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  1. Element icon
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    • Matrix.org
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    262 alternatives to Element 

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

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    1.  DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  VoiP CallsElement allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    7.  No TrackingElement will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    9.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    Video calls for desktop and mobile
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  2. Discord icon
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    149 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.
    Discord Desktop Client Dark Mode
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  3. Slack icon
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    210 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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  4. Utopia P2P Ecosystem. Utopia is a feature-rich platform that is specifically designed to protect privacy of communication, confidentiality, and security of personal data. Utopia is a decentralized network, with no central server involved in data transmission or storage.

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    1.  No TrackingUtopia will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  DecentralizedUtopia is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  AES-256 EncryptionUtopia has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    4.  VoiP CallsUtopia allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    Take advantage of uMail - a secure alternative to classic email.
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  5. Mattermost icon
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    116 alternatives to Mattermost 

    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

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  6. Rocket.Chat icon
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    128 alternatives to Rocket.Chat 

    Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

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    1.  Ad-freeRocket.Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRocket.Chat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Rocket.Chat to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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  7. TeamSpeak icon
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    47 alternatives to TeamSpeak 

    TeamSpeak is a proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone.

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    1.  VoiP CallsTeamSpeak allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  DecentralizedTeamSpeak is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  8. OpenTogetherTube lets you watch videos with your friends as easily as possible. It's completely open source, and able to be easily self-hosted via provided docker images.

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    1.  Watch Videos TogetherWatch video streams in sync together with your friends with OpenTogetherTube.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in OpenTogetherTube without registration.
    3.  Dark ModeOpenTogetherTube supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Ad-freeOpenTogetherTube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  9. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionDino has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Multiple Account supportDino support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  OpenPGPDino supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  Privacy focusedDino is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  DecentralizedDino is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dino simultaneously.
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  10. Whereby icon
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    129 alternatives to Whereby 

    Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Whereby to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Whereby without registration.
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  11. AirSend icon
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    23 alternatives to AirSend 

    AirSend is a simple collaboration space for professionals and small teams that brings all your conversations, files, notes, and to-do lists into one place so that you can get work done faster and easier.

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    1.  VoiP CallsAirSend allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Ad-freeAirSend doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for @mentionsAirSend supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
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  12. Ringcentral Glip icon
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    201 alternatives to Ringcentral Glip 

    Glip is instant messaging for teams and businesses to communicate and get work done at the same time. In Glip you work where your conversations are, so you always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next.

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    1.  Calendar ViewRingcentral Glip has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use Ringcentral Glip to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    3.  Recurring TasksRingcentral Glip supports scheduling a task to recur at any frequency, such as daily or weekly.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Ringcentral Glip simultaneously.
    With conversations at the center of teamwork, you'll always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next.
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  13. Live random video chat with opposite-gender partners On LuckyCrush, guys are connected to random girls and girls are connected to random guys!.

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  14. ZeroChat icon
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    • ZeroNet
    92 alternatives to 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 downloading the files and cloning the site.

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    1.  DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Discontinued

    Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

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  15. Crust Enterprise Messaging icon
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    39 alternatives to Crust Enterprise Messaging 

    The free and open-source Crust Messaging is a secure, high performance,Slack alternative that allows your teams to collaborate more efficiently, as well as communicate safely with other organisations or customers.

    Crust Messaging with the Jitsi video bridge open
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