Pidgin is an instant messaging client that supports the following protocols: AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), Yahoo, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Jabber and Zephyr networks.
Pidgin users can connect to multiple accounts in different networks simultaneously. It means that you will be able to communicate with your friends via AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and at the same time be in the IRC channel.
Pidgin supports many features of different networks, such as file transfer (expected soon), status system, as well as a warning about closing the MSN window.
The Pidgin program also has many unique features. One of them is Buddy Pounces, which notifies you by means of messages, playing music or running any program that your friend has left, disconnected or returned for communication. The program supports plugins - text substitutions, advanced features of various warnings with the help of messages, the ability to minimize the program window and much more.