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Fire is described as 'multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. Currently Fire handles AOL Instant Messenger®, ICQ®, MSN® Messenger, Jabber, limited IRC, Yahoo!®, and Apple Bonjour communications' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Fire for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fire are Franz, Trillian, Adium and Gajim.

Fire alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fire.
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  1. Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

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    • PortableApps.com
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    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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    Franz

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    67 alternatives to Franz 

    Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux.

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    Trillian

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    • Android
    • iPhone
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    140 alternatives to Trillian 

    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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    Adium

    72 alternatives to Adium 

    Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any...

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    Gajim

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    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

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    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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    Imo

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • iPad
    126 alternatives to Imo 

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    1.  VoiP CallsImo allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Imo.
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    ICQ

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    103 alternatives to ICQ 

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).

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    Kopete

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    47 alternatives to Kopete 

    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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    Miranda NG

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    • PortableApps.com
    24 alternatives to Miranda NG 

    Miranda New Generation is a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows - Miranda IM . Very light on system resources and extremely fast.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMiranda NG can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableMiranda NG can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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