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. Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise use.
    2. Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.

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      Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.

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    3. KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free.
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      Pinger lets you text and talk free with the people you care about most, anywhere on the planet. Tap a picture and you'll see all of your communications—texts, pics, calls, voicemails—all in one place.
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    4. Stack is an Internet launchpad that increases the efficiency of working with the web for the average internet user by allowing simultaneous use of multiple web apps within a neatly organized working environment.
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      Tencent QQ, generally referred to as QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in Mainland China, and has over 856.2 million users. In April 2010, QQ.com ranked 10th overall in Alexas internet rankings.
    5. Spark is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security.
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    6. When teamwork gets too noisy and overwhelming, leaders struggle to communicate effectively with their teams. With Carrot, leaders rise above the noise to communicate what matters.
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    7. A development branch of the Psi XMPP client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client (Qt, C++) designed for the XMPP power users.
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      Glowing Bear is a sleek, modern web frontend that securely connects to a running instance of WeeChat using its built-in relay protocol.
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