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

3.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

tseven ,

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.

headquire ,

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.)

gcoghill ,


Smart, handy app. Would be great if it included some sort of auto-away feature after detecting no user activity (like iChat does), as well as a prompt to change all to available once you return to the idle Mac.

App Privacy

The developer, Eltima LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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