Alternatives to Franz 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

    • Pidgin focuses on older IM protocols. Franz is focused on newer messaging apps.
      Guest 8/17/2016
  • Jitsi icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Imo icon


    Message and video chat with your friends and family for free. Features - Make high-quality video and voice calls on Android and...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • Rambox icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Kopete icon


    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

  • YakYak icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • GroupMe icon


    GroupMe is the best way to chat with everyone you know. It's absolutely free, whether you're talking to a group of friends, or...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone ... Android Wear

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  • 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

  • qutIM icon

    qutIM Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD Haiku

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gyach Discontinued

    Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Sim-IM icon

    Sim-IM Discontinued

    Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports...

    Free Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • Caprine

    Unofficial Facebook Messenger app.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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