"The GTK Unified Messaging Client"
Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allow you to refer to several accounts of the same person from a single contact name, making it one of the cleanest and simplest clients to use.
Ayttm is the heir of the Everybuddy project, and aims to continue improving the program and addressing its shortcomings. The primary goal is to provide a messenger which is:
- simple: Ayttm should work nicely without having to first go through a complicated configuration procedure. The preferences should be simple and minimal.
- stable: Ayttm should not crash when you use it.
- intuitive: Ayttm should be almost instantly usable by your mother ;)
- flexible: Ayttm supports multiple protocols and they should be supported in an integrated manner (common interface, for example), without limiting protocol-specific features support. Ayttm currently handles Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, IRC, AIM and ICQ. It also features support for file transfers, group chat, MSN GnomeMeeting integration, tabbed chat, smiley themes, status tooltips, conversation logging, automatic translation, GPG signing/encryption, typing notifications, spell checking and import of contacts from other clients.