Version 101 (modified by ewindisch, 11 years ago) (diff)

added fonomo plugin

Third-Party Plugins

This page is intended for plugin developers to make their plugins more visible to users. We don't provide hosting for plugins as we simply do not have the resources to do so. We do, however, encourage anyone hosting their own plugins to add them to the list below!

Note that we do not support any of these plugins. If you have problems with the plugins, please contact the plugin's author using resources available on the plugin's website. Please do not file tickets in the Pidgin bug tracking system, as we do not develop or support these plugins.

"Normal" Plugins

These plugins appear in the plugins list and provide additional functionality.

Plugin Name Website Short Description
Automatic Change Buddy Icon Go After configuration, this plugin can change your buddy icon automatically
Bot Sentry Go Plugin to help prevent bots from IMing you.
Character Counter Go Plugin for displaying the character count of the current message.
Dexrex Go Allows you to store your logs online for free accessible and searchable anywhere
DockApp Go or Go Allows Pidgin to appear as an AfterStep Wharf icon.
Fonomo Video Go Enables Video-chat invitations via (requires Adobe Flash v9 or higher)
Extended Preferences Go Provides some additional, often-requested preferences for Pidgin.
gSMS Go Provides sms notification of received chats while the user is away. Sms notificiation is provided by Google Calendar service.
Guifications Go Provides "toaster" popup notifications.
IM-History Plugin Go Provides easy and convenient way to store your chats and contact list online (using service).
Last.FM Plugin Go Shows information from your Last.FM / Audioscrobbler profile in your status message.
Lazy Bums Go Sends a configurable message on the click of a button.
Led-notification Go Provides notifications with laptops' extra LEDs and similar
logstatus Go Logs all the status changes to the buddy history.
MX610-notification Go Provides notifications with Logitech MX610's IM led
Mumbles-project Plugin Go Pidgin Plugin for mumbles-project - modern notification system for Gnome (linux only).
MusicInfo Go Displays the currently-playing music in your status message and profile. Winamp API compatible.
Music Tracker Go Displays the music track currently playing in the status message. Supports a wide range of audio players.
Off-the-Record Messaging Go Allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.
Pidgin-Audacious-Remote Go Allows control over Audacious Media Player from the Pidgin conversation windows.
Pidgin-Encryption Go Transparently encrypts your instant messages with RSA encryption.
Pidgin-googledesktop Go Google Desktop Indexing Plugin for Pidgin
Pidgin-Identica-Status Go Use a feed from as your Pidgin status.
Pidgin-LaTeX Go Allows you to include mathematical formulas in your conversations.
Pidgin Meebo Me Go Handles authorization and deletion of Meebo guest accounts.
Pidgin-privacy-please Go Plugin to stop spimmers from annoying you.
Pidgin Windows Position Manager Go Places new conversation windows intelligently in Windows (i.e. doesn't always put them in the top left corner).
Pidgin-Paranoia Go Provides information-theoretically secure encrypted conversations using one-time pads.
Pidgin Snarl Go Notifications using Snarl on Windows
pidginTeX Go Renders mathematical expressions. Lots of options, size, colors, etc. Built upon Pidgin-LaTeX.
Purple Plugin Pack Go Provides over 50 plugins for Pidgin, Finch, and libpurple.
Secure Passwords Go Secure account passwords in OS/Desktop standard password and credentials management programs.
Session Save Go Session Save will remember what conversation windows you had open the last time you used Pidgin, and re-open them for you when you sign on.
Smart Ear Go Customized per-buddy sound events
Textbon Go Textbon hyperlinks recognizable IM shorthands or acronyms or shortcuts. On user click, these links translate Instant Messaging acronyms or shorthands to definitions using the acronym database.
Twitter in your Profile Go Insert your Twitter history into your profile. It gets updated periodically.
Web Pidgin Go Access buddy list and conversations via mobile web browsers
YCaptcha Go Displays Yahoo! Chat captchas in a dialog instead of a browser.

Protocol Plugins

These plugins do not appear in the plugins list. Instead, they create new entries in the protocol field of the account editor and enable the user to connect to new IM or chat networks.

Protocol Name Website Short Description
CyanChat Go Adds support for the CyanChat server
Facebook IM Go Supports Facebook Chat
msn-pecan Go Alternative MSN protocol plugin
NateOn Go Plugin to connect to the Korean IM NateOn
Netsoul Go Plugin for the netsoul IM network used at engineering schools in Paris, France
Rediffbol Go Plugin for the Rediffbol IM network used in India
SIP-e (MS Communicator) Go Plugin to connect to the MS Communicator IM server Go Plugin to connect to the polish IM
WinMX Peer Network Go WPN (WinMX Peer Network) chats through WPNP (WinMX Peer Network Protocol)
XFire Go Plugin to connect to the XFire gamers' IM network
Microblog Go Tweet your update to Twitter with your Pidgin (replacement for IM services)

Loader Plugins

These plugins do not appear in the plugins list. Instead, they allow loading plugins written in other languages.

(None listed yet)

Additional Plugins

Note that additional plugins are still hosted on our old Sourceforge Tracker. Some of these plugins may be updated to work with Pidgin, and some still may be for older versions.

Other Enhancements

These plugins/services provide additional functionality for Pidgin, but do not fit into any of the other categories of plugins.

Name Website Short Description
b64 Go Base 64 encoding of chat messages (A very simple Perl plugin) Go Lets you chat with visitors to your website for free using Pidgin.
Pidglet Go A Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget that displays your buddy list.
Splert Go A custom automatic answering machine and much more for pidgin.

Development of Third-Party Plugins

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