iChatStatus
iChatStatus
1.2.1

4.3

iChatStatus free download for Mac

iChatStatus

1.2.1
23 June 2003

Dynamically update iChat status.

Overview

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 in iChatStatus

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

34 iChatStatus Reviews

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If Then Software Staff
05 December 2002

Most helpful

This is easily one of the best little (useful) apps I have seen in awhile out there...everyone on my iChat list is now using it! Thanks for the GREAT idea and GREAT execution developer! (If Then Software)
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Version 1.0.1
'Wizard'
19 December 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.
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Version 1.2.1
11 November 2005
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
Mike
05 November 2005
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
Anonymous
14 July 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.
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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
20 August 2005
i absolutely agree with the previous comment. please keep making efforts to update this great software.
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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
12 July 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.
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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
13 June 2005
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
Anonymous
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....
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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 June 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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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
13 May 2005
When I updated to Tiger and iLife, etc., my iChatStatus stopped working as well.
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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
10 May 2005
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
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Rita
Rita
10 May 2005
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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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
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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Version 1.2.1
Rita
09 May 2005
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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App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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