View Full Version : Multiple IM Programs like trillian/miranda etc...
10-22-2004, 12:00 PM
Which multi-protocol IM-program would you recommend? i've been using trillian for a long time now, but i find the options in the free version both bloated and lacking, and i don't want to use a crack for pro, because it's a rather small company.
So, is gaim any good.... is miranda?
10-22-2004, 12:31 PM
miranda. it's small, fast and supports just about everything.
10-22-2004, 01:12 PM
I use Gaim, works great.
10-22-2004, 01:19 PM
I'm running MSN and ICQ on miranda. It has all the features I need. Never have any problems with it.
10-22-2004, 01:26 PM
Gaim, for me. It's nice, very bland look, functions well. Supports the few IM clients I use. Plus, it's open source. http://gaim.sourceforge.net
Since none of you other HEATHENS provided links.. =]
10-22-2004, 01:39 PM
I'm a happy gaim user as well.
Miranda's good too, though I had issues transferring files on it... mind you that was a year or so ago, so I wouldn't be suprised if they've fixed those issues.
10-22-2004, 01:49 PM
Simple, functional, opensource, no installation required.
I don't think it matters whether you use gaim or miranda unless you're running a Linux system, in which case miranda wouldn't work for you as it's Win32 only.
At first, I found Trillian to be huge and not very handy - found a pretty nice "mini" skin for it though, so now I'm actually enjoying it! /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Wish it had more compatability with MSN's voice-chat and file-transfer systems...
Currently, I can only send files, not recieve them. O_o
But it's easy as heck to use! xD
10-22-2004, 03:20 PM
I've tried both of them, and i like the fact i can install plugins for Miranda, and change pretty much everything, so does anyone have any good plugins?
Gaim seemed a bit hard to alter to my tastes... for instance: i hated the large buttons and all that.
Oh well, i'm just hard to please, i guess.
10-22-2004, 03:58 PM
i like trillian, a lot. Apart from not being able to organize buddy lists after they are in a group, its rad.
I used a couple for OSX, that did irc, msn, yahoo, aim, icq, ect that was pretty buggy and crappy at the time, it may have gotten better.
ive been working on a 'not so fucking obnoxious' skin, ive found one that suits me for now though /images/graemlins/smile.gif
10-23-2004, 02:13 AM
been a trillian user for ages now.. pretty happy with it.. i dont use any extraneous features, though, just usin it as a basic IM program for across the board.
10-23-2004, 10:12 AM
Plugins? I cannot think of a single feature I'd want in addition, but there seem to be some 200 plugins available on the site...
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