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CenterIM Alternatives

CenterIM is described as *'text-mode IM client for Linux, BSD, Solard other Unices that uses libpurple as a communication backend' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CenterIM for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CenterIM are Trillian, Empathy, Kopete and IM+.

CenterIM alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or IRC Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CenterIM.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD

CenterIM is a text-mode IM client for Linux, *BSD, Solaris and other Unices that uses libpurple as a communication backend.

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  1. 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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  2. Trillian icon

    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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  3. Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

    Discontinued

    Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  4. Kopete icon

    Kopete

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • 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.

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    IM+

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    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.

    The widest selection of unique features that you won't find in any other IM client!.

    IM+ Web Messenger


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    Messenger for Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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    Finch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    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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  8. 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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    MCabber

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

    MCabber is a small XMPP (Jabber) console client. It includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC (Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion, OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support, dynamic modules and external action triggers.

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    Sim-IM

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, ICQ and AIM (Oscar), Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Messenger (MSN)

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last versions for Windows and Linux date back to 2008, but they can be still downloaded from the official website.

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