Multi Protocol Instant Messaging Clients
Today we digg into All-In-One Messengers (aka multi-protocol Instant Messaging clients), these handy apps merge several messenger platforms (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber…) into one messenger.
We got it all covered: web-based ones (to access from work or school), desktop downloadables and for mobile devices.
Online Instant Messengers
Meebo (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, ICQ, Jabber) – Lets you access multiple IM accounts simultaneously. Registration isn’t required, however if you sign-up (free) you will be able to:
- sign into all of your IM screen names using a single meebo login
- save your preferences (i.e. sounds and appearances)
- save your conversations in meebo chat logs
(AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber) – Quite similar to Meebo. You can login to several IM accounts at once either by entering login details for each of them, or use a single Koolim ID (sign-up required).
eBuddy [No Longer Available] (MSN, Yahoo, AIM) – Unlike the above two, with eBuddy you can to login to only one IM application at a time.
ILoveIM (MSN, Google Talk, AOL, Yahoo) – Same thing here, only one IM application at a time.
Multi Protocol Instant Messengers for Desktops
Trillian [Windows] – AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and IRC
Miranda IM [Windows] – AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, IAX, Netsend, Tlen ….
Gaim [Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows] – AIM, ICQ , MSN, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Sametime, Zephyr
Adium [Mac] – AIM, ICQ , MSN, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Novell GroupWise, Lotus, Bonjour, QQ, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk
Kopete [Broken URL Removed] [Linux] – AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu and Novell GroupWise
[Windows, Mac, Linux] – ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and AIM
Instan-t Express [Windows] – MSN, AOL, ICQ, and Yahoo
Multi Protocol Instant Messaging Cleints for Mobile Phones
Yiego – Chat with your contacts on GoogleTalk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ and Jabber.
eBuddy (MSN, Yahoo, AIM) – accessible online.
Eqo (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk, Skype) – requires download
Nimbuzz (MSN, Life Messenger, Google Talk) – requires download