aMSN Alternatives

    aMSN is described as 'free open source MSN Messenger clone' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to aMSN for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like aMSN are Facebook Messenger (Free), Adium (Free, Open Source), Empathy (Free, Open Source) and IM+ (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 2020

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Online
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      • iPhone
      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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    1. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone. Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      emesene is an instant messenger capable of connecting to various networks and utilizing different graphical toolkits. Currently msn and jabber are supported through papyon and xmppy, which allows emesene to connect to various IM services such as GTalk, Facebook Chat, etc.

      Discontinued

      Development is dormant, but source code is available at Github. Last version, 2.12.9, released on September 06, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Ubuntu Touch
      • Plasma Mobile
      Kaidan is a simple, user-friendly Jabber/XMPP client providing a modern user interface using Kirigami and QtQuick. The back-end of Kaidan is written in C++ using the QXmpp XMPP client library and Qt 5.
    2. Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and easily. No registration is required.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.9.8, released in July 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. Spreed is the worldwide unified web conferencing service offering integrated web and telephone conferencing. It is based on Flash Player. Free service includes 3 attendees and max 1.5h meetings. Single events or monthly service can be purchased.
    4. Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger®, ICQ®, MSN® Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, Yahoo!®, and Apple Bonjour communications.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.5.6, released in February 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    5. BuddyTalk is a java based instant messanger, you can login with your gmail username and password to chat with your friends or to test the software you can login with the provided username and pass. BuddyTalk is based on smack and xmpp protocol.
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