• 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...

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

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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

  • Jitsi icon

    Jitsi

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android BSD

  • Signal icon

    Signal

    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

    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

  • Linphone icon

    Linphone

    Linphone is an internet phone or Voice Over IP phone (VoIP). With Linphone you can communicate freely with people over the internet...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Xfce

  • 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...

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

  • Ring icon

    Ring

    Ring is a secure and distributed voice, video and chat communication platform that requires no centralized server and leaves the power...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Franz icon

    Franz

    Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Spark icon

    Spark

    Spark is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple)...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Kopete icon

    Kopete

    Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Gajim

    The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use Jabber client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • YakYak icon

    YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Zulip icon

    Zulip

    Powerful open source group chat. Features: Threaded group conversations Talk about multiple topics at once without getting lost...

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

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  • Coccinella icon

    Coccinella

    Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Ayttm icon

    Ayttm

    Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Tkabber icon

    Tkabber

    Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • Brosix icon

    Brosix

    Brosix is a secure Instant Messaging and collaboration tool, ideal for everyday communication for business and leisure. Two...

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

  • qutIM icon

    qutIM Discontinued

    qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD Haiku

  • Kaiwa icon

    Kaiwa

    Inspired by the best and built for XMPP, Kaiwa is a beautiful web-based client for the only standardized chat protocol.

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • Vacuum-IM icon

    Vacuum-IM

    Crossplatform Jabber client. The core program is just a plugin loader - all functionality is made available via plugins. This enforces...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • Jabbin icon

    Jabbin

    Jabbin is an original mashup of Social Network, Instant messaging and VoIP developed entirely on the widely-used and open protocol...

    Open Source Linux

  • centerim icon

    centerim

    Centerim is an command line interface chat client for the common protocols like icq, msn, aim, jabber, ...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • aMSN icon

    aMSN Discontinued

    aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone. aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, and supports...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

  • Camfrog icon

    Camfrog

    Free live webcam video chat room software for multiple desktop platforms including mobile platforms like iOS and Android. Make...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

  • Spreed icon

    Spreed

    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

  • Profanity icon

    Profanity

    Commandline XMPP Client. Profanity was originally written for two main reasons. Firstly, the author wanted something similar to Irssi...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SeaFour.club icon

    SeaFour.club

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

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

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