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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 282 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.11.0
  • Total Downloads:
    762,690
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #34 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Pidgin lets you link your accounts from multiple chat apps, so you can communicate with all of your friends from one central location. Rather than having to stay logged in to multiple apps at once, you can keep in touch effectively while keeping confusion and distraction to a minimum. Supported apps include Facebook Chat, AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, GroupWise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, MySpaceIM, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo, and Yahoo Japan.

Pros

Notification options: For each account you add to Pidgin, you can configure notifications individually. That means you can decide when you want to be interrupted with a new mail alert from Facebook Chat and from Google Talk separately, which is especially useful if you use different chat apps for different types of communication.

Streamlined interface: The app's main interface is uncluttered and great for chatting. You'll see all of your messages in one place, and replying or starting a new conversation takes only a couple of clicks.

Cons

Confusing setup: While the chat part of the app is straightforward enough, the setup can be a little confusing. It's not always clear what information the forms for linking your accounts are looking for, and we did have some of our accounts fail to activate on the first try during testing. There is a detailed Help document to refer to, if you have trouble. But there's nothing in the form of a Quick Start Guide that will guide you through the process quickly.

Bottom Line

Pidgin makes keeping in touch with all of your friends that much easier, no matter which chat app they prefer. Setting it up and adding your accounts can be a little frustrating and time consuming, but once they're synced, everything runs smoothly.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.11.0
  • 2.10.12 was accidentally released with new additions to the API and should have been released as 2.11.0. Unfortunately, we did not catch the mistake until after 2.10.12 was released, but we're fixing it now.
  • Include the Mozilla certificate bundle. This fixes connecting to servers with certificates from Let's Encrypt.
  • Remove all 1024-bit CAs
  • Fix an issue with ximagesink displaying only a corner cut-out of a larger webcam video (Jakub Adam)
  • Update output window destruction so that it reflects recent changes in the media pipeline structure (Jakub Adam)
  • Ported Instantbird's CommandUiOps to libpurple (Dequis)
  • Fixed alignment of incoming right-to-left messages in protocols that don't support rich text
  • Fix a potential crash while exiting pidgin
General
Publisher Pidgin
Publisher web site http://www.pidgin.im/
Release Date June 21, 2016
Date Added June 21, 2016
Version 2.11.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.83MB
File Name pidgin-2.11.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 762,690
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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