Alternatives to iChat for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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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    Psi+

    Psi+ is a development branch of Psi IM XMPP/Jabber client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP/Jabber client (Qt, C++) designed for the Jabber power users.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Zello icon

    Zello

    The application is a push-to-talk (PTT) walkie-talkie for consumers and business and available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows PC, rugged mobile devices and two-way radios.

    Free Personal Windows Windows Mobile Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone

  • Tango icon

    Tango

    Tango allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends. Make video & voice calls, send text messages, play games, send music messages powered by Spotify and more all for free. Easy to use - No login...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Camfrog

    Free live webcam video chat room software for multiple desktop platforms including mobile platforms like iOS and Android. Make free live audio & video calls world-wide or Join live webcam chat rooms or host your own for free...

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

  • 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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    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

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

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    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

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  • 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

  • Spreed icon

    Spreed

    Spreed is the worldwide unified web conferencing service offering integrated web and telephone conferencing. It is based on Flash Player. Free service includes 3 attendees and max 1.5h meetings. Single events or monthly service can be...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • FaceFlow icon

    FaceFlow

    FaceFlow is a free web-based application for video calling and group video calling. It also offers additional features such as chat rooms.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Blackberry 10

  • Chatzy icon

    Chatzy

    Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    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
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    BORGChat

    BORGChat is a LAN messaging software program. It has achieved a relative state of popularity and it is considered to be a complete LAN chat program.

    Free Windows

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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.
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    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

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    Voip Stunt

    VoipStunt is a free program that uses the latest technology to bring free and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world. When you use the free VoipStunt software, you can call regular phones in various popular...

    Free Windows

iChat Comments

It's Jabber support is really weak. It's also annoying that ...

Comment by DanMan
about iChat Jun 2011

It's Jabber support is really weak. It's also annoying that you still can't have one contact list for all protocols without plugin.

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