Pidgin is an easy-to-use multi-protocol instant messaging client with a tabbed interface, customizable sounds, themes and more. Supports a long list of networks including AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, IRC, XMPP, as well as many features such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, emoticons and typing notifications. A huge number of additional chat networks are supported in 3rd party listing on the site,
Pidgin Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps. A wide variety of plugins are available to add more features including networks, security, interface tweaks and more. Themes are available via an additional download.
Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. Supports 80+ world languages.
Alternate portable versions:
- Official Procedure to make the official client portable (relatively long and a bit outdated)
- Script kindly contributed by rokth