Editors' reviewThough it doesn't have the range of features Yahoo! or MSN Messenger offer, this easy-to-use software lets you send instant messages to iContact.com members and, with customization, receive information about people, places and things you might be interested in. Installation is easy, though you'll have to register with the site and await an activation code before it's finalized. iContact Messenger's simple tabbed interface offers mail, events, and music. You can input personal information at the iContact site if you'd like to explore the social networking aspect of this tool. As with other messengers, you can see which of your buddies are on- and off-line. You'll also be able to use the software for your AOL, MSN, or Yahoo! account notifications. Although the software supports only text messages and doesn't work with Webcams or voice messages, it is offered at no charge and anyone can use it.
iContact Messenger is the fusion of universal instant messaging and intelligent social networking. It is a desktop-based extension to the popular iContact.com social networking Web site, and provides support for MSN, Yahoo, and AOL messaging as well. Through iContact Messenger, members are introduced to new people, places, events, groups, and music. You can also listen to new music and see upcoming local events directly from messenger tabs.