Meebo release XX: check it out

In case you don’t know already, Meebo is a beautiful web-based application that allows you to log into your Instant Messengers without installing a client application. I found out about it last November, a day after having to install Yahoo! Messenger on my then parents’ PC to get a tiny bit of technical support from Australia (Rob).

Yesterday saw its 20th release, and it’s grin-worthily neat. First of all, its look and feel is more rounded and professional, with a great log-in screen and an enhanced icon system to signify the numerous IM variants. But possibly the most significant development is the ability to pop-out windows, including the main buddy-list itself. These appear as new Firefox (or IE for all you heathens) windows. This may seem like a minor development, but it truly takes the application to the next level, and it now sits squarely alongside its thick-client competitors.

My only significant outstanding requirement is the ability to group friends together, specifically a single person’s multiple IM variants.

Nothing to download, so no reason not to check it out. You’ll love it!

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3 Responses to “Meebo release XX: check it out”

  1. Shanahan on November 9th, 2006 22:24

    What do you think of my RSS reader? http://www.francisshanahan.com/xbap/rss/xbapRss_1_0_0_2/xbapRss.xbap

    I thought the smooth fonts and infinitely scalable FlowDocument would be something you’d appreciate as “beautiful”.

  2. Dan on November 9th, 2006 22:54

    I would take a look, but my browser doesn’t understand the extension.

    Can you help?

    Dan.

  3. Francis on November 10th, 2006 00:43

    You need to download IE 7 and .NET 3.0 links are on the latest post in “my blog”

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