TerraIM is a free, lightweight, cross-platform AOL Instant Messenger client, supporting most standard features of AIM’s OSCAR (Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime) protocol. One notable exception is the lack of Direct Connect support, which TerraIM compensates for with its file sending and download manager.
One can use TerraIM with an existing AIM, ICQ, or AOL screenname. Just login using your AIM screen name or ICQ number with TerraIM, and your regular buddy list will show up.
- [advt]Portability – TerraIM easily fits on a floppy, and requires no install. It is perfect for environments where AIM cannot be installed, such as school networks.
- Aliasing – set an alias for a buddy and that alias is displayed everywhere instead of the person’s screen name.
- Invisible login – login directly to invisible mode, so no one suspects that you are online
- Logging – TerraIM implements real time logging. All instant messages can be recorded to files.
- Remote Control – leave TerraIM running at home and remotely check messages, change the away message, and download files.
- Tabbing – you have the option of having all your instant messages with one window, with tabs to switch between them.
- Low RAM usage – While the latest version of AIM from AOL uses 60+ mb of RAM, TerraIM normally usess less than 5.
- Skinnability – TerraIM is fully skinnable.