Pidgin is #14 in Top 22 Messengers
Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client. It provides the ability to have voice/video conversations using the XMPP protocol (including Google Talk). Further features include support for themes, emoticons, spell checking, and notification area integration.
Positions in ratings
#14 in Top 22 Messengers
The best alternatives to Pidgin are: Trillian, Digsby