Hoping to eliminate the need for separate clients to chat with users of different instant messaging services, developer Epicware has released
Fire 1.0. The freeware application provides support for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ, IRC, Jabber, MSN and Yahoo! Messenger. While you can use its buddy list feature to keep track of friends across all six IM services, Fire only allows you to log into one account per service at a time. You can download it now from SourceForge.net; be aware that there are separate files for Mac OS X v10.1 and Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” and higher.