Alternatives to Instantbird for all platforms with any license

  • 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 all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

  • 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

  • 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

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    ICQ

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks). ICQ has...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Java Mobile S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • 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 resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Psi icon

    Psi

    Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open Jabber IM network (also known as XMPP). Localized versions of Psi are available in almost twenty different languages. Built-in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • IM+ icon

    IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms. The widest selection of unique features...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 ... HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • Kopete icon

    Kopete

    Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Disa icon

    Disa

    Unified Messaging is awesome! Disa is your new messaging hub. Conversations from different services can seamlessly be joined together, or disbanded within seconds.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

  • Coccinella icon

    Coccinella

    Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • Kaiwa icon

    Kaiwa

    Inspired by the best and built for XMPP, Kaiwa is a beautiful web-based client for the only standardized chat protocol.

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

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  • qutIM icon

    qutIM

    qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Solaris and *BSD.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD Haiku

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • MetroIRC icon

    MetroIRC

    An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines.

    Open Source Windows

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  • Sesame Chat icon

    Sesame Chat

    Sesame is a messaging app that gives you a self-aware digital assistant to protect messages on your behalf: your own Personal Cognitive Messenger™. Your Cognitive Messenger delivers, monitors, and independently audits your...

    Free Personal iPhone iPad

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  • Brosix icon

    Brosix

    Brosix is a secure Instant Messaging and collaboration tool, ideal for everyday communication for business and leisure. Two different versions of Brosix give you the opportunity to choose the version best for you. » Brosix...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

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  • 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

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    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

  • 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

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    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Jabiru icon

    Jabiru

    Jabber client for Android.

    Free Android

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    • Discontinued The app has been discontinued. Last version, 2.2.2.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.
  • Tor Messenger icon

    Tor Messenger

    Tor Messenger is a cross-platform chat program that aims to be secure by default and sends all of its traffic over Tor. It supports a wide variety of transport networks, Off-the-Record (OTR) messaging and has an easy-to-use graphical...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • WWChat icon

    WWChat

    Chat with people you know, or find new friends. Main Features: Share messages, photos, videos, sound/voice recordings and location. Notification of messages when application is not running. Profile picture and about information. ...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • Sim-IM icon

    Sim-IM

    Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, ICQ and AIM (Oscar), Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Messenger (MSN) protocols....

    Free Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last versions for Windows and Linux date back to 2008, but they can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Kmess icon

    Kmess

    KMess is the Live Messenger alternative for Linux, aiming at integration with the KDE desktop environment. With KMess, chatting with friends using Live Messenger has never been so good. Features: Display picture transfers ...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-11-10. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/kmess/
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    Profanity

    Commandline XMPP Client. Profanity was originally written for two main reasons. Firstly, the author wanted something similar to Irssi, but with a focus on XMPP for use in his workplace. Secondly, it was a bit of fun and a learning...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    XendApp

    XendApp provides a messaging gateway for reaching public or internal users through applications for a variety of devices. Messages can be sent directly from http://xendapp.com web site or through any of the existing web services that...

    Free Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • WowApp icon

    WowApp

    WowApp helps you do good through the Power of Sharing. We share all revenues with you. WowApp Messenger is free and you can receive earnings without ever spending money. Next, the choice is yours. You can choose to do good for...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Photo4Tune

    Photo4tune is a free application that provides a simple way to capture and share the best moments of your life on your Android phone. All the photos you post will appear on the world’s map showing the place they were taken. ...

    Free Android iPhone

    • Discontinued The apps are no longer updated. Last version, 4.0, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the Apple Appstore and Google Play Store

Instantbird Comments

In active development again

Comment by achalmers68
about Instantbird Jul 2016

The website for instantbird is still active and development appears to be continuing. Version 1.6 pre release builds are available for download.

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Looks pretty and if it can catch up and even surpass pidgin ...

Comment by Michiduta
about Instantbird Jun 2011

Looks pretty and if it can catch up and even surpass pidgin then it's a winner for me. Only time will tell although it would be nice to also use a Mozilla messenger since this will make it a complete set. I'm already using Firefox for web browsing and Thunderbird for email.

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