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multi-platform instant messaging Pidgin is a multi-platform instant messaging client that allows you to connect with all your buddies from a single messenger, even if they are using different networks. It supports MSN, AIM,ICQ, Yahoo, IRC, Groupwise, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime and XMPP. You can login to multiple messenger accounts at one, allowing you to chat with your buddies on Yahoo, ICQ and MSN (for example) at the same time. Pidgin supports all of the standard messenger features including online status, file transfers, contact blocking, contact aliases, buddy groups, status notifications and more. The program also supports plug-ins to add additional functionality. Copyright

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Publisher Pidgin Open Source Price Free
Version 2.14.13  history Last updated Feb 23, 2024
File Size 31.7 Mb Requirements None

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The best free multi protocol IM client 5 stars by csjjpm Mar 12, 2011 (Read all my 3 reviews)
It may not support audio and video but that is something they are working on. In the mean time it supports all the usual IM protocols including the most common MSN, Yahoo, AIM and ICQ. We use it in work for cross platform communication between Macs and Windows clients as it supports Bonjour/Rendezvous so Mac with iChat can communicate with PCs with Pidgin. We also run secure xmpp server allowing both platforms to communicate. If you want to communicate securely across the internet you can also use a plugin called 'Off the record' OTR. show Review details
It works well 4 stars by freesoftks Dec 11, 2010 (Read all my 4 reviews)
I use Pidgin to chat on a secure xmpp network. It is the most robust integrated chat application I have found. I have been on the net using chat services since 1996. Two thumbs up! show Review details
Light weight and fast. 5 stars by busybusy Nov 29, 2010 (Read all my 258 reviews)
Even though it does not have Video or Audio it does have everything else you need. It is light weight and fast. Thanks to the Pidgin Team show Review details
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