I use Pidgin on all my desktop computers because it's completely cross-platform (even Linux) and really like it. Unfortunately they don't have a mobile app. Is there a mobile chat client that allows you to add accounts from multiple protocols (AIM, GTalk, MSN, ICQ, etc.) and DOESN'T require you to create a separate account for their service first? I've tried Trillian and IMO, but both want me to create an account for their service before I can add my other accounts.


IM apps that don't require an additional account tend to be few and far between on Android (in my experience, anyway), but so far I've seen two:

  • eBuddy - This does have an associated "eBudy ID" account that you can register for, but you're not required to do so in order to use other protocols.
  • IM+ (free, pro) - Same as eBuddy above. Another potential selling point is that the tablet interface is much nicer, IMHO.
  • IM+ looks good; didn't ask me to create a new account or ID. Will use the free version for a few days and if there are no issues will buy the pro version. Thanks. – EmmyS Feb 27 '13 at 18:08
  • E Buddy as you describe it no longer exists. It's now just another single protocol non standard chat program just like the rest. – enigmaticPhysicist Jun 11 '16 at 5:32

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