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Share your photos, your interests, your life through blogs, forums and social networks; keep in touch with your friends and meet people with text, video and voice chat, text messaging, and social media clients.

  1. OBS Studio icon
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    142 alternatives to OBS Studio 

    OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

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    1.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    7.  Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    8.  Screen SharingYou can use OBS Studio to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    9.  Custom overlaysOBS Studio allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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  2. Discord icon
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    152 alternatives to Discord 

    Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often.

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    1.  VoiP CallsDiscord allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Ad-freeDiscord doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Discord to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Text to SpeechDiscord allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  LightweightDiscord consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  Two-factor AuthenticationDiscord supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    7.  Dark ModeDiscord supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  3. Steam icon
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    74 alternatives to Steam 

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of...

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    1.  Achievements SupportedSteam offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Controller SupportSteam supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationSteam supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Dark ModeSteam supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Hardware AcceleratedSteam can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    7.  Cloud savesSteam allows you to save your progress in the cloud.
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  4. Mastodon icon
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    129 alternatives to Mastodon 

    Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on more personal interaction.

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    1.  DecentralizedMastodon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeMastodon doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Privacy focusedMastodon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Support for ActivityPubMastodon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationMastodon supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Support for @mentionsMastodon supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    7.  No TrackingMastodon will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Dark ModeMastodon supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. Reddit icon
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    201 alternatives to Reddit 

    Reddit (stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownReddit supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark ModeReddit supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Reddit using IFTTT.
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  6. Slack icon
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    216 alternatives to Slack 

    Slack is a unified communication platform built with an optimized workflow to keep modern teams focused and productive. A familiar chat interface facilitates discussions while advanced features are easily exposed based on context.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSlack can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for @mentionsSlack supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Slack simultaneously.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Slack using IFTTT.
    5.  VoiP CallsSlack allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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  7. Twitter icon
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    194 alternatives to Twitter 

    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Twitter using IFTTT.
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationTwitter supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  Dark ModeTwitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Support for @mentionsTwitter supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
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  8. SoundCloud icon
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    148 alternatives to SoundCloud 

    SoundCloud lets you share music fast & easily. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.

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  9. Pidgin icon
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    116 alternatives to 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 protocols that support it.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  VoiP CallsPidgin allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram. Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking. Can run on your own server.

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    1.  DecentralizedPixelfed is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedPixelfed is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubPixelfed support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    4.  Ad-freePixelfed doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  11. WhatsApp icon
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    246 alternatives to WhatsApp 

    WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Support for @mentionsWhatsApp supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    5.  VoiP CallsWhatsApp allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in WhatsApp.
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  12. Mumble icon
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    43 alternatives to Mumble 

    Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.

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    1.  LightweightMumble consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeMumble doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableMumble can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Mumble 1.2.3 Release Candidate – some users in different channels
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  13. Diaspora icon
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    158 alternatives to Diaspora 

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.

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    1.  DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingDiaspora will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    5.  Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  14. Shazam icon
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    27 alternatives to Shazam 

    Shazam gives instant satisfaction for when you want to know the name of that song playing on the radio.

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  15. Connect GOG GALAXY 2.0 with multiple platforms and unite all your games and friends scattered across them in one powerful app.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Achievements SupportedGOG GALAXY offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
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