Pidgin Reviews

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about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful

Formerly known as Gaim

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Good one.

about Pidgin and Mumble, XChat for Linux · · Helpful Not helpful

I used this as my main client for IM. I like it, i use IRC chat and save them to my favorites. Your ircs are in tabs like a browser.

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about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful

Pidgin is a great instant messenger. The only thing missing is the ability to use voice messaging. I do hope it will be added in the near future.

Please expend a modicum of effort. Pidgin conveys voice media via RTP and may conduct session via SIP or Jingle.

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No other application can connect me to all the chats

about Pidgin and Hangouts, Facebook · · Helpful Not helpful

I looked for a while for something like this, and no other application I found could connect me to all of the chats I wanted to be in at the same time. It's a great way to keep in touch with all my friends on different IM clients in one central location. The biggest thing that set it apart for me is that you can not only connect to all the major IM clients, but to Facebook, GoogleTalk and IRC as well.

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I love this app.

about Pidgin and Linux Mint · · Helpful Not helpful

I love this app. You know it's awesome if it's included in Linux Mint.

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Its really good.

about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful

Its really good. None of the problems listed does occur for me.
using it with MSN messenger accounts.

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about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful

Been using it since it was GAIM. I love how lightweight and simple it is. However lately my MSN has been buggy on it (not showing up as online), hopefully that will get fixed soon.

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I would suggest it to anyone.

about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful

Very clean interface, low memory footprint (10-20K for 4 different clients), able to add spellchecker, nice features and addons and cross platform.

I would suggest it to anyone.

The only real downside to pidgin is that as of 2.6.3 there is no (or little if you are on linux) support for video / voice chat and sometimes file transfer is slow. Those should be cleared up though.

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Best messenger for Skype.

about Pidgin and Skype · · Helpful Not helpful

Simple and effective multi messenger.

Best messenger for Skype.

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about Pidgin and Skype, Adium · · Helpful Not helpful

I do use Adium on my Mac, however i think there is a Pidgin port on macports. I don't like the Skype integration since the Skype stuff still pops up.

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Super... but no VoIP.. so useless

about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful

Excellent client. Interface .. well.. ugly but a lot of plugins. Only problem is that there is no Skype support (Skypekit, hello?) and not even standard VoIP via SIP. So for me it's totally useless.

Pidgin's lack of Skype support is due to legal restraints imposed by Microsoft that effectively bar Pidgin's developers from implementing Skype in the client. That is to say, it's can't be considered a shortcoming on the part of the app or its developers and, therefore, it's unfair to use as a basis for a negative review, imo.

Yes, it's true that Skypekit has been made available by Microsoft for integrating Skype access into 3rd-party apps and devices, but the licensing explicitly forbids using Skypekit in the development of open source software. This includes the vast majority of instant messaging apps, Pidgin included. There are workarounds to this situation, namely those mentioned above -- the skype4pidgin and SIPE plugins for Pidgin. And while the Pidgin project officially does not support plugins (effectively washes their hands should skype4pidgin and SIPE devs ever be sued by Microsoft for license violation), the plugins are proving to be working and reliable solutions to integrating Skype into Pidgin.

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about Pidgin and TeamViewer, AMMYY Admin, Skype · · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful

Nice software. Voice messaging is a great feature that must be included in every instant messaging software. Due to its absence most of people are forced to run Skype simultaneously.

Moreover it happens too offen to me that i need not only voice chat but also ability to remote control PC or show my desktop to explain person some tech details or make a presentation.

For this purpose I use Ammyy Admin
or TeamViewer.

The first works without installation and registration, the latter seems to have more features but has certain non-commercial limitations which annoy a lot.

[Edited by Venom88, February 24]

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A buggy piece of trash on windows

about Pidgin · · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful

On Windows Platforms Pidgin is very buggy. Also looking at pidgin homepage i think that program is discounted.

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