November 30, 2009

AIM Expressions Panel

"Ready to change your emoticons, sounds and personalize AIM 7? The AIM Expressions panel allows AIM users to select new smilies, IM icons, AIM sounds and more.

To access the AIM Expressions panel, first select "Menu" on top of the AIM Buddy List, then select "Settings." Then, press the "My Expressions" button to continue.

Once you have accessed the AIM Expressions panel in AIM 7, users can access dozens of free AIM Expressions Buddy Icons..."
Continue reading : AIM Expressions in AIM 7

Posted By Brandon De Hoyos @ About.com

Citron Messenger ScreenshotMulti-protocol instant messenger Citron now supports Jabber (Gtalk, LiveJournal and other jabbers) and AOL(AIM, ICQ) networks. As soon as MSN and Yahoo will be added.

The first release of Citron messenger v 1.0 was made in march 2009, but this was an alpha version. This new release is version 2.0 and it's the first normal public release. Hundreds of UI and kernel improvments were made.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft .NET 2.0 (If it is not installed (unlikely), it will be downloaded (22,5 Mb) and installed).

Download Citron

November 25, 2009

How to Hide Offline Contacts on Windows Live MessengerNormally you will see your online and offline contacts on Windows Live Messenger. Your offline contacts cloud your overall view on who is online and offline. But you can see your online contacts seperately with changing a setting on WLM options :

1. Click on your name/title > Options

2. Go to Layout

3. To see your offline contacts in a separate category, check "Show offline contacts in a separate catagory" box at the bottom, click Apply and OK.

4. To hide your offline contacts completely, uncheck "Show Offline Contact" box, click Apply and OK.

5. You're DONE.

via The Productive Organizer

November 24, 2009

Nokia E72Nokia announced on Friday the inclusion of Windows Live Messenger to its Nokia messaging platform. The IM will be accessible from its chat application.

This first instalment of Windows Live Messenger for Nokia Messaging includes tabbed chat windows, the ability to call directly from the buddy list, and notifications of new messages that pop up while the application is in the background.

Features include an appear offline login option while grouped contacts, emoticons and sounds are also available.

The Nokia E72 is the first device that comes with support for Windows Live Messenger, but the Nokia E63, Nokia E71 and Nokia E75 are also good to go after a download of "Nokia Messaging for IM" from the Ovi Store.

November 23, 2009

iFree Recorder ScreenshotiFree Recorder is a free tool which can record conversations in Skype. Once installed, you will need to grand access for this application to use Skype and this authorization is needed only for the first use.

iFree Recorder Features :

* Automatic or manual recording capabilities.
* Can be used to record Skype2Skype calls, SkypeOut/SkypeIn calls, Conference calls.
* Choice to record different side.
* Store your calls to MP3 format (Using Lame MP3 Encoder).
* Easy to track record history.
* Built-in audio player.
* UI friendly, easy to use.

Download iFree Recorder

Slicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro ScreenshotSlicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro is an application designed to help automate the synchronization of your AIM IM archives (conversations) and settings.

Slicksync provides an easy to use wizard interface which will guide you through synchronizing your data to a local, network or removable drive. Synchronizations are performed one-way and will update your destination files when needed but will not modify your source files.

Slicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro Features :

· Synchronize to Local, Network or Removable drives.
· Easy to use Wizard Interface
· Scheduled Synchronizations
· Minimize to System Tray
· Shadow Copy (VSS)
· Supports Unicode Files

Try Slicksync AIM Synchronizer Pro

November 19, 2009

Trillian for iPhone ScreenshotTrillian for iPhone is now available for purchase on the App Store, priced at $4.99! Trillian for iPhone integrates AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk networks in one place.

Trillian for iPhone Features:

# A clean contact list
# Favorites and contacts search
# Tabbed chat windows
# Manage your connections
# Instant synchronization between devices
# Simultaneous sign on
# Never lose your sessions
# Push notifications

Download Trillian for iPhone form the App Store

November 18, 2009

Viewer4Skype ScreenshotViewer4Skype is an application that allows you to share your digital pictures with your friends when you're talking to them on Skype.

Just open an image file in the viewer and in a split second it appears on your friend's computer (note: Viewer4Skype must be installed on both sides). You have full control over images that are being transferred.

You can zoom, rotate and adjust brightness and contrast to ensure the other party sees exactly what you see. You can also change picture quality level so that the application performance is not compromised even if you (or your buddy) have a slow Internet connection.

Furthermore, you will be able to use Viewer4Skype for file transfers between Skype buddies. This feature may be quite handy when you need to send files to your friends quickly.

Download Viewer4Skype

November 17, 2009

Flow Messenger - Instant Messaging App for iPhone / iPod Touch Flow Messenger is an instant messaging applicatio for iPhone and iPod Touch devices that allows quick and easy conversations with your friends.

Flow Messenger makes use of Apple Push Network which allows you to send and receive messages anywhere your device has an internet connection whether it is WIFI or using a data plan. If you do happen to lose internet connectivity, your unread messages are stored offline and can be retrieved once you regain a connection to the internet.

Flow Messenger Features:

* Receive Push notifications informing you of new messages from your contacts.
* Have conversations with multiple contacts at once. Yes this is group chat :)
* Received Message Receipts lets you know if your message has been received by the recipient.
* Contact List Management allows you to add friends and family to a contact list, and gives you control over who may contact you.
* Easy to remember PIN to identify your device.
* Choose your own Username and Status Messages.
* Ad Supported

Download Flow Messenger from App Store

November 16, 2009

"I’ve just discovered something kind of cool: if you want to place and receive free Google Voice calls via your computer, leaving your phone out of the loop altogether, it’s now possible to skip the installation of Gizmo, relying instead on the functionality already present in GMail.

I was playing with the settings for Gizmo while trying to improve my method of making free, minute-less VOIP calls from my Android phone and noticed that it now has the option to forward some or all calls to your Gizmo number over to Skype or Google Talk. If you opt for Google Talk — and if your operating system supports it1 — you can answer/place calls just using GMail’s chat system. No otherwise-unused software to install at all..."
Continue reading : HOWTO: Send your Google Voice Calls to your Google Talk/GMail Voice Chat

Posted @ nyquil.org

"Windows Live Messenger users have been requesting tabbed conversations as a feature in the application for years, but Microsoft has failed to deliver, leading to some frustration among beta testers and many users opting to use add-ons like Messenger Plus! Live or other third-party clients that support the .NET Messenger Service. Microsoft really needs to step up to the plate, especially if it wants to make sure it keeps the status of owning the most popular instant messenger service in the world. A comment on the Chinese website LiveSino (via LiveSide) by user Scott Xu indicates that the software giant is finally going to give in and implement the feature in Windows Live Wave 4, rumored to be coming in Spring/Summer 2010..."
Continue reading : Will Messenger finally get tabbed conversations?

Posted by Emil Protalinski @ Ars Technica

November 13, 2009

Yahoo! Messenger 10 Final ScreenshotAs of yesterday, Yahoo! Messenger 10 is no longer in Beta. This latest version (10.0.0.1102) incorporates many bug fixes, including some related to the new video call feature. Yahoo teams laso improved the overall stability of the product.

New Features on Yahoo! Messenger 10 :

Improvements in the webcam detection logic:
· If you were able to use your webcam on 9.0 or other IM programs, but not on Yahoo! Messenger 10, this fix should take care of the issue.

Explanation for grayed-out video call button:
· If your video call button is grayed-out when you're IM'ing with a friend, it's because they're on an older version of Yahoo! Messenger. In order to receive your video call, they also need to upgrade to Yahoo! Messenger 10 Beta. To help reduce confusion about this, we added an inline message explaining this.

Smoother handling of unanswered calls:
· When you make a call to a friend but they don't answer within 20 seconds, the call is automatically terminated. Previously there was no messaging about this, so we added one to let you know that your friend did not answer your call.

Better explanation for downgraded video calls:
· In the event your internet connection can no longer support the full video call (e.g. video + voice), the conversation gets downgraded to a voice-only call. When this happens, the video picture disappears. This is the correct behavior, but we added some inline messaging so you'll know when and why it's happening.

Download Yahoo! Messenger 10

November 12, 2009

WinSent Messenger ScreenshotWinSent Messenger is a instant messaging software for local area networks (LAN). It can be used within home LAN as well office, enterprise or corporate LANs.

WinSent Messenger Features :

* Send and receive short text messages.
* Send broadcast messages
* Communicate with any user in your LAN, who have WinSent or compatible sofware installed

WinSent Messenger is a freeware and it does not require dedicated server and is fully compatible with WinPopup, Messenger Service (net send) and Linux Samba. It works with any versions of Windows.

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How to Continue Using Windows Live Messenger 8.5As of November 9th, Microsoft has started upgrading all Windows Live Messenger users not running the latest release of Windows Live Messenger 2009.

Here is the solution for mandatory upgrades to Windows Live Messenger 2009 that will allow you to keep running Windows Live Messenger 8.5 on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008 :

1. Make sure that Windows Live Messenger 8.5 is turned off completely, kill the process if you have to.

2. Right click the Windows Live Messenger 8.5 icon and select Properties.

3. Go to the Compatibility tab.

4. Check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box and select Windows 2000 from the drop down menu

5. Done ! Now Windows Live Messenger 8.5 will sign in without any issues on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008.

Note : Microsoft says that Windows Live Messenger 8.5 and earlier contain security vulnerabilities that can allow attackers to take over control of your computer. Continue using earlier versions of Windows Live Messenger at your own risk.

via CodenameWindows

November 10, 2009

messaging.nokia.comNokia has yesterday launched its new Messaging website, messaging.nokia.com and announced it on his official blog:

"We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Messaging website, messaging.nokia.com! This site captures everything related to Messaging – Email, IM, Social Networking and Ovi Mail across S60, S40, and Maemo. The site has helpful how-to videos and brings in content from user guides, the official Nokia support forums, BetaLabs and from blogs and Twitter."
You can visit the site on your phone or computer. The site is device and country aware: select your device and see exactly what’s available for you in Messaging.

Go to messaging.nokia.com

Sanmaxi Gtalk Messenger Password Recovery ScreenshotSanmaxi Gtalk Messenger Password Recovery allows you to recovers all the Google Talk accounts stored on your local computer. This tool find and decrypt Google Talk passwords when "Remember Password" checkbox is ticked in GTalk. It supports all versions of Google Talk.

Sanmaxi Gtalk Messenger Password Recovery Features:

* Users does not require any extra technical skill to operate the software and retrieves lost forgotten passwords.
* It works when the "Remember my passwords" or "Sign me in automatically" tickbox is checked in the messenger.
* All passwords are recovered instantly regardless of the length of passwords.
* It has very powerful software and easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI).
* It is compatible with Windows Vista/XP/2000/2003 and support multiple profile password recovery.
* Full install/uninstall support.

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November 09, 2009

Download Portable Window Live Messenger 9Here is a portable version of windows live messenger 9 which you can carry in your USB drive. Portable Windows Live Messenger 9 is a fully functional package of Windows Live Messenger optimized for use on a USB Flash drive.

If you are running Portable Windows Live Messenger Lite 8.5, it will not work anymore because Microsoft's server-side support for Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (2008) has been retired. You'll need to upgrade to Portable Windows Live Messenger 9.

* LANGUAGE: English
* SIZE: 16,760 KB

Download Portable Windows Live Messenger 9 (Rapidshare link)

Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Users Need to Upgrade to 2009If you are not running Windows Live Messenger 2009 yet (14.0.8089.726), you have to upgrade now. The server-side support for Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (2008) has been retired. The next time you sign in, you will get to see a dialog like the screenshot the left side.

The Windows Live Messenger team has identified an important security issue in Messenger 8.5. All Messenger users need to upgrade to the new version.

Note : If you are running Portable Windows Live Messenger Lite 8.5, it will not work anymore. You'll need to upgrade to Portable Windows Live Messenger 9.

Read more about this update
Download Windows Live Messenger 2009

via mynetx

November 06, 2009

"Facebook is preparing the launch of their XMPP connection interface. It means that users will be able to use Facebook with any type of XMPP clients, ranging from desktop to mobile clients.

This is a huge news for XMPP because it consolidates the protocol as the de facto open standard for Instant Messaging and Presence. Facebook adds about 300 million potential users that can now use XMPP for chatting. This adds to large Google Talk figures and the many other large deployments around the world, like Yandex and Live Journal. XMPP could become the most largely used instant messaging protocol in the coming months!..."
Continue reading : Facebook chat supports XMPP, with ejabberd

Posted by Mickaël Rémond @ Process One Blogs

November 05, 2009

WLMUninstaller - Completely Remove Windows Live Messenger from Your ComputerMicrosoft has renamed its instant messenger client several times in the past ten years or so and Windows Messenger (Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger) comes in automatically with every installation of a Windows operating system, it does not show up in "Add/Remove Programs" in control panel.

WLMUninstaller can be used to uninstall the initial version of Windows Live Messenger from the Windows operating system or uninstall another version of the instant messenger even if it is broken or otherwise damaged.

To remove Windows Messenger, Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger from your computer, run WLMUninstaller and click Uninstall button.

Download WLMUninstaller

November 04, 2009

Download Skype Portable from PortableApps.com PortableApps.com is providing portable software solutions allowing you to take your favorite software with you. Its portable software work on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). You don't have to install anything on another computer.

Skype is also packaged as a portable application by PortableApps.com so you communicate on the go.

Skype Portable doesn't require additional software on the PC and it works as you move computers and your drive letter changes. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC.

Portable Skype Features :

* Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
* Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
* Free instant messaging.
* Voicemail.
* Free video call.
* Forward calls to a phone when you’re offline.

Download Portable Skype

November 03, 2009

Archive Windows Messenger Conversations - Chat ArchiverChat Archiver is an easy to use utility application for archiving your Windows Messenger conversations.

This application provides you with the records of all your Instant Messaging (IM) conversations you have with the people in your contact list of Windows Messenger.

Requirements:

· CPU - Pentium class processor (133 MHz or higher), Memory - 32 MB or greater, Disk Space - 3000 KB, Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0

Download Chat Archiver

November 02, 2009

TwitOnMSN ScreenshotTwitOnMSN lets you simply follow friends' updates and send update directly on your Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger).

TwitOnMSN is a robot based on MSN, no client install needed. Every message you send will be updated as a tweet on Twitter. You will immidieltly receive updates from people you are following.

You can use most of the commands of Twitter, such as @reply, D for direct message, follow/unfollow people, etc.

TwiOnMSN supports TwitPic, TwitterKeys, bit.ly / j.mp, and more. You can use it on Windows Live Messenger and other clients, such as Digspy, Meebo, etc.

Just add this account to your contact list of Windows Live Messenger:

TwitOnMSN004@Live.com

Then follow the information given by the robot to continue.

Top 10 Free Skype Call Recorders

"Skype is a popular tool that allows you to make voice calls over the Internet and is being widely used for recording podcasts, conducting telephonic interviews, conference calls and instant messaging. Skype does not allow you to record the conversation or conference, but you can easily record the Skype calls or conversation using third party tools and can save them in audio files like MP3 or WAV. Below are list of free Skype call recorders that can record audio stream and video stream of Skype..."
Continue reading : 10 Best Free Skype Call Recorders (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Posted by Chris Martin @ Binary Head

Call Graph Recording Plugin for Skype ScreenshotCall Graph recording plugin for Skype is a desktop application. After you have downloaded and installed Call Graph Skype plugin it will connect to Skype application running on your PC and record your conversations in an mp3 or wav format.

Recorded files are stored on your My Documents\My Call Graphs folder by default and can be edited by any standard Audio Editor.

Call Graph Recording Plugin is ideally suited for recording podcasts and phone interviews since it can record both Skype P2P or SkypeOut/SkypeIn calls.

Call Graph Features:

* Completely free for business and personal use
* Record Skype to Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Conference calls
* No time limits, restrictions or hidden costs
* High quality recordings, optimized for voice
* Ideal for recording podcasts and interviews
* Ad Free plans available, $12/yr or $25 one time fee
* No spyware, no malware certified

Download Call Graph Recording Plugin for Skype

Instant Hidden Internet ScreenshotInstant Hidden Internet allows you quickly hide or close all internet browser windows, chat windows and folder windows with the touch of a customizable hot key sequence.

Instant Hidden Internet will automatically hide any new chat windows or notifications that pop-up (e.g. someone initiates a conversation with you) and hide system tray icons.

Instant Hidden Internet is compatible with virtually all internet browsers and with many chat programs: AIM (AOL), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger, and Windows Live Messenger.

Download Instant Hidden Internet

imo.im

"...Recently, imo.im added Facebook Chat to its list of supported IM services, which was about the only one it sorely lacked when I first wrote about the app. Now that its supports chat sessions with your Facebook friends as well, it’s more than ever a close competitor to better-known startups who offer web-based IM clients like Meebo and eBuddy Webmessenger. And it supports Skype chat in addition to the classic ones, which – correct me if I’m wrong – I have yet to see integrated in any other web-based application.

Also new in imo.im is a ‘broadcast’ feature that allows users to send free messages out to other imo.im users and a complementary photo sharing service that allows people to share images with other users across all networks. Finally, the startup is experimenting with a ‘whiteboard’ feature that enables users to work on diagrams, drawings and more with each other. Next up: perfecting the service’s search and chat history functionality..."
Continue reading : imo.im Quietly Building One Solid Multi-Network Instant Messaging App

Posted by Robin Wauters @ Techcrunch

Catchup IM - Secure Instant Messenger for OrganisationsCatchup IM is a simple, secure instant messenger application that is designed to help organizations in need of internal communication solution, integration with an existing ERP application to add IM support, IM hosting on the internet for general public.

Catchup IM Features:

· Server
· Easy deployment - The only pre-requisites are a Java runtime and a database engine
· Supports various modes of user account management to adapt with existing legacy systems
· Can be configured to run in normal and secure mode, both at the same time
· Data access layer is based on Hibernate technology to support a wide variety of databases

· Client
· Distributed in the form of an Installer for Windows and Tarred bzipped distribution for Linux and Mac
· Application launcher included for Windows and Mac for a native feel
· Common IM functions like Personal chat, Group chat, Announcement, Smileys and Shock
· Light on usage of system resources.
· Clientside SSL authentication before the actual login, ensures total security.

Download Catchup IM