Messenger Plus! 5.50.0 Build 763

Messenger Plus! 5.50.0 Build 763

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"An add-on for Windows Live Messenger."

Overview

Messenger Plus! 5.10.0.750 is a powerful add-on for Windows Live Messenger that completely transforms the Windows Live experience by adding a plethora of features and significantly enhancing the functionality of the software. With more than 60 million current users, and more than 500 million downloads since its inception, Messenger Plus! has quickly become the most popular Windows live Messenger extension available.

Installation

Messenger Plus! can be installed on any computer with Windows XP or above installed. Of course, you'll also need to have Windows Live Messenger 2009 or 2011 installed as well. Installation and setup can literally be performed with less than 10 clicks of the mouse.

Interface

This edition of the Messenger Plus! interface has been completely revamped, with almost every window having layout revisions. However, if you don't like some of the changes, keep in mind that the main focus of the add-on is to give you complete control over the Windows Live Messenger interface.

Pros

  • Drastically enhances Windows Live Messenger functionality

  • Lets you add visually stunning skins that greatly improve the aesthetic appeal of Windows Live Messenger

  • Advanced Log Search feature helps you find specific past conversations with ease

  • Quick Text settings and creative formatting options give you complete control

  • Lets you personalize your Windows Live Messenger status to display anything you'd like.

  • Account Polygamy feature allows you to be logged into multiple Windows Live accounts at the same time

  • Custom Emotion Sounds feature lets you assign prerecorded sounds to commands that can be easily used during a chat (i.e. - playing the sound of your laugh instead of typing “LOL”)

  • Messenger Lock feature allows you to instantly hide all Windows Messenger windows with the click of a button

  • Open scripting architecture let's developers create their own custom plug-ins for Windows Live Messenger

Cons

  • An extraordinary amount of options and possibilities may be utterly overwhelming to the user initially.

  • May complicate the use of Windows Live Messenger for novice users, and is therefore recommended for individuals that would like a more advanced experience with their IM client.

What's New in Messenger Plus! 5.10.0.750?

Messenger Plus! 5.10.0.750 adds four new main features to the renowned plug-in:

  • Messenger Plus!! World – surf the web and browse plug-ins, skins, and games from directly within your Windows Live Messenger window.

  • Easy Skin Creator – Gives you the freedom to create amazing custom skins in three simple steps; no programming experience necessary.

  • Skin Editor – Tweak existing skins to create your own modified masterpiece or transform them into an entirely new creation.

  • Chat Assistant – helps you manage and organize contacts and chat events more effectively by providing various shortcuts and enhancements.

Alternatives

As far as alternatives, there are no other add-ons for Windows Live Messenger that can compare with Messenger Plus!. In fact, one could even say that there are no other Internet messaging clients that can be improved so significantly with the use of a plug-in like Messenger Plus!.

Conclusion

If you'd like more control, creativity, and compatibility in your Windows Live Messenger, Messenger Plus! can give you everything you're looking for and more in a single download. This plug-in is literally everything needed to bring your online communication and networking experiences to the next level.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Messenger Plus! on 31 Aug 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Messenger Plus! Antivirus Report
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