iChatStatus
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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
  • Clarified that the minimum refresh interval is still 5 seconds and that the maximum is 5 minutes...
  • Modified the SETI@Home script to allow for better configuration and several CPU's
  • Added a script to show the number of junk mail in Mail
  • Remove folders from the list of selectable scripts. Selecting a folder resulted in the program hanging in 1.2.0
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 more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Apple iChat.

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iChatStatus User Discussion (Write a Review)
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'Wizard' commented on 18 Dec 2006
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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jul 2005
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.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Aug 2005
i absolutely agree with the previous comment. please keep making efforts to update this great software.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jul 2005
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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
yes, but it is better than not having it at all as this software doesn't work with tiger.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 May 2005
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....
[Version 1.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Jun 2005
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 reviewed on 13 May 2005
When I updated to Tiger and iLife, etc., my iChatStatus stopped working as well.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 May 2005
I don't think it's iTunes. I upgraded to Tiger and it stopped working. That was before the new iTunes release.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 12 May 2005
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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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Mar 2005
cool program. it would be nice if it could handle longer track names. seems like most titles are cut off.
[Version 1.2.1]


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VirtualWolf commented on 21 Mar 2005
It'd be cool if this could be updated to use the new features of iTunes 4.7... instead of having to poll iTunes every however-many-seconds to see if the track has changed, iTunes broadcasts that it's changed tracks.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Feb 2005
awesome stuff my friends do it
[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:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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