Alternatives to aMSN for all platforms with any license

  • Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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 once and more. Top Features: • Message friends, groups of friends or anyone in your mobile...

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

  • Adium icon

    Adium

    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 GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you...

    Open Source Mac

  • Empathy icon

    Empathy

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Psi icon

    Psi

    Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open Jabber IM network (also known as XMPP). Localized versions of Psi are available in almost twenty different languages. Built-in...

    Open Source Mac Windows 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

  • IM+ icon

    IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms. The widest selection of unique features...

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

  • Instantbird icon

    Instantbird

    Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

  • Emesene icon

    Emesene

    emesene is an instant messenger capable of connecting to various networks and utilizing different graphical toolkits. Currently msn and jabber are supported through papyon and xmppy, which allows emesene to connect to various IM...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Development is dormant, but source code is available at Github. Last version, 2.12.9, released on September 06, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Pinger icon

    Pinger

    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 of your communications—texts, pics, calls, voicemails—all in one place. Together with millions of...

    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

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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 transfer files and messages and access your correspondence from your mobile devices.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • Spreed icon

    Spreed

    Spreed is the worldwide unified web conferencing service offering integrated web and telephone conferencing. It is based on Flash Player. Free service includes 3 attendees and max 1.5h meetings. Single events or monthly service can be...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Chatzy icon

    Chatzy

    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 website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Gyach

    Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.9.8, released in July 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Fire icon

    Fire

    Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger®, ICQ®, MSN® Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.5.6, released in February 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • 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 the software you can login with the provided username and pass. BuddyTalk is based on smack and xmpp...

    Free Windows

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    OctroTalk

    OctroTalk is an Jabber/Gtalk client with support for GTalk (GMail) audio and Video calls. OctroTalk also supports SIP calling (through a provider of your choice). Features: 1 ) Connect securely to GTalk/Jabber 2) P2P...

    Free Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Gaption

    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

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...

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