• 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 BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD

    • 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
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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. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those...

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    • Skype and Whatsapp can be both used on mobile as a text chat Venom88Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Skype is know from doing calls & videoconference, specially on the desktop. WhatsApp is implementing now the calling feature, but not all the users have it. They don't have videochat support and is not available on desktop (well, we have WhatsApp Web, but only is a remote controller with a few funcionality: nothing about caling or videochat). EliasNSMar 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • WhatsApp does not have a video call option Guest • Jun 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
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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, 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
  • 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...

    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
  • 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
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    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.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • LINE icon

    LINE

    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.

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    • Line is more responsive and reliable than Skype on mobile phones. gyasettinOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    FaceTime

    FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS. FaceTime makes it possible to talk, smile, wave, and laugh with anyone on an iDevice or Mac over Wi-Fi. So you can catch up, hang out, joke...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • 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...

    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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  • 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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    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

  • Curse icon

    Curse

    The next generation in gaming communication is here. Curse brings your favorite games, friends, teammates and communities together with world-class technology to provide you with epic communication at your fingertips. Whether...

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

    • You can have calls connected just by a link, without the need of adding people Guest • 11 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    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

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    Tencent QQ

    Tencent QQ, generally referred to as QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in Mainland China, and has over 856.2 million users. In April 2010, QQ.com ranked 10th overall in Alexas internet rankings.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Facebook

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    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

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