Adium
I had three different chats open when my son told me to shutdown iChat, gTalk and Gizmo and download Adium. Why? So I would only need one client to connect to all three services plus a local Jabber server. Those are all I’ve tested so far. He has MSN Messenger on his too so we know that works.
The client, Adium, requires a plug-in for Gizmo or as they call it an Xtra. I added Homestarrunner sounds (also an Xtra) and have turned off the other clients. I added the Aqua Plus Xtra to get the little Gizmo icon. Everything (icons, buddies, etc) moved over seamlessly.
Mac OSX only. Open Source. Community supported.

2 Responses to “I love Adium”
  1. I’ve been happily using Adium for a while. My favorite plugin is one that let’s me put whatever track is currently playing in iTunes as my IM “staus.”

  2. corey says:

    those on other platforms can get the same backend with gaim but with less pretty.

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