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What sort of instant messenger now-a-days?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Russ, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    What sort of chat are folks using now-a-days? Sticking to like facebook/tweets, or kicking it old school with irc/aim, or msn?

    Curious what's in haha :) I myself sign onto MSN occasionally but that's about it.
     
  2. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    I've been utilizing a little app call Digsby.

    http://www.digsby.com

    I made the mistake of using various IM platforms and having friends on each one that I still keep in contact with. Digsby works well for managing all of that from one application.
     
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  3. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    Still Trillian (pro) for me... ICQ/Aim, MSN, GTalk, Jabber, IRC, Yahoo and decent Facebook / Twitter functionality.
     
  4. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Steam and my community's Mumble server for me mostly

    Along with a bit of MSN and IRC
     
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    SMS Text Message.
     
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Trillian, and Skype, though I'd use Trillian completely if Skype didn't have inane policies regarding their protocol.
     
  7. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Hmm, going to check out trillian again, I remember using it soo long ago but it seemed far to bulky and glitchy :) new screenshots look nice.

    Also forgot until Dark said it, steam is a primary one
     
  8. iXanon

    iXanon Active Member

    I recently re-installed Trillian, after ditching MSN's latest bloatware. I'm tempted to go Pro again, but time will tell.

    I haven't signed into AIM for some time, so I can't imagine I'm missed too much on that protocol.
     
  9. ScottyDoo

    ScottyDoo Member

    I've been using Miranda IM for years. It's another multi-protocol program like Trillian, except it's open source.

    http://www.miranda-im.org/
     
  10. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    Another Trillian 5 here. I'm using the free one, the ads can be a tad annoying.
     
  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Trillian, and Skype

    I love Skype, but it does cause my machine huge issues.
     
  12. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    MSN regularly, Skype when I need to make video chat and Facebook occasionally. Not so much twitter.
     
  13. sifuhall

    sifuhall Active Member

    I like Pidgin pretty well and it does very well with all the IM protocols I need (including the archaic SameTime).
     
  14. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    GTalk, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Skype...in that order. I just reimaged my laptop, so will probably try out Trillian again.
     
  15. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    I have used Trillian since forever. It has me connected to everything. Trillian Pro on my Droid is just as awesome too.
     
  16. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Skype once in a while everything else seems to be distracting these days .
     
  17. Nick Paolini

    Nick Paolini Member

    Skype mostly, Windows Live Messenger occasionally, and Facebook chat if I see someone on real quick.
     
  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I used to be a Yahoo IM gal, but left that behind when Kier turned me on to Skype. So, when/if I remember to turn it on, it's Skype.
    My twitter app is on all the time.
     
  19. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    Did use MSN Messenger a hell of a lot back in the day, was fun too with headset. Now just boring Twitter.
     
  20. iXanon

    iXanon Active Member

    Thanks for the tip, I uninstalled Trillian and started using Digsby.. Nice little application, this!
     

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