Adium Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Adium for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adium and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Adium are Tox (Free, Open Source), Pidgin (Free, Open Source), HexChat (Free, Open Source) and Trillian (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Online
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      is the open standard for messaging and presence. XMPP powers emerging technologies like IoT, WebRTC, and social.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Threads is a platform designed to make work more inclusive by empowering teams to discuss and make decisions at scale. Create a space This is your team's virtual meeting room. Once created, invite others and start your discussion - no scheduling required.
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    2. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Hangouts
      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 attach-button for image upload.
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      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
    3. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client messenger.com. Therefore it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. MFD doesn't touch your messages, account or personal data. All that is handled securely by Facebook.

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    4. Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch.
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