Trillian

Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware, Trillian provides unique functionality such as:

  • contact message history,
  • a powerful skinning language,
  • tabbed messaging,
  • global status changes (set all networks away at once),
  • Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration),
  • contact alerts,
  • an advanced automation system to trigger events based on anything happening in the client,
  • docking,
  • hundreds of emoticons,
  • emotisounds,
  • shell extensions for file transfers, and
  • systray notifications.

https://filehippo.com/download_trillian/

AIM

The AIM® service is all about helping you keep in touch with your buddies. Whether you’re sending IMs, sharing photos or doing a voice chat we want to make it better.


Title:

AIM 8.0.7.1


Filename:

AIM_Install.exe


File size:

17.95MB
(18,818,672 bytes)


Requirements:

Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit


Languages:

Multiple languages


License:

Freeware


Date added:

September 30, 2014


MD5 Checksum:

D9733FAEFD72AF02877DE4DC3EB8642D

https://filehippo.com/download_aim/

Pidgin

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.

Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.

Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin’s functionality above and beyond the standard features.

Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows.

https://filehippo.com/download_pidgin/

Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger makes it easier than ever to stay connected to the people you care about.


Title:

Windows Live Messenger 16.4.3528


Filename:

wlsetup-web.exe


File size:

1.18MB
(1,239,752 bytes)


Requirements:

Windows Windows 7 / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit


Languages:

Multiple languages


License:

Freeware


Date added:

April 17, 2014


MD5 Checksum:

FD16C47494166590F41C2DB1365AD13F

https://filehippo.com/download_msn_messenger/

Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird makes e-mailing safer, faster, and easier with features

such as intelligent spam filters, a built-in RSS reader, and quick search.

Thunderbird was designed to prevent viruses and to stop junk mail.

Mozilla Thunderbird makes e-mailing safer, faster, and easier with features

such as intelligent spam filters, a built-in RSS reader, and quick search.

Thunderbird was designed to prevent viruses and to stop junk mail.

Thunderbird includes tabbed e-mail, new search tools and indexing, smart

folders, support for Firefox, a simplified setup wizard and robust junk

protections that include phishing and spam filters.

Key Features Include:

  • An Archive feature similar to the one found in GMail.

Thunderbird has junk mail tools that have been updated to stay ahead of spam

and features anti-phishing protection.

Looking for the Mac version of Thunderbird? Download

Here

https://filehippo.com/download_thunderbird/

Yahoo! Messenger

Keep friends at your fingertips with the new Yahoo! Messenger:


Title:

Yahoo! Messenger 11.5.0.228


Filename:

ymsgr1150_0228_us.exe


File size:

18.48MB
(19,377,536 bytes)


Requirements:

Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit


Languages:

Multiple languages


License:

Freeware


Date added:

May 31, 2012


MD5 Checksum:

16D88D109BAE202F18039B686A743F40

https://filehippo.com/download_yahoomessenger/

Skype

Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions. Skype was publically released in 2003 and now accounts for roughly a third of all international calling minutes. Skype uses P2P technology to connect users on a multitude of platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet. The call quality (depending on your internet signal) and additional features like conversation history, conference calling and secure file transfer are excellent. There have been some criticisms over the programs bandwidth usage and security vulnerabilities.

Adding And Managing Contacts In Skype

Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions. Skype was publically released in 2003 and now accounts for roughly a third of all international calling minutes. Skype uses P2P technology to connect users on a multitude of platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet. The call quality (depending on your internet signal) and additional features like conversation history, conference calling and secure file transfer are excellent. There have been some criticisms over the programs bandwidth usage and security vulnerabilities.

Skype Calling

Once you’ve downloaded and installed Skype, you will need to create a user profile and unique Skype name. You can then search for other users in the Skype directory or call them directly using their Skype name. Voice chat comes with conference calling, secure file transfer and a highly secure end to end encryption. Video chat is available on higher bandwidth connections and makes keeping up with distant family/friends much more interactive. Video conferencing and the Screenshare features make Skype popular with the corporate market. Skype’s text chat client features group chat, chat history, message editing and emoticons. Skype also enables calls to landlines and mobiles using a premium paid service.

Easy to Use

Skype’s UI is very intuitive and easy to use. All the classic messaging service features like profiles, online status, contacts and recent history are displayed in the left navigation. Here you will also find the Skype directory, group options, a search box and premium calling buttons. The right side (main window) opens the content you select. For individual contacts you will see a text message box, chat history and calling options.

Call Quality

On fast internet connections Skype call quality is excellent for both voice and video calls. The hybrid peer-to-peer client server system means the sound quality is better than most VoIP services. That being said, if you do have a slower internet connection, voice calls may be interrupted or delayed. Video calls will be intermittent and pixelated. Text chat will only be affected by very poor connections. The call quality button will give you detailed information on the expected call quality for each of your contacts (as the quality depends on both parties internet connection).

Summary

If you’re looking for a reliable and easy to use VoIP client, you’ll find it hard to beat Skype. Microsoft’s purchase of Skype in 2011 has further stabilized the platform and accelerated development as Microsoft used Skype to replace its aging messaging service Windows Live Messenger. Click on the green download button to give it a try.

Microsoft no longer allows hosting of their installers. So we are redirecting to their download page.

Looking for the Mac version of Skype? Download Here

If you are looking for an alternative to Skype then check out our guide to the top free alternatives.

https://filehippo.com/download_skype/