Alternatives to aMSN for all platforms with any license

  • Pidgin icon


    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

  • Adium icon


    Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU...

    Open Source Mac

  • Empathy icon


    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Yahoo! Messenger icon

    Yahoo! Messenger

    Stay in touch with your friends and family while sharing favorite photos using one of the most popular instant messaging applications

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry

  • Psi icon


    Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open Jabber IM network (also known...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • IM+ icon


    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 ... HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

  • Instantbird icon

    Instantbird Discontinued

    Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Emesene icon

    Emesene Discontinued

    emesene is an instant messenger capable of connecting to various networks and utilizing different graphical toolkits. Currently msn...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Pinger icon


    Pinger lets you text and talk free with the people you care about most, anywhere on the planet. Tap a picture and you'll see all...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Messenger for Desktop icon

    Messenger for Desktop

    A simple & beautiful app for Facebook Messenger. Chat without distractions on any Operating System.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 4talk Messenger icon

    4talk Messenger

    4talk IM service is a complete IM service for communicating with your phone contacts using your PC in the office or at home. You can...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • Spreed icon


    Spreed is the worldwide unified web conferencing service offering integrated web and telephone conferencing. It is based on Flash...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Chatzy icon


    Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Gyach Discontinued

    Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Gaption icon


    Gaption is an online platform that allows users to receive rewards and royalties from their content and social networking activities.

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • Fire icon

    Fire Discontinued

    Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • BuddyTalk Instant Messenger

    BuddyTalk is a java based instant messanger, you can login with your gmail username and password to chat with your friends or to test...

    Free Windows

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  • OctroTalk icon


    OctroTalk is an Jabber/Gtalk client with support for GTalk (GMail) audio and Video calls. OctroTalk also supports SIP calling (through...

    Free Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

aMSN Comments

Amazing options and everything, but sometimes a little slow ...

Comment by monkeybear
about aMSN Jun 2011

Amazing options and everything, but sometimes a little slow and sometimes a bit of a resource hog. When internet goes down it kind of freezes up while trying to reconnect.

When someone closes a chat window, it notifies you. Shows people who do not have you on their contact list. Can disable typing notification towards other users...