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Instant Messengers

What instant messenger du you usually use?  

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  1. 1. What instant messenger du you usually use?

    • MSN
      16
    • YAHOO
      6
    • ICQ
      6
    • AIM
      24
    • Other (Please specify in a message)
      14


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To all my brothers and sisters in the TCH-family

 

I´m trying to set up a "chat to us live" support on a site, but i have to figure out which instant messsengers that are most popular.

 

Please, will you vote. :D

 

-Thomas

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I use Gaim. It allows me to use the following protocols:

AIM/ICQ

Gadu-Gadu

IRC

Jabber

MSN

Napster

TOC

Yahoo

Zephyr

 

So basically, I can talk to pretty much anyone I want :D

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Trillian here to, it lets you run multiple screen names for each service, so I can have my work screen names and my personal screen names running at the same time on one app.

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I am also a Trillian user. Great product. Though the vast majority of my IMing is via AIM. At least I personally like that one the best, and it seems to be the most popular amoung those I IM with.

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Trillian here too! Tho i hate when Yahoo disconnects me sometimes :D

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I use Miranda as a client, it's really the only one out there that has an interface I can tolerate on my screen for more than 5 minutes. :D And that's only because it has a ticker and I almost never have to open it.

 

I've heard it has plugins for different protocols, but I only use ICQ because I've never seen anyone who would use Yahoo or AIM.

 

And I would never chat with anyone using MSN, of course. :D

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As a matter of fact, I am thinking about switching to Jabber to avoid using all these proprietary networks, but can't find a client I would like.

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Trillian, with AIM, Y! and MSN screen names. I find that the majority of my chats are with AIM clients, then Y! and fewest with MSN.

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I have now tried Trillian. It works great except for one thing, it refuses to connect to yahoo. :lol:

 

Looks like I have to add aim support for this site, but remember poll is still open so keep on voting. :)

 

Thank you everyone who have voted so far. :dance:

 

-Thomas

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I use MSN and ICQ for work purposes, and Y! and (infrequently) AIM.

I think I might have to give Trilian a try. Thanks for the tip!

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I actually don't use an instant-messaging client at all.

 

Such is my loquacity that I'd never get any work done. :D

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I have now tried Trillian. It works great except for one thing, it refuses to connect to yahoo. <_<

There is a patch available on the Cerulean Studios website that was specifically created for the Yahoo! issue.

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Just another FYI, i used to use the free version of trillian but a few months ago I paid the $25 to get the full version. The chat logging feature alone was WELL worth the $25

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Hm... Im taking a look in my wallet now and yes if i all things working it might be worth it. <_>

Edited by Tonsa

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I downloaded the patch now, unfortunately no one online to test it with. ;) But theres a day tomorrow too. ;)

 

The chat logging feature alone was WELL worth the $25

Im sorry to say this but there is logging in the basic version too and it works well.

 

-Thomas

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With the paid version you can close trillian in the middle of a conversation, re open it and the conversation you were having is still there in the message window, no need to dig through logs.

 

If this is available in the free version its new.

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Ah ok. No, I thought you ment plain chat logs. If the thing you mean works I dont know yet.

 

Thanks anyway ;)

 

-Thomas

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With the chat log feature you are talking about, it almost seems as if it can be used as a sort of key logger, but limited to chat programs?

Does it log chats even without being turned on?

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OK. So it has to be running to log the chat sessions. Good

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I primarily use Fire for Mac OS X, Gaim for Linux, or Trillian Pro for Windows as clients depending on which machine I'm on, so I usually am on AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, and MSN, although AIM is my default primarily because it's the one that I have the most contacts on.

 

I also use BitWise occasionally (but still waiting for their Mac OS X version).

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I use Gaim. It allows me to use the following protocols:

AIM/ICQ

Gadu-Gadu

IRC

Jabber

MSN

Napster

TOC

Yahoo

Zephyr

 

So basically, I can talk to pretty much anyone I want :D

Wow I guess you do have everbody covered<G> I just started using Jabber and Love it......it's kinda like ICQ but no popup or banner ads and it's open source and real cheap [free]

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Add me to the Trillian list. I installed and have been using it since a few days after first mention in here.

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I'm a Trillian Pro (2) user as well. The basic version (0.74) is really nice; I recommend it to all my friends, but I love the Pro version for the 'meta contacts'

 

It allows you to make just one icon/name for each friend, even if they have multiple login names and IMs. It definitely reduces the clutter to be able to have just one program for all the interfaces, and just one name for each friend. Plus, the spellcheck, the email plugin, the rss feeds... I really hate to use anything but anymore.

 

I highly recommend changing the default skin to Aikon, whether you need the one for th e free version (Aikon 2) or the paid version (Aikon 3).

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I use IRC mainly. But I do use Yahoo Messenger and Paltalk.

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I use yahoo messanger, aol, and rocket odigo. I like rocket odigo because you can talk to people that are on the same site as you.

 

 

 

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I use them all. I combine them all with Trillian Pro.

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I use AIM as a part of iChat for Mac.

 

I am up in Vancouver, BC at grad school, while Jeani, my partner is in Oregon. The video chat is a godsend. And now it should work with Windows users as well.

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I use AIM all the time, used with DeadAIM. The ability to clone AIM is great, much better than sn linking that just got implemented. Also, logging chats is extremely useful. Right now i'm waiting for Ostego to get finished so I can try that out with AIM, and of course the best thing is it's free :)

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I installed AIM only to use here in TCH - I don't use IM anywhere else.

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