Kool IM

kool im

Kool IM is the latest thing in web chat services.

What is it you say? Kool IM is an Ajax instant messaging client that works with major instant messaging services that allows logging onto AOL, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, Google Talk & Jabber, eliminating the need for an instant-messaging client on the user’s computer. The most popular web instant messaging clients are Meebo and eBuddy. While other competitors include ILoveIM and Mabber.

Kool IM integrates features from Meebo and eBuddy. It uses a pop-up window for the buddy list and for chatting like eBuddy. Like Meebo it allows users to create accounts, so you won’t have to login every time for each service.

I tried it out earlier and it was okay. Personally, I still prefer Meebo for one major reason, “pop-ups”. I hate pop-ups. Most browsers try to eliminate pop-up windows. In Meebo you have your buddy list and chat windows integrated inside the same browser window and you can drag them around or resize them.

These things are helpful especially if you’re in the office or the machine you’re using doesn’t allow you to install an instant messenger client. One example is a computer lab where as a simple user, you don’t have access to install programs. Just launch a web browser, type in the url, login to your accounts and you’re good to go!

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  1. @dawg – thanks! :)

    @maria – It really depends on user preference. It's good to have the option to have the window embedded into the page or as a pop-up. If it's restricted to pop-ups, some users who use pop-up blockers might have problems using it.

  2. @dre – yeah, pop-ups are so annoying! 14K is reasonable considering that they have the latest facilities and good faculty as I was told.

    @eric – too bad Meebo's already blocked. have you tried other sites aside from Kool IM, like eBuddy? anyways, glad I was able to help you in a small way. happy chatting! :D

  3. thanks jaypee. ano year ka sa USLS? my sis is MIS grad din 2002 yata..

    our IT dept has already smelled Meebo.. kaya its blocked in the office. kaya ngayon my lips are tightly sealed never to spill the secrets of Kool IM. para maka pag IM pa rin ako sa office.


  4. I used to use Meebo a lot at work. Kool IM is another alternative, I guess. But like you, I don't like pop-ups ;) By the way, the tuition fee is about P14,000, but if you want your old subjects to be credited, it would go down

  5. @eric – yeah, why don't you try it and also Meebo. see which one suits your preference better. my course in USLS was Management Information Systems. btw, i added you up in my links page. hope you won't mind.

    @ash – sorry bout that. too bad it still can't get thru WebSense. did you just try Kool IM or did you also try the other ones?

  6. While i was reading this entry my lips are starting to go apart forming a smile. But then again, when i clicked on the links, they were blocked by this f&*&**&*& WebSense… i thought i was able to chat again… :(

  7. mmmmmm ma try ko nga tong Kool IM na to.. ehehehe bawal kasi IM sa office hehehehehe

    at.. nawindang ako ha sinabi mo nakita mo ako sa USLS. ahahahaha ano kors mo dun? =)


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