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...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Android Wear

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    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

  • 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

  • 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...

    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...

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

  • Kik icon

    Kik

    Get Kik Messenger for free and enjoy unlimited texting to all Kik users worldwide, no matter what type of smartphone they're into....

    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...

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Zello

    The application is a push-to-talk (PTT) walkie-talkie for consumers and business and available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows...

    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...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • 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...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Free Windows Mobile Android iPhone S60

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    Voxox

    VoxOx is the first ever Universal Communicator Service that manages all forms of cross-media communication for consumers. Signup...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    AIM

    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

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    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

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    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

  • Paltalk icon

    Paltalk

    Paltalk is an instant messaging service that enables users to communicate via internet chat, voice and video chat. It offers chat...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

  • 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...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    shMessenger Discontinued

    ShMessenger Mobile is a free instant messaging client for mobile phones, which supports YMSG (Yahoo!), MSN and GTalk protocols. In...

    Free Java Mobile

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    WorldChat.tv

    Talk in all the languages of the world on WorldChat.tv Chat Free on All Nations...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Blackberry 10

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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...

    Free Windows

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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...

    Free Windows

  • 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

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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...

    Free Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad