Chat Clients

The ability to send text, voice, and video messages to anywhere in the world has never been easier. Simply fire up the messaging app of your choice, find the intended recipient that uses the same service, and start typing, attaching, and recording away.

If privacy and security are of the utmost importance, secure end-to-end encrypted messaging services such as Signal can ensure that the only people that know the contents of your conversations are exactly who you want.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    Collect all of those special little moments with the most important person in your life, in one app.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    One desktop app for many apps, included Gmail, Inbox, Skype, Facebook Messenger, but also professional collaboration platforms like Salesforce, GitHub, Confluence, Bitbucket and many more.

    Discontinued

    Official website no longer available, no updates on GitHub since June 2017.

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  1. Messenger for WhatsApp™ (WA Messenger) is a wrapper for WhatsApp Web. It loads WhatsApp Web in toolbar popup UI and has badge icon text notification for all new conversations (even if toolbar popup is closed).
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Alfresco Community Edition
    • Roundcube
    • JavaScript
    • Django
    • Plone
    • Wordpress
    Converse.Js is a free and open source chat client that runs in your browser. It can be integrated into any website.
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  2. MyChat is an instant messenger that works in LAN and over the Internet. Reliable in slow connections. Do not require too many system resources. The program has its own server where a user control everything happening in the chat.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    Peach lets you share what you feel, think, see, hear, and do—vividly. Peach connects you with friends and gives you freedom, so you can keep up with each other in a real and personal way.
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  4. Astian Cloud is a secure and private storage alternative where users can store their information, share files, edit files, video conferences and much more.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    Chatxp.com offers an online service that pairs you with other people based on age, gender, country and topic. We offer instant messaging, photo sharing and video chatting with your match.

    Discontinued

    Official website/service is unavailable.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • iPad
    Talkonaut is a free Jabber (XMPP) client for your iPhone or iPod with free peer-to-peer voice calling over Jingle Audio extension compatible with GoogleTalk™. Talkonaut can be used with any standard Jabber account like Gmail, Gizmo5™, Jabber.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Java Mobile
    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.

    Discontinued

    Latest version 2011

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support * Stays connected even when you close the browser * Connect from multiple devices at once * Responsive layout — works well on your smartphone

    Discontinued

    Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: The Lounge .

    See https://github.com/erming/shout

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    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.