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Pidgin Description

Pidgin is a reliable messaging client that lets you access a large number of chat programs such as AIM, MSN, IRC, Yahoo, and many more, so you can connect with all of your friends on a single platform. Earlier known as GAIM, Pidgin is used by millions of users around the world.

With this instant messaging and VoIP application, it is possible to communicate on multiple protocols at the same time. It brings support for a wide range of instant messaging protocols, including AIM, ICQ, XMPP, Google Talk, MSN, Bonjour, Yahoo, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, MXit, MySpace and Zephyr. The installation, however, requires a GTK+ runtime environment, which is already included in the installer.

In order to use Pidgin messenger, first of all you must have one or more accounts on the supported protocols. The interface is quite simple and straightforward to use. There are very less personalization options available, however, the Windows App features support for themes that can be downloaded from the Internet. Moreover, various plugins are also available to extend the functionality beyond the normal features.

Another important feature worth mentioning is “Buddy Pounce” that lets you specify the actions to be taken by the application when one or multiple contacts signs in/out, sends a message, etc. You can even use the Preferences section to make few interface tweaks and change logging settings, proxy options or sound schemes according to your requirements. Download Pidgin to get in touch with your buddies instantly.

Key features of Pidgin

 > Log in to accounts on multiple IM software at the same time

 > Compatible with many chat networks: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, Yahoo!, Bonjour, IRC MSN Messenger, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr. Support can  be extended with plugins

 > Supports all standard chat features such as file transfers, buddy icon, away messages, custom smileys, and typing notifications.

 > Many customization options that includes - change your icon, create groups, configure alerts, share files and even add Pidgin plugins


 > Integrates with system tray

 > Free and open-source

 > No support for ads

 > Interface is streamlined

 > Customizable themes available through web

 > Supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

 > Translated into several different languages

The Cons

 > Doesn’t detect LAN networks

 > Can't send print screen images directly as in Messenger.

The Bottom Line

Pidgin for Windows can satisfy all your communication needs through multiple protocols it supports. This means, you can chat with a friend on Facebook, talk to someone on Google Talk, and get into a video call all at the same time. All things considered, it is a secure, safe and easy-to-use IM solution for no price.

8.30 MB
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
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