Miranda IM is an open source lightweight IM program that allows you to manage chats from friends in various IM programs conveniently. It runs fast and uses only a little memory and you don’t have to run any setup to install it. It is a portable IM program and you can run it from an external drive.
Miranda IM allows you to sync all your IM accounts in one place. It supports a large selection of instant messengers including AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, ICQ, and Yahoo. You can manage the personal information for all your IM accounts in the control panel. You can customize the user interface of the Miranda IM based on your preferences. It can supports hundreds of friends on your IM contact list without crashing. You can view the contact details of each contact by simply hovering your mouse over it.
The instant messaging window is plain and only provide a text box for you to enter the instant messages. There are no extra features such as emoticons, and text formatting. It gives you the ability to configure the behavior of the chat window. For example, you can configure it to always show the messages from a particular person on a location in the screen. All protocols are encrypted with SSL certificate. It supports filter features in the IRC channels. It includes a spell checker that can be used in checking German spelling mistakes.
Miranda IM does not display any advertisement. There is the capability of saving your chat history onto your hard disk. You can easily delete all the chat history by using the History Sweeper tool. You can add functionalities to the IM by downloading the plugins. Miranda IM has a total of 130 plugins. Different types of hot keys can be opened such as launching the instant messaging program.
Download link: http://www.miranda-im.org/download/