Centericq Alternatives

    Centericq is described as 'text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Centericq for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Centericq are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Ferdi (Free, Open Source), Franz (Freemium, Open Source) and Trillian (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2021

    1. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • HP webOS
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      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
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      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.
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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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    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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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.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      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.
    4. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    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. Finch is a console-based IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, IRC, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It runs on Unixes. It uses GLib and ncurses.
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