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6 Best Multi Messenger Clients

6 Best Multi Messenger Clients

Best Multi Messenger

There used to be a time when we used to have Yahoo mesenger and AIM for chatting and later on many other IM clients like Skype, MSN, Facebook and many others joined the party. Obviously running so many IM clients all together sounds like a task and at the top of it, it will hurt your PC performance. How about instead of using so many messenger clients, we use one best multi messenger, which let us manage all IM account from one place.

There are many multi-messenger softwares for every operating system like Windows, mac and linux. These are some of best having better GUI, great interaction with parent messenger service, tested and secure.

Here I’m sharing few multi-messenger softwares which will help you to login to different IM’s.

Best Free Multi-Messenger Software’s

These multi-messengers are not in any particular order.

Instant Bird

This is one of the most simplest Multi IM client here. It supports all popular messenger services like : Facebook, Google talk, MSn, Yahoo, Aim.

  • IM support : AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk
  • Social Network Support : Facebook
  • Platform Support : Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Open Source : Yes
  • Language support : English, Finnish, French, Polish and Russian
  • Size : 8 MB (windows), 19 MB (mac), 11 MB (linux)

Pidgin

IM Support : AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr.

  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Linux
  • Source Available : Yes
  • Language support : About 75 languages including Hindi  and other Indian regional languages
  • Size : 14 Mb (mac), 26 MB (windows)

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Trillian

  • IM Support : AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, IRC, Google Talk, Jabber, Skype and Bonjour
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, Twitter and FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Mobile (IPhone, Blackberry and Android )
  • Source Available : API available for Trillian plugin and skin development
  • Language support : English, German , Russian and Czech
  • Size : 16 Mb (Windows), 17 MB (Mac)
Trillian is now also available for iPhone and it supports multi IM login too.

Nimbuzz

  • IM Support : AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, Skype and more
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Mobile
  • Source Available : No
  • Language support : English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Turkish and German
  • Size : 15 Mb (Windows), 16 MB (Mac)

Digsby

  • IM Support : AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber
  • Social Network Support : Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn
  • Email Alert : Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts
  • Platform supported : Windows only. From last one year I see there Mac and Linux pages but who knows when they launch supported version?
  • Source Available : No
  • Language support : About 20 Languages
  • Size : 20 Mb (Windows)

Download Digsby


Adium

  • IM Support : AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, LiveJournal, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Zephyr , Gadu-Gadu, QQ, Yahoo-Japan, Novell Groupwise, Lotus and Bonjour
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Only Mac
  • Source Available : Yes
  • Language support : English only but with help of Mac system preference you can change other languages too.
  • Size : 24 Mb

Download Adium

These days, many popular IM clients are integrating Facebook in them. Recently Skype integrated Facebook IM and it works great. But, again the best solution is when we use one of these best multi IM client and chat from one place.  My personal choice : I have both Mac and Windows, on mac I prefer Adium and Digsby is my personal favorite IM tool for Windows. Do let us know which software do you use to login to multiple IM’s?

Article by Vikash Tiwary

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{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Sanu Jha September 8, 2010, 6:22 pm

    Great list,

    i downloaded all and find digsby is best among all. cheers :)

  • Rajat Jain September 8, 2010, 10:43 pm

    Yes.. Digsby is the best, i m using it.. its interface for Facebook & Twitter is very handy…

  • Jimmy January 15, 2011, 4:29 pm

    Digsby is very nice looking but very unreliable with MSN if you ask me, sometimes messages do not send or get received.

  • Johan Cerezo July 1, 2011, 9:56 pm

    digsby is a good looking app, but I don’t trust if this is safe. i use pidgin instead.

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