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. Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.21.0, released in September 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. Video calls simplified, no installation required.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Blazing fast Volt can handle hundreds of thousands of messages without lag. You can scroll to any point in the conversation instantly and search across thousands of messages in milliseconds.
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