Emesene Alternatives

    Emesene is described as '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' and is a popular app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Emesene for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Emesene are Empathy (Free, Open Source), IM+ (Freemium), Messenger for Desktop (Free) and Berty (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2021

    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. 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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      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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    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.

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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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      Palringo is the lightweight Instant Messaging client for desktop computers. Express yourself in chat with emoticons and smileys to show your friends how you’re feeling. Send voice messages at the click of a button so your friends can hear your voice.
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    4. aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone. aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, and supports many of its features.

      Discontinued

      The project is dead. The last release was on May 2012 according to SourceForge.

    5. 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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    6. The Swift project was founded by Remko Tronçon and Kevin Smith, both co-authors of XMPP: The Definitive Guide and long-time members of the XMPP community, in an effort to create a better messaging client for users who want or need to access servers running with the standard...
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      Jabber client for Android.

      Discontinued

      The app has been discontinued. Last version, 2.2.2.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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