I haven’t gone out and tried every single chat application out there, but that’s mostly because Nimbuzz rocks and I don’t need anything else!
If you’re looking for an all-in-one chat client, try this one out. Nimbuzz supports a ton of chat and social networking platforms and it’s easy to set up if you know your login info for each of the platforms you’re using.
It also has little icons that are labeled Phone Calls and Messages but I never bother with those. Apparently you can use a VoIP (”internet phone”) account, your cell, or Skype Out to call people but I’ve never had the occasion to use it… nice to know the option’s there, though.
I wish Nimbuzz would perform more advanced functions like hiding me from people I owe money to, but it’s free and it’s great so I guess I won’t look this gift horse in the mouth.
As of right now, Nimbuzz supports:
- Windows Live (MSN)
- Google Talk
- AIM / MobileMe
- studiVZ / meinVZ