Messenger Plus! for Skype
Messenger Plus! for Skype is, as the name hints at, a Skype add-on. It enables you to record Skype calls, add video effects, log chat, change your ringtones and lock the IM.
Ad-riddled setup and easy-to-use environment
The installation does not take very long, yet you should know that it offers you to make some changes to your default web browser (modify search engine, homepage etc.), and it is not possible to decline this proposal.
After completing this process, this utility places a toolbar next to the Skype window, from which you can easily access all the options available. It is suitable to all types of users, including those with little experience with the IT world, the extensive Help contents making sure of this.
Record calls and tweak some related parameters
First and foremost, this tool enables you to record any Skype call, be it video or audio, with just a click of the button. From the settings panel you can easily set up the app to automatically record your calls, open output folder when the process is done, change the output location and adjust the video quality.
Send animations to friends, customize ringtones and lock Skype
Messenger Plus! for Skype also comes bundled with multiple animations that you can preview in a separate window or send to your friends, as well as some “Emotisounds,” and video effects.
It is possible to enable local chat logging to a custom directory, associate a specific sound (WAV) from your hard drive with a selected contact, and lock Skype. The latter feature enables you to also create a keyboard shortcut, display a user-input message when locking and input a password, so that you can be sure only you can unlock the program.
Performance and conclusion
To wrap it up, Messenger Plus! for Skype is a pretty comprehensive and handy Skype add-on which enables you to customize your IM of choice with ease. The interface is intuitive, the response time is good and there are sufficient options to keep you glued to your computer for quite a while. System resource usage is insignificant and our tests did not reveal any errors or crashes.
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