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    Rambox

    Free, open source and cross platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Very similar concept. Rambox is also open-source and supports more applications. syntaxFeb 2017 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar to Franz but badge notifications are quite confusing. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Rambox has similar concept like Franz and has more services than Franz which makes it extremely cool. However, Rambox is still too raw - it forgets your configuration when you try to restore from backup and when you have more than 25 services then you just do not see more than 25 and navigating between them is uncomfortable. edmundlaugassonJul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar to Franz. Same base (Electron) and same concept (multi tabbed window with separate sessions). But Rambox is very immature and raw in design UI details, notification, user experience, so now I prefer to stay at Franz. michalciania10 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Miranda IM icon

    Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • IM+ icon

    IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL...

    Freemium Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 HP webOS Blackberry ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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    • Does not support the same range of messengers Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * ...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Kopete

    Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    qutIM

    qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD Haiku

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Messenger for Desktop

    A simple & beautiful app for Facebook Messenger. Chat without distractions on any Operating System.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    Cutegram

    Cutegram is a free and opensource telegram clients for Linux, Windows, OS X and OpenBSD, focusing on user friendly, compatibility with desktop environments.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    AIM

    AOL Instant Messenger is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Blackberry Windows RT ... iPad

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  • Tinode icon

    Tinode

    Open source instant messaging server and clients. Backend in pure Go (license GPL 3.0), client-side binding in Java for Android and Javascript (license Apache 2.0)...

    Free Open Source Web Android Self-Hosted

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  • VideoMeeting

    VideoMeeting is a free and open source video conference solution built to have video calls and chats using your web browser. It is a pure web application based on WebRTC...

    Free Open Source Web Chrome OS Self-Hosted

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