• 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 Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

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

  • Slack icon

    Slack

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Apple Watch Electron / Atom Shell

    • With the new VOIP it has replaced Skype in our office.
      OlaSep 2016 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

    • 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
    • Not even a bit of CPU is used. It's great for gaming, free, and NO ADS.
      LouieK22Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Functionality of teamspeak but with the ease of access and clean design better than skype.
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Mumble icon

    Mumble

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone BSD iPad

    • 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
    • Communication more lightweight due to new opus codec when communicating
      Guest • Aug 2015 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android BSD

    • 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
    • it does everything skype does and more, including end-to-end voice and text encryption, which skype does not.
      Guest • Feb 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch

  • 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

  • Trillian icon

    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

  • 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...

    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
  • 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...

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

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

    Mattermost

    Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack -alternative As an alternative to proprietary...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Self-Hosted JavaScript Go (Programming Language)

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • 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...

    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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    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

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

    Franz

    Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Rocket.Chat

    Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted

  • HipChat icon

    HipChat

    HipChat is an instant messaging service designed for companies and teams. It has persistent chat rooms, one-to-one chat, searchable...

    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, ...

    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • YakYak icon

    YakYak

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Actor icon

    Actor

    Actor Messenger is an encrypted messaging created by a former developer of telegram.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... iPad

  • qiscus icon

    qiscus

    qiscus organizes your work discussions into rooms and topics to help your team become more efficient and productive.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS 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

  • ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared...

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

  • Brosix icon

    Brosix

    Brosix is a secure Instant Messaging and collaboration tool, ideal for everyday communication for business and leisure. Two...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • Toky icon

    Toky

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

    Freemium Mac Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet Chrome

  • Camfrog icon

    Camfrog

    Free live webcam video chat room software for multiple desktop platforms including mobile platforms like iOS and Android. Make...

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Peerio icon

    Peerio

    Peerio integrates cloud storage with a messaging platform so you can safely keep your important files online and ready to send from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Chrome

  • Voptop icon

    Voptop

    Voptop offers secure and anonymous telephony, instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing/recording. The Voptop-network is a...

    Free Windows Linux Haiku

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    QuteCom Discontinued

    QuteCom is a community of enthusiasts and developers, creating free software products related to communication over IP. The flagship...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TrueConf icon

    TrueConf

    Free software on-premises video conferencing server with strong UC capabilities and native apps for all major platforms.

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