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Official Plugins

Plugin Name Downloads Website Short Description
Extended Preferences 10,000-50,000 Go Provides some often-requested preferences
Purple Plugin Pack 10,000-50,000 Go Provides over 50 various plugins

Third-Party Plugins

Pidgin has a large number of plugins that add functionality.

Individual plugins are not supported officially. Use the appropriate 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 Downloads Website Short Description
Pidgin-Encryption 10,000-50,000 Go Encrypts coversations using stored RSA keys
Bot Sentry 1,000-10,000 Go Stop spam bots
Pidgin-Paranoia 0-1,000 Go Encrypts conversations using one-time pads
Pidgin-privacy-please 0-1,000 Go Stop spam bots
Off-the-Record Messaging Unknown Go Encrypts conversations and provides security even when keys are compromised


Protocol Name Downloads Website Short Description
Guifications 10,000-50,000 Go Provides "toaster" popup notifications.
Pidgin Snarl 1,000-10,000 Go Notifications using Snarl on Windows
Audible Alerts 0-1,000 Go Audible notification of a received IM by reading the buddy's screen name
Mumbles-project Plugin Unknown Go Pidgin Plugin for mumbles-project - modern notification system for Gnome (linux only).
MX610-notification Unknown Go Provides notifications with Logitech MX610's IM led
Smart Ear Unknown Go Customized per-buddy sound events
Led-notification Unknown Go Provides notifications with laptops' extra LEDs and similar

Profile and status updates

Protocol Name Downloads Website Short Description
Music Tracker 1,000-10,000 Go Displays the music track currently playing in the status message. Supports a wide range of audio players.
Last.FM Plugin 0-1,000 Go Shows information from your Last.FM / Audioscrobbler profile in your status message.
Twitter in your Profile 0-1,000 Go Insert your Twitter history into your profile. It gets updated periodically.
Pidgin-Identica-Status 0-1,000 Go Use a feed from as your Pidgin status.
MusicInfo Unknown Go Displays the currently-playing music in your status message and profile. Winamp API compatible.

Interface tweaks

Plugin Name Downloads Website Short Description
Extended Buddy List Sort 0-1,000 Go Adds more buddy list sorting options
Character Counter Unknown Go Plugin for displaying the character count of the current message.
Lazy Bums Unknown Go Sends a configurable message on the click of a button.
Pidgin Windows Position Manager Unknown Go Places new conversation windows intelligently in Windows (i.e. doesn't always put them in the top left corner).
Quote selected text Unknown Go Quick specify message to answer
Session Save Unknown 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.
Smiley Shortcuts Unknown Go Inserts a smiley on ctrl+(number) combination.

Accounts and logs

Protocol Name Downloads Website Short Description
Dexrex Unknown Go Allows you to store your logs online for free accessible and searchable anywhere
IM-History Plugin Unknown Go Provides easy and convenient way to store your chats and contact list online (using service).
Web Pidgin Unknown Go Access buddy list and conversations via mobile web browsers
logstatus Unknown Go Logs all the status changes to the buddy history.


Plugin Name Downloads Website Short Description
Pidgin-LaTeX 1,000-10,000 Go Allows you to include mathematical formulas in your conversations.
pidginTeX 1,000-10,000 Go Renders mathematical expressions. Lots of options, size, colors, etc. Built upon Pidgin-LaTeX.
Pidgin-googledesktop 0-1,000 Go Google Desktop Indexing Plugin for Pidgin
DockApp Unknown Go or Go Allows Pidgin to appear as an AfterStep Wharf icon.
Pidgin-Audacious-Remote Unknown Go Allows control over Audacious Media Player from the Pidgin conversation windows.
Fonomo Video Unknown Go Enables Video-chat invitations via (requires Adobe Flash v9 or higher)
Pidgin Personal Bar Unknown Go Adds a section at the top of your buddy list to change your display name and personal message.
QIP decoder Unknown Go Corrects invalid incoming QIP 2005 diacritics for CP1250 users
Textbon Unknown 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.
b64 Unknown Go Base 64 encoding of chat messages (A very simple Perl plugin) Unknown Go Lets you chat with visitors to your website for free using Pidgin.
Pidglet Unknown Go A Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget that displays your buddy list.

Development of Third-Party Plugins

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