• 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

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    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

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    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

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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

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    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

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    Imo

    Imo instant messenger is a web-based service with group and voice chat functionality. Features * Group chat * Voice messages ...

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

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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...

    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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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    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

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    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

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    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

    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

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    IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ...

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

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    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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    Wire

    Wire is simple, beautiful conversations on your phone, tablet and desktop. Talk or message with friends, message with groups. Share...

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

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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...

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

    Open Source Mac

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    MetroIRC

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

    Open Source Windows

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    Ayttm

    Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Tkabber

    Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

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    Sesame Chat

    Sesame is a messaging app that gives you a self-aware digital assistant to protect messages on your behalf: your own Personal...

    Free Personal iPhone iPad

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    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