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    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad

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    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Commercial Windows

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    Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Its...

    Open Source Windows

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    Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch. Your...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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    Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network. Localized versions of Psi are available in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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Miranda IM Comments


Positive Comment by Azazel
about Miranda IM and Miranda NG Mar 2013

Miranda is the best ICQ/jabber/etc client for Windows I have checked so far. The original program's interface is a little bit hardcrorish but there are numerous subprojects with (I guess) more appeling looks (and extended functionality as well); the one that I prefer is HotCoffee ( )


Complex and powerful but there are some easy ways to start

Comment by StephanF
about Miranda IM Jul 2011

To start with Miranda IM you can use a ready to use package. Many are available from For the German speaking the Fusion package ( is a very good package. You may also build your own package at


better than pidgin, just gotta find the right plugin. Pidgi ...

Comment by innatural
about Miranda IM Jun 2011

better than pidgin, just gotta find the right plugin. Pidgin uses way too much RAM compared to miranda