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The IMified Buddy

This website is really a buddy when it comes to performing some network lookups on a regular or irregular basis. Just by adding this buddy in your IM client, now you can easily post and entry in your Blog, set up and view alerts, manage projects in the online project management tool Basecamp, bookmark in Delicious, run network commands like ping, whois, traceroute, etc. Good thing is this buddy can be added in most of the IM client’s viz- AIM, MSN, Jabber, Gtalk, Yahoo (this one has been down off late). I am not sure how its spelt, whether I call it I-M-‘e’-fied or I-M-‘i’-fied”, but that really doesn’t matter. I would rather call it by the first one.

After adding the buddy to the buddy list, you just need to send any message to this buddy and your account is created. Finally interactions can be done when you have the Main Menu. Cool huh! That’s how one gets IMified.

Launched on 3rd February ’07, a free service as of now, it might start charging a nominal fee as the user base increases. It’s already becoming increasingly popular according to their blog.

It’s an easy to access productivity tool. To take advantage of it, there are a variety of widgets available which has to be added in your account and then its ready to access through a menu system. The developers in the lab are working on adding more widgets and others can also create their own widgets using the API provided. I used the service to check for some network commands. Here are a few snapshots.

The set of commands available under NetLookup command

The PING command

The ALEXA command

An impressive WHOIS response

Kudos to the IMified team. For more information just keep checking for more and keep IMifieing.

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June 14, 2007 - Posted by | Analytics

1 Comment »

  1. cool man, i was looking for this, u are my hero (kiss)

    Comment by senthil | June 14, 2007 | Reply

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