• 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. .

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    • Telegram does not - currently - support VoIP calls. It's exclusively an instant messaging platform. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • Functionality of teamspeak but with the ease of access and clean design better than skype. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • it's more secure and less laggy than skype Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Not even a bit of CPU is used. It's great for gaming, free, and NO ADS. LouieK22Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I've never found a desktop messaging software that works half as good and stably as Discordapp on a web browser. So much that I couldn't be bother to even try the Windows software.... I use the APP on my Droid, which is every bit as good and yet unbeatable from any other messaging service that I tried. Also excellent for rapid file and image (full quality) droppings. m80116Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Slack icon

    Slack

    Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

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    • With the new VOIP it has replaced Skype in our office. OlaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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
  • Jitsi icon

    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

    • 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
  • Viber icon

    Viber

    Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. .

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  • 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 messaging. Linphone makes use of the SIP protocol, an open...

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

  • 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...

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    • Great security, open source, video calls, responsive developers. Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Group audio calls with screen sharing functionality, open source, nice UI. svenjostOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Mattermost icon

    Mattermost

    Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack -alternative As an alternative to proprietary SaaS messaging, Mattermost brings all your team communication into one place, making it searchable...

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  • 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 user.

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  • ICQ icon

    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...

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  • Franz icon

    Franz

    Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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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 it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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

    HipChat

    HipChat is an instant messaging service designed for companies and teams. It has persistent chat rooms, one-to-one chat, searchable chat history, file sharing via drag & drop and clipboard, inline image previews, an API, chat over...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Apple Watch

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    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, and generally to link together fragmented silos of...

    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 audio and video codecs, and is interoperable with other SIP...

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  • Psi+ icon

    Psi+

    Psi+ is a development branch of Psi IM XMPP/Jabber client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP/Jabber client (Qt, C++) designed for the Jabber 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 * Toggle notifications on/off * Drag-drop, copy-paste or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python ... JavaScript ZeroNet

  • 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

  • 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

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    Toky

    Toky is an easy to setup phone support system for entrepreneurs and small business.

    Freemium Mac Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet Chrome

  • QuteCom icon

    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.
  • zoro.im Messaging App and zoro.im for Business icon

    zoro.im Messaging App and zoro.im for Business

    zoro.im is 100% Saas based Unified communication, collaboration, telephony, business messaging and digital wallet platform zoro.im app is available in 2 variants 1 zoro.im 2 zoro.im for business.

    Free Personal Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

    • Few unique features like low bandwidth support and Z channel. dharmingohilDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Camfrog

    Free live webcam video chat room software for multiple desktop platforms including mobile platforms like iOS and Android. Make free live audio & video calls world-wide or Join live webcam chat rooms or host your own for free...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

  • 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

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