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climm is described as 'very portable text-mode ICQ clone - it is known to compile under Linux, BSD, AIX, HPUX, Windows, AmigaOS and with restrictions BeOS. Originally written by Matthew D. Smith, a great part of climm has been rewritten by Rüdiger Kuhlmann, in particular the support' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to climm for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like climm are Gajim, Empathy, IM+ and Messenger for Desktop.

climm 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 climm.
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climm is a very portable text-mode ICQ clone - it is known to compile under Linux, BSD, AIX, HPUX, Windows, AmigaOS and...

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  1. Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

    • Mac
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    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    116 alternatives to Pidgin 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  VoiP CallsPidgin allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Gajim icon

    Gajim

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    • BSD
    • Xfce
    61 alternatives to Gajim 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedGajim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGajim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PGP EncryptionGajim supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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    Empathy

    • Linux
    • BSD
    141 alternatives to Empathy 

    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. IM+ icon

    IM+

    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    105 alternatives to IM+ 

    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!.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportIM+ support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    IM+ on iPad
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    Messenger for Desktop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    96 alternatives to Messenger for Desktop 

    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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    MCabber

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    • Cygwin
    14 alternatives to MCabber 

    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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    1.  Command line interfaceMCabber either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  7. Tkabber icon

    Tkabber

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    • BSD
    49 alternatives to Tkabber 

    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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    Beagle IM

    • Mac
    105 alternatives to Beagle IM 

    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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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionBeagle IM has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Coccinella

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    • BSD
    73 alternatives to Coccinella 

    Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

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    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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    Ayttm

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    47 alternatives to Ayttm 

    Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allow you to refer to several accounts of the same person from a single contact name...

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