If Then Software
has announced the release of Status Symbol 1.0. It’s a new stand-alone application that can manage your status line, as seen in iChat AV.
Status Symbol can display information ranging from stock prices to weather, system status to personal information, iTunes, iChat and other data — all without “hooking” into the system as a preferences pane, according to the developers.
Fast access buttons enable you to toggle iChat status for eating, sleeping, working, errands, running to the gym and meetings — all to help folks who want to let their iChat AV buddies know where they are and when they’re going to return.
Status Symbol can also be loaded as a login item — when it loads, it will launch iChat AV for you automatically, firing up whatever status module you’ve configured.
Status Symbol requires Apple’s iChat AV public beta and MacOS X v10.2 or higher. It’s “donationware.”