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Sunday, 19 June 2005

A general list of available Instant Messengers (some that I checked out on 19 June 05), please note that not all the features or pro's & con's are listed :)

AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, ICQ and Trillian version information is available at ~ Latest IM Versions

for information about Hello check out ~ Hello v1.0
for information about GoogleTalk check out ~ GoogleTalk
for information about Bitwise check out ~ Bitwise


QQ (Instant Messenger)QQ (South African)
version 1.0
file name: qq.exe
download: 4.76mb
System Requirements:
Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 4 or higher or
Windows 98, 98SE, or ME or
Windows NT4, 2000, or XP
Voice and Video, File sharing, Offline messaging, Chat Rooms, SMS's, Message History


Yet Another MessengerYet Another Messenger
version 1.84 (25 Sept 05)
file name:
download: 727kb
as submitted by Stir (thank you :)
"YAM which stands for Yet Another Messenger is a Yahoo! Messenger Replacment and like other 3rd party chat clients for yahoo it protects you against boot codes and spam it has many features like:
Animated Smileys, Animated Avatars, Glyphs - like tattoos exept these are small pictures which u can draw within the program.Voice. Voice in PM, Audibles, Skinnable
Lots more features but the best thing about this client is compared to others it fast everything is instant apart from the pre loading of animated smileys before u login which is to speed up the client and keep the resources down as animation can tend to slow down old win 98 pc's. well worth a look can be a little confusing at first but is pretty easy to figure things out if you need help i wrote the official tutorial on it which can be found at"


Support forum:
Version: 8.0 build 90 (12 May 05)
file name: pal_install_qt_r1215.exe
download: 3.07mb
System Requirements:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0+
Compatibility with AIM, MSN, Yahoo! and ICQ, Voice and Video, File sharing, Multi-party chat, Offline messaging, Chat Rooms


EyeBall ChatEyeball
Version: 2.20.1010.1 (11 October 2002)
file name: ec22.exe
download: 2mb
System Requirements:
An Internet connection
Eyeball Chat software
A free Eyeball ID
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(they state "A Macintosh and Linux compatible version is being considered for future")
Pentium II 400 Mhz processor with 64 MB of RAM
A full duplex sound card
A headset, or microphone and speakers
A webcam, or video capture device for sending video
Microsoft DirectX 8.0 or later
Video/Webcam Voice Chat, Video Messages, support for AIM, MSN & Yahoo! Messengers, Mail Notification for MSN & Yahoo, File Transfer, Eyeball Chat Rooms


Miranda IMMiranda
Community forums:
Version: 0.4
Installer - miranda-im-v0.4.exe (994 KB)
Zip Compression - (977 KB)
System Requirements:
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000 & XP
Compatibility with ICQ, AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo!, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen, Netsend, and more
444 plugins (and growing) which offering a huge variety of features
Doesn't need to be installed, can be run from a floppy
Miranda IM is published under the GPL license, free, no ads


community forum:
version: beta (1 March 2005)
file name: QnextSetup.exe
download size: 27.17mb (holy cow!)
System Requirements:
Powered by Java 5.0
Pentium III 500 MHz
128 MB of RAM
40 MB of available hard disk space (space required on actual installation 83.4mb)
Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Universal Messenger (MSN, ICQ, Yahoo!& AIM)
Audio Chat, Video Conferencing, Photo Sharing, File Transfer, File Sharing, Group Text Chat, Online Gaming, Music Streaming, QnextMyPC, IRC


Easy Message ExpressEasy Message Express
version: 2.3.663 (27 June 2004)
file name: setup.exe
download size: 251kb
Compatibility with MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo!
File Transfer
Group Chat
POP3 mail notifications
Really small download (251kb), can be stored easily on a floppy


Instan-t by Interactive Networks Inc.Instan-t Messenger
Basic Instant Messaging
Instant Messages with support for offline messages, File Transfer, Multi-person Chat, History of Messages (stored on the user’s computer), Contact list management with support for multiple folders, Authorization request and hide email privacy settings, User profile, directory and search, Multiple connection states (busy, invisible, etc.)
Advanced Features
Customizable Automatic Replies, Invite by email tool, Email Signature, Web Communication Center, Voice Chat, Video Chat
Interoperability with MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, and ICQ
Instant Messages, File Transfer (Send Files only), Multiperson Multinetwork Chat, Contact list management with support for multiple folders, Voice Chat, Video Chat, Audio Emoticons
Download ~
Support ~


imviteimvite messenger (beta)
System requirements:
Windows: Pentium processor running Windows 98/ME, WinNT4/2000/XP
30MB of free hard drive space
56k modem or broadband Internet connection
800x600 resolution, 256 colors or more
Full duplex sound card for sound features
Internet Explorer v.5.5 or newer
interoperability with MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, and ICQ
file transfer, shopping carts, google search, news headlines, advertising banners, affiliate program
Terms of Use -
Privacy Policy -

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Version: 4.0
download: 2.88mb
file name: odigo40_689eng.exe
System Requirements:
Browser Support
IE 4+
Netscape 4.x
NeoPlanet 2.x and 5.x (special plug-in required)
Pentium 100 and up
Minimum 16 MB RAM
Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP, NT4.0
Chat, Intentions, Moods
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