IM or Instant Messaging is simple text communication between two people (or more people) using computers or other devices at the same time, along with shared clients. The user’s text is conveyed over a network. More advanced instant messaging software clients also allow enhanced modes of communication, such as live voice or video calling.
There’s many popular chat software that you can download for free such as Yahoo Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, etc.. These software will allow you to have just one account. If you have multiple account social network or IM protocols and want to manage them into one place, you can use chat software that allow you to have multiple account. The list below is best desktop chat software that support multiple account functions.
Miranda IM Is simple chat application that support multiprotocol instant messenger. Customise Miranda with many plugins
- Support Plugins
- Support AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), Facebook Chat, Gadu-Gadu, IAX (Inter-Asterisk Exchange), ICQ, IRC, Jabber, MSN, Netsend, Tlen, Yahoo Messenger
Download Miranda – Click Here
Actually, Trillian is shareware chat application, But there’s also available free version of Trillian. Trillian is powerfull chat software than can connect you to popular network service such as Yahoo IM, Google (Gtalk), Facebook Chat, Skype etc..
- Support Many Device
- Support AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, Google, Facebook Chat, Jabber, Skype, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and studiVZ / meinVZ / schuelerVZ chat!
- Foursquare with GPS support
- Email Notification
- Customize your Trillian with Plugins and Skin
Download Trillian For Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 – Click Here
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Download Trillian For iPhone – Click Here
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Download Trillian For Blackberry – Click Here
Nimbuzz for PC gives you free and low-cost calls, free instant messaging and puts all your friends in one place!
- Chat Room
- Share music, movies and photos
- Support Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, Google Talk, Facebook, MySpace, Gadu-Gadu, Hyves and many more.
Download Nimbuzz (15 MB) – Click Here
Digsby is chat software that support multiprotocol instant messenger such as Yahoo messenger, ICQ, AIM® Facebook chat, Google Talk, and many more.
- Multi Instant Messaging
- Support Skin or theme such as windows 7 theme
- Email Notification
- Send and Receive Email
- Support Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts
- Social Networking Tools (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn)
- Website Widget
Download Digsby (19MB) – Click Here
Paltalk is free video chat software with many features, you can connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime with video chat, video and voice calls, text, and more.
- Video Chat Rooms
- Video Messages
- High Resolution Video
- Send Large Files up to 200 MB
- Send IMs or message to many user
- Save IM Conversation
- VOIP Chat
- PC to Phone Calls
- High Fidelity Audio
- Support popular chat network : AOL, MSN, Yahoo IM (Instant Messenger) , Gchat and Facebook chat
Pidgin is a chat software which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
- Support many popular service : AIM, ICQ, FAcebook IM, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.
- File transfers
- Away messages
- Buddy icons
- Custom smilies
- Typing notifications.
Download Pidgin (9.1 MB) – Click Here
Palringo is the ultimate Instant Messaging client for mobile phones and computers with innovative support for text, pictures and walkie-talkie style voice messaging
- Windows Live Messenger, AOL (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk ™, ICQ ®, Jabber, iChat, MobileMe, Gadu-Gadu, Facebook Chat (Alpha)
- Chat Room
- Send voice message
- Photo sharing
- Share your location via GPS, Wi-Fi and Network towers
- Protecting your privacy
Download Palringo – Click Here
Yoono is free social network software and chat application that allow you to connect with your social network account. Doesn’t matter if you have multiple account on facebook or twitter, All your multiple account can work simultaneously together with yoono. There’s available Yoono for desktop, Browser Add-on, and Iphone Application.
- Share links, images, and video
- Drag and Drop Features
- Email Notifications (Gmail, Yahoo mail, etc..)
- Social Network Tools
- Support Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, AIM, Google Talk and many more
- Similar web service
Download Yoono Desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux and Portable software) – Click Here
Download Yoono Browser Add-on (Firefox and Google Chrome) – Click Here
Download Yoono for Iphone – Click Here
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I think yonoo is not much better than all of us think it is. I think trillian is a great one.
among all existing IM, whichever is most secure?
trillian is best
Tried them all, unfortuantely, there isnt a single one that is a true all in one, one bugs out on something somewhere. so far for IM pidgin is the most stable, but it doesn’t support social networking, the best combo is pidgin and seesmic desktop, but im still waiting for a TRUE all in one social app, something that hosts the top messenger protocols, including voice file transfer and cam, social networks and email read/write. hopefully someone comes up with it soon cause its desperately needed with all the networks out there.
I wanted to know if there is any software which can help me share music while messaging. I would greatly appreciate your help.
There is a music tracker plugin for pidgin that can change your status based off of musical preferences, if that is what you’re looking for.
yoono doesn’t add a google+ account….
I have tried a few of the IM clients listed here while I loved Trillian (before Pro came out), I prefer not to have to pay to use a free service. I like the Miranda GUI and plug-ins, the only downside for me was the lack of chat. I like Pidgin for its portability the yahoo chat is buggy (no chat room list) at least on my tests. I like its usability and ease of use out of the box.
I’m using Nimbuzz, specially for Facebook Chat, its awesome
HI,, I am using Nimbuzz but it does not support multiple facebook accounts.. any IM which supports more than 1 facebook account can be connected ?
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