Thursday, June 10, 2010

Palringo – Multi protocol instant messenger for cell phones and desktop

Palringo is a multi platform, multi protocol-supporting Instant Messaging client for mobile phones and desktops. With Palringo you can login to several IM networks simultaneously and chat with your buddies under a single program window.

Palringo supports the following IM networks:

  • Windows Live Messenger (MSN)
  • AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Google Talk
  • ICQ
  • Jabber
  • iChat / MobileMe
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Facebook Chat

To use Palringo, you have to first register an account. Registration is simple and straightforward – just choose a username and password. No email address or verification is required. Once you are logged in, you can add your IM accounts to the messenger client by clicking on Add service from the File menu.

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After you have logged in to your various accounts, your contacts will become visible under the Contacts tabs. You can now chat with your friends, have voice conversation and share photos from within the chat window. You can also create Group Chat and invite your friends to join in.

Palringo has a geo-location feature that allows you to broadcast your location to your buddies in your status message. The software automatically discovers your location based on network towers, Wi-Fi, or GPS. If you don’t have a GPS device, you can manually set your location. Once enabled, your contact will see the town name and flag next to your name and even view your location on a map.

Other features include blocking contacts, setting status message to busy, invisible etc and automatically setting status to Away after 5 minutes of inactivity. Customization options allow changing font size, setting sound alerts on new message, configuring nicknames for your contact and few others.

Palringo is available on a wide variety of platforms – Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian and also as a platform independent Java applet.

Related: 19 free web based instant messaging services

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