Alternatives to Skype for Linux with any license

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  • 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. .

  • 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 Android ... iPhone

    • Better call quality, better group management, better design. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Functionality of teamspeak but with the ease of access and clean design better than skype. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Not even a bit of CPU is used. It's great for gaming, free, and NO ADS. LouieK22Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • it's more secure and less laggy than skype Guest • Dec 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
    • Interface is unique, slim design. It is faster than skype for mobile version, skype is always buggy! Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Discord is cleaner than skype, has IP and DDoS protection, and great communities form on Discord. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • No ads, way better connection and quality Guest • 5 days ago 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

    • Decentralized, Secure, Open-source, fast to setup, no ads. bumbaMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is completely decentralized, open source, you can freely choose your client (from terminal, over Windows, to iOS) beatruppMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    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 Android ... iPhone BSD Apple Watch Electron / Atom Shell

    • With the new VOIP it has replaced Skype in our office. OlaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Prefer it to Skype in a Commercial environment TNovakJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    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 PortableApps.com

    • 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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    Signal

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal! Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome

    • End-to-end encryption and servers do not log data. Guest • 15 days ago 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 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). patitsasFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Nothing to install. Video. Screen-sharing. Unlimited calls and number of participants (depends only on your bandwidth). Can be installed on your own server. Private rooms with your personalized URL. Open-source. Guest • 8 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Microsoft Edge Chrome Opera Brave Firefox

    • 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
    • For 1:1 or group chats or calls, it works well and it works on Linux Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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, with voice, video, and text instant...

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

    • Allows voice, video and text converstaions Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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 all of them! We think conversation...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad

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    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

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