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  • Telegram icon

    Telegram

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful. .

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD

  • Tox icon

    Tox

    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD

  • WhatsApp Messenger icon

    WhatsApp Messenger

    WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone Blackberry 10 Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • Signal icon

    Signal

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal! Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome

  • Viber icon

    Viber

    Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. .

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch

  • LINE icon

    LINE

    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch

  • 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

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    Riot.im

    Riot (formerly Vector) is an opensource interoperable app running on Web, iOS and Android. It is built around chat rooms, both public and private and provides messaging, filesharing, voice and video conferencing (beta on Android and...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Self-Hosted Chrome Safari Firefox

  • Imo icon

    Imo

    Message and video chat with your friends and family for free. Features - Make high-quality video and voice calls on Android and iPhone - Send unlimited messages and make free video and voice calls over your 2G, 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • WeChat icon

    WeChat

    WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about. Features WECHAT OUT CALLS: Make calls to...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch

  • iMessage icon

    iMessage

    Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch. Your messages can include photos, videos, documents, audio, and contacts, and...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

  • Digsby icon

    Digsby

    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 simple to manage buddy list. Its also a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The application is not developed actively anymore. The source code has been made open for the community to take over but that didn't make any impact: https://github.com/ifwe/digsby | https://web.archive.org/web/20121205002331/http://blog.digsby.com/archives/1969/
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  • 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

  • Kik icon

    Kik

    Kik helps you stay connected and keep in the loop with friends, all through chat. Kik offers free, unlimited texting to Kik users worldwide, no matter what type of smartphone they use. FEATURES • Choose who to chat with...

    Free Android iPhone S60 Windows Phone Kindle Fire

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    Conversations

    Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG]. [Note] You can download it from F-Droid: ...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Self-Hosted

  • Nimbuzz icon

    Nimbuzz

    Nimbuzz offers limited availablility free calls and limited availability free text messaging for users via 3G and WiFi. Calls to other Nimbuzz users are free. PAY to call mobile or landline phones for as little as $0.02/minute in...

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

  • Kontalk icon

    Kontalk

    Kontalk is an open source replacement for WhatsApp. Server and client software are open and hosting your own server is possible but not required. All communication is encrypted.

    Open Source Android Self-Hosted

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  • Bit Chat icon

    Bit Chat

    Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. It can be used over Internet and private LAN networks for instant messaging and file transfer.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • BlackBerry Messenger icon

    BlackBerry Messenger

    BlackBerry Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Blackberry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. BBM has unique features to protect your privacy and keep you in control: • Retract – The ability to take back messages and photos...

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • Zulip icon

    Zulip

    Powerful open source group chat. Features: Threaded group conversations Talk about multiple topics at once without getting lost or overwhelmed. One-on-one and group private conversations Have private conversations with one...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone BSD Self-Hosted

  • KakaoTalk icon

    KakaoTalk

    KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. (no SMS service) Message arrivals are instantly notified with Push Alert and you can send...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • Dasher Messenger icon

    Dasher Messenger

    Dasher lets you do more than just text message. It's messaging with benefits: · Connect with friends worldwide for free · Start a group chat · Find a place to meet up · Share your location in real time as...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Sesame Chat icon

    Sesame Chat

    Sesame is a messaging app that gives you a self-aware digital assistant to protect messages on your behalf: your own Personal Cognitive Messenger™. Your Cognitive Messenger delivers, monitors, and independently audits your...

    Free Personal iPhone iPad

  • textPlus icon

    textPlus

    textPlus is the best way to send unlimited text messages from your android, iPhone, iPod, kindle, and windows devices with your textPlus phone number free and calling for just pennies. It allows its users to send and receive text...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Nokia Store Kindle Fire

  • AIM icon

    AIM

    AOL Instant Messenger is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.HistoryAOL Instant...

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

  • Actor Messenger icon

    Actor Messenger

    Modile-first open source self-hosted messaging platform that allows to easily create your own messaging app.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

  • Spotbros icon

    Spotbros

    Spotbros is an app where you can discover and share all types of content through public chat groups (Spots) or with your friends through private chats. Download our messaging app and get 1TB of free storage in the Spotbros cloud

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    SeaFour.club

    SeaFour.club is a socket webchat supporting aesthetic username customization and stylized messages using a markup language similar to 'LISP', and supports a multitude of alternative clients. .

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

  • mjoy icon

    mjoy

    Send unlimited FREE Text Messages to any mobile phone in the world. Enter your phone number below and we will send you a message with a link to our service.

    Free Web / Cloud

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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

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Cyanide icon

    Cyanide

    Cyanide is Tox client for Sailfish OS . Features 1v1 messaging DNS discovery Typing notification Sound, LED & lockscreen...

    Open Source Self-Hosted Sailfish OS

  • AVAILO icon

    AVAILO

    AVAILO is a business communication app for teams. One place for internal and external communications, open groups for your team members, service providers and customers, with real time messaging, share emails, folders and files, in a...

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last app versions were released in September 2015 and can be still downloaded from the appstores. Anyway, according with their Facebook page, the company changed name to FASTEE Technologies and released a different product.
  • Plus Messenger icon

    Plus Messenger

    Plus Messenger is an messaging app that uses Telegram 's API. Plus Messenger has all of Telegram's features plus themes. Plus Messenger is free for android devices.

    Free Android Android Tablet

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