The surge of web 2.0 tools and applications brought many options for us to communicate with our online friends through instant messaging clients. And with the various IM clients comes the need to integrate them all under one, IM client that can support not just one but several different IM clients. Hence, the need for multi-IM protocol. Here are 10 of them, multi protocol instant messaging clients. Choose wisely and use the one that works with all the IM software that you use.
Digsby – as a multi-client IM works with AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber in one simple to manage buddy list. It also works as an email notification and social networking tool.
Instant-t – lets you communicate with your MSN, AOL, GTalk, Yahoo and ICQ buddies. Features multi-person video chat on any IM network.
Meca – lets you connect with your friends in MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, and AIM under one messenger and lets you receive exclusive IM Broadcasts with links to hot content and fun facts without leaving your messenger.
Miranda IM – very light and does not exhaust your system resources, works with various IM protocols including AIM, Gadu-Gadu, IAX, ICQ, IRC, Jabber, MSN, Netsend, TLen, Yahoo and more.
Social IM – Social IM for Facebook users.