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Adium is described as '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 to any number of messaging accounts on any' and is a very popular instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adium for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adium are Tox, Pidgin, HexChat and Facebook Messenger.

Adium alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adium.
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  1. Element icon

    Element

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB
    264 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
    Collaboration widgets
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    Tox

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    179 alternatives to Tox 

    With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

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    1.  DecentralizedTox is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedTox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTox has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tox without registration.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use Tox to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    6.  Dark ModeTox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  LightweightTox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  No TrackingTox will not track you or use your personal data.
    9.  VoiP CallsTox allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    The Universal Tox Client. A Tox client that runs on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD & the web. Written in JS using React & React Native / electron.
    qTox. A Tox client developed in C++ with the Qt framework
    uTox. A Tox client written in C using OS primitives to draw it's interface
    Tox vs Adium opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Tox is still a legitimate alternative to Adium, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    No integration with external technologies - you can only chat with people who use Tox.

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    Pidgin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    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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    Pidgin vs Adium opinions
    Some users think Pidgin is a great alternative to Adium, some don't.
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    HexChat

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    64 alternatives to HexChat 

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.

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    1.  PortableHexChat can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Facebook Messenger

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    195 alternatives to Facebook Messenger 

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

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    1.  VoiP CallsFacebook Messenger allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Face FilterFacebook Messenger uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    3.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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    Facebook Messenger vs Adium opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Facebook Messenger is still a legitimate alternative to Adium, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Messenger us single-protocol

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    Trillian

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    140 alternatives to 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 as text messages on your phone.

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    It uses a Trillian account, not Jabber, AIM, MSN, etc

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    Ripcord

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack
    169 alternatives to Ripcord 

    Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users. It's not built on top of web browser technology: it responds quickly to input, sips gently from computer...

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    1.  VoiP CallsRipcord allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Dino

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    • BSD
    49 alternatives to Dino 

    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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    Gajim

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    • Xfce
    61 alternatives to Gajim 

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

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    1.  DecentralizedGajim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGajim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PGP EncryptionGajim supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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    Gajim tabbed chat
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    Bitmessage

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    • BSD
    45 alternatives to Bitmessage 

    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities.

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