Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Pidgin

Key Details of Pidgin

  • Log in to multiple accounts within numerous IM networks concomitantly from a single application
  • Last updated on 06/22/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Mac

Editors' Review

by   / March 12, 2015

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.

What do you need to know about free software?

Editors' Review

by   / March 12, 2015

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.

screenshots

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 282 votes

    • 5 star 126
    • 4 star 87
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 22
 
show reviews

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.14.1

  • Fixed issues with Windows installer that always thought Pidgin was running.
  • Fixed an issue where the Windows installer was not using Unicode while doing checksums which made it fail.
  • Fixed an issue in the released source code that caused the Mercurial revision in the About box to be "unknown".
  • Improved webcam failure handling.
  • Fixed initial delay on incoming audio.
  • Added an audio mixer so mixed sources don't cause a pipe failure.
  • Added screen share support for Wayland via XDP Portal.
  • Handle unplug and replug events of selected media device.

General

Publisher Pidgin
Publisher web site http://www.pidgin.im/
Release Date June 11, 2020
Date Added June 22, 2020
Version 2.14.1

Category

Category Communications
Subcategory Chat

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 8.29MB
File Name pidgin-2.14.1.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 770,625
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
Report a problem
`