Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Any Alternative Instant Messengers ?

26 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Any Alternative Instant Messengers ?

Gonna have to face it, recently my Windows live messenger has been freaking out on me, randomly freezing/crashing. And yes I do have it patched and with MSN plus (because it sucks otherwise), uninstalled it...tried different things, overall can't be bothered with it.

But overall, I wouldn't even mind using a different IM program.

All I want is that...

When I press print screen and then paste it sends a screenshot (IM must have decent file sharing ontop of that, copy paste etc)
Webcam/Mic support
Multiple IM support (mainly MSN)
Good aesthetic design
Basically just MSN with mods But less bloated and crap.

I've tried pidgin, yet it lacks a few things I need.
Trillian just didn't even feel right, but is still, uh, pretty cool never the less, regardless if it costs alot.
and Digsby didn't have alot to offer either...

Skype works just fine and is great for Video chats but lacks file sharing...but It's difficult with people who only have MSN.

Anyone have any suggestions or super programs that non of us have heard of ?
Or I can provide more detailed descriptions as to why MSN is being an idiot and come to adress how to fix it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Digsby is awesome. It supports A LOT of services.

Ok, I've put in my two-cents. Now time to fix the dead pixels on the screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

wow i think you killed off most of the best im clients. you can try Meebo - Connecting AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, MySpace messengers
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hmm, I guess I will just have to dig in and make do...And fix the dead pixel on my screen also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Just a headsup though, Windows Live wave 4 (the next version of the live suite) is due sometime soonish.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #7


I also use digsby, and love it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Any Alternative Instant Messengers ?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot access most websites or messengers
I moved recently and yesterday got internet installed at the new house, and now most sites and yahoo and aim are not connecting. I can get gmail, this site, sometimes craigslist, msn messenger, skype, and nothing else. No settings have been changed, the only thing new is the new internet. My...
Browsers & Mail
Windows 7 SP1 Problem with Messengers
Ever since I installed the update yesterday I can not get a long term connection for Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger plus my internet browsing is effected, it is so much slower. Anyone else having this problem?
Windows Updates & Activation
Instant-On OS
I wanted to know if any of you had any experiences with instant on operating systems that i can dual boot my windows 7 with. I'm looking for something out of beta but i am willing to all suggestions i wanted to try out cloud gos but its only set to their private beta. i'll be looking...
People Near Me. Messengers
Hi, well as u might already know this punk is trying to find some applications that work with People Near Me. Messaging,drawing,etc. He was also wondering if theres a program that lets you chat with people around you like in Nintendo DS or other chat toys that have to search for users near you. Not...
Messengers, AOL,MSN
I do not have this issue with my Yahoo, but I do with AOL and MSN. Its like they have their own windows and they have the icon on the taskbar which is what I want, I just do not want the extra window. I don't see a point to it. I want the extra window to be closed but the Icon to stay on the task...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App