I have hundreds of friends, clients and number of family members in my contact list using different IM clients. Its very painful to download and install every messenger to my computer because it took a lot of resources even sometimes you don’t need them and I am sure most of you also face this problem. It is very difficult to manage all messengers.
The best solution to handle this situation is to use AIO/All-In-One Instant Messenger. This actually multi-protocol IM Client means that can chat with different IM clients such as — MSN Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger, ICQ etc. These are not only free but secure too.
Best AIO messengers are:
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
Supported chat networks:
- Google Talk
3. Meebo (WEB)
If your looking to use multi-protocol IM networks without downloading any software clients, then your best choice would be Meebo. Meebo boasts support for all popular chat networks, video and voice chat, and even an iPhone interface.