The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 10 Jun 2011
HexChat
HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it's completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.
6.3 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Gajim
Gajim is a fully-featured and easy to use Jabber/XMPP client.
41.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Facebook Video Chat
An alternative to Facebook's video calling feature by Skype with webcam support: Facebook Video Chat is an additional third party application which integrates video chat directly in to the Facebook site, bypassing their official Skype-powered Facebook Video Calling feature.
600 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Trillian
Trillian is a popular instant messaging application which can connect to most of the popular online IM services, enable chat over a number of networks.
20.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is a free instant messaging application which combines several messaging platforms and social media services in to one program.
17.77 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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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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IceChat
IceChat is an IRC ( Internet Relay Chat) program.
2.7 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
aMSN
aMSN is an instant messaging client exclusively compatible with MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
18.0 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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MorphVOX Junior
A free voice changer which gives you a personality matching voice for online gaming and telephone calls: MorphVOX Junior is free voice changer software that will modify your voice to match your personality.
2.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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
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
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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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