Yahoo Pal is a software utility addressed to all those who love chatting on Yahoo Messenger, adding a bunch of useful features to the popular instant messaging client.

Yahoo Pal is not a stand-alone application, but an add-on that integrates into Yahoo Messenger and allows you to access its options straight from the menu bar of Yahoo's program.

First of all, Yahoo Pal lets you use multiple accounts on the same computer, which is indeed a very useful feature for users who own more than a single Yahoo account.

Another good tool integrated into Yahoo Messenger is the auto-reply utility that enables you to set up custom messages to be sent to your contacts when you're away from the keyboard. And what's more, you can input different messages for multiple accounts.

Last but not least, Yahoo Pal comes with a dedicated feature to set up a hotkey for hiding Yahoo Messenger windows, with the same shortcut also being used for opening all chatting windows instantly.

While Yahoo Pal doesn't seem to have any problem running on all Windows iterations on the market, it's not compatible with the latest Yahoo Messenger releases and during our test it only launched on versions older than 9.0.

All in all, Yahoo Pal is a handy piece of software for all Yahoo Messenger addicted users, bringing an interesting pack of features to an otherwise advanced instant messaging tool. It doesn't hamper system performance and works like a breeze on all Windows versions.