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Best software for Messenger?

By paul05
Feb 1, 2006
  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone would like to share/ tell me their best chatting software(yahoo+aim+irc+msn+etc...)
    Because I chat alot, and I'd like to download the best one out there.
    Thanks
     
  2. Galaxy High

    Galaxy High TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Trillian Pro lets you use msn, aim, irc, yahoo, and icq all in one application!
     
  3. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Trillian is very good and they also offer a basic version that doesn't have as many bells and whistle which is also free unlike Pro.

    There is also another program out ther called Gain. Not as "pretty" looking as Trillian but still supports all of the other messenger service and is open source. So it is Free.
     
  4. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    I do have trillian Pro, but the thing is that it display your friend screen name in the directory of Trillian, which I don't want that at all. I'm expecting it to hide all of my friend screen name, not showing it in the directory.
     
  5. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    I would check out Gain then. I don't know if they do the same thing or not never actually used it myself just heard that is was also a good program.
     
  6. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    I check on google, and search for " Gain download " & " Gain messenger download " & " Gain chat download " and all three give me weird result...it have nothing to do with chatting at all...
    It would be helpful if you tell me the link...^_^
     
  7. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Sorry typo should be Gaim.

    here is a link for you though.
     
  8. Galaxy High

    Galaxy High TS Rookie Posts: 26

    You can right click on screen names and rename them to whatever you like.
     
  9. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Thanks, the bad thing about this software is that when I decided to close it. It close all of the chatting box, I thought it's going to minimize it to the taskbar(near the clock)

    but oh well..
    thanks anyway
     
  10. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Yeah that kind of sucks. Never really used the program myself. I use Trillian but have heard some good things about Gaim as well.
     
  11. Beg4Mercy

    Beg4Mercy TS Rookie

    I personally use Google Talk and MSN.
     
  12. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Google talk only talk to people that have a screen name on gmail right?
    Because now I'm stilling looking for a universal messenger to download beside Trillian and Gaim...
    Any other advices to give are more than welcome
     
  13. Beg4Mercy

    Beg4Mercy TS Rookie

    Yeah that is correct, however there is no spamming or popups :) You can also get a good name since it is still kinda new hehehe. I use MSN for file transfers, phone messages, and video or cam use.
     
  14. HillJack

    HillJack TS Rookie Posts: 19

    You need to tell Gaim to close to the taskbar - the option is put in a strange place...

    Tools -> Preferences -> Plugins

    There will (should) be a plugin called System Tray Icon - check it and you can then "minimize" Gaim to the tray by X or _.

    Don't give up on Gaim just yet :)
     
  15. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Trillian does have a feature where you can log into the Gtalk account also. Although I don't seem to be able to get it to work correctly. Have't really worried about it too much since I don't know anyone that uses Gtalk.
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Every 2 weeks we have this topic come up. Ugh.
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic41317.html

    There actually was one 2 weeks ago or so, but in that I linked to the one above because it was 2 weeks old at the time. Use the search feature people.
     
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