The IM Kit is a modular framework developed to make it easy to access various IM networks (ICQ, AIM, etc) and is designed in a way it is fully integrated with BeOS’s attributed journaled 64-bit file system. It makes use of BFS’ attributes, indexes and “live queries” to make it as flexible as possible. With the IM Kit you can, for instance, search for all members of your family that are online and that by using the standard “Find” utility that you use to search files on your disk. You can also manage all the contacts using Tracker (the BeOS file manager and desktop). You can also see in the screenshot that the IM Kit even changes the icon color according to the user status and that change is, as expected, live.