Instant Messaging Tools

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24im : Enterprise group IM. Connect your workforce. Hosted or Onsite

Adium : instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more. Download 

AIM : AOL Instant Messenger. Download/Hosted

Buddyspace : Instant messenger with four novel twists: (1) it allows optional maps for geographical & office-plan visualizations in addition to standard ‘buddy lists'; (2) it is built on open source Jabber, which makes it interoperable with ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and others; (3) it is implemented in Java, so it is cross-platform; (4) it is built by a UK research lab, so it is 100% free with full sources readily available. Download

CallBurner : Record Skype Calls. Free Trial, Download

Call Graph : Record Skype Calls. Download

Call Recorder : Record Skype calls and podcast interviews (for Mac OS). Free Trial, Download

CD Messenger : connect to communicate. Premium plan availableDownload

ChatSure : Feature rich web-based enterprise instant messaging (IM) service that enables you to set and enforce security. Free Trial, Hosted

Chit Chat for Facebook : Instant messenger that allows you to chat with all your Facebook contacts in real time with its unique, swift and easy to use tabbed message window interface. Download

Cisco Jabber : Unified communications application that brings together presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing into a single consistent experience. Download

Convore : Convore is a quick way to instant message with groups of friends in real-time. Join public or private groups and talk about anything! Hosted

Digsby : A multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Download

eBuddy : Web and mobile messaging. Hosted

Freecorder : Record Skype calls with one click. Free Trial, Download

Google Talk : Instant messaging tool for text chat to all of your gMail contacts. Also offers file transfer, voicemail, voice calls and gMail notifications. Download 

GroovyNotes : Send browser-to-browser instant messages (requires Firefox). Download

HipChat : HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business. Free trial, Add code

IBM Lotus Sametime : Provides a core set of integrated real-time communications services—voice, data and video—that make it easy for people to find, reach and collaborate effectively with colleagues, customers and business partners. Installed

iGlance : Tiny program for talking and sharing over the internet. Download

Instantbird : A multi-protocol Instant Messaging client. Using it, you can connect to all your different IM accounts. Open source, Download

Meebo : Instant messaging everywhere. Hosted

Miranda : An open-source multi protocol instant messenger client for Microsoft Windows. It’s smaller, faster, easier! Download : Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging & Video Chat – All in One. Download<

Pamela for Skype : Ultimate tool for managing all your Skype calls. Free Trial, Download

Pidgin : Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once. Download

Powergramo : It lets you record Skype calls of any kind. Moreover, an embedded skype answering machine makes the skype recorder even more convenient. Free Trial. Download

PrettyMay : Skype add-on voice plugin to record and replay calls. Free Trial. Download

Skype : Instant messaging and voice calls over the Internet and to landlines. A huge number of 3rd party apps. Commercial services available, Download 

Softros LAN Messengersecure serverless instant messaging program for user-to-user or multi-user message and file exchange through company network. Free TrialDownload

Trillian: IM client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and IRC. Pro version available, Download

VuRoom : Instant Multiparty Video Conferencing from Skype. Free trial, Download

Windows Live Messenger (previously MSN Messenger) makes it easier than ever to stay connected to the people you care about. Download 

Yahoo Messenger : Instant messaging with voice and video. Download