Coccinella - Portable Instant Messenger

Coccinella is a cross platform Portable Instant Messenger or Portable IM with a built in whiteboard that incorporates the following features. Secured connections, avatars and emoticons, plugins, open standard instant messaging, multi user chat (group chat) and file transfers. Coccinella is also multilingual open source software. This Portable Instant Messenger can be run from a USB device on Linux, Mac or Windows via the corresponding binaries.

Coccinella can connect to any Jabber/XMPP instant messaging server. You can either use a public server, or setup your own server. With your own server, you can federate your server with the public Jabber/XMPP network.

Coccinella Portable Instant Messenger

coccinella portable instant messenger

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License: Open Source

How to install and run Coccinella from a USB device

  1. Download the and extract to a folder on your USB device
  2. Click Coccinella Messenger-0.96.8.exe from the Coccinella folder on your USB device to launch the Portable Instant Messenger
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to setup or connect to your server
  4. Once up and running, navigate to File -> Preferences and check the option to Store preferences in same folder as program and click Save

Note: You can also download run the alternate Linux and Mac binaries of the program in the same fashion.