After Meebo decided to change their interface to focus more on social networking (just what the world needs, another social network site) I switched to imo.im. imo.im works pretty good, but didn’t have a desktop tray notifier like Meebo did (lthough Meebo’s notifier hadn’t been working properly anyway and they seem slow to fix it). I always had to leave IE or Chrome open, and although Chrome has an extension to do desktop notifications but still… you always have to leave the page open.
I put together this small little app to open a page to imo.im embedded in a window with no toolbar. It sits in the tray and allows you to hide the window instead of having to leave a browser window open all the time. It displays the message count and allows you to start with windows and either start in the normal mode or the thin ui mode.
Now that I have a notifier for imo.im I don’t have a reason to go back to Meebo. Imo.im seems to have less ads and less quirky issues. Probably because they are still focused on IM and meebo shifted focus. 😉
Here is the current link for it: http://www.filedropper.com/imoimnotifier
I’m still looking for a permanent spot to put it (I just created this blog today to at least organize it a little). Check back here so if I update it or change the download link it’ll be available.
P.S. Sorry this is for Windows only, if somebody knows how to do Mac programming let me know.