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Gaim - multiple instant messenger client

review by ClifNotes, Jun 2006


After seeing Gaim featured in the PortableApplicationsSuite, I just had to try it out. I knew it would be easy to use and all portable applications are easy to install. You just download and unzip them to begin using them.


Once I'd downloaded and unzipped portable Gaim, I found it simple to add most of my instant message accounts. I added Yahoo, MSN, and AOL within minutes and had them up and chatting.


A friend of mine, Coathanger, the webmaster of Decent Downloads and administrator of the Freeware Forum, happened to pop in to ask me what I was up to. He mentioned that he uses portable Gaim at work. He also mentioned that Gaim does not minimize to the system tray, but that can be remedied by a tool like TrayIt. Other than that, this is a great tool for chatting.


Correction: Later, my friend DigitalZen wrote to tell me that Gaim does minimize to the system tray and you can also use Gaim as a G-Talk client. I found out that you can find the setting for the systemtray icon in the Preferences under Plugins. Setting up Gaim for G-Talk (Google talk or Gmail chat) was easy once I found instructions for it at this website.



Quote from the website

Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.


Gaim supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more.


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