Pidgin Instant Messenger
Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:39 PM
What it does is bundle all of your IM clients together. I know it supports AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live Messenger (MSN), as well as a few others. So that means when you log in through Pidgin, it logs you into all of those clients through Pidgin's simple, clean and proficient user interface. Now, that's the real seller for me because of the ad bombardment most IM software throws your way. Pidgin is not only clean and ad free, but it bundles your IMs in one cohesive window and allows you to drag and pull IMs separately, to create their own individual windows. You can create chats and send files just like a normal IM service, but the UI is much more pliable and reasonable.
It gives you an indicator when someone is typing a response by highlighting their handle in green, when they're editing by highlighting in yellow and when they've responded by highlighting in red. It also allows you to see the individuals on your friends list, their image, their away message (or available message) and how long they've been idle. The little box at the bottom of the IM window is my own availability which can be changed on the go and text added. No window needed to pop up, and it will change on its own when I'm idle to whatever preset status I want it to change to.
I actually wouldn't even bring this up, but the IM system has been so bad ass, that I'd feel like an ass not to show it off. Enlarge this pic and take a gander at it briefly:
If you have any questions, let me know.
Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:37 AM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:14 PM
I think you have to open a direct connection in order to send images, just like AIM. Also: Pidgin (lolpidgeon) is awesome.
Does it handle showing images within the conversation without having to send it to their drive instead?
I know Trillian sounds almost just like this program. I used it every so often.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:50 PM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:29 PM
That makes sense, I heard so many good things about GAIM.
Just an FYI for any wondering, Pidgin is what used to be known as GAIM.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:02 PM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:09 PM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:14 PM
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