I really don’t like using Skype: I think its interface is confusing and I’ve been frustrated over the years with how often my contacts appear offline, despite the fact that I know they’re definitely on-freaking-line. Unfortunately, the app is still a digital necessity for keeping in touch with distant friends and family. Fortunately, there are […]
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Brief Chat Style for Skype on Mac OS X

I really don’t like using Skype: I think its interface is confusing and I’ve been frustrated over the years with how often my contacts appear offline, despite the fact that I know they’re definitely on-freaking-line. Unfortunately, the app is still a digital necessity for keeping in touch with distant friends and family.

Fortunately, there are ways of making Skype just a little bit better, and this chat style from Maykel Loomans, entitled Brief, is one of them. Just download the free zip file, give the resulting chat file a double-click, and then activate it from within Skype’s Messaging settings.

It’s like unpickling a pickle (yuck) and turning it back into a cucumber (yum).

[via @chrisbowler]

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