I chat online a lot. Like tons! Between coordinating dinner plans with the fiancée, chatting with coworkers about technology news, and complaining to friends about my favorite baseball team, I find myself bouncing back and forth between my Gmail window and apps like Adium throughout the day.
The thing I like apps like Adium (or Trillian, Pidgin, iChat, etc...) is that I can carry on a conversation without losing focus of what I'm currently working in another window. However, I frequently find myself back in a Gmail tab, where I'll continue to carry on a conversation. The main problem is that if and when I switch back over to my third party IM client, the conversation is no longer in sync (or N'Sync if you will).
I suppose the easiest thing for me to do is to just stop using my Gmail tabs and switch over to a third party email client. But Gmail's search abilities are significantly nerfed outside of the browser. D'oh!
Anyway, I'm looking for the following IM client:
- Supports multiple Gmail accounts
- Conversations stay in sync between phone, browser, and IM client
- Maybe decent logging / searching (though Gmail handles this already)?