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Overview >>
  • IM'napper is a software that 'kidnaps' the buddy lists of ICQ, AIM, MSN and Yahoo! Pager and shows them in one neat window on the side of your screen.

  • If you have ever used more than one IM software at the same time, you know they can literally gobble up all your desktop space.

  • IM'napper captures all the buddy lists and organizes them in one window, so that you have enough space to run other programs.
Requirements >>
  • In order to run IM'napper you would need the following:

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Using IM'napper >>
  • If you have ICQ or AIM, then 'undock' them from the side of your screen, since it's not possible for IM'napper to capture docked windows.

  • Just click on the IMnapper.exe file and if ICQ/AIM/Yahoo Pager/MSN are running, all of them will be automatically IM'napped! There's actually nothing you have to do to start using IM'napper as a normal user. For advanced tips, read on.

  • Now if you want, IM'napper can start/load ICQ/AIM etc. every time it starts up. So you do not have to specifically click on ICQ/AIM etc. everytime you want to chat. To enable the auto-start feature, click on the last icon: 'Options': and then click on 'Auto-start IM's'. You can then specify which IM software to auto-load and where are they located in your computer. This way, you can disable the auto-start feature in ICQ/AIM etc. which makes them start when Windows starts, and only start them when you want them to.

  • The first icon is for 'Combo' view, which is basically what you would be using normally. In the combo view, only the buddy-list of every IM program is displayed. This means there are no AIM ads, no MSN ads, and no menus/buttons/icons that waste space.

  • However, if you want to see the whole window of any IM software, just click on its icon and it'll show up in 'Full view.'

  • When IM'napper detects ICQ/AIM etc. it colors the appropriate icon and when you close ICQ/AIM etc., it makes the icon grey.

  • Hold the 'Control' key if you want to move IM'napper around the screen without docking it to a side. This is very useful if you have a dual-monitor system.

  • One word of caution: When IM'napper has kidnapped the ICQ/AIM/Yahoo/MSN windows, *PLEASE DO NOT* attempt to move the windows by yourself if you are in the 'Full view.'

  • Please remember, IM'napper is still in beta stage and not a final product yet. So there is a slight possibility that it might crash. However, we and many of our beta-testers have been using it for more than 3-4 months now and it only crashes if anyone tries to break Rule No. 7 (read above). Other than that, IM'napper has never crashed or caused any weird behaviors.

  • For a better understanding of IM'napper, look at the following screenshots and click on them for a hi-res image.

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Disclaimer >>
  • All the files have been scanned with anti-virus software. However you should make it a habit to always scan files downloaded from the Internet, before you run/execute them.

  • Since all the programs provided here are Freeware, we cannot be held responsible for any damage, misuse, or losses caused directly or indirectly by them.

  • However, all of our products have gone through considerable amount of end-user alpha and beta testing and have proved stable under almost all configurations.

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