I'm Away is a simple utility that helps you change your statuses in the most popular Instant Messengers on Mac with one click only. Change your status in Skype, iChat / Messages, and Adium with one hotkey you choose yourself.


• Changes statuses simultaneously in iChat / Messages, Skype, and Adium.
• Supports customizable hotkeys you choose yourself.
• Supports creation of custom status messages for all supported IM clients.
• Twitter integration - Now you can share your personal statuses on Twitter.


• Switch to Away after 5 min.
• Remember my status.

Control your statuses with ease with I'm Away!

What's New

Version 1.5

New feature: Automatic locking of your computer screen when you are away. Pair your Bluetooth® enabled device with I’m Away for even better performance.

Ratings and Reviews


Doesn't go invisible on lid close

I was hoping to use this to fix Skype's broken status reporting (which now always shows me as Online since I use Skype for iOS). This works great to set my status to Away after an idle period, but it leaves me Online if I close the lid. Would you please consider adding this feature? (Register for NSWorkspaceWillSleepNotification in NSWorkspace's notificationCenter, go Invisible, and come back Online when the Mac wakes up.)


Works Great - Almost 5 Stars

Works great to automate updating multiple IM clients with the same status & message. I'm Away remembers last custom message. 5th Star would go to keyboard shortcuts for saved custom messages. I use another keyboard macro app to expand my custom messages, which completes solution for me.


Promising, will be great with a few changes

I have to use various IM clients, so for me, the ability to set status across them with a hotkey is super-useful. This app works well. I'd like to be able to configure a default status message for each status type, or at least for available and away.

Unfortunately, version 1.3 seems to spike my cpu, so I've stopped using it for now :( Prior to 1.3, I never saw a cpu spike.


1.1 MB
OS X 10.6 or later
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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