Software that can be used as an alternative to AOL Instant Messenger (AIM):
  • 17 votes
    Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • 19 votes
    Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 87 votes
    Yahoo! Messenger is fun messenger with a lot of cool features.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
  • 30 votes
    The latest version of the popular MSN instant messaging client.
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7