Any tools to manage status for multiple messaging clients?
April 24, 2007 11:30 AM   Subscribe

Are there any Windows utilities that manage the status information for multiple IM clients? Skype, MSN, Yahoo...

I have used many IM clients over the years, including Trilliam, Miranda, as well as the "default" ones from MSN, Yahoo, etc... Because of the need for "advanced" features, I end up relying more on the standard clients rather than the cross-platform (Trillian, GAIM, Miranda, ...) ones.

Is anyone aware of a tool (Windows preferred, Java is OK) that will manage JUST the status information on multiple clients? I'd like something that I can select my status (online, away, busy, ...) and have that use each client's API to set the client status transparently.

Any ideas?
posted by fsmontenegro to Technology (2 answers total)
At the risk of sounding like a giant ad, this is actually the reason I started to use Twitter. I simply set all my statuses (MSN, Jabber, Yahoo!, Facebook, etc.) to my Twitter address and update my Twitter accordingly. It's just an added bonus that it will send a text/IM to anyone crazy enough to add me as their Twitter friend.
posted by aranyx at 12:16 PM on April 24, 2007

aranyx: how did you "set your statuses to twitter"? Are you just using the URL for your page? Your RSS? some other method I'm not thinking of?

posted by griffey at 6:54 PM on April 24, 2007

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