"Aimutation is an add-on for AOL's Instant Messenger software. It includes real time message logging, skinning, buddy notifications, buddy aliasing and much more."
Status: judging latest download, active. Former project by (our favorite coder at) 545/em, now open source.
There isn't too much to say about Dana. It's a basic IRC client. It just connects and works. No file transfer or anything fancy. Between that, and ~300k file size, it's blazing fast. It does let you store a number of servers, and even has a favorites list. It also connects to you favorite channel on launch, and the icon blinks if there is not connection. Naturally, it keeps a log file. Simple features, but everything you need.
Status: Active (I think)
"ICQ Plus allows you to change the appearance of ICQ. When installed, ICQ Plus integrates with ICQ by adding a menu item to the main menu. (...) ICQ Plus also allows you to change the appearance of individual features as well."
Status: dead. Link points to our archive.
Imtoomuch: "cool little AOL, MSN, ICQ client (...) The registration is free, though. Once you do this, you can set up your AOL, MSN, and/or ICQ accounts. Instan-t comes with some nice skins and more are available for download at the Instant T website. The buddy list is skinned, but unfortunatley the IM windows are not."
"MaxxChat is a multifunction toolbar which integrates the functionality of many communications products into a single, neat, tidy application which docks at the top of your screen, occupying only a minimum of desktop space. (...) To put it simply, you would have to have AIM, ICQ, an IRC client, a Video telephony product, Windows Media Player, a web browser, a news service ticker, and Winamp all running on your machine at the same time to provide the same level of functionality which Maxx provides."
"MyCQ is a small, simple, and highly skinnable freeware IM client. MyCQ uses a highly sophisticated plugin technology; witch makes it the ideal choice for IM (Instant Messengers) since you can use MyCQ (at the same time) with any networks of your choice. MyCQ is shipped with plugins for ICQ and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)."
Status: dead. We ain't got it archived - you (if even working now) ?
"Simply said, Trillian is the ultimate chat program. With so many different chat mediums such as MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ and IRC available today, there needs to be a single unified program for people to communicate with. Enter Trillian. With Trillian, all these chat networks are combined into a powerful, easy to use program."