It is laborious and time consuming to log in many online social networking accounts and instant messengers one by one. It is also a load to operating system to install many programs to operate these different accounts.To save time and making communication easy there are few multi-messenger clients available. These clients can maintain various instant messenger and some social networking site accounts in a single application. If you get all-in-one client application, then it is pointless to use 4-5 messengers in PC. Just grab one from the list below and enjoy your social networking in one place.
Here are some very useful multi-messenger clients for Windows, MAC, linux, and other platforms. These softwares allow you to sign into all the common messenger services, just by a single login. Have a look at these -
Nimbuzz IM is a free peer-to-peer mobile and desktop application service that enables people to chat/ call from their mobile phones and desktop applications. Co founded by Evert Jaap Lugt, Nimbuzz IM allows users to add their Gtalk, Facebook, Yahoo, Windows Live, AIM, Twitter, MySpace IM, ICQ and Hyves. Nimbuzz also allows the users to make free video calls between online users, file transfer, paid mobile calls to mobile and fixed phones. Nimbuzz IM is offered in 9 Different platforms such as browsers, Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows, Mac OS etc. Nimbuzz won the best mobile IM award for 2011.
Digsby lets you sign in to Google Talk, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, facebook, jabber, and AIM accounts simultaneously. You get a combined friend list, where you can have multiple chats in tabbed Windows, manage all your mails with pop-up notifications. You can even send mails with Digsby, and set your facebook, twitter and LinkedIn, status from Digsby. It is currently available for Windows only, but MAC and Linux version is coming soon.
Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is an open-source multi-platform instant messaging client, based on a library named libpurple. Pidgin is an easy to use multi-chat client, and is one of the few clients which work on Linux (it works on Windows and MAC too). It supports all the famous services like Google Talk, Yahoo, AIM, My Space, ICQ, plus supports some less known networks too, such as Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr, XMPP, QQ, Groupwise, SILC, Mxit, SIMPLE etc. And you can further increase the list of supported networks with plugins. Pidgin supports file transfers, buddy icons, away messages, and more, and you can extend it’s standard features using plugins. The number of Pidgin users was estimated to be over 3 million in 2007.
Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and the Web, created by Cerulean Studios. It can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Bonjour, XMPP, and Skype networks; as well as social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace; and email services, such as POP3, IMAP, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail.
Meebo is a social platform connecting users with their friends across the web. It began in 2005 as a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and other. Meebo has over 190 million unique users globally. The Meebo messaging platform is based on the free and open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin.Meebo also developed a version of Meebo for use on the iPhone and a native application that runs on Android mobile phones.
Palringo is a server-based instant messaging client for various platforms. It supports several protocols such as AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, XMPP/Jabber, Google Talk, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, MobileMe/iChat and Facebook IM.The application is available for most common desktop and mobile platforms. It supports Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Symbian, Java ME, bada, Linux and BlackBerry OS.
Adium is a free and open source instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple IM networks, including Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, XMPP and OTR. It supports many protocols through the libraries libezv (for Bonjour), MGTwitterEngine (for Twitter), and libpurple (for all other protocols). It is written using Mac OS X’s Cocoa API, and it is released under the GNU General Public License and many other licenses for components that are distributed with Adium.
Instantbird is a cross-platform instant messenging client based on Mozilla’s XULRunner and the open source library libpurple used in Pidgin. Instantbird is free software available under the GNU General Public License. Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.Supported protocols include OSCAR (AIM/ICQ/.Mac), Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise, Internet Relay Chat, Microsoft Notification Protocol (.NET Messenger Service, commonly known as MSN), MySpaceIM, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, IBM Lotus Sametime, XMPP (Google Talk, …), Yahoo!, Netsoul.
Miranda IM is Multi Protocol Messenger or Multi Messenger that will allow us to use Miranda to connect and make a chat in several IM Services such as AIM aka AOL Instant Messenger, Gadu Gadu, IAX aka Inter Asterisk Exchange, ICQ, IRC aka Internet Relay Chat, Jabber, MSN aka WLM aka Windows Live Messenger, Netsend, Tlen, Yahoo Messenger and more. Features available in Miranda IM are Sounds, Icons, Smiley or Emoticons, Contacts List, Instant Messenger, Hundreds of Plugins and many more.
Proteus is Multi Messenger Chat Client aka All in One Messenger that work for Mac OSX. Just like an Adium, Proteus can connects to several IM Services. AOL Instant Messenger AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Lotus Sametime, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Messenger Japan, Gadu Gadu, iChat Bonjour, Jabber, Microsoft Messenger aka MSN aka Windows Live Messenger WLM are the supported IM service in Proteus.
Ayttm is Instant Messaging Client that created to use in Linux Operating System (though it’s also works in BSD and Windows NT or Windows 2000) that can connect to multiple Messenger Services such as Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger aka Windows Live Messenger, Jabber (should be OK in GTalk), IRC aka Internet Relay chat, AIM aka AOL IM, and also ICQ.
BitlBee is Instant Messenger Client that designed to support IRC Servers and it has special Multi Protocol Messenger features. BitlBee can connect to MSN Messenger aka Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, AIM aka AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Jabber or XMPP. You can do a lot of thing by using this IRC Chat Client such as: control channel, using the bot, and many more. Group Chats in specific chat room also available. BitlBee can by use by web base irc client, or in others IRC Client such as Emacs, in irssi, even in PDA or use morse code.
Fire is another Free Multi Protocol Chat Client Instant Messenger for Mac OS X. It supports the seven most popular Instant Messaging services: AIM, ICQ, irc, Jabber® (including Google Talk and Apple iChat Server), MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Apple Bonjour (aka Rendezvous). According recent announcement from developer of Fire, Fire is no longer developed right now.
There are more multi-messenger clients available out there, for both mobile phones, PC & Mac. Try one which you like.