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Pidgin Privacy Please Blocks Instant Message Spam

Windows: Pidgin may be our pick for best instant messaging application in Windows, but one thing it can’t do is block out unwanted IMs or buddy requests. That’s where Pidgin Privacy Please comes in.


InstantBird Is A Lightweight, Cross-Platform Instant Messaging App With Sharp Looks

Windows/Mac/Linux: InstantBird is an instant messaging client that looks great and won’t drain system resources. If you want a highly customisable IM application that provides a consistent experience across Windows, Mac OS and Linux, it’s worth a try.


How To Video Chat With Your Friends And Family Using Skype

If you have a friend or relative living a bit further away than you’d like, you can stay in touch with the magic of video chat. It’s actually quite simple to set up; here’s how to do it.


How To Mass Import Your AIM Buddies Into Google Talk

AIM has integrated their instant messaging service with Google Talk, allowing you to talk to your friends on both protocols with only one login. Here’s how to import all your AIM buddies into Google Talk in one fell swoop.


The Best Instant Messaging Application For Android

Android finally has a few good IM apps in the Market, but if you’re looking for multi-protocol IM, it’s hard to beat Imo. It’s got an incredibly intuitive design, easy-to-use sign in process, voice IMs, and support for all the most popular protocols.


The Best Instant Messaging Application For iPhone

The iPhone offers up an ton of IM apps, some of which are very good, but none that are quite as good as imo. Imo hits the sweet spot thanks to its speedy operation, intuitive interface, support for many chat protocols, and keeping itself limited to just the features you really want.


The Best Instant Messaging Application For Windows

There are some great instant messaging apps out on Windows, but we think it’s hard to beat Pidgin’s low footprint, support for tons of different protocols, plugin-based architecture, and open source code.


The Best Instant Messaging Application For Mac

The competition for best instant messaging client on Mac is tough, and while the platform is full of good contenders, we believe Adium wins out thanks to its high level of customisability, broad support for different IM services, and open-sourced codebase.


Trillian 5 Brings Cross-Platform Chat Log For Free To All Devices

Windows/Mac/Android/iPhone/Blackberry/Web: Trillian, the cross-platform, message-syncing IM client has made its service even better by releasing all their clients with Pro features for free with advertisements.


AIM Fully Integrating With Gmail Chat For Single-Login Chat

Over the next few days, Google is going to be changing its AIM support to something a little more tightly integrated. No longer will you have to sign into AIM separately from Google; you just sign into Google Talk and you can chat with your AIM friends straight from that account — either by adding them to your Google Talk list (in the form of [email protected]) or by using the AIM to Gmail contacts importer, which should be available soon.