• 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

    • They offer the same thing, but Hangouts offers better service Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • Telegram is only text messenger. Hangouts includes voice and video calls. VaLeXaR12Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • Jitsi icon

    Jitsi

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android BSD

  • 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

  • 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, with voice, video, and text instant messaging. Linphone makes use of the SIP protocol, an open...

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

  • 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

  • appear.in icon

    appear.in

    Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • Path icon

    Path

    Path is a personal social network designed to help you be closer with family and friends. Now with Path 3, we’ve added private messaging and stickers so you can chat instantly with the ones you love. By focusing on beautiful design...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    Jitsi Meet

    Jitsi Meet is an OpenSource (MIT) WebRTC JavaScript application that uses Jitsi Videobridge to provide high quality, scalable video conferences.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

    • Fully functioning, free, open-source, end-to-end encrypted, browser-based (install nothing) Skype- or Google Hangouts alternative. Stable video and sound, screen share, password protection for rooms and a few other handy features. Highly recommended. No more reason to accept Skype and Google's surveillance of your conversations. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, works without account, easy access, good design, stable connection gitbreaker22212 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • Rabbit icon

    Rabbit

    Rabbit is about sharing your everyday. Watch your favorite shows with your friends, without being in the same room (or even the same city!). Collaborate with your coworkers when you’re all on the road. Shop together for a birthday...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud iPhone

  • 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

  • 1click.io icon

    1click.io

    1CLICK.io is live chat application which allows you to Video, Voice and Text Chat while also Co-Browsing with visitors on your website. It has features such as call forwarding, recording and collaboration tools like screen sharing and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • JumpChat icon

    JumpChat

    Jump into a video chat with your friends without the need for creating accounts. Chat using just a WebRTC supported browser or phone. Features: - Video chat mobile devices or the browser - Encrypted communication - Chat with up...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • mySMS icon

    mySMS

    mysms Messenger is a completely free messaging service that supports texting on your smartphone, computer and tablet. mysms works cross-platform and is always free of charge. Stay connected with your friends and family no matter where...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS Windows RT ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Chrome

  • Talky icon

    Talky

    Talky makes our big world a little smaller. It’s truly simple video chat. No downloads, signup, or payment required. Group video chat Add over 15 people to the conversation. FEATURES: Screen sharing Add anyone’s screen to...

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • 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 Android iPhone Windows Mobile ... Blackberry Windows RT iPad

  • 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

    • They're both web-focused, unlike Skype, which asks you to use it's software to use it, even via the web client. User1304288May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • Pinger icon

    Pinger

    Pinger lets you text and talk free with the people you care about most, anywhere on the planet. Tap a picture and you'll see all of your communications—texts, pics, calls, voicemails—all in one place. Together with millions of...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • 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

  • Indoona icon

    Indoona

    Indoona is the first app to communicate and share your posts with the contacts in your phonebook Features: * FREE CALLS FOREVER: indoona offers you 100 min/month of free calls to Western Europe (landlines) and Canada, China, US ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone

  • Tpad icon

    Tpad

    Tpad is a free program that uses the latest VoIP / SIP technology to bring free and crystal clear voice quality communications to any user all over the world. When you use the free Tpad software, you can call regular phones in various...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • Cam Italy icon

    Cam Italy

    Vieni a conoscere nuovi amici, puoi utilizzare la tua Webcam o Chattare senza.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Voxox CloudPhone icon

    Voxox CloudPhone

    Cloud Phone is a virtual pbx that enables small businesses to quickly, easily, and affordably set up a business phone solution without having to purchase hardware Core Features Auto Attendant The Auto Attendant is the center...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Speek icon

    Speek

    At Speek we’re dedicated to bringing you super simple conference calling with no dial-ins, pins or downloads. Participants click the Speek link to start or join a call from their phone, web or mobile browser. You can see who’s joined...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone

  • Tinychat icon

    Tinychat

    Tinychat is easy and free video chat rooms for all. Browse through the free video chat rooms to meet friends or make your own chat room. No downloads, no signup, no problem.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • VMUX icon

    VMUX

    VMUX is a secure peer-to-peer text, audio and video chats in your browser. No plugins VMUX uses WebRTC, a state-of-the-art real-time communications framework built into your browser. P2P Browser to browser communication. Your...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Paltalk icon

    Paltalk

    Paltalk is an instant messaging service that enables users to communicate via internet chat, voice and video chat. It offers chat rooms and the ability for users to create their own public virtual chat room. Free live video chat...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Kindle Fire