List of features:
Option to let only registred users shout
Version 1.6 is now compatible with Joomla! 2.5. Note that there are different files for Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5.
IMMEDIATELY (I'm talking the very second I enabled it) after I hit enabled and save in the back end, the shoutbox was filled with words like "nude" etc... I was pretty angry. There wasn't anyone on my site, so I don't know whats up with this module.
The support is second to none and the only problem I had was not caused by the extension but my Joomla setup - fixed by the author within a couple of hours and now working perfectly. Just remember if you want support with the Pro version, let him know the version of Shoutbox and Joomla that you're using and do read the instruction for installation. For what it is, this extension get full marks and I recommend it!
My only concern was not being able to actively fit the text-area box width. But I use this module on my site as a way for people to chat while viewing the forums. I highly recommend it.
It also has ha very active forum so if you have questions they are quick to respond.
If you need people to communicate on your site this is all you need.
It's the first one that I pay for and the first one I comment, and it's really cheap for the advantage it gives to my site.
Pros: Very easy to install, the pro version lets you control Ips, ban, censore words, use a captcha... Necessary things (sadly), due to the amount of spammers out there searching for every little space to write their crap on. I thought I wouldn't need security, but I did...
Tip: The languages are easy to change just by editing the en-GB mod-shoutbox.ini file.
To improve: The app would be perfect if it could be more customizable and sizeable through the admin panel, without the need of having to edit the .css file.
Congrats to the developer(s) for this easy and really useful app.
Today I noticed they had v1.2 and Pro versions. So I gave 1.2 a try. After installing it, turns out it's the same old v1.15, just renamed to version 1.2. And of course, getting same spams. Their forum talks about this bug and suggests upgrade to Pro version (commercial).
Is any Pro version users having same problem?