(There's no video for Always ONline yet. Please contribute to MR and add a video now!)
AlwaysONline is an indispensable tool for everybody who uses America Online(R). As many of us America Online users know, busy signals are met all to often, and the current dialing limit of 5 times per number, 10 times total, often forces us to re-dial constantly to get on. To make matters worse, at the slightest sign of inactivity, AOL will automatically take any user off line.
AlwaysONline is the solution. It is a control panel that allows you to control exactly how many times America Online should dial each access numbers---in a row. AlwaysONline can have America Online dial each number up to 999 times---for a total of 1998 times. This way, you enter your password once, and don't have to do anything until America Online connects.
AlwaysONline also has a setting which allows you to remain on America Online for hours straight, even when away from your computer. When America Online detects inactivity, it will present a dialog to you, asking: "You have been idle for a while. Would you like to remain online?" AlwaysONline automatically hits "OK" to all these dialogs. So, in effect, you can have America Online start dialing a number, after which you can leave---and yet still find yourself signed on to America Online hours later when you return. Upon detecting a dialog asking "Would you like to stay online?," AlwaysONline will automatically dismiss it. No more getting disconnected when you're browsing the web, yet fail to see the infamous dialog.
AlwaysONline_1.5.sit (90.37 KiB / 92.54 KB)
Always ONline v1.5 / compressed w/ Stuffit
Mac OS 7.x - Mac OS 9.2.2
This software was meant for America Online version 3.0, 3.01, or 4.0.
Note: Always ONline is a control panel. To install it, drag and drop it on the System Folder and reboot.
Emulating this? It should run fine under: SheepShaver