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. Zoho Cliq simplifies your team communication with organized conversations, information that's easy to find and by connecting to the tools you love. Transform ideas into reality with your team. With channels, your team communication is visible, transparent and efficient.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Kadu is an open source Jabber/XMPP and Gadu-Gadu instant messenger client for Linux, *BSD, Mac and Windows.

      Discontinued

      Website is down. Latest commit 1ac3dfa on May 17, 2017. See https://github.com/vogel/kadu



      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • Blackberry
      Palringo is the lightweight Instant Messaging client for desktop computers. Express yourself in chat with emoticons and smileys to show your friends how you’re feeling. Send voice messages at the click of a button so your friends can hear your voice.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Solaris and *BSD.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

      Discontinued

      The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      4talk IM service is a complete IM service for communicating with your phone contacts using your PC in the office or at home. You can transfer files and messages and access your correspondence from your mobile devices.
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    3. Brosix is a secure instant messaging application that is one excellent solution to secure and organize your everyday internal communication.
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    4. BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.
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    5. Monal is an XMPP/Jabber IM client. It can connect to any standard XMPP chat server such as Gtalk or Facebook chat. Notable features:
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