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Gajim Alternatives

Gajim is described as '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' and is a popular instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Gajim for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Matrix.org, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gajim are Pidgin, Conversations, Trillian and Adium.

Gajim alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Group Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gajim.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Xfce

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  1. Matrix.org icon

    Matrix.org

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

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  2. 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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  3. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

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  4. Trillian icon

    Trillian

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad

    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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  5. 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.

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    Xabber

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free, Xabber is designed to be the best Jabber client for Android .

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.6.6, released in October 2019, can be still downloaded from F-Droid, it's no longer available on Google Play Store

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  7. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.

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    Bitmessage

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities.

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  9. 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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    Olvid

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    The most secure messaging app in the world.

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