• 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

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    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 Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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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...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome 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 Blackberry 10 Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • Tox icon

    Tox

    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... BSD

  • Discord icon

    Discord

    All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Jitsi icon

    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

  • TeamSpeak icon

    TeamSpeak

    TeamSpeak is a proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • RetroShare icon

    RetroShare

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Empathy icon

    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

  • ChatSecure icon

    ChatSecure

    [ChatSecure by Chris Ballinger and Gibberbot by The Guardian Project have combined efforts!] ChatSecure (formerly “Gibberbot”) is...

    Open Source Android iPhone iPad

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    Riot.im

    Riot (formerly Vector) is an opensource interoperable app running on Web, iOS and Android. It is built around chat rooms, both public...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Self-Hosted Chrome ... Safari Firefox

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    Bitmessage

    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Off-the-Record Messaging icon

    Off-the-Record Messaging

    Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over any instant messaging (MSN,Gtalk, Facebook and so on) by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java Mobile

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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

  • 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...

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

  • Bit Chat icon

    Bit Chat

    Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. It can...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Ekiga

    Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. Ekiga uses both the H.323...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Ricochet

    Anonymous instant messaging for real privacy

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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

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    YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Otr.to

    Open source anonymous, registration free P2P chat. You communicate directly and no logs are saved on the server. Otr.to is browser...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Zoiper icon

    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

  • Pidgin-Encryption

    Encryption plugin for Pidgin, providing up to 4096 bit RSA encryption using the NSS crypto library from Mozilla. Keys are...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Pidgin

  • Silence.im icon

    Silence.im

    Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text...

    Open Source Android Kindle Fire

  • Wickr icon

    Wickr

    Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control. Shredder – Irreversibly...

    Free Mac Windows Linux 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

  • X-Lite icon

    X-Lite

    Combining voice calls, video calls and Instant Messaging in a simple interface, CounterPath's X-Lite helps you seamlessly...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • GoldBug icon

    GoldBug

    GoldBug is a secure Instant Messenger. You can be sure with using GoldBug (GB), that no third party can look into your chat...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • FireFloo Communicator icon

    FireFloo Communicator

    FireFloo is an instant messaging communicator combining the open XMPP standard (Jabber, GMail Chat etc.) with the echo protocol for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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    PrivyTalks Discontinued

    Safe chatting Send confidential information like passwords, emails and credit card numbers safely over an unencrypted network. No...

    Free Web / Cloud

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