What All-in-one Instant Messenger Should You Use?

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What do you use for your default instant messenger? There are so many options out there, it’s hard to choose since everyone is on different clients. That’s when you should check out an all-in-one. There are several of them out there that work well. Some people prefer Trillian. I use Adium on OS X. There’s one for Windows called Digsby that I can’t stand… but hey, others like it!

There’s a new cross-platform all-in-one instant messaging client available though. Instantbird works quite well on all three main operating systems out there. Best of all, it runs off the Mozilla engine!! Nice, eh?

With Instantbird, you can chat on several different IM environments all at once: Yahoo, AIM, MSN, Google Talk, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, IRC, QQ and XMPP! Yep… IRC. That means you can come chat with us in our live chat room right from within Instantbird!

Did I mention that this client is free as well? The interface is unobtrusive… and very clean. It’s there to let you instant message, and that’s about it. I like that. I get so tired of clients that try to make themselves “look good”… and see them fail miserably.

Download Instantbird and check it out for yourself today. You might just find yourself making a permanent switch.

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5 thoughts on “What All-in-one Instant Messenger Should You Use?”

  1. What’s with all the hate on Digsby? The only thing I don’t like about it is that it is only available on Windows. It’s got a nice clean interface that’s easy to use and it does facebook & twitter. It’s certainly nicer than Pidgin (my preferred client on un*xes) on Windows. It doesn’t merge your contact lists if you have multiple accounts on the same IM network like Trillian did (God how I hated that! I spent hours separating my work contacts from my personal contacts after I uninstalled Trillian!).

    It may not be as mature as other clients, but what do you expect? It’s a recent entry after all and it shows a lot of promise.

  2. Instantbird is a nice application, and does a handful of things well; however there are other IM clients out there that do a much better job of corralling all of your messaging needs. My hands down favorite of the bunch is Digsby though -extremely easy to use, and unbelievably stable, considering the plethora of services that it puts into one little window.

  3. Hey ya Chris,

    I’m trying this one out right now. Looks promising.

    Offnote: thanks for following me on Twitter yesterday; look forward to your updates.

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