goober Messenger

Multi-functional messenger with TV, radio and more

Although goober Messenger looks like just another Instant Messaging client, it is in fact much more than that. View full description

PROS

  • Has tons of features, from an IM client to online videos
  • Well-presented and polished interface
  • Includes RSS feeds
  • Widgets expand goober Messenger

CONS

  • Interface is a little cluttered
  • Radio and video channels are obscure
  • Video, mobile and landline calling not available yet
  • A lot to pack into what is essentially an IM client
  • Supported by ads

Good
7

Although goober Messenger looks like just another Instant Messaging client, it is in fact much more than that.

goober Messenger encompasses absolutely everything from aggregating RSS feeds to video playback, and offers cheap calls to mobile networks worldwide. This is undoubtedly an ambitious package but for the most part, goober Messenger does a decent job of providing these features quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, this Mac beta release does not allow you to make video calls or landline/mobile calls although those features will surely come in the official release.

When you install goober Messenger, you'll need to sign up for an account, which only takes a minute or so, and doesn't involve divulging anything you're not comfortable with. The toolbar along the top is the main control center for goober Messenger. From here you can add new messenger contacts from major IM clients, manage your address book and add widgets amongst other things. The widget function is something that makes goober Messenger a little more unique than other IM clients as they allow you to expand the functionality of goober Messenger very easily.

You've also got access to an online hard drive. This only gives you 200MB of free space but it's better than nothing. Another interesting feature is the 'Radio and TV' button, which allows you to watch TV and listen to radio channels within goober Messenger. Many of the channels are pretty obscure, but the quality of streaming is good and you can watch them in full screen by double clicking on them.

Other buttons include options to join special topic-orientated chat rooms, payment for sending text messages, a text messaging function and a button to change goober Messenger settings.

goober Messenger deserves full marks for being innovative, even if it all feels a bit overwhelming at first. If you were to take advantage of all of it's features, you'd have a mighty powerful and comprehensive messenger, multimedia and online storage solution.

goober Messenger

Download

goober Messenger Beta 2.1