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Written inC
TypeInstant messaging client
LicenseGNU General Public License

Finch is an open-source console-based instant messaging client, based on the libpurple library. Libpurple has support for many commonly used instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to log in to various services from one application. Finch uses GLib and ncurses.[1]

Finch supports OTR via a libpurple plugin.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Pidgin, Finch, Libpurple wiki". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Purple-otr git page". Archived from the original on 17 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.