General release anticipated at the end of January, 2011
Messenger Plus! has released the private beta version of Plus! 5 to the testers, the fifth major version of the popular Messenger Plus! software. The beta version of this software and new website is currently in the testing and translation process. The general release of Plus! 5 is targeted for the end of January, 2011.
In anticipation of the general release of Plus! 5, following are highlights of its new features and a sneak peek at the software and website interfaces:
Summary of the new and revised features of Plus! 5 include:
Windows Live Messenger 2011 Support
Preferences & Options
Windows Live Messenger 2011 Support including skins, scripts & more
As previously announced, Plus! 5 provides full compatibility both with Windows Live Messenger (WLM) 2011 and WLM 2009. Skins, scripts and other Plus! 5 features are now supported in WLM 2011. A number of new skins have already been developed and are already available for WLM 2011 users.
Preferences & Options part of a whole new look & feel
Messenger Plus! has a new look and feel with redesigned themes for all windows, including a key-word based search feature for preferences and options.
MyPlus! uniting the Messenger Plus! community
One of the most significant new features of Plus! 5 is MyPlus!, a concept we envision to grow into a unique social network of the Messenger Plus! Community. To begin with, users can open their own account through the Plus! 5 website or request registration through the software itself.
Logs advanced online and local logging functions
Users can now view and search their logs locally or online on the MyPlus! server. Users can now access their logs from anywhere and at anytime, similar to the way they can access online email or other social media accounts. Advanced log options are also available for local viewing.
Website new version; new design
Messenger Plus! has recreated the Website from scratch with improved download interfaces for pages such as skins and scripts. Skin and script developers will also benefit from additional online documentation. In addition to its online log feature, we integrated the forum with the MyPlus! account concept.
HomePage (Beta) Preview
Skin Page (Beta) Preview
The above screenshots and features described are a preview and may be subject to change based on testing and development during the beta phase until the general release.
Messenger Plus! Live 4.9 and is still fully functional and can be downloaded at http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
Yuna Software sends Messenger Plus! users best wishes for the holiday season and a happy New Year.