Skylook 2.0 for Skype sneek peak

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Skylook 2.0 for Skype sneek peak

Skylook is one of the most powerful add-ons for Skype you will find. Skylook 2.0 includes a major new feature called “Alerts and Forwarding”. This feature allows you to be alerted about important events that occur when you are away from your PC. These events include: The receipt of an important Email; the receipt of an instant message, an important contact coming on-line, a missed Outlook reminder; a missed call or voice message. When any of these events occur, Skylook can inform you via phone or SMS. Depending on the type of event, the contents of the relevant message are forwarded to the phone via audio or SMS (e.g. voice mail messages are replayed over the phone call).

Here are some scenarios as Skylook explains them on their new Wordpress site that shows the power of Skylook 2.0 used in conjunction with Skype.

    * You use Outlook for all your appointments but you are often away from your PC, and you either don’t have an Outlook compatible PDA or you aren’t great at keeping it synchronized. Hence you often miss meetings. With Skylook, if a reminder pops up when your Skype status is Away or Unavailable, or if a reminder pops up and is not dismissed within a couple of minutes, you will receive an SMS so that you do not miss that important meeting or other appointment.
    * You desparately need to speak to Fred, but can’t get in touch with him. His Skype status is offline and you cannot reach him on his mobile phone. You want to know as soon as he “resurfaces”. You use Skylook to set up an alert that will call you on your mobile phone as soon as he comes on-line. Later, your phone rings - it’s Skylook - it tells you that Fred is now online and tells you you can press “1″ to call him now. You press “1″ on your phone and Skylook calls Fred on Skype and connects him through to your phone.
    * You are sweating on an important email from your boss, but you have to go out. You set up a Skylook alert to forward any emails from your boss to you via your phone. Later, your phone rings - it’s Skylook with your email message. Skylook reads the email to you using text-to-speech technology. After hearing the email, you are given the option to call your boss via Skype by pressing “1″ on your phone.
    * You use Skype a lot for instant messaging, but you are often away from your PC. You check a box in the Skylook options dialog to tell it to forward all instant messages to you via SMS. From that point, if your Skype status is “Away” or “Unavailable” when you receive a Skype text chat message, the message is automatically forwarded to you via SMS.
    * You don’t want to be available all the time, so you don’t set up Skype call forwarding, but you would like to know if anyone leaves you a voice message while you are away from your PC. That way you can choose which calls to return. You check a box in the Skylook options dialog to tell it to forward all voice messages to your mobile phone. Later, when you are away from your PC, your phone rings - it’s Skylook with a Skype Voice Mail message. After hearing the message, you are given the option to call the sender via Skype by pressing “1″ on your phone.


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