How many different Instant Messaging accounts do you have? Would it be a little bit more convenient to control most of them in one account? With Pidgin it can easily be done and for free!
I use so many different Instant Messenger software. I have gathered a lot of friends that use the different available messengers, so I ended up becoming a member of MSN Live, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) , Google’s Gtalk, Skype, and also Yahoo Messenger.
IM has had a big effect on my life since itâ€™s an important tool for me to stay in touch with family members, friends, fellow bloggers and other acquaintances from around the world. This has become a necessity and therefor I have become dependent on it. This also means that at any given moment, I have a lot of IM windows opened. I keep moving from one IM window to another throughout the day, and that never seemed very convenient. Moreover, running each messenger software takes its toll on my CPU memory and slows my Internet connection all the time.
A friend of mine from NY, Jordan, has recently introduced me to this great software called Pidgin. The concept immediately enlightened me. Pidgin is a free instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes which grants you the ability to combine many of your messenger applications in one place.
Imagine having your messenger accounts in one window, so all your friends are in one place to look at and talk to. Now you can, since Pidgin works with a wide range of IM accounts, such as: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Gtalk, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MySpaceIM and a lot more!
Instead of having a number of windows in your taskbar, you have one window that allows you to speak on the different programs. This means that while you chat with one friend on Gtalk, you can talk to your coworker on MSN Live, and other people with the different programs you have an account with. The Pidgin software also logs you in to the different accounts simultaneously, so one login does the trick.
As soon as I started using Pidgin, I have noticed that my productivity went up: my computer is not as bogged down, the Internet runs faster, and I can talk to all my friends and contacts in one place. I must admit that this is one program that truly helps me on a daily basis. It makes my messenger use a whole lot better.