IM (Instant messaging) is part of daily routine of many Techno people. We have friends spread across various IM platforms like Google, Yahoo, Live and many more. Staying in touch with number of friend can be messy and time consuming considering different IM platforms.
Well, you can become an IM power user and stay in-touch with friends irrespective of their IM platform using all-in-one IM application, instead of like of Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and so on.
We have already seen 5 all in one instant messenger services for this purpose. However, at time standalone applicationÂ is more handy for multiple IM platform access. [ Pidgin ] is one cool standalone application for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes.
Pidgin can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.
Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. [ Miranda IM ] is another messaging client for Windows to acess multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously.
It is Very light on system resources and extremely fast, Miranda IM requires no installation and can be made to fit on a single floppy disk or USB drive.Ã‚ With plugin support, Miranda IM is flexible and customisable as per user needs. It is supported on Windows 98, 2000, XP and Vista.
Now you can be IM power user and stay connected with friends from different IM platforms with little fuss. Besides saving some time, it will also keep desktop clean without too many window panes on show!