August 08, 2006

Chat client for multiple instant messaging services

Do you chat?
Well, I use MSN Messenger for private use and Sametime for work related chat. I also have a Google Talk account but there is not much activity going on there, I guess it's too early.

Anyway, wouldn't it be nice to use only one client for all the instant messaging services you use? Hardly any news that it is possible. I tried to make it work with Trillian a year ago, but it failed for sametime. Now, I have found Kool IM.

It's a web-based client and you need to register on the site to start using it. It's very easy to start using. The following clients are supported:

  • AIM
  • Google Talk
  • ICQ
  • IRC
  • Inbox
  • Jabber
  • MSN
  • RSS Channel
  • Sametime
  • Stocks channel
  • Yahoo

For those of you who don't know what Sametime is, I can very briefly explain that it is a chat client that connects to a Sametime server or actually it is a Domino server with Sametime functionality add-ons. Sametime can connect to the server via a web browser, a desktop client or through Lotus Notes. It's primarily used for work and not for private matters like MSN.

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Andrei Kouvchinnikov said...

Check out this AJAX-based web client for Sametime, created by me :)
In the final release it will do everything STLinks can do and it does not need Java applets.

Anonymous said...

nice sametime app but i would rather use koolim.