Tag: instant messenger

SweetIM: A Fun-filled Instant Messenger Software Enhancer

June 1, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More

Reading time: 3 – 4 minutes

Instant messenger software like Yahoo!, ICQ, and MSN among others are very useful in keeping up with our social interactions. Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! Multi-Messenger patch come in handly to provide a multi-functional instant messenger experience. However, if you are looking for variety, I have found a great instant messenger enhancement software that will surely light up a boaring IM window.

Introducing SweetIM, an instant messenger software enhancer that comes with two separate and fun-filled functionality–the SweetIM Software and the SweetIM Toolbar. SweetIM software enhances messenger experience by adding emoticons, winks, audibles, sound FX, display pictures, and nudges while the SweetIM Toolbar (which is only compatible with Internet Explorer) allows users to add favorite icons and emoticons to any web based application including web based email such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Web Forums, Blogs, etc.

SweetIM is elegantly designed but the lack of compatibility with other widely used browsers like Firefox, Opera, and Safari is still a work in progress. Let me share with you a screen shot of SweetIM integrated on Yahoo! Messenger and SweetIM Toolbar on IE.

Sweet IM in Yahoo Messenger

Sweet IM in Yahoo Messenger

Also, here is an embed video taken from the SweetIM Toolbar on IE (which can also be sent via email) with Zac Efron on it. Enjoy!

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Y! Multi Messenger: Multiple problems?

December 10, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

Reading time: 4 – 6 minutes

Y! Multi Messenger with versions 8.x and 9.x according to some freeware download sites is more than just a free and useful utility that allows you to run multiple instances of Yahoo! Messenger instead of only keeping one open.

Yahoo Multi-messenger

Yahoo Multi-messenger

A certain website quoted,

“This is perfect for those who run under several names. There are others out like this…but have an “update prompt”, this does NOT have that!

Which means, it doesn’t work well with older versions of Yahoo! Messenger, you should be running at least Yahoo!Messenger v8 or v9. Currently, there is no compatible version of Y! Multi Messenger for the newest Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista!

It works best for its intended use at first. But, the second time I use it, it didn’t work and had caused ACTIVEX errors on my pc as detected by my registry error cleaner. Despite several attempts to open my Yahoo! Messenger, this so called useful utility did not respond and failed to prove its claims.

APPLICATION ANALYSES:

Y!Multi v8 and v9 Instructions:

The version 8 patching program is NOT version specific, it will work with all versions of YM 8! All you need to do is launch the Y!Multi Messenger.exe file and then you can select to enable or disable the polygamy patch. Once its patched (either way) it will remain that way until changed again. The only time you will now use the Y!Multi Messenger.exe file is to change the real patching, otherwise, you will now use the normal Yahoo Messenger icons.

Installation Instructions:

Before installing, please read ALL included documentation! Run the installation setup program to install Y!Multi Messenger. This will automatically install to C:Program FilesYahoo!Messenger. (based on the attached instructions file in word format that goes together with the application’s folder: This is NO LONGER an installer. This has been converted to a manual patched for easier use!)

“On my end, the first time I downloaded it, the zip file was located in my completed downloads folder since I use a download manager. I installed the patcher (the Y!Multi Messenger) from my completed downloads folder then I executed a test run of the patcher afterwards and it worked. But after its first use, it already failed.”

Sequence of action taken after file download:

file location C: my completed downloads from same location, opened folder Y! Multi Messenger, run installation.

If you have installed Yahoo Messenger to a different folder, make sure to follow the correct path in the Y!Multi Messenger setup wizard. Failure to have it install to the Yahoo Messenger program files folder will likely result in dll (driver file) errors.

Up/Downgrading Instructions:

Should you upgrade or downgrade versions of Yahoo Messenger, please delete the Y!Multi Messenger.exe file from the Yahoo program files folder first, then uninstall/upgrade Yahoo Messenger. Then if you are wanting to install Multi, make sure you have the same version of it and install it. It is important to delete the Y!Multi Messenger.exe file before up/down grading it as sometimes it may not get overwritten and can cause errors!

“After the errors I’ve met, I tried to re-download the patch, as usual, sent it to my completed downloads folder. Please take note that I actually moved the extracted zip file’s folder(the Y!Multi Messenger patch) to my program files folder and had it pasted into my Yahoo! files folder (C: Program files Yahoo!) and had it installed from there. It worked. I opened two yahoo IDs or two instances, closed the other and had one ID logged-in to my Yahoo! Messenger mobile. Again, I tried to open two yahoo IDs and what I’ve had are two opened Yahoo! Messenger.”

Sequence of action taken after file download:

file location C: my completed downloads (depends if user has download manager but could be anywhere)
from same location, moved folder Y! Multi Messenger to Program files folder
moving folder location C:Program FilesYahoo! then pasted Y! Multi Messenger folder, then run installation/executed actual patching (clicking Y! Multi Messenger PS Soft Icon)

Right now, I’m still running some tests about how this Y! Multi Messenger would respond after few instances of usage. I hope that after sometime, I wouldn’t get any pc error.

Follow up: So far,Yahoo! Multi Messenger has performed well and I should say that this is a must have for people who have multiple accounts.

Update 09 September 2009: I’m no longer using this program however I really do find this useful, I just wanted to add that if you are to use this, be careful not to click the Yahoo icon luncher several times as this can cause multiple Yahoo messenger windows to open and may freeze your computer and crash the application.