Miranda IM is a chat client which can be used with a stand-alone account or it can be installed and configured to centralize other user accounts that need to be active at all times. Users have the possibility to add their Yahoo or Google accounts, among others, into this app and their contact lists will be retrieved and synchronized with this tool.
Miranda IM allows users to further sort their contacts by service but it also provides them easy category creation tools so that all of the friends can be sorted in different ways. The interface of this app is extremely simple with no eye candy, but this tool can allow users to stay more focused on the dialog this way.
Miranda IM might not look too advanced but it features tens of different options “under the hood” and it can be configured in a multitude of ways. Even new themes can be added but functionality might tend to prime over design. Voice and video devices can be configured and proxy servers can be set up. Users can be ignored or white listed again and each connected account can be completely removed from the list so that it will not be accessed again later.