ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Computers & Software»
  • Computer Software

Pidgin:The IM frenzy and Best Chat Client (Works With Windows and Ubuntu!)

Updated on April 24, 2012

What is Pidgin?
Pidgin is an Instant Messaging application (IM) which can be used to chat to your friends and family regardless of which account they use. IM is cheap and affordable. Besides, why have many IM applications when Pidgin can manage them all?

What accounts does Pidgin handle?

  • AIM
  • Bonjour
  • Facebook chat
  • gadu-gadu
  • google talk
  • groupwise
  • ICQ
  • IRC
  • MSN
  • Mxit
  • MySpaceIM
  • QQ
  • SILC
  • Sametime
  • XMPP
  • Yahoo!
  • Zephyr

How easy is it to use?

Pidgin is easy and simple to use. Once installed, Pidgin will ask you to manage your accounts and one by one, you add in all the various accounts you have. Never again will you have to use another IM application to chat to your loved ones. It activates accounts easily and quickly as well as providing you with an update if there are any emails in that particular account.

What Operating systems support Pidgin?

Pidgin supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

How do I get Pidgin?

You can download Pidgin from their main site, or google "Pidgin IM."

A lightweight, speedy and useful application, Pidgin is a universal IM chat client and will be around for a long time. So say goodbye to all of those other IM applications and hello to Pidgin!

Will you switch to Pidgin?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Set's All Set profile image

      Set's All Set 8 years ago from New England

      Pidgin has been replaced by Empathy in Ubuntu and future updates of ubuntu. I have no idea why. While installing and trying Empathy, I got somewhat used to it until I tried to send file. Currently, empathy doesnt support sending file on the AIM protocol. Uninstalled and installed good old Pidgin. Pidgin is banging. Empathy is whack... for now.

    • CiscoPixie profile image

      CiscoPixie 8 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you for commenting mynameisnotpaul! Pidgin is a good IM client.

    • mynameisnotpaul profile image

      mynameisnotpaul 8 years ago from Kentuckeh'

      Never heard of this IM client, I'll have to check it out!