Pidgin

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 282 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.10.7
  • Total Downloads:
    738,948
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 13, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    118
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #39 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Pidgin is a multi-service messenger app that lets you chat with users from MSN, AIM, Gmail, ICQ, and more, all from a single app. Users can keep their modern clients but also keep in touch with their old-school friends and family who just refuse to get off AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. It also supports lesser-known protocols like Jabber, MySpace, and Gadu-Gadu.

Installation was pretty straightforward: You'll be taken through a series of standard confirmations for install directories and then be introduced to an initial setup process to have your accounts synced up. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, we were unable to get Facebook Chat to work, due to some XMPP validation error. It's okay, though; you're probably on Facebook right now, anyway.

Users can create custom responses, or "pounces," for notifications from specific parties or IDs. That means that if you receive a notification from an important friend or family member, you can create custom triggers and alerts. Other options include mail notifications (as for Gmail users) and custom add-ons like transparency effects, buddy tickers, and more.

The interface is very minimal and clean, with a standard green/red/yellow dot to indicate user activity or idleness, followed by the name and avatar. You can set your own custom notification and status message on the bottom and change your own avatar directly from the main menu. It's as simple as it gets.

Pidgin is free and open-source. We recommend it especially for users who want to use a single message client for multiple services. In the meantime, tell your friends stuck in the 1990s to discover Gmail or Facebook.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 282 votes

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    • 4 star 87
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 22
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5 stars

"Great software!"

April 11, 2013  |  By j-med

 |  Version: Pidgin 2.10.7

Pros

Pidgin allows you to collect all your messenger contacts into one single program.

You can chat with people in different networks at the same time, without having to clutter your desk with n different windows.

Cons

Can't think of any. :)

Summary

Pidgin works great for somebody like me with friends in many different networks.

I love how I can integrate all those platforms in one single, user-friendly software.

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5 stars

"Nice program"

February 22, 2013  |  By MikeSr39

 |  Version: Pidgin 2.10.7

Pros

multi IM use and easy to set up

Cons

Have problems with ICQ and installing it to Pidgin

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.10.7
Pidgin 2.10.7 contains some security updates for users of MXit, Sametime, and anyone connected to a public network (unencrypted Wi-Fi, universities, offices, etc). It also contains updated SSL certificates to fix signin problems with MSN.
General
Publisher Pidgin
Publisher web site http://www.pidgin.im/
Release Date February 13, 2013
Date Added February 13, 2013
Version 2.10.7
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.14MB
File Name pidgin-2.10.9.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 738,948
Downloads Last Week 118
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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