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iChatStatus is an application to dynamically update the status in iChat. The default script queries iTunes to see the currently playing song and puts that as the iChat status. Users could customize with scripts to take availability information from iCal or other sources.

What's New

Version 1.2.1 adds the following:
  • If (#) starts a message (from a script), the status message is not changed. This can be used to leave the status alone, for example in the iTunes script when iTunes is turned off. Make the change yourself.
  • Suffixes and prefixes were not always appended/prepended to the string
  • Newlines were not stripped from the beginning and end of script output
  • more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Apple iChat.

*Previously available here

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'Wizard'
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After login yahoo's so called "new" beta ver of their messenger, I noted a neat thingy. It was showing me what I was listening to via iTunes, Much like an automatic feed. However I continue to suffer with yahoo's Issues and decided to leave their servers.. for good. I return to my old stand by ichat but I was missing the iTunes plug in. I was very lucky to have found iChatStatus. I'm home again.

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Version 1.2.1
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Please please please update this for Tiger. It is an excellent piece of software. I really find it useful to use the applescript function to show the current iCal event/s saving me from remembering to change it when I go to work and giving others an idea when I'll be back.

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Version 1.2.1
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Mike
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It would be awesome if a developer could get ICS to work with iChat and AIM... Also if there could be a new release to get it to work so it works with iChat because the updates killed it... I would like to get it to work for being on away status... that way everyone can see whta im listening to even if they are on AIM.. Any developer out there up to the task? I hope so..

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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Even though clearly iChat AV in Tiger has this feature, I encourage the developer to continue with the development of this App. The built in iTunes status in the Tiger version of iChat kinda sucks. It shows a song playing even though iTunes is stopped/paused. iChatStatus worked better than this.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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i absolutely agree with the previous comment. please keep making efforts to update this great software.

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Anonymous
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i still want an ichatstatus update for tiger, because i'd use it as my away message. one of my favorite features was being able to chat while being away at the same time...but now with tiger i can't do that. i want the songs that i'm listening to be displayed while i'm available and away.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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yes, but it is better than not having it at all as this software doesn't work with tiger.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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I was struggeling with Tiger/ itunes 4.8 because could not see my current itunes music anymore in ichat. THAN I found a new message line which I have never seen before.....?! " Current iTunes track" and it is working again....

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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I don't know what you did but ICS does not work anymore under OSX.4.1/iTunes 4.8. There has not been an update in like two years.... I don't know if they plan to even make one but I must say... I bet there is a lot of bummed out ppl out there because this was the best iChat/iTunes song status application out there.... basically hands free... you didn't have to open another application.. even thing happened behind the scenes. That was awesome. Now it's gone.... BYE BYE ICS!

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Anonymous
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When I updated to Tiger and iLife, etc., my iChatStatus stopped working as well.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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I don't think it's iTunes. I upgraded to Tiger and it stopped working. That was before the new iTunes release.

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Version 1.2.1
Rita
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You must be right - I upgraded to Tiger very recently, too. It must be something to do with the new iChat?

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Anonymous
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possibly just ichat, possibly other differences in OS... Anyhow, I'm using only the itunes script from ichatstatus anymore, heavily modified to suit my vision:) At present, I'm running a shell command (osascript) to execute the script every 10 seconds with geektool:)

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Rita
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I've been using this nifty little program for months now, but today I updated iTunes to 4.8, and iChatStatus no longer works for me. Is there something different about iTunes 4.8 that interferes with iChatStatus 1.2.1? Or, is there any way I can uninstall iTunes 4.8 and go back to an older version to continue using iChatStatus?

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Version 1.2.1
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Downloads 45,817
Version Downloads 7,786
Type Internet / Chat
License Free
Date 23 Jun 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free