The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 10 Jun 2011
Gajim
Gajim is a fully-featured and easy to use Jabber/XMPP client.
41.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Beyluxe Messenger
Beyluxe is a free popular Internet voice and video Chat program used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on the internet around the world.
5.89 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Google Talk
Google instant messaging software that can make video and voice calls with a Google account with VoIP: Google Talk is Google tool that provides communication, instant messaging and voice communication.
1.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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YMulti Messenger
As you might imagine by the name, YMulti Messenger is a simple application which patches your Y!
11.9 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
YMulti Messenger Review - Download
IceChat
IceChat is an IRC ( Internet Relay Chat) program.
2.7 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Pandion
Pandion is a multi-network instant messaging client which is not on fast, but easy to use and quite efficient.
1.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Pandion Review - Download
Signal Desktop
If you're worried about what Facebook is doing with your WhatsApp chats, then it might be time to consider moving to a more secure system and Signal fills that void.
87.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Signal Desktop Review - Download
BitWise IM
If you're interested in taking advantage of encryption when chatting over the Internet, the BitWise Chat may be something which would peak your interest.
3.24 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Miranda IM
Miranda IM is developed as an open source multi protocol instant messenger client for Windows.
7.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
MetroTwit
A (discontinued) Twitter client built on modern a Windows interface with unlimited scrolling: MetroTwit is a small and now discontinued Twitter client for Windows.
485 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
MetroTwit Review - Download
Tweeki
Tweeki is a Windows-based Twitter client which allows users to search Twitter, read mentions, send private messages, discover trends, and browse through your timeline.
784 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
WhatsApp
Access your WhatsApp chats, groups, images and audio from a desktop PC but without support for audio or video calling: If you're a user of any type of modern cell phone, then you must have heard of WhatsApp -- an excellent way to send text messages, videos and photos along with group chats.
77.71 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Digsby
Digsby is a successfully implemented multi-protocol instant messenger client which serves as an alternative to having multiple different clients running to access your friends lists and to chat with your friends on multiple networks.
19.4 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Bopup Observer
Secure one-way instant messenger designed to receive messages over LAN, enterprise-size networks and Internet.
1.54 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware