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Third-Party Plugins

Pidgin has a large number of plugins that add functionality.

Individual plugins are not supported by the Pidgin team. Use the plugin website to get help.

Additional Protocols

Protocol Name Downloads Website Short Description
Facebook IM 10,000-50,000 Go Social network
XFire 10,000-50,000 Go Gaming network
msn-pecan 1,000-10,000 Go Alternative MSN access
Netsoul 1,000-10,000 Go French network
Rediffbol 1,000-10,000 Go Indian network
Microblog 1,000-10,000 Go Twitter updates
CyanChat 0-1,000 Go
SIP-e (MS Communicator) 0-1,000 Go
WinMX Peer Network 0-1,000 Go File sharing network
NateOn Unknown Go Korean network Unknown Go Polish network

Security and Privacy

Protocol Name Website Short Description
Off-the-Record Messaging Go Allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.
Pidgin-Encryption Go Transparently encrypts your instant messages with RSA encryption.
Pidgin-Paranoia Go Provides information-theoretically secure encrypted conversations using one-time pads.
Pidgin-privacy-please Go Plugin to stop spimmers from annoying you.

"Normal" Plugins

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

Plugin Name Website Short Description
Audible Alerts Go Audible notification of a received IM by reading the buddy's screen name
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 Buddy List Sort Go This Plugin allows you to sort your buddy list more flexible than pidgin does.
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.
Pidgin-Audacious-Remote Go Allows control over Audacious Media Player from the Pidgin conversation windows.
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 Personal Bar Go Adds a section at the top of your buddy list to change your display name and personal message.
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 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.
QIP decoder Go Corrects invalid incoming QIP 2005 diacritics for CP1250 users
Quote selected text Go Quick specify message to answer
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
Smiley Shortcuts Go Inserts a smiley on ctrl+(number) combination.
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.

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

If you're looking to develop a third-party plugin, you may find these resources valuable:

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