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How to Archive Your Instant Messanger Chats

by Marquette Turner

in News & Views

If you rely heavily on instant messaging for business communications, you’ve probably wished for a way to store conversations for future reference. Simkl archives instant messages to an online server and lets you search and share them.

This “history saver” works with virtually all IM clients, from AIM to MSN to Yahoo Messenger. Savvy users know that IM aggregators like Pidgin and Trillian already let you save conversations, but they’re stored locally; you can’t access them from the Web like with Simkl. Check the video above to see it in action.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to pony up a few bucks to use the service: Simkl charges $24.99 annually or $2.99 per month. Those are reasonable rates, especially if you ever need an IM “paper trail” for legal reasons. [via Download Squad]

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