Pidgin for Windows 2.12.0 for Windows

by Gaim team

Avg. Rating 4.4 (971 votes)

File Details

File Size 31.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 86,625
Publisher Gaim team
Homepage Pidgin
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Pidgin (formerly Gaim) is an all-in-one IM client that resembles AIM. Gaim lets you use AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, IRC, Jabber, Zephyr, and Gadu-Gadu all at once. It is not endorsed by or affiliated with AOL, Yahoo, or MSN.

Latest Reviews

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v2.11.0 on Jun 21, 2016

Its ok. But somewhat obsolete. Yahoo and MSN msgr are kaput. Nobody uses aim or icq. But if for some reason you have some msgr services that this includes, its not bad.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.10.5 on Jul 6, 2012

Pretty good. No adware here, simple interface, easy to use.
-1 because when I give anyone in my contact list nicknames, then next time I run the program, those names weren't saved... it reverts back to whatever it picks up.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.10.3 on Mar 27, 2012

Great messenger, the amounts of ads on MSN Live is getting stupid, using this is so much better. I also use the Unix version which works well.

exit

exit reviewed v2.10.0 on Aug 22, 2011

Great IM no adds used it for years Is there a updated toaster that works with later builds

krakokainer

krakokainer reviewed v2.7.5 on Nov 2, 2010

Totally legit yo. Installed this and I was achatting it up with my homies and hos and it was all funk. Try it out and get it on muchachos

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v2.7.4 on Oct 22, 2010

I'm not so sure not compared to trillian astra it lacks in all ways

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v2.7.3 on Aug 23, 2010

this is the only instant messaging software that I use. Unless I require video chat at least... it's a shame it doesn't yet include video features, unless i'm missing something... It's still the ultimate as it doesn't include any adware

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v2.7.3 on Aug 11, 2010

Back to five stars. I wish they had an automated update routine that would only update the necessary components.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v2.7.3 on Aug 11, 2010

What can I say? I love pidgin! Some nifty plugins already included.

[Must have plugin for pidgin]

http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/

"Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging by providing:

Encryption
No one else can read your instant messages.
Authentication
You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.
Deniability
The messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party. Anyone can forge messages after a conversation to make them look like they came from you. However, during a conversation, your correspondent is assured the messages he sees are authentic and unmodified.
Perfect forward secrecy
If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised."

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v2.6.6 on Apr 16, 2010

Pidgin is great, it's feature rich, spell checks, nice amount of plugins, opensource, and crashes every single time my tethered PC loses connection.

Had to switch to something else until this issue is resolved. I suppose a bug report is in order.

Four stars until usable again.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (971 votes)
Your Rating
Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v2.11.0 on Jun 21, 2016

Its ok. But somewhat obsolete. Yahoo and MSN msgr are kaput. Nobody uses aim or icq. But if for some reason you have some msgr services that this includes, its not bad.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.10.5 on Jul 6, 2012

Pretty good. No adware here, simple interface, easy to use.
-1 because when I give anyone in my contact list nicknames, then next time I run the program, those names weren't saved... it reverts back to whatever it picks up.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.10.3 on Mar 27, 2012

Great messenger, the amounts of ads on MSN Live is getting stupid, using this is so much better. I also use the Unix version which works well.

exit

exit reviewed v2.10.0 on Aug 22, 2011

Great IM no adds used it for years Is there a updated toaster that works with later builds

krakokainer

krakokainer reviewed v2.7.5 on Nov 2, 2010

Totally legit yo. Installed this and I was achatting it up with my homies and hos and it was all funk. Try it out and get it on muchachos

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v2.7.4 on Oct 22, 2010

I'm not so sure not compared to trillian astra it lacks in all ways

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v2.7.3 on Aug 23, 2010

this is the only instant messaging software that I use. Unless I require video chat at least... it's a shame it doesn't yet include video features, unless i'm missing something... It's still the ultimate as it doesn't include any adware

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v2.7.3 on Aug 11, 2010

Back to five stars. I wish they had an automated update routine that would only update the necessary components.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v2.7.3 on Aug 11, 2010

What can I say? I love pidgin! Some nifty plugins already included.

[Must have plugin for pidgin]

http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/

"Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging by providing:

Encryption
No one else can read your instant messages.
Authentication
You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.
Deniability
The messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party. Anyone can forge messages after a conversation to make them look like they came from you. However, during a conversation, your correspondent is assured the messages he sees are authentic and unmodified.
Perfect forward secrecy
If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised."

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v2.6.6 on Apr 16, 2010

Pidgin is great, it's feature rich, spell checks, nice amount of plugins, opensource, and crashes every single time my tethered PC loses connection.

Had to switch to something else until this issue is resolved. I suppose a bug report is in order.

Four stars until usable again.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.6.6 on Feb 18, 2010

a very nice non bloat chat application good stuff so dump that bloat AOL and MSN Live Messenger and install this

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v2.6.3 on Oct 20, 2009

Apart from Miranda which is windows only, nothing else comes close to this. It's simply awesome. The IM to rule them all.
It's a little on the large side, mainly due to GTK, but it runs off of a USB stick. So no complaints at all really.

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v2.6.1 on Aug 20, 2009

Excellent program, been using this for some time now - never had any real issues except that some buddies don't show as being online when they are. But it's clean low on resources and simple to use.

univofky

univofky reviewed v2.5.7 on Jun 22, 2009

I use Pidgin on Windows and Linux without any problem.

sn0wy82

sn0wy82 reviewed v2.5.6 on Jun 9, 2009

Excellent! Does exactly what it is supposed to do, been using it for a long time.

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