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Miranda IM v0.10.66 Updated

billon on 16 Jan 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting AIM, ICQ, IRC, Gadu Gadu, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, Skype, etc. and an add-on system can add other features such as skins, an RSS feed reader, weather alert, world clock, secure messaging, etc.

Alternatively, Miranda IM Portable is another portable version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. An ANSI version is available for Win9x/ME.
License: GPL
How to extract: Using the installer:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation, choose a destination folder, and Install
  3. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe

Using the 7zip versions:
  1. Download the 7z package based on your OS (Win9x/ME: ANSI, All other 32-bit: Unicode, All 64-bit: x64) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename mirandaboot-example.ini to mirandaboot.ini
  3. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor, and change ProfileDir= to ProfileDir=.\Profile
  4. Save changes
  5. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda NG, Pidgin
What's new?
  • Update SQLite library.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-03-07 21:23

@apometron
What you state is not true, both Pidgin and Miranda NG can connect to Facebook via plug-ins. It is not Miranda IM and Pidgin fault that evil Facebook dumped open-source XMPP (Jabber) protocol in favour of a proprietary, closed-source one. Anyway, using Facebook for communication is the worst choice possible.

Specular on 2016-03-11 09:03

I think if Miranda IM doesn't support Facebook it could simply be removed from the description. If Miranda NG works with it it might be worth adding to its entry for users who are looking for the support.

smaragdus on 2016-06-26 20:08

Miranda IM 0.10.53 fails to connect to AOL while Miranda NG 0.95.5 connects fine. Not that I need AOL, just an observation.

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v45.6.0 Updated

billon on 2 Jan 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email and instant messaging client with support for plugins and many protocols. It comes with advanced search tools, message filtering, Bayesian spam detector, built-in spell checker, mailbox compression, and many more. Program features can be extended with add-ons, including a specialized version of email encryption tool GPG.

Email protocols include SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Facebook, Twitter, XMPP, and Google Talk (more available via plugin).

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. Alternatively, X-Thunderbird is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/45.6.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-28 12:21

Not a big deal but that screenshot really needs an update. It doesn't do the TB interface justice on newer OSs/themes.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:47

v38.6.0 released !

MIKLO on 2016-09-01 14:57

Been using for the last few years and it works very well,something that's important 4me is to save all my emails to a file that I choose. I have used many email apps over the years but it always seems at some point they discontinue them. I hope this is not the fate of "ThunderChicken" cuz I have really come to like it very much, in my opinion its a very good email service that does all I want and more. Thanks Mozilla.
MIKLO

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SeaMonkey, Portable Edition v2.46 Updated

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2017

SeaMonkey is a complete internet suite with web browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, easy HTML editor, IRC chat, and web development tools. The browser supports fine-grained controls over images, cookies, and more on a per-site basis. Based on Netscape Communicator and then Mozilla Suite, this software bundle includes many technologies used in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, and supports many of their add-ons.

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition is a version of the software from PortableApps.com and works automatically with web-based Java apps if their jPortable tool is present.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Open Source (GPL/MPL/LGPL and Various licenses)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SeaMonkeyPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox, Vivaldi, Maxthon, Opera
What's new?
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-01-07 22:46

@freakzoid: the "Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey" may be what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/sk/seamonkey/addon/classic-firefox-theme-for-seam/ ...

I use both this and the SeaFox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamonkey/addon/sea-fox/) and after some further tweaking, I am pretty satisfied with the results.

freakazoid on 2017-01-08 08:44

I use SeaFox as well, but I just use the Default theme.

Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey doesn't really make much of a difference in my layout, except a few icon changes.

Speaking of icons, use the Classic Toolbar Buttons addon to change some of the default icons. It doesn't change the Bookmark, RSS or Tab Throbber icons though.

Midas on 2017-01-09 01:02

Indeed. Please check the forum topic to see if your results match mine...

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Miranda NG v0.95.5

billon on 30 Jun 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client drawn from the popular Miranda IM. The app supports the most common protocols by default including AIM, ICQ, IRC, Gadu Gadu, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber. However, additional protocols, plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As NG is a code fork of Miranda, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new?
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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Pidgin Portable v2.11.0

JohnTHaller on 23 Jun 2016
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Pidgin is an easy-to-use multi-protocol instant messaging client with a tabbed interface, customizable sounds, themes, and more. Supports a long list of networks including AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, Jabber, and IRC, as well as many features such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, emoticons, and typing notifications.

Pidgin Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps. A wide variety of plugins are available to add more features including networks, security, interface tweaks, and more. Themes are available via an additional download.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. Supports 85 world languages.

Alternate portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PidginPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MirdandaNG, InstantBird
What's new? See:
https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/www/src/tip/htdocs/ChangeLog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-01-04 20:52

I usually never complain when there is a way to make a program portable but I have just wasted about half an hour updating (copying, moving, deleting, renaming) the native compressed version of Pidgin. And I forgot that the working Facebook plug-in was not included in the package and had to download it separately (but before that I deleted the "unknown" Facebook profile). Why do the developers still keep the no longer working Facebook-XMPP plug-in and do not adopt the working Facebook Chat (purple-facebook) plug-in is a mystery to me. Pidgin developers offer an offline installer (containing GTK+) and GTK+ for Windows yet they do not intend to provide a compressed portable-ready version for Windows. Updating Pidgin is a pain, as it is a pain to make it portable on first run.

MIKLO on 2016-06-30 14:41

WOW I find this really interesting that this software has been being downloaded or at least talked about for 9 years. Some of the first comments talk about this being worthless and a waste of time cuz Pidgin already has a Portable version. There is also talk about Haller wasting his time doing this... hmmm so what am I doing here also wasting my time? lol Anyway in my opinion any and all discussion even on so called "worthless" builds serve a purpose. If nothing else I get a link in my email letting me know that there is something I can go see and waste my time on some "worthless" and not needed software. Aint life great?
MIKLO

Midas on 2016-07-01 11:04

@MIKLO: It sure is. Thanks for wasting my time... 3:)

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