Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that works with AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Google Talk / Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, IRC and more.
This means you can log into multiple networks all with the same program so you can chat with all your friends simultaneously, regardless which network they prefer.
Pidgin is Open Source, meaning this is the full version, royalty-free and containing no Spyware or Adware.
- Away messages
- Buddy Pounces: notifies you with a unique sound when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle
- Clarity: Tabbed conversations, contact aliasing and grouping
- Cross-platform (runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other operating systems)
- File transfer
- History: Conversation and chat logging
- Multilingual interface: 69 languages included
- Plugins: text replacement, buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, and more
- Privacy: Secure encrypted messaging (Plugins included in the download)
- Spell checking and Emoticons
- Typing notification
There is also a portable version available, so you can take your own IM settings, buddy lists, conversation history, spell checkers, plugins and preferences with you.
You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.