CenterICQ is a console ncurses based IM client - R.I.P.
CenterICQ is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface. Currently ICQ2000, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM TOC, IRC, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols are supported. It allows you to send, receive, and forward messages, URLs and, SMSes, mass message send, search for users (including extended "whitepages search"), view users' details, maintain your contact list directly from the program (including non-icq contacts), view the messages history, register a new UIN and update your details, be informed on receiving email messages, automatically set away after the defined period of inactivity (on any console), and have your own ignore, visible and invisible lists. It can also associate events with sounds, has support for Hebrew and Arabic languages and allows to arrange contacts into groups. Internal RSS reader and a client for LiveJournal are provided.