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View Poll Results: Messaging Application of the Year
aMSN 0 0%
BitlBee 2 0.88%
CenterIM 1 0.44%
EKG2 1 0.44%
Empathy 3 1.32%
Finch 1 0.44%
Gajim 2 0.88%
Gwibber 1 0.44%
Hexchat 8 3.52%
Irssi 23 10.13%
Jitsi 7 3.08%
Kadu 1 0.44%
KDE-Telepathy 5 2.20%
KMess 0 0%
konversation 2 0.88%
Kopete 9 3.96%
Pidgin 91 40.09%
Psi 3 1.32%
qutIM 0 0%
Thunderbird 39 17.18%
WeeChat 4 1.76%
XChat 18 7.93%
Tox.im 3 1.32%
Telegram 3 1.32%
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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Messaging Application of the Year


Which app do you prefer to keep in touch?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-16-2014, 04:06 AM   #2
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irssi for chat.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:32 AM   #3
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irssi!
 
Old 12-17-2014, 08:02 AM   #4
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Nanolinux has an interesting IRC client called FlChat. Should port easily to other Linux systems.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 06:34 AM   #5
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I would still go for pidgin but I don't really use them these days.
Everyone these days are more into smartphone based messaging apps
 
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:20 AM   #6
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I wonder if Tox.im and it's clients would qualify here... some of them are rather pretty or have very good functionality.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #7
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #8
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I've added Tox.im as it looks interesting, although I don't think it would make sense to add each individual client.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-18-2014, 05:56 PM   #9
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I've added Tox.im as it looks interesting, although I don't think it would make sense to add each individual client.

--jeremy
No i think you are right, most of those do abide to a common spec so should be similar in features but not function anyway so yeah doesn't make much sense for individual clients.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 03:55 PM   #10
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Not sure how to vote here:
I use Icedove for email so I take it I would vote Thunderbird for that?
But, then, I use IRC on occasion and use XChat for Linux and Windows.
 
Old 12-20-2014, 10:35 PM   #11
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I use xchat; it's simple and working.
 
Old 12-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #12
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Tox. This has great potential.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 03:14 PM   #13
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for im, pidgin. It supports otr and supports default theme colors. For those with dark themes, this is essential.

For irc, irssi. It just works.
Although, I have never been able to change the color of the bar above the text entry line. It's always blue
Besides that - no complaints.
 
Old 01-04-2015, 09:35 PM   #14
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Pidgin for Skype, Steam, WhatsApp, ICQ, Yahoo and GTalk.

XChat for IRC, because Pidgin feels uncomfortable with that.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 03:35 AM   #15
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I have voted PSI but I'm using Spark with my iMac.
 
  


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