Way Too Basic.
Pidgin and Pidgin Portable are just way too basic now to be taken seriously. Looks plain, and lac... MoreWay Too Basic.
Pidgin and Pidgin Portable are just way too basic now to be taken seriously. Looks plain, and lacks the features of other Instant Messengers such as Trillian Astra and Digsby. If looks and features don't matter to you than this is a pretty good Instant Messenger for one that doesn't need installing. However if plugins, skins, social network, email and all that matters to you then your better off going with Trillian Astra or Digsby. You pretty much need add-ons for Pidgin to do what Digsby and Trillian do without add-ons. Pidgin is behind everyone else and at the moment it seems their content with being 3rd best. This is still a good messenger I just wouldn't recommend it over Trillian Astra or Digsby unless your storing it on your USB drive.
Pros: Free No installer Easy to use
Cons: Lacks features others have Not one of the better looking Instant Messengers Shows it's age.