Most of us are using Yahoo, and its hit software, Yahoo Messenger. Starting with Messenger 8, the software is open to developers to create widgets that work within the client. Along the time (more than half a year), the users shared their preferences and some of the widgets became more popular than others. I am planning to reveal these widgets further.
Note: All reviewed widgets can be installed for your Yahoo Messenger if the following requirements are met:
1. Yahoo Messenger v. 8+
2. You are signed in to the application
3. You click the download link ;)
The first and most popular of them all, is Yahoo! Avatars Space. You can hang out in style with your virtual friends. Launch this plug-in to open a cool Avatars-only environment that you can customize by changing the background, furniture and artwork. Change your Avatar’s mood on the fly and use the DECORATE command in your IM conversation to spice up the room with pictures from Yahoo! Image Search.
Second, the YEmotePLUS plugin, unlike its predecessor was re-written from scratch to include all the features users requested and some additional. For those that want more then the simple smiley menu of Yahoo, YEmotePLUS gives you access to ALL the secret and hidden Emoticons / Smileys quickly, and they even animate on mouse-over.
The third plugin in the list is called Pando and it comes in helping those who need to share large files and even folders, at a time, with their contacts list. Do I have to say more?
NewsGator’s editors search through hundreds of thousands RSS feeds to find you the coolest video and audio podcasts and the most interesting stories from around the web, so you can enjoy them right within your Yahoo! Messenger. You can even personalize your experience by creating a free NewsGator online account, selecting your own feeds, and reading your stories from within the NewsGator plug-in.
Last but not least, here comes Eazibo. The best way to interactively and instantly make flowcharts or diagrams, share photos and make annotations with your friends online while talking on VOIP. It’s called “Instant Graphics”. Futuristic, but real today.
These being said, I’m going to let you explore the widget universe of Yahoo Messenger, as soon that I let you know we’re looking forward to hear your suggestions, opinions and comments.
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