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Instant Messaging



Oct
03

 

 

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of communication over the Internet, that offers an instantaneous transmission of text-based messages from sender to receiver. instant-messaging

Instant messaging basically offers real-time direct written language-based online chat.

There are different chat networks which we sign-on to using one of these chat clients.

The user have to register first to these networks and then use the sign-in credentials to sign-on to the chat network, to add friends and then chat with the added friends.

There are also available chat clients that can take you to talk to different chat friends that too on different chat networks.

The various chat clients (also called IM clients) are as follows:

 

Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo

 

Yahoo! Messenger is an all-in-one communication tool, and anyone, anywhere in the world, with a computer and Internet connection can use it.

 

Connect with friends from any web browser -- no download required. http://messenger.yahoo.com/ 

Get the download for offline install of Yahoo Messenger:

 

msn

MSN

MSN has two flavours of it's Messenger .

One is what we call windows Messenger : It comes free with a windows xp installation.

Get the download link for windows Messenger here:

Another is what we see bundled in the windows Live essentials installation and is what is called as Windows Live Messenger.

Get complete offline installation for Windows Live Essentials here:

Please Note: that there is a bridge working in between yahoo and MSN that allows yahoo Messenger users to chat and communicate with other users out of yahoo network , those who are using MSN.

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Google Talk

Google Talk (GTalk) is a no-charge Windows web-based application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) client offered by Google Inc. The first beta version of the program was released on August 24, 2005.

Official website : http://talk.google.com/

google talk client

Get the download link for Google Talk here:

 

 

Aim

AIM

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.

 

AIM: is what stands for AOL Instant Messenger

Official website: http://www.aim.com/

There are two versions of this messenger :

The first one is AOL Messenger for the regular public

Get the download links for AOL Instant Messenger here:

Another version is the AIM Professional Version:

Get the download link for professional version of AOL Instant Messenger here:

Click here to access older version archives for AOL Instant Messenger

facebook

Facebook

Official Website: http://facebook.com

The Facebook , which is a popular social networking website has many what to offer which we call as a messenger to offer.

Get Facebook messenger here:

 

Other 3rd Party Facebook Chat Clients:

Chit Chat

Chit Chat

Official Website: http://www.chitchat.org.uk/english/

Get the download links here:

Download Chit Chat for windows here

Chit Chat is a free Facebook chat instant messenger (IM) that allows you to chat with your Facebook friends from your desktop.

Chit Chat connects to Facebook and removes the need of a web-browser to talk over Facebook Chat.

 

 

GArena

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Garena is an online gaming services provider and distributor.The company entered the competitive online gaming industry in 2007 and created the largest online game platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Garena+. Through Garena+, gamers are able to play multiplayer online games with each other. The program includes a social element where players cannot meet, chat, share tips and strategies, etc.

GArena has to offer a messenger to gamers and geeks.

Official Website: http://www.garena.com/

Get the download links for GArena Messenger here:

icq-im

ICQ

ICQ is an instant messaging computer program that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company Mirabilis, then bought by America Online, and since April 2010 owned by Mail.ru Group.

icqThe first version of the program was released in November 1996 and ICQ became the first Internet-wide instant messaging service, later patenting the technology. AOL acquired Mirabilis on June 8, 1998, for US$287 million in cash up front and $120 million in additional payments over three years.

ICQ often pronounced as I-seek-you is one of the most popular and safe Instant messaging platforms.

Official Website: http://www.icq.com/

Get the download links for official version of ICQ:

 

 

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Xfire

 

Another one for and from the gaming dungeon.

Xfire is cool and sexy and dammn stable (try it, because i have already)

Official Website:http://www.xfire.com/

Get the download links for Xfire here:

 

skype

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Skype

 

Official Website: http://www.skype.com/ 

Skype is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol service and software application originally created in 2003 by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and his Danish partner Janus Friis. It has been owned by Microsoft since 2011.

The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and videoconferencing. Competitors include SIP and H.323-based services, such as Linphone, as well as the Google Talk service, Mumble and Hall.com.

Skype has 663 million registered users as of September 2011. The network is operated by Microsoft, which has its Skype division headquarters in Luxembourg. Most of the development team and 44% of the overall employees of the division are situated in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.

Unlike most other VoIP services, Skype is a hybrid peer-to-peer and client-server system. It makes use of background processing on computers running Skype software. Skype's original proposed name (Sky Peer-to-Peer) reflects this fact.

Some network administrators have banned Skype on corporate, government, home, and education networks, citing reasons such as inappropriate usage of resources, excessive bandwidth usage, and security concerns.

Many enterprise run there infrastructure on and depend on Skype.

It is the favourite for professionals today (as seen as of Nov 2011 ). 

Please find the download file attached here with:

Get the Download links for the latest versions of Skype here:

Others:

Get the download link for Skype business edition here:

Get the download links for Skype for debian here:

Older Versions Archives:

 

 

 

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Other third-party Skype Clients

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multi skype launcher

Official Website: http://multi-skype-launcher.com/

Get the download link here : Download multi-skype-launcher

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Multi Skype Launcher is a free tool that allows you to run multiple Skype instances on one computer simultaneously.

When you have multiple Skype accounts, running all of them at the same time might be a tough challenge. Although there are some workarounds for different versions of Windows, using them is neither convenient nor practical. Try Multi Skype Launcher instead.

This free software allows launching multiple Skype accounts at the same time and on one computer as easy as it can only be. We are sure you'll like Multi Skype Launcher no matter whether you share your computer with other Skype users or use multiple Skype accounts yourself.

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The various multi-protocol aware chat clients are as follows :

 

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Pidgin

Pidgin is a free chat client that is used by millions.It allows you to connect easily to MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, AIM and other chat networks all at once.

Official Website: http://www.pidgin.im/

Get the download links for installer files for pidgin here:

 

 

 

 

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Trillian, the free instant messenger for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iPhone, trillianBlackBerry, and the Web. Supports Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and almost all of the other chat networks.

It was made free earlier from being paid.

Official Website: http://www.trillian.im/

 

Please check back the official website for downloading the latest version.

 

Get the download links for Trillian here:

 

 

 

 

 

gam

gaim

gaim was also another popular open source , multi-protocol IM client . but it was earlier acquired by pidgin.

Please find the gaim installer here:

Official website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gaim/

Get the archived setup for gaim here:

 

 

qnext

Official Website: http://www.qnext.com/

qnextThe Qnext Desktop App is the core Qnext app. It provides you with the ability to securely share any size of digital content with anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Based on your preferences, your shared content can be accessed by facebook friends, mobile devices, computers, instant messaging and email contacts. Additionally, the desktop app lets you exchange messages using multiple instant messaging protocols, integrate voice and video conferencing and gives you remote PC access.

Qnext removes the need to upload, sync or pay for cloud storage while providing a secure method to share and access documents, photos, videos, presentations and music, etc. across consumer and business devices, no matter what the bandwidth or the location.

Whether it's a smart phone or a media tablet, Qnext Mobile Apps let you access, view and download files, images, docs, videos, presentations, etc. of any size and listen to yours or anyone else's music from any device.

You can send and receive messages in real-time between computers and mobile devices using Qnext, Facebook, MySpace, MSN, ICQ, Yahoo, AIM, iChat, GoogleTalk & Jabber. To enable access to the shared content you need to simply install the Qnext Desktop (PC) App, create shared content zones and install the Qnext Mobile App for your device.

The Mobile Apps that are currently available are iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Android tablets.

In addition, you can use the Qnext Mobile Web App (HTML5) that does not require any download or installation and can be accessed from any smart phone equipped with a mobile web browser and a standard web browser on any computer.

Get the Download Link here: Download qnext 4.0.6.6 (for Windows :: All versions)

 

 

 
 
Digsby
digsby

 

 

Official Website: http://www.digsby.com/

digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

Get the download link here: Download DIGSBY version 30144 here (for windows :: All versions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRC

Internet Relay Chat

 

Internet Relay chat is a paradigm that has popped-up many years back and has yet prevailed in the Internet chatting arena.

We use the IRC chat program to connect to an IRC engine running in the background and find and talk to friends on the chat network.

We do not need to register to be able to chat .

What is IRC?

In the simplest of terms, IRC is a network of chatrooms where each individual chatroom is called a channel. Channels are hosted on servers, and each server maintains its own network of channels. Using an IRC client, you can connect to a server and join the channels on that server. By doing so, you'll be able to chat with other users who have connected to the same channels on those same servers.

IRC first arrived on the scene in 1988 and experienced its peak popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Prior to the current prevalence of Internet forums and message boards, IRC was one of the best ways to foster community and chat with people of similar interests.

Today, IRC is still running strong, though it tends to be used as more of a sup

Please find the open source chat programs for IRC given as below:

Bersirc

About Bersirc

Official Website: http://www.bersirc.com/index.php

Bersirc is an open source IRC client that runs on Windows (Linux and Mac OS X ports under development) by utilizing the Claro GUI Toolkit. Our aim is to make Bersirc as user-friendly as possible, while still providing all the advanced features you expect from any good IRC client.
Originally created and developed by Jamie Frater as a free closed-source client (developed in Borland Delphi), it became well known for it's friendly interface and useful features. In early 2004, Bersirc was purchased by Nicholas Copeland, who announced a new version of the client which would be open source and cross-platform.

Bersirc 2.2, our latest branch, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

You can find the latest Bersirc releases on the downloads page.

Get the download link here:

 

Other commercial options for chatting on IRC:

 

mIRCmIRC Logo

Official Website: http://www.mirc.com/

mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC networks around the world. Serving the Internet community for over a decade, mIRC has evolved into a powerful, reliable and fun piece of technology. You can learn about mIRC here.

 

 

XChat

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Official Website: http://xchat.org/

XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.



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