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  • Mumble icon

    Mumble

    Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.

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    • Communication more lightweight due to new opus codec when communicating Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Completely open source, very high quality Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Mumble requires a server. Skype is end-to-end Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... BSD

    • it does everything skype does and more, including end-to-end voice and text encryption, which skype does not. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Does XMPP for chat, Sip for voice. I like the open federation with most XMPP accounts and it's still working as a chat client among Gmail accounts. GordonDejeroJun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Jitsi is a front-end capable of using multiple protocols. Using XMPP, it can provide text, voice, video, and screen-sharing calls as Skype would. On a server with MUP enabled, it also allows groups. File sharing may be slow, but no slower than Skype. As such, Jitsi can functionally replace Skype. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Both really easy to use and properly secure (e2e, etc). patitsas12 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Linphone icon

    Linphone

    Linphone is an internet phone or Voice Over IP phone (VoIP). With Linphone you can communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Xfce

    • Allows voice, video and text converstaions Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Ring icon

    Ring

    Ring is a secure and distributed voice, video and chat communication platform that requires no centralized server and leaves the power of privacy in the hands of the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Enpathy is just a client sofware, not a service like Skype. aasamiOct 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Matrix.org icon

    Matrix.org

    Matrix is an open standard for decentralized persistent communication over IP. It can be used for decentralised group chat, WebRTC signaling, IoT-data transfer, ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted WebRTC Python JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Java Perl

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    Psi+

    Psi+ is a development branch of the Psi XMPP client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client (Qt, C++) designed for the XMPP power users.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    YakYak

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

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