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. A development branch of the Psi XMPP client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client (Qt, C++) designed for the XMPP power users.
    2. Walkie is a better way to communicate for distributed teams that don't want to spend all day in dry text channels. Voice Only A voice only communication tool that enables teams to communicate with emotion and purpose. Distraction Free
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      Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms (tested on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP).
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      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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      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



    3. QIP Infium is a multiprotocol instant messaging client. It supports ICQ (OSCAR), Jabber (XMPP), Mail.ru Agnet (MRA), IRC, XIMSS, SIP, Twitter, Facebook and other.

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    4. 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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      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.
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      The privacy-first messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network.
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      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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