Pidgin is a widely-used and featureful instant messenger and chat client. It supports AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, GroupWise, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP (Jabber), Yahoo!, Zephy. It provides friend lists across chat networks, file transfers, avatars, custom smileys, typing status display, away messages, and many more features (encryption, audio alerts, LED notification, IRC scripting, SMS gateways, sessions, auto-replys) and IM services (Tor, Twitter, Wh
BitlBee allows users to talk to people on the major instant messaging and microblogging networks (including MSN, Google Talk, AIM, and Twitter) from within any IRC client by emulating an IRC server. Virtual channels are created with all of the user's contacts in them, who can be talked to in the channel or in a query. Also, one can participate in group chats and chat rooms like they were normal IRC channels.