Pidgin is a multiplatform open source instant messaging client (developed under the GNU-GPL licence) that allows for connecting to several networks simultaneously through their respective protocols and establishing real-time conversations with all contacts.
Pidgin is a solution orientated to all kinds of users, it is possible to extend its functionalities through the implementation of plug-ins and modifying its graphical appearance through skins.
Pidgin is a flexible messaging client, simple and functional, that allows for connecting to the most extended messaging networks currently: Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ, Jabber and Google Talk are only a few examples.
Pidgin incorporates the main characteristics of all instant messaging clients: use of emoticons, customised names, contact image, contact organisation by state/group, etc. and incorporates interesting innovations, such as: conversation recording, tabs, possibility for connecting to multiple networks simultaneously, plug-in support, etc.
- Includes support for performing file transfers
- Includes support for plug-ins and skins.
- Support for emoticons and contact image
- Support for connection to multiple networks simultaneously
- Open source software under the GNU-GPL licence
- Browsing using tabs.
- Customised sounds.