"IMLoud is an AOL AIM plugin that lets you hear your instant messages. This plugin is very useful if you are a multitasking user and you want to improve your productivity, because you can work in a document or surfing the web while when you listen to your friend's messages."
How to get it?
1. You can get this plugin here or in the following URL
2. Execute the installer
3. Restart AIM
How to use it?
After you install IMLoud, you'll see the option "Listen your IM" in the actions menus. After you click on this option, you'll start to hear your IM's as you receive it. As shown in the image:
If you don't want to hear your IM, just look for the option "Stop listening your IM" in the same actions menu.
March 26. Second release: Thanks to all the people who give me feedback, I took all your suggestions for this release. New features added:
- Male and female voices added: You can select between a male or a female voice to hear your IMs, to change the plugin settings use select the menu "edit", option "settings..." and "plugins" tab as appear in the image.
- Emoticons interpreted: IMLoud will read the emoticons from your conversations.
- Custom AIM clients supported: IMLoud now supports other IM types, this enable the use in other windows based AIM clients.
See the download page for full instructions.
dhbellol is the first official submitter to the Open AIM Developer Challenge, like anyone who submits, he'll get a free TopCoder/Open AIM t-shirt. Feel free to check out his app and offer your feedback, as he is free to update, enhance and add features throughout the length of the competition (just keep the app at the same url). Remember, usage of your app is 20% of your final score!