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Firefly Alternatives

Firefly is described as 'softphone is the easiest way to try Freshtel's great service from the comfort of your PC' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Firefly for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Jitsi Desktop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Firefly are Skype, Wire, Zulip and Whereby.

Firefly alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Firefly.
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Firefly softphone is the easiest way to try Freshtel's great service from the comfort of your PC.

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  1. Jitsi Desktop icon

    Jitsi Desktop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    70 alternatives to Jitsi Desktop 

    Jitsi Desktop (previously SIP Communicator) is a legacy audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption, precedessor of Jitsi Meet .

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    1.  Privacy focusedJitsi Desktop is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Jitsi Desktop without registration.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJitsi Desktop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Multiple Account supportJitsi Desktop support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    5.  Desktop SharingJitsi Desktop enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    Discontinued

    Jitsi Desktop is not actively developed anymore: last version, released in October 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Its successor is Jitsi Meet icon Jitsi Meet

    Contact list
    Call Window in an Audio/Video call.
  2. Skype icon

    Skype

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    315 alternatives to Skype 

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  VoiP CallsSkype allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Skype using IFTTT.
    5.  Live Captions TranslationSkype can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
    Main window on MS Windows
    Call on Windows


  3. Wire icon

    Wire

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    260 alternatives to Wire 

    Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWire has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  VoiP CallsWire allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Wire to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Privacy focusedWire is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Multiple Account supportWire support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Zulip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    225 alternatives to Zulip 

    Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. Zulip's threading makes it easy for people not always on chat (like managers, remote team members, contractors, part-time workers, etc) to weigh in on...

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  5. Whereby icon

    Whereby

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    132 alternatives to Whereby 

    Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Whereby to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Whereby without registration.
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    Nertivia

    • Windows
    • Online
    248 alternatives to Nertivia 

    Nertivia is an chat client that allows you to chat to anyone across the world. There are a lot of features that don't require you to pay at all such as, gif profile pictures, free custom emojis and more coming soon!

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    Zoiper

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    41 alternatives to Zoiper 

    Zoiper IAX & SIP multilanguage and multiplatform (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) softphone is a VoIP soft client, meant to work with any IP-based communications systems and infrastructure.

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    1.  VoiP CallsZoiper allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Call Contact
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    Tinode

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    188 alternatives to Tinode 

    Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).

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    1.  Ad-freeTinode doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tinode simultaneously.
    iOS client
    iOS client
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    YakYak

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Hangouts
    99 alternatives to YakYak 

    Desktop client for Google Hangouts.

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    1.  PortableYakYak can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • aTalk icon

      aTalk

      • Android
      • F-Droid
      225 alternatives to aTalk 

      An encrypted instant messaging with video call and GPS features for android.

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      1.  VoiP CallsaTalk allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
      2.  Text to SpeechaTalk allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
      3.  Works OfflineaTalk can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      4.  Multiple Account supportaTalk support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
      5.  AES-256 EncryptionaTalk has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
      6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of aTalk.
      7.  End-to-End EncryptionaTalk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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