Alternatives to Digsby for all platforms with any license

  • Skype icon

    Skype

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com

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  • 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

  • Hangouts icon

    Hangouts

    Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group! "Hangouts" are places used to facilitate group video chat (with...

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

  • 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

  • Trillian icon

    Trillian

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped...

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

  • 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

  • ICQ icon

    ICQ

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks). ICQ has...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Java Mobile S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • 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 resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    No features added Add a feature
  • 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

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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

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    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

  • 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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  • 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

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    Rambox

    Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Warning The installer contains a trojan and possibly other malware according to Baidu, Quihoo-360, and Windows Defender: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/16f58286c4760fd44896d3dd7a39276a769d301d3193083a130b7a6cd2e03a8d/analysis/1482115813/ | https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a32e5006f0e227d88a8c8446c0e288bdc4c2a1fb4e9af5ea24a1819131a21ca5/analysis/1482115816/
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    Disa

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

    Open Source Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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    MetroIRC

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

    Open Source Windows

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  • Brosix icon

    Brosix

    Brosix is a secure Instant Messaging and collaboration tool, ideal for everyday communication for business and leisure. Two different versions of Brosix give you the opportunity to choose the version best for you. » Brosix...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • Fring icon

    Fring

    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 phone or iPod. It offers video calls to other Fring users on any advanced smartphone over both 3G...

    Freemium Android iPhone

    • Discontinued The apps seem to be no longer updated. Last versions, released in February 2014, can be still downloaded from the appstores.
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    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

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  • SeaFour.club icon

    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

  • 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

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    • 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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    Jabiru

    Jabber client for Android.

    Free Android

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    • Discontinued The app has been discontinued. Last version, 2.2.2.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.
  • shMessenger icon

    shMessenger

    ShMessenger Mobile is a free instant messaging client for mobile phones, which supports YMSG (Yahoo!), MSN and GTalk protocols. In just a few minutes, you can chat with your friends on Yahoo!, MSN or GTalk from your mobile phone.

    Free Java Mobile

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    • Discontinued Latest version 2011
  • Gyach

    Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    • 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.
  • AQQ Instant Messanger icon

    AQQ Instant Messanger

    AQQ is a Polish (but available in English) multiprotocol instant messenger with support of: AQQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen and ICQ. It has many great features like: one tabbed message window for all conversations; quick search for...

    Free Windows

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    Sim-IM

    Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, ICQ and AIM (Oscar), Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Messenger (MSN) protocols....

    Free Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last versions for Windows and Linux date back to 2008, but they can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Bolt icon

    Bolt

    Communicate more effectively and more personably with your contacts by seeing each other type letter by letter. Completely free, with no subscription costs, no advertisements and no selling of messaging data.

    Free iPhone

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  • 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

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    • 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 icon

    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

  • Pidgin on MacOSX

    This is an unofficial native port of Pidgin to Mac OS X. It uses native GTK+ (www.gtk-osx.org) which provides better integration and does not require X11. It also comes with more plugins out of the box, including OTR.

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued Hasn't been updated since 2012.

Digsby Comments

Digsby has been abandoned

Comment by adrianfernandof
about Digsby Sep 2013

Digsby was bought by tagged, then they abandoned it's development.

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ads can be closed permanently from options. digby is the be ...

Comment by OziloZ
about Digsby Jun 2011

ads can be closed permanently from options. digby is the best im client ever.

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This software is little more than adware now. If you enjoy ...

Comment by duma
about Digsby Jun 2011

This software is little more than adware now. If you enjoy having ads in your IMs, by all means, download this.

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I left Digsby after moving to linux. I've waited the Linux ...

Comment by we0038
about Digsby Jun 2011

I left Digsby after moving to linux. I've waited the Linux version too long. it's a myth :) they will not release it before couple of years. anyhow it is a great windows app.

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No Linux and mac port available at all:http://www.digsby.co ...

Comment by Deafboy
about Digsby Jun 2011

No Linux and mac port available at all:
http://www.digsby.com/signup/maclinux/?os=linux

There is "Coming soon" page if you select linux or mac for several years.

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I love Digsby! It's functional, and even customizable with ...

Comment by sleepingchild
about Digsby Jun 2011

I love Digsby! It's functional, and even customizable with sounds, emotions, and themes. I only wish they would offer support for Plurk, though I'm sure I'm in the minority with that service. Great software.

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Digsby is a great client to have. I can monitor my chat pr ...

Comment by robert152
about Digsby Jun 2011

Digsby is a great client to have. I can monitor my chat programs, fb, and twitter accounts in one sleek program.

Digsby doesn't install the bloatware anymore. So give it a shot!

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Due to the recent upgrade that increases the Twitter functi ...

Comment by jdsheline
about Digsby Jun 2011

Due to the recent upgrade that increases the Twitter functionality, I noticed that running Twitter on Digsby made it unbelievably slow to pull in tweets/updates (at least on my computer's meager RAM). That's not really anything to complain about (I can put Twitter on Twhirl), because all my IM needs are happily met, including Facebook IM!!
Dgsby still Rawks!

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Jup, just read it. I say screw Digsby. It's a pity though, ...

Comment by 72dpi
about Digsby Jun 2011

Jup, just read it. I say screw Digsby. It's a pity though, because it really is THE best multiprotocol IM I've ever used (and I've used them all).

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http://lifehacker.com/5336382/digsby-joins-the-dark-side-us ...

Comment by Pinne
about Digsby Jun 2011
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A little tip: Digsby just received a major upgrade. On my s ...

Comment by 72dpi
about Digsby Jun 2011

A little tip: Digsby just received a major upgrade. On my system it now uses less memory than Google Talk(!).

I agree with the crap in the installer though. But I'm not sure it would be better with ads within the application, as I think it might fence off some of the highly needed “opinion leaders” who use Digsby before everyone else.

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Maybe i was unclear but they do not FORCE you to install th ...

Comment by Ola
about Digsby Jun 2011

Maybe i was unclear but they do not FORCE you to install those things in the installer but my mother would never understand the diffrence between the other stuff in that installer and the actual application. i Think it kind of suck. I rather see som ads in the application itself.

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They MAKE you sign up for a Digsby account... EGH... Other ...

Comment by monkeybear
about Digsby Jun 2011

They MAKE you sign up for a Digsby account... EGH... Other than that seems cool, but will probably be deleted. Pidgin, amsn or miranda are better bets IMO. Or meebo.com or mibbit.com for IRC.

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Digsby is great. To bad they have all that bloat-ware in th ...

Comment by Ola
about Digsby Jun 2011

Digsby is great. To bad they have all that bloat-ware in the installer thou. I can't tell friends to just install Digsby without getting a bunch of crap on the PC's. I don't know how bad those things are thou?

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