Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo and more. Additionally, with the choice of hundreds of plugins, icons, sounds and other content, Miranda IM gives you the ability to modify, customise and extend functionality to make it your own. Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast. It is designed to be resource efficient and easy to use. Miranda IM uses very little memory and requires no installation. Just unzip and run! This also makes it ideal for users that want to run their messenger client from a removable storage such as an USB memory stick. Miranda IM can even be stored on a single floppy disc if not too many plugins are used. Miranda IM contains hundreds of new features including the ability to add and manage accounts from the new account Manager. Also, SSL support is now built-in to take advantage of encrypted connections (no more configuration is needed).
Its powerful plugin system makes Miranda IM very flexible. Only the most basic features are built in, but there are currently more than 350 free plugins available for download that allows users to extend the functionality of Miranda IM.