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Poll: Messaging Application of the Year
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Messaging Application of the Year

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The nominees are:

aMSN
BitlBee
CenterIM
EKG2
Empathy
Finch
Gajim
Gwibber
Hexchat
Irssi
Jitsi
Kadu
KDE-Telepathy
KMess
konversation
Kopete
Pidgin
Psi
qutIM
Thunderbird
WeeChat
XChat
Tox.im
Telegram

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:29 PM   #16
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I find myself not really using an IM client any more.
 
Old 01-06-2015, 04:35 AM   #17
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No telegram?
 
Old 01-06-2015, 11:28 AM   #18
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Pidgin
 
Old 01-06-2015, 11:59 AM   #19
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Telegram has been added.

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Old 01-06-2015, 12:13 PM   #20
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Pidgin with OTR
 
Old 01-12-2015, 10:44 PM   #21
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Tox. This has great potential.
+1 Especially for those of us who refuse to allow Skype spyware on our networks! Still young and needs to be fleshed out but should be ready for prime time in another year or so?

This year, jitsi seems to have really made a lot of progress and I'd vote for it were it's interests not so heavily commercialized and backed by the evil Comcast (yeah, one of the big 3 companies fighting to take away Net Neutrality so they can limit our freedom and put the squuze to the masses and rake in so doing huge profits).

The one I use the most is rcirc. You guessed it; an Emacs mode for IRC ;-P

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:06 AM   #22
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Meh, another "Just use Emacs" rcirc mode user here. Vote goes again to Jitsi though. Come a long ways this year.

UGH! Damn, too late, I missed tox in the list. Oh well. Vote goes to Tox, if I could change. Not to take anything away from jitsi, but it is getting a pretty corporate smell about it.....

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Old 02-01-2015, 03:02 AM   #23
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I'm am really liking Telegram over the last year. Great security, going open source, fast, desktop and phone, secret chat and the self-destruct is very cool.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 02:52 PM   #24
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Telegram
 
Old 02-03-2015, 02:54 PM   #25
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psi --- and I'd split this category up into IM and Email Apps of the Year (Email App: Thunderbird)
 
Old 02-03-2015, 04:03 PM   #26
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psi --- and I'd split this category up into IM and Email Apps of the Year (Email App: Thunderbird)
I agree completely with this. I like to use XIRC and have used Pigeon but in which universe could they be replaced by Thunderbird (well, OK Iceweasel) upon which I rely for email from vendors, my employer and potential employers? Indeed, anyone used XIRC for email recently?
 
Old 02-03-2015, 04:06 PM   #27
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Thanks for the feedback. We'll likely drop or alter this category next year. Do keep in mind however, Email Client of the Year used to be an MCA category, but was discontinued due to lopsided results and lack of participation. You can view previous MCA results if you're interested.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-04-2015, 09:30 AM   #28
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I'm not surprised good ol' pidgin won this, even tho there is a trend away from IMs.
 
  


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