• 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 Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

  • 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 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

  • 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....

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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone

  • 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

  • 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...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

  • 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

  • LINE icon

    LINE

    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Empathy icon

    Empathy

    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

  • FaceTime icon

    FaceTime

    FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iPod Touch 4, iPhone 4, and Mac OSX. FaceTime makes it...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • Apple Messages icon

    Apple Messages

    Apple Messages lets you send messages to anyone on a Mac, or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5. Messages appear on your Mac...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • WeChat icon

    WeChat

    WeChat is the complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone S60 Blackberry ... Windows Phone

  • 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...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

  • Digsby icon

    Digsby Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Windows

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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

  • 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...

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

  • Xabber icon

    Xabber

    Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free...

    Open Source Android

  • ooVoo icon

    ooVoo

    Free high quality video chat and video conferencing from ooVoo. Talk live face-to-face with up to 6 people at once.

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

  • CSipSimple icon

    CSipSimple

    csipsimple will allow native sip for android device. It relies on the pjsip SIP stack and use the pjsip-jni project. The use of...

    Open Source Android

  • 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

  • Jappix icon

    Jappix

    Jappix is a fresh new open social platform which enables you to create your own cloud, wherever you want to. People must be able to...

    Open Source Web / Cloud 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....

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • Franz icon

    Franz

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Conversations icon

    Conversations

    Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • Bleep icon

    Bleep

    Private instant messaging via secure, distributed technology. Download & Go Enjoy the benefits of having an account without...

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Zoiper icon

    Zoiper

    Zoiper IAX & SIP multilanguage and multiplatform (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) softphone is a VoIP soft client, meant to work with...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Windows Phone

  • Actor icon

    Actor

    Actor Messenger is an encrypted messaging created by a former developer of telegram.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... iPad

  • Firefox Hello icon

    Firefox Hello

    - Send an invitation to a friend in one click - No username, password or account is required - Nothing to download - all you need is...

    Free Web / Cloud Firefox

  • Tango icon

    Tango

    Tango allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends. Make video & voice calls, send text messages...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • BlackBerry Messenger icon

    BlackBerry Messenger

    BlackBerry Messenger is the instant messaging app you've been looking for. Download the BBM instant messaging app for your...

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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