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What is the best IM client out there for both mac and pc?

Asked by lbus1229 (338points) October 6th, 2011

I would like to IM my business partners. Some of them have a PC and some have a Mac. What IM client out there would work so that everyone can IM together with both kinds of computers? Thanks for you help.

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njnyjobs's avatar trillian is a popular cross platform IM client with versions for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android and Blackberry Smatphones

Vincentt's avatar

Most work on many platforms (I believe Adium is a client that can access many networks on Mac, Pidgin on Windows and Linux), and in the worst-case scenario you can always use (a website that lets you IM through many different networks without having to install anything).

XOIIO's avatar

uhh, skype obviously

Aethelflaed's avatar

It doesn’t really matter so much if they have Mac or PC, but rather Yahoo vs AIM vs GChat vs MSN, etc. But Pidgin lets everyone talk to everyone – ie I can talk to someone who only has Yahoo chat while I only have GChat by using Pidgin. Skype would be my other recommendation. I would not recommend Trillian, because it puts tons of crapware on your computer.

rooeytoo's avatar

We used ICQ for years, is that still around???

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jerv's avatar

I am with @Aethelflaed; Pidgin is good, Trillian is bloatware with a side order of crap.

@rooeytoo Yes, and Pidgin can do it.

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