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Adium Alternatives for Windows

Adium is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to 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

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron

    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.

    Video calls for desktop and mobile
  2. 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.

    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.
    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.

    No integration with external technologies - you can only chat with people who use Tox.

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  3. 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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    Some users think Pidgin is a great alternative to Adium, some don't.
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    HexChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    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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    Facebook Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear

    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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    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.

    Messenger us single-protocol

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    Trillian

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad

    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

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack

    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.

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    Bitmessage

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  9. 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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    irssi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

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