Skype Integration for Pidgin
I'm on a bit of a Skype day, here. Skype for Pidgin has long been problematic, requiring the old, abandoned Skype client to run in the background and Pidgin would just replay it which did not work so well and mostly defeated the purpose of a single messaging application. But with new advances in the SkypeWeb client and protocol, there is now a SkypeWeb plugin for Pidgin that will allow Pidgin to talk over Skype for text messages (no audio or video at this time.) No need to run Skype in the background or even have it installed.