Instantbird Portable v1.5

webfork on 20 Jul 2019
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by carbonize

Instantbird is a simple and easy to use instant messaging client with support all the major networks. The program has a tabbed interface and similar look and feel to Firefox/Thunderbird (uses the Mozilla codebase), and includes support for customization using themes and add-ons.

Available networks include AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook, XMPP, IRC, ICQ, and more.

Instantbird Portable is a version in format.

NOTE: this program hasn't been updated since 2013 and may contain security vulnerabilities.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. In the event of a crash, saves info to AppData
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL and Mozilla tri-license (MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InstantbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pidgin
What's new?
  • Creating a new conversation tab has been made easier.
    - Clicking the '+' button in a conversation window shows a list of conversations that can be started with a single click.
    - The list is sorted with a frecency algorithm, taking into account how often and how recently you've talked to each contact.
    - This list also automatically includes the channels advertised by the IRC servers you are connected to.
  • New tooltips that better fit the style of Instantbird.
  • Improved Multi-user chats user interface:
    - Participants now have context menus that allow you to open private conversations or add them as buddies.
    - Highlighted nicks in chat rooms now have tooltips and context menus.
  • Auto-joined chat rooms that have been put on hold will stay on hold after a restart.
  • A list of alternate nicks for IRC can be configured, in case your preferred nick is taken when you connect.
  • about: pages (e.g. about:config) can now easily be opened with the /about command (e.g. /about config).
  • Retina display support on Mac OS X.
  • Google Talk and Hangouts Android users are now shown as mobile.
  • Google Hangouts users will no longer appear as always typing.
  • Better support for displaying RTL languages in conversations.
  • The vKontakte protocol was removed as the vKontakte service dropped support for connecting with an XMPP client.
  • New for developers: New API to add tab panels with arbitrary content to conversation windows: in-code documentation.
  • Updated to Mozilla 25.
  • Various minor bugs and a few crashers fixed.
  • And more... read the full ChangeLog for details of all code changes since Instantbird 1.4.

2 comments on Instantbird Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2012-08-25 17:59

Update fixed reconnection problems. Very happy with this.


webfork 2011-11-15 22:30

Love the simplicity, ease of use, familiar look and feel, but the program doesn't reconnect when there's a connection problem (I have a bad one) so I'm constantly restarting the program.


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