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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 17, 2017
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Pidgin Portable Review

Fernando Ortega

Instant messaging made portable and secure

A review of Pidgin Portable by Fernando Ortega

Pidgin Portable is a free open-source instant messaging client. It supports multiple protocols for various networks for both Windows and Linux.

With Pidgin Portable, you can connect with many different IM networks including AIM, Google Talk/Hangouts, MSN, ICQ, Yahoo! IM and many others.

Pidgin users can simultaneously communicate with a friend logged on MSN Messenger, IRC on another, and another on Yahoo Messenger and much more. Pidgin supports many features of these various networks, such as transferring files or customizable "Away Messages".

Pidgin Portable actually also includes many features of its own. When you run the program, you can do things like sending a message, playing a sound or running a program when a contact goes specified, returns, or log in.

Pidgin Portable also includes a large number of plug-ins with many of them being of the novelty or productivity sort. One cool thing is the option to change abbreviations or Internet lingo with the actual meaning of the text; IE. LOL becomes "Laughing out loud".

All in all, Pidgin Portable is a totally free instant messaging client with loads of free addons and top functionality, we highly recommend it if you wish to connect to multiple networks simultaneously.

Pidgin Portable features and highlights:
  • Compatible out-of-the-box with many different IM networks
  • Supports file transfers
  • Custom away messager
  • Cool buddy icons across networks
  • Sits nicely in the system tray
  • Chat simultaneously across networks
  • Extended functionality available with free plugins for Pidgin
  • Contains no ads or spyware
  • Constantly updated to work with supported networks
  • SSL certificate verification and management
  • Voice and video chat for XMPP
  • Bonjour protocol plugin
  • MySpace protocol plugin
  • SIMPLE protocol plugin

Pidgin Portable is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from instant messaging software without restrictions. Pidgin Portable 2.12.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This instant messenger software is filed under:

  • Pidgin Portable Download
  • Freeware Instant Messaging Software
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Portable Software

Compatibility with this instant messenger software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from PortableApps.

Pidgin Portable has been picked by our editors as good software.
Pidgin Portable has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Pidgin Portable 2.12.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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