Slick: Average multi-protocol IM client
By on April 11th, 2009

Slick is a multi-protocol IM client for Windows Mobile devices, like a zillion others. It allows you to chat with your contacts in different IM networks.

Slick, currently in active development, is available as a free public alpha release.

Slick- Accounts Slick- Menu Slick- IM

Slick supports ICQ, Yahoo, AIM, MSN/Windows Live, Google Talk, and Jabber, and also sending/receiving offline messages on these networks. Slick also supports file transfer between contacts, and downloading files sent as link. 

Slick has a nice management of alerts – sound, backlight, vibration, notify window displaying the number of new messages, etc. It offers an intuitive group and buddy management and keeps message history.

Though the current feature-set is not something extraordinary, but they are executed well, and the developers promise more goodies. The graying out of screen when a menu is enabled, is a neat experience. We need to watch this one in time.

Slick nicely supports both Touch and Non-touch screen WinMo devices – Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5/6. Download the alpha release here.

Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

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