Contact Alarm – Skype Plugin

January 30th, 2008

Update: In the meantime beta version 0.2 of this plugin has been published. Go here.


As already noted in one of my previous posts, I have been looking for a Skype plugin that will let me set individual status notifications for my contacts. Although Skype has a build-in option for notifying you, when your contacts’ status changes (by little fade-in windows), this option affects ALL of your contacts. This can get quite annoying, especially if you have more than 10 buddys.

Since that post, two Skype Extras have been published, none of which are freeware. So I wrote my own :-) You can get it via the download link at the bottom of the post. Please note, that this is still a beta version! I will also setup a website for the plugin in the near future. Until then, go on and grab it, while it’s fresh!

If you have any questions, problems or suggestions for future versions, feel free to let me know in the comments or drop me mail.

Get it from Skype Extras

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7 Responses to “Contact Alarm – Skype Plugin”

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good work. it was good, though i thought it was supposed to be free? it now doesn’t work and says i have to buy it, which also, incidentally, doesn’t work.

Hey lucas,

it still is supposed to be free. I’ll talk to the Skype people on monday to see what went wrong. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.



Great plug in, works a treat!
Just one suggestion, would be nice if there was an option to automatically turn the alarm off after the alarm has been triggered for the first time.

Hi, it is still not free, so I wanted to buy it,after some failures I managed to pay via my skype account, but I still cannot get contactalarm to work on my computer, since the trial period has expired.

Hi andrea,

when did you buy it (date)? Unfortunately, the licensing stuff is out of my hands, since that is all handled by Skype. But I’ll try to help you figure this out.

What you want to try first is update all your licenses. You do that by clicking on “Tools->Extras->Organize your Extras” in the Skype menu. In the bottom left of the opening window you click on “Options”. Now you can update both your extras and the licenses. Try both and let me know if that fixed the issue.

Will we see Contact Alarm for last version of Skype? :)

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