Pidgin, formerly gaim is an instant messaging service that combines virtually every possible IM client into one, convenient and easy to use program. I have quite a few instant messaging services and quite a few names on each of them so I figured that it would make since to get a single program that can do all of this. I spent quite some time looking for collaborative software and I happened upon Pidgin, I at first didn't necessarily like the offered style(s) and atmospherically, it was too pleasing but after about 5 minutes, literally. I found myself fallign in love with this client. It's easy to use, auto connects to servers as soon as your start it, for all accounts that you have enabled. You can have multiple screen names of the same service signed in simultaneously. It's rather amazing and something I like allot about it which may sound kinda dumb but I love the smileys, they're not atrocious like other default packs on other collaborative clients. You can set a display pic for all accounts individually or all simultaneously if you like. It's a really useful program if you're heavy into IMing, which pretty much everyone online is. I recommend this to anyone even if you only have 2 or 3 different IM services.