IM Clients Comparison

Keep your friends close no matter how far they are and let the messages flow

Yahoo! Messenger is one of the best alternatives for instant messaging and is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone and other mobile phones.

Type: Free

Publisher: Yahoo!

Size: 409.6 KB


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Overview

Overall rating 4.75 4.65 4.65 4.25 4.1 3.85 3.5 3.15 2.85
usability Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Trillian Yoono Desktop Digsby Nimbuzz Skype Pidgin Google Talk
stability / resources Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Trillian Yoono Desktop Digsby Nimbuzz Skype Pidgin Google Talk
features Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Trillian Yoono Desktop Digsby Nimbuzz Skype Pidgin Google Talk
Other IM clients integration Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Trillian Yoono Desktop Digsby Nimbuzz Skype Pidgin Google Talk
Social networking accounts integration Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Trillian Yoono Desktop Digsby Nimbuzz Skype Pidgin Google Talk
Skins and customization Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Trillian Yoono Desktop Digsby Nimbuzz Skype Pidgin Google Talk
Price

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Features detailed

instant messages
video call          
voice call      
file transfer  
photo sharing          
buzz/nudge        
low cost calls          
low cost sms              
voicemail        
status updates  
sign in as invisible    

Other IM clients integration

Yahoo!    
MSN          
Google Talk        
Other        

Social networking accounts integration

Facebook  
MySpace        
LinkedIn        
Other      

Skins and customization

skins          
customization      
plugins            

Documentation

documentation
email support                  
phone support                  
forums              
tutorials              
live chat                  

OS Support

Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP


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