iCAR
iCAR
0.8.1

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iCAR0.8.1

30 May 2005

iChat auto-reply tool.

Overview

iCAR is a plugin for iChat that implements an advanced auto-reply function. Replies may be sent after every message received, after only the first one from each buddy, or only if a certain time interval has elapsed. They may be sent when you are available or idle, not only when you have set yourself as "away". The content of an iCAR auto-reply may be your iChat status, entered manually, selected randomly, or even generated dynamically by an AppleScript or a Unix command.

What's new in iCAR

Version 0.8.1:
  • Fixed a rare crasher introduced in version 0.8.
Version 0.8:
  • Now compatible with iChat 3.0 and Tiger. Support for all other versions has been dropped.
  • Chats are no longer automatically accepted when iCAR is turned on.

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28 Reviews of iCAR

Anonymous
29 May 2003
Version: 0.4

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MUST HAVE program for iChat if you want "away messages" to work properly!!!! Great integration with iChat also!
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4.75
Balthamos
02 June 2005
Version: 0.8.1
.8.1 works. Just like it used to be before Tiger, but now it actually works!
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Anonymous
30 May 2005
Version: 0.8
ok...just tried installing this on 10.4.1 and i go to launch ichat and it bounces in the dock, the black triangle appears, it stops bouncing, i enter my password to log into AIM, and then nothing. no buddy list, no bonjour list. i try to click on the ichat menu but nothing appears. the "ichat" in the menubar highlights blue (like the menus are supposed to do) but no menu appears. bummer!!! finding out icar didnt work was my greatest dissappointment since upgrading to tiger, and now i am crushed yet again.
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3.75
Anonymous
14 May 2005
Version: 0.7b2
Don't install on iChat3.0(Tiger OS X). It will not work and crash ichat app
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Anonymous
18 March 2005
Version: 0.7b2
aww, right when tiger comes out you fix the crashing bug and it doesn't work on the tiger ichat. :'(
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Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 0.7b2
The installer didn't work for me - but following the instructions in the "for geeks and control freaks" section got it to work. Now to see how it works...
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4.25
Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 0.7b2
COOL! It's the first time I actually see the pref pane. Hope it won't crash though. But it's a nice feature :D Thanks!
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3.75
Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 0.6
It is a great little addition to iChat, but I cannot use it because it crashes too often. I would like to see an update of this program where this is no longer an issue. Especially since it crashes upon me receiving a message without me ever getting the chance to read that message. Overall it is great except for that bug.
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Anonymous
28 October 2004
Version: 0.6
I tried installing that thing a 100 times and it simply ain't work for me. Could it be that iCar doesn't support any other languages than English?
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3.75
Anonymous
07 June 2004
Version: 0.6
Great lil app if you have a lot of AIM buddies. I wish it would not crash so much though. I also wish that if you are disconnected and then automatically reconnected it would set your status message back to what before the disconnect, but I think its probably more of an iChat issue than an iCAR issue.
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5
Andy Van Ness
16 May 2004
Version: 0.6
Absolutely incredible program! Adds so much functionality to iChat, and besides, it's great to impress your Windows-using friends. ;) "AAH! How did you know my NAME!? AAAH!" I get a lot of great reactions. :) I can't think of a single thing more that it needs other than maybe a few more example AppleScripts and a more in-depth explanation of the AppleScript and UNIX parts.
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3.75
Bxlbjorn
23 March 2004
Version: 0.6
Very nice app. However I'm not a "geek" much experienced in script, UNICODES and all that stuff. So some more info and help about making messages that use the screen name od the sender and relative time (morning, evening) would be much appreciated.
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4.25
Anonymous
09 March 2004
Version: 0.6
Works great for me and exactly as advertised.... I get to use an Applscript even! Woo! *goes to learn Applescript...* IMO Apple should bundle this into iChat by default.
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3
Ansel
04 February 2004
Version: 0.6
Nice program, works about 90% of the time, but there appears to be a memory leak because I am getting tons of Page-Outs and only when it is on... I have 1.25GB of RAM so I don't need more no... Running it on Panther 10.2.3 Also sometimes crashes, but only when I have a different program in front, if it is the front-most program, it does not seem to crash...
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Anonymous
01 February 2004
Version: 0.6
Like the others--crashes nearly always when away. Other times...nothing happens. Nonetheless, it would be an amazying addition to iChat if this bug was fixed. PLEASSSSSEEEEEEE FFIIIXXXXX IITTTTTT.
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3.5
Andrew Haas
25 January 2004
Version: 0.6
Crashes every time someone IMs me with my away message up-a very nice program but useless with this bug.....please fix.
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5
Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 0.6
this works without any problems... adds the one thing that I liked about AIM to iChat
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3.25
Anonymous
05 January 2004
Version: 0.6
darn, i really, really was hoping this would fix it...but its only worse. Crashes most times people IM me when away, other times it just doesnt send anything. Occaisionally it'll work, but I cant stand returning to my computer only to find IChat had quit, and to not know who IM'ed me or what they said. Please fix this!!!!!!!!!! WE need this to work!
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Anonymous
04 January 2004
Version: 0.6
It crashes iChat as soon as someone speaks to me. OSX10.2.8. If I speak first, it works okay but it's a fatal bug.
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Anonymous
04 January 2004
Version: 0.6
Still crashes iChat... Using Panther
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Anonymous
31 December 2003
Version: 0.5
I downloaded it, and it doesn't show up in the preferences panel in iChat, and whenever I put up an away message it says, "You'll walk circles around me. But first, I'll walk circles 'round you. But first, I'll walk around the world." Anyway I can fix that?
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3.25
Anonymous
20 December 2003
Version: 0.5
Crashes iChat sometimes...
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Ansel
10 December 2003
Version: 0.5
This crashes iChat for me about 40% of the time when someone IMs me when I have an away message up... I am using the Jaguar Version of iChat...
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3.25
Odelay
04 December 2003
Version: 0.5
Do any of you know how to remove iCAR if it's screwing up your iChat. There isnt an uninstall option...and i really need to know.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 August 2003
Version: 0.5
It works fine with me, but sometimes it doesn't pop up for some people...need to work on that.
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4.5
ProudiBookOwner
29 July 2003
Version: 0.5
Version 0.5 works just fine except somehow it turns itself off when I recieve a certain amount of IMs when it's on. In other words, it makes me "Available" before I want to be. Is there a preference for that? Does anyone share this same problem?
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4.25
Anonymous
08 July 2003
Version: 0.4
iCAR 0.4 doesn't seem to work with iChat AV - it did auto-reply, but when I returned to my computer, I wasn't able to see any of the messages that anyone left for me. Hoping a new version might be in the works!!! It's really needed and appreciated!!!
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5
Jeff Byrnes
31 May 2003
Version: 0.4
Works very well, finally people know I'm away if their AIM client doesn't support the away messages that iChat creates. Very cool. Now if only everyone could see my available messages (I'm using iChatStatus, a nifty utility that let's other iChat users see what iTunes is playing)
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Anonymous
29 May 2003
Version: 0.4
MUST HAVE program for iChat if you want "away messages" to work properly!!!! Great integration with iChat also!
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