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Finch is described as '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' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Finch for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Finch are Rambox, Facebook Messenger, Trillian and Gajim.

Finch alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Finch.
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  • 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...

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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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Pidgin chat window
  2. Free and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportRambox support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortableRambox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Version 0.x (Open Source)


  3. Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGajim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGajim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Gajim roster


  6. Ripcord icon

    Ripcord

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack

    Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users.

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    ChatSecure

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.

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    iOS (1)
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    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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    Messenger Lite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMessenger Lite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    KakaoTalk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Wear

    KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. (no SMS service)

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    iPhone (1)
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