Finch Alternatives

    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 iPhone. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Finch are Rambox (Freemium, Open Source), Facebook Messenger (Free), Trillian (Freemium) and ChatSecure (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. 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.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Pinger lets you text and talk free with the people you care about most, anywhere on the planet. Tap a picture and you'll see all of your communications—texts, pics, calls, voicemails—all in one place.
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    2. Stack is a Reinvented internet launchpad, increasing the efficiency of working with the web by allowing simultaneous use of multiple apps within a neatly organized working environment & immersive split screen view.
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    3. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone. Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The privacy-first messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network.
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    4. 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.

    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. Centerim is an command line interface chat client for the common protocols like icq, msn, aim, jabber, ...
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      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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    7. Commandline XMPP Client. Profanity was originally written for two main reasons. Firstly, the author wanted something similar to Irssi, but with a focus on XMPP for use in his workplace. Secondly, it was a bit of fun and a learning exercise.
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