Developer website: Instantbird
Instantbird is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client. Using it, you can connect to all your different IM accounts. It uses the Mozilla rendering engine to display IMs, and the Pidgin libpurple to connect to the different networks, and it is available in 14 languages.
- Creating a new conversation tab has been made easier.
- Clicking the '+' button in a conversation window shows a list of conversations that can be started with a single click.
- The list is sorted with a frecency algorithm, taking into account how often and how recently you've talked to each contact.
- This list also automatically includes the channels advertised by the IRC servers you are connected to.
- New tooltips that better fit the style of Instantbird
- Improved Multi-user chats user interface:
- Participants now have context menus that allow you to open private conversations or add them as buddies.
- Highlighted nicks in chat rooms now have tooltips and context menus.
- Auto-joined chat rooms that have been put on hold will stay on hold after a restart.
- A list of alternate nicks for IRC can be configured, in case your preferred nick is taken when you connect.
- about: pages (e.g., about:config) can now easily be opened with the /about command (e.g. /about config).
- Retina display support on Mac OS X.
- Google Talk and Hangouts Android users are now shown as mobile.
- Google Hangouts users will no longer appear as always typing.
- Better support for displaying RTL languages in conversations.
- The vKontakte protocol was removed as the vKontakte service dropped support for connecting with an XMPP client.
- New for developers: New API to add tab panels with arbitrary content to conversation windows: in-code documentation.
- Updated to Mozilla 25.
- Various minor bugs and a few crashers fixed.
- NVDA users should update to 2014.1 to work around a bug in the Mozilla platform that leads to "Unknown" being said when scrolling through the contact list.
OS X 10.6 or later