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  • 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

    • Linphone provides a SIP client interoperable with many standards-compliant VOIP services. Skype is not a SIP client instead it provides access to proprietary VOIP network.
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    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

  • Signal icon

    Signal

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal! Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome

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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 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

  • Wire icon

    Wire

    Wire is a secure and private messenger for phones, tablets and desktop. Crystal clear voice and video calls, private group chats, file sharing, audio and video messages - everything is end-to-end encrypted. Wire works on Android, iOS...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Microsoft Edge Chrome Opera Firefox

  • Empathy icon

    Empathy

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Imo icon

    Imo

    Message and video chat with your friends and family for free. Features - Make high-quality video and voice calls on Android and iPhone - Send unlimited messages and make free video and voice calls over your 2G, 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Conversations icon

    Conversations

    Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG]. [Note] You can download it from F-Droid: ...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Self-Hosted

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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

  • Ekiga icon

    Ekiga

    Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. Ekiga uses both the H.323 and SIP protocols. It supports many audio and video codecs, and is interoperable with other SIP...

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    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 this native library will ensure a better speed, call quality and less battery consumption than...

    Open Source Android

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    YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * Toggle notifications on/off * Drag-drop, copy-paste or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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

  • Telephone icon

    Telephone

    Telephone is a VoIP program which allows you to make phone calls over the internet. It can be used to call regular phones via any appropriate SIP provider, including Google Voice via Gizmo5. If your office or home phone works via SIP...

    Open Source Mac

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    MicroSIP

    MicroSIP is a free portable SIP softphone for Windows based on PJSIP stack. It allowing to do high quality VoIP calls (P2P or on regular telephones) via open SIP protocol. From cloud of SIP providers you can choose best for you...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • 3CX Phone System icon

    3CX Phone System

    3CXPhone is a free VoIP phone available for Windows, iPhone or any Android based smart phone such as Google Nexus, Sony Xperia, Motorola Droid or Samsung Galaxy. Connect 3CXPhone to a VoIP provider or to a VoIP PBX (for example 3CX...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

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    X-Lite

    Combining voice calls, video calls and Instant Messaging in a simple interface, CounterPath's X-Lite helps you seamlessly transition from a traditional phone environment into the world of Voice over IP. The latest release of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    QuteCom

    QuteCom is a community of enthusiasts and developers, creating free software products related to communication over IP. The flagship product of the QuteCom project is a softphone which allows you to make free PC to PC video and voice...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.2.1, released in May 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    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

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    Jabbin

    Jabbin is an original mashup of Social Network, Instant messaging and VoIP developed entirely on the widely-used and open protocol, Jingle/XMPP, and open source software, including Asterisk, Openfire and Jobill, a billing system...

    Open Source Linux

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    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

  • tSIP icon

    tSIP

    Lightweight portable SIP softphone with BLF and customizable keypad built with libre/librem/baresip BSD-licensed stack.

    Open Source Windows

  • 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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    YateClient

    YateClient is an Instant Messenger and a SoftPhone.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • shMessenger icon

    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

    • Discontinued Latest version 2011
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    Vidyo

    Vidyo is Videoconferencing software and service for both desktop and mobile.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Bravis icon

    Bravis

    Bravis is a commercial enterprise video conferencing software for collaborating with business associates, co-workers and customers directly from your desk. Features: Videoconferencing with up to 16 participiants* Up...

    Commercial Windows

  • Silent Phone icon

    Silent Phone

    Silent Phone – Secure Encrypted Video & Voice Mobile Phone Calls You now have the ability to have secure encrypted phone calls between Silent Circle members, anywhere, anytime, with complete control. Make a secure call as...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Acrobits Softphone icon

    Acrobits Softphone

    Acrobits Softphone, an app for entry into the world of SIP.

    Commercial Android iPhone

  • Lumicall icon

    Lumicall

    Free calls using open technology on Android. A heavily enhanced derivative of SIPdroid, adding support for ZRTP, SRTP, ENUM, ICE/TURN

    Open Source Android

  • Homer icon

    Homer

    Homer is a free cross-platform SIP softphone with video support. It is able to communicate in peer-to-peer mode without any infrastructure in the network. But it also supports SIP servers (PBX boxes) as well. The amount of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TeamTalk.io icon

    TeamTalk.io

    TeamTalk maximises business meeting efficiency by providing 1- click meetings, audio -video calling, screen sharing, audio recording, meeting notes and more. No Login or Registration Required and its Free Forever.

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Phoner Second Phone Number icon

    Phoner Second Phone Number

    Phoner provides business owner, sales people, lawyers, doctors, police officers and others with a second phone number to protect their identity and also gives the convenience of multiple phone numbers on one device.

    Free iPhone iPad

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