups or several selected contacts.

Yamee is also skinnable, you can change the UI skins from the settings menu.

Yamee Features :

- add and remove contact
- conference
- contacts grouping
- send message to group or several selected contacts (press # to show the mark)
- send and receive BUZZ
- receive offline message
- incoming mail notifications
- typing notification
- offline/online notifications
- show/hide offline contacts (shortcut: press 0)
- set or view status (status shown on the top screen)
- skinnable (4 type skins)


November 25, 2008

The new Google customizable homepage, iGoogle integrates with Gmail chat, so you have access to the same IM in iGoogle as you do in Gmail. The new iGoogle places Gmail Chat tab on the left-hand side of the page :

Popular social network Orkut also added Gmail Chat. A fully integrated version of Google Talk works seamlessly from within orkut, with no install or separate window required :

November 24, 2008

"The preface to this little project is that at work I have been handed a project which is all about styling. Given the recent release of Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 beta, the new 2.5 API set and the customizations that you can now do with Messenger Client, I thought this would be a good opportunity to do a new Web Messenger control from scratch. There is a link there, believe me :)

Anyway, in my previous dealings with Web Messenger I’ve built the control directly into the web page itself. This time around I thought I’d build a User Control so that it could be easily dropped into any page. This in itself brings about some problems of it’s own..."
Continue reading : Creating a Web Messenger control from Scratch – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Posted by HackerSoft @ LiveSide

November 22, 2008

Messenger Key - Recover your Instant Messenger Passwords
Messenger Key allows you to recover passwords for ICQ, MSN, Google Talk and Yahoo instant messengers. Messenger Key is freeware.

Messenger Key Features :

* All versions of Mirabilis ICQ starting with ICQ 99 are supported
* Mirabilis ICQ Lite is supported
* MSN Messenger is supported
* Google Talk Messenger is supported
* Yahoo Messenger is supported
* State of the art password recovery engine - all passwords are recovered instantly
* Multilingual passwords are supported
* Full install/uninstall support

Download Messenger Key


November 21, 2008

Bajca - Emoticon & Smiley Keyboard Bajca is an emoticon keypad designed by Adriano Design for Progind.

With a simple USB connection Bajca connects to the computer, adding a 4×4 grid of 16 emotional keys that represents a different smiley each one: finally each emoticon is found in one key, apart from before where a combination of keys had to be used in order to create the same emotion.

So if you’re too lazy to type a semi-colon and parentheses for your emoticon, this keypad is your answer.

via Yahoo! Messenger Blog

November 20, 2008

Trillian Auto Backup (TAB)Trillian Auto Backup (TAB) allows you to backup your buddies (or optionally most configuration files, it does not backup logs or conversation history, only settings). With TAB you can upload your buddies.xml to a FTP server as well.

TAB is simply a front end launcher for Trillian that does a job then exits, the reason for this is two fold:

* Why keep something in memory when you don't need to (this originally started out as a plugin)
* This avoids any "race" condtions or problems with files being overwritten when Trillian is exited.

Download Trillian Auto Backup / Mirror

Trillian Auto Backup Screenshot :

Trillian Auto Backup (TAB) - Backup Your Trillian Buddies and Configuration Files

November 19, 2008

Yoono - Chat on any network within your Firefox BrowserYoono is a firefox plugin that socializes your browser. You can bring all your friends into your browser with Yoono to follow what they are doing, chat with them wherever they are, discover and share any content by a single drag & drop.

Yoono supports MSN, Yahoo!, Gtalk, AIM, Facebook, MySpace, iMeem, Flickr, Twitter and Friendfeed.

Yoono also synchronizes your bookmarks between your different computers.

Yoono Features :

• Gather all of your social networks in one place including Facebook, MySpace, iMeem, Twitter, Flickr, FriendFeed, Youtube,, Seeqpod, Piczo and more coming soon.
• Bring together all of your chat networks including AIM, GTalk, MSN, and Yahoo!
• Universally update you profile status.
• Receive live updates from your friends.
• Search and prioritize friends and their updates.
• Instant message and chat with friends in any network.

• Find relevant articles and discover new sites as you browse the web.
• Meet new friends and Yoono users that are interested in the same topics.
• Save and share specific content with your friends.

• Drag and drop photos and videos from any site including YouTube and share live with friends.
• Upload pictures to Flickr via Yoono.
• Create and save a file around photos and videos and share with friends or post to a blog.

Download Yoono

Yoono Screenshots:

Yoono Screenshots Yoono Screenshots

November 18, 2008

YMess - Downloadable Yahoo! Messanger Client for Java MobileYmess is a Yahoo Messenger client for Java (J2ME) mobile phones. It requires MIDP 2.0 and CLDC 1.0-enabled device.

Ymess is a simple and fast freeware, it doesn't need proxy or gateway to connect to the Yahoo! Messenger server.

Download Ymess

November 17, 2008

Microsoft team has released a downloadable Windows Live Messenger client for mobile phones. You just need to select your “Operator”, “Mobile Phone Brand” and model number to start downloading WLM for Mobile.

You can chat with friends, can use emoticons, can have group chats and can send images as well.

November 14, 2008

Friendfeed now allows you to receive updates and post via IM over Google Talk or Jabber.

To enable IM updates, go to Account and then fill in your Google Talk or Jabber account address and select the option as to when Friendfeed sends you IM notification. After enabling IM notifications, go to your IM client and accept the request from Friendfeed. Now whenever someone comments on your posts or makes a post, you’ll recieve an IM notification.

Once you have enabled IM notifications, you can also post messages and comments to your FriendFeed by sending IM commands to the FriendFeed bot.

November 13, 2008

MSN Helper allows you to capture MSN chat by taking snapshot automatically. You just need to press one key to start the msn conversation monitor accurately and stealthily.

MSN Helper is especially useful for administrators or parents, who need to know what their employees or kids are care and talking about with others.

MSN Helper Features :

· Log msn chat detail accurately
· Auto run when windows startup
· Auto delete chat log record that no one could know you have ever spy them
· View the chat content via snapshot
· User-friendly UI with "easy" procedures
· Password protect from unauthentic access
· Everything will be recorded without being detected

Download MSN Helper from Softpedia

MSN Helper Features :

MSN Helper

November 12, 2008

Gmail team added video and voice support to Gmail Chat. You need to download and install Gmail voice and video chat plug-in in order to use video and voice features.

Here's what you'll need to get started:

# Download the Gmail voice and video chat plug-in, quit all open browser windows, and install the plug-in.
# Sign in to Gmail.
# In the Chat section of your Gmail, select the contact you want to call. If they have a camera icon next to their name, you can make a voice or video call to them; just click Video & more.

Once you install the plugin, to start a video chat, just click on the "Video & more" menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose "Start video chat."

Even if your friend doesn't have a video camera, you can still make a voice call or a 1-way video call.

November 11, 2008

Meebo team released their first downloadable application for a mobile device. With Meebo for Android on your T-Mobile G1, you can chat on Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN and Gtalk networks on your Android phone.

Meebo for Android is available now from the Android Market. All you have to do to get Meebo on your Android phone is head over to the Android Market on your handset and search for "Meebo".

Meebo for Android Features:

Any network. Sign into any IM network or add another account after you log in.

Smart buddylist. Recent conversations appear in a new group at the top of your buddylist.

Always on. Meebo stays connected and keeps track of your IM history so you never miss a message.


November 10, 2008

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Twitter Sync - Sync Your Yahoo Messenger Status and TwitterTwitter-Sync is a new plug-in from WackyB that lets you keep Twittering away when using Yahoo! Messenger.

Twitter Sync can be used to keep track of your Twitter friends, be notified when new Twitters are received and lets you update both your Yahoo! Messenger status and your Twitter at the same time. Updating your Twitter will update your Yahoo! Messenger status for all your Messenger friends to see.

Twitter Sync Features:

# Keeps your Messenger status and Twitter in synchronization with each other
# Changing your Yahoo! Messenger status updates your Twitter automatically!
# Update your Yahoo! Messenger status from anywhere in the world! Messenger status automatically updates to show your latest Twitter!
# See your friends latest Twitters right in your messenger window...
# Expanded window shows the last 10 Tweets from you and your friends
# Alerts and notifications for new Tweets received
# Twitter-Sync will NOT update your status if you are currently Invisible
# Lots of options to configure Twitter-Sync how you want!

Twitter Sync Screenshots:

Twitter Sync Twitter Sync

November 09, 2008

SkypeLogView application allows you to read the log files created by Skype and display the details of incoming/outgoing calls, chat messages, file transfers made by the specified Skype account.

You can select one or more items from the logs list, and then copy them to the clipboard, or export them into text/html/csv/xml file.

You don't have to install Skype in order to use this utility. You only need the original log files created by skype, even if they are on an external drive.

Skype Log files are stored under C:Documents and Settings[Profile Name]Application DataSkype[Skype User]. In Windows Vista and 2008, the log files are stored under C:Documents and Settings[Profile Name]AppDataRoamingSkype[Skype User].

Download SkypeLogView / Mirror

November 07, 2008

ProcessOne has launched a mobile version of its versatile OneTeam instant messaging application. Available for the Apple iPhone, this solution is XMPP compliant, which makes it suitable for people who send and receive instant messages using any XMPP-based instant messaging server. XMPP servers include: Gmail®,, and many corporate instant messaging solutions.

OneTeam for iPhone Features:

# No additional per-message charges – Users can send and receive instant messages using their existing data plan

# No need for multiple instant messaging accounts – Individuals who already use instant messaging don’t need to set up another new account specifically for their iPhone. OneTeam for iPhone allows them to re-use any existing XMPP instant messaging account, such as an account with Gmail, or

# A single platform for communicating with everyone – OneTeam for iPhone allows users to chat with all their contacts regardless of which other instant messaging networks their friends and colleagues use. If the XMPP server supports multiple platforms, users of OneTeam for iPhone will be able to exchange messages with friends and colleagues on AIM®/MobileMe, ICQ, MSN/Windows Live, Yahoo! and GoogleTalk.

# Clean interface and streamlined workflow – OneTeam for iPhone is designed to be easy to use for both experienced and novice instant messaging users.

# Integration with corporate systems – Reliable and efficient, the solution is ideal for use by businesses to help improve employee productivity. Business users can send and receive instant messages using their existing corporate XMPP server.

# Suitable for Wifi, 3G and Edge networks – The instant messaging capability will work regardless of which network the iPhone is connected to.

OneTeam for iPhone Screenshots:

OneTeam Instant Messenger for iPhone OneTeam Instant Messenger for iPhone

November 06, 2008

1. Create a new file on Notepad

2. Paste the following text :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

“Messenger Ad”=”*”
“Webcam Upload Ad”=”*”
“Webcam Viewer Ad”=”*”
“Webcam Viewer Ad Bid”=”*”
“Webcam Viewer Ad Medium”=”*”
“Change Room Banner”=”*”
“Conf Adurl”=”*”
“Chat Adurl”=”*”

3. Save the file with any name.

4. Change the file extension from .txt to .reg

5. Now you have a registry file to remove Yahoo Messenger ads. Double click on it to update your Windows registy. Done.

For other versions of Yahoo Messenger all you need to search your registry manually for the exact or smilar keys on the text file. You can seach keys on your Registy editor by pressing Start > Run > type regedit > OK > Edit > Find...

November 05, 2008

Novo Minoru - Worlds First Consumer 3D Webcam With Novo Minoru 3D Webcam and a pair of glasses, you can see in 3D via Skype, Microsoft Live Messenger and other IMs. This webcam has two cameras spaced roughly the same distance apart as human eye. Images from the two are mixed together into a single stream to create the 3D effect.

Novo Minoru 3D Webcam will make 3D images and videos that can then be uploaded to social sites such as YouTube.

Minoru is still in prototype stage and production is expected to start in December. The webcam will be priced around $80-$100.


November 04, 2008

Notifu allows you to send a message to an individual or group, know if the message was received, and gather responses to make quick decisions.

With Notifu you can send a message to a group of people via :

# Email
# Phone
# Gtalk
# Yahoo IM

Notifu Features :

# Deliver messages to recipients in order with email, IM and phone
# Know which recipients have acknowledged receiving the message and which have not
# Send a question to a group, prompt each to choose from a set of choices, and see the results tallied instantly as each responds

via Amigo Mensajero

November 03, 2008

"As some of you know, I currently have a husband who is deployed overseas so, I’m often searching for the best way to keep in touch with him. From what I’m told, it costs at least $3/minute to make a call from overseas to the US if you have a cell phone that actually works over there. Calling cards are nice but often get used up fast. Instant messaging is also nice but in my opinion, nothing compares to hearing the sound of my husband’s voice!

Luckily, there are a lot of different ways to make calls & have voice chats online as well as regular text chats. So, I’ve done a little searching and have chosen 28 great tools that anyone can use to make calls using your computer. The majority require you to have an Internet connection as well but a few don’t. Since the list is very long I decided to divide in half so, I’m posting 14 today and will post the other 14 tomorrow..."
Continue reading : 28 Ways To Make Calls Using Your Computer

Posted @ Social Web Tools

November 01, 2008

Messenger Narrator helps blind people which would like to chat with their friends over Windows Live Messenger (MSN). MSN Narrator will automatically reads what your friends write to you.

In settings you can change the voice of narrator (if you have installed more than one on your system).

With installation of Windows XP the narrator (SAM) is added by default. SAM speaks English language. The con of add-in is simultaneous speak when you are writing with more than one friend.

Download Messenger Narrator / Mirror

Messenger Narrator Screenshot :