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  • Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

  • 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

  • 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

  • Adium icon

    Adium

    Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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 services and do all your chatting within one application. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Miranda IM icon

    Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • IM+ icon

    IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms. The widest selection of unique features...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

  • Psi icon

    Psi

    Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open Jabber IM network (also known as XMPP). Localized versions of Psi are available in almost twenty different languages. Built-in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Gajim icon

    Gajim

    The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use Jabber client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Disa icon

    Disa

    Unified Messaging is awesome! Disa is your new messaging hub. Conversations from different services can seamlessly be joined together, or disbanded within seconds.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

  • YakYak icon

    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

  • KakaoTalk icon

    KakaoTalk

    KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. (no SMS service) Message arrivals are instantly notified with Push Alert and you can send...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone Android Wear Kindle Fire

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    Tkabber

    Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms (tested on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Kaiwa icon

    Kaiwa

    Inspired by the best and built for XMPP, Kaiwa is a beautiful web-based client for the only standardized chat protocol.

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • qutIM icon

    qutIM

    qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Solaris and *BSD.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD Haiku

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Ayttm

    Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allow you to refer to several accounts of the...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • MetroIRC icon

    MetroIRC

    An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines.

    Open Source Windows

  • Pandion icon

    Pandion

    Pandion is an open source instant messaging client for XMPP networks. Keep in touch with friends or collaborate with colleagues using Pandion instant messenger. Pandion is free software and uses open standards. Pandion is designed...

    Open Source Windows

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    Messenger for Desktop

    A simple & beautiful app for Facebook Messenger. Chat without distractions on any Operating System.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    QIP Infium

    QIP Infium is a multiprotocol instant messaging client. It supports ICQ (OSCAR), Jabber (XMPP), Mail.ru Agnet (MRA), IRC, XIMSS, SIP, Twitter, Facebook and other.

    Free Windows iPhone S60

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    Jabiru

    Jabber client for Android.

    Free Android

    • Discontinued The app has been discontinued. Last version, 2.2.2.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.
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    shMessenger

    ShMessenger Mobile is a free instant messaging client for mobile phones, which supports YMSG (Yahoo!), MSN and GTalk protocols. In just a few minutes, you can chat with your friends on Yahoo!, MSN or GTalk from your mobile phone.

    Free Java Mobile

    • Discontinued Latest version 2011
  • AQQ Instant Messanger icon

    AQQ Instant Messanger

    AQQ is a Polish (but available in English) multiprotocol instant messenger with support of: AQQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen and ICQ. It has many great features like: one tabbed message window for all conversations; quick search for...

    Free Windows

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    Sim-IM

    Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, ICQ and AIM (Oscar), Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Messenger (MSN) protocols....

    Free Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last versions for Windows and Linux date back to 2008, but they can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    KouChat

    KouChat is a simple serverless chat client for local area networks (wifi). With KouChat you can communicate with other KouChat users, without configuring a server, or accessing the Internet.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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    OctroTalk

    OctroTalk is an Jabber/Gtalk client with support for GTalk (GMail) audio and Video calls. OctroTalk also supports SIP calling (through a provider of your choice). Features: 1 ) Connect securely to GTalk/Jabber 2) P2P...

    Free Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Pidgin on MacOSX

    This is an unofficial native port of Pidgin to Mac OS X. It uses native GTK+ (www.gtk-osx.org) which provides better integration and does not require X11. It also comes with more plugins out of the box, including OTR.

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued Hasn't been updated since 2012.
  • Centericq

    Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.21.0, released in September 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Spark Comments

Convenience is the key

Positive Comment by DanMan
about Spark Jul 2011

It has some nice built-in features that come in handy if you're doing business like an easy screenshot tool that let's you select part of the screen and directly send it to your chat partner as image.

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