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O.P. Messenger Plus! 5 information

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
•    MyPlus!
•    Logs
•    Website


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

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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

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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


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Skin Page (Beta) Preview

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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.

This post was edited on 12-30-2010 at 01:51 AM by Chrono.
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RE: Messenger Plus! Releases Plus! 5 (beta)
Woo finally.
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RE: Messenger Plus! Releases Plus! 5 (beta)
Try linking to the actual image's location rather than the flickr page it's embedded in.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5303498728_74017284f9.jpg
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The preview button helps when making posts too.

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Website looks awful, btw.

An older colour scheme for those interested: http://msgplus.net/temp/homePlus5.jpg

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RE: Messenger Plus! Releases Plus! 5 (beta)
the only thing nice about that website is the background. The current one is much better...
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Ehm, when we can not use the beta, is it really a release?
Or can we all become beta testers? :P
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Ehm, when we can not use the beta, is it really a release?
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General release anticipated at the end of January, 2011
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The website looks ugly, can't Plus! stick to the old one? >< Also, :plus4: icon will be completely ditched? Also found the new preferences window actually harder and less intuitive than the current one, shouldn't the layout evolve instead of going back to the past? :(

Now, MyPlus! seems to be a good idea, but will logs continue to be encrypted even when stored online? And will our Forum accounts be "MyPlus Accounts" too or we'll have to start a new one?
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Closed beta?
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Closed beta?
Right.

We have only seen part of the new software, but I must say I thought Plus! 5 would have a better UI, it's not that bad though. Let's hope our opinion about it changes once the software gets released to the public.
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Those icons look like a horrible KDE rip off. Very amateur.
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It doesn't seem fair that only a few people get to try out the beta since we have been waiting months for an update. You could have at least sent out an updated version that worked with everything instead of sending out a version that only worked with part of the program and then do the whole overhaul. But hey we're only customers why should what we want matter :)
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