Alternatives to Apple Messages 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

  • Hangouts icon


    Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Android Wear

  • Signal icon


    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal! Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome

  • Trillian icon


    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry iPad

  • 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

  • Miranda IM icon

    Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be...

    Open Source Windows

  • Wire icon


    Wire is a secure, private and open source messenger for phones, tablets and desktop. Crystal clear voice and video calls, private...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Microsoft Edge Chrome Opera Firefox

  • Digsby icon

    Digsby Discontinued

    Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

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  • Kik icon


    Get Kik Messenger for free and enjoy unlimited texting to all Kik users worldwide, no matter what type of smartphone they're into....

    Free Android iPhone S60 Windows Phone Kindle Fire

  • 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

  • Nimbuzz icon


    Nimbuzz offers limited availablility free calls and limited availability free text messaging for users via 3G and WiFi. Calls to other...

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

  • Conversations icon


    Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Self-Hosted

  • Bleep icon


    Private instant messaging via secure, distributed technology. Download & Go Enjoy the benefits of having an account without...

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Disa icon


    Unified Messaging is awesome! Disa is your new messaging hub. Conversations from different services can seamlessly be joined together...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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  • MetroIRC icon


    An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines.

    Open Source Windows

  • Fring icon

    Fring Discontinued

    Fring is a VoIP (voice over internet) app that allows you to make 2-way video calls, voice calls and live chat for free, from your...

    Freemium Android iPhone

  • Speek icon


    At Speek we’re dedicated to bringing you super simple conference calling with no dial-ins, pins or downloads. Participants click the...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone

  • icon is a socket webchat supporting aesthetic username customization and stylized messages using a markup language similar to...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

  • AIM icon


    AOL Instant Messenger is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows RT iPad

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    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

  • Jabiru icon

    Jabiru Discontinued

    Jabber client for Android.

    Free Android

  • 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

  • Bolt icon


    Communicate more effectively and more personably with your contacts by seeing each other type letter by letter. Completely free, with...

    Free iPhone

  • 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

  • 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

  • Centericq Discontinued

    Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Pipe icon


    Pipe is an android app that enables you to receive information of your interest right away on your mobile devices without having to...

    Free Android Android Tablet

Apple Messages Comments


Positive Comment by fxmorin
about Apple Messages and iSpammer Apr 2016

iSpammer is a alternative that uses imessage to spam using imessage on any mac system.