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Glowing Bear Alternatives

Glowing Bear is described as 'sleek, modern web frontend that securely connects to a running instance of WeeChat using its built-in relay protocol. It relies on WeeChat to do all the heavy lifting and then provides some nice features on top of that, like' and is a IRC Client in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Glowing Bear for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Glowing Bear are Slack, Pidgin, Wire and Mattermost.

Glowing Bear alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or IRC Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Glowing Bear.
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  1. Element icon

    Element

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB
    263 alternatives to Element 

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

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    1.  DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  VoiP CallsElement allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    7.  No TrackingElement will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    9.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    Video calls for desktop and mobile
    Collaboration widgets
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    Slack

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    216 alternatives to Slack 

    Slack is a unified communication platform built with an optimized workflow to keep modern teams focused and productive. A familiar chat interface facilitates discussions while advanced features are easily exposed based on context.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSlack can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for @mentionsSlack supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Slack simultaneously.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Slack using IFTTT.
    5.  VoiP CallsSlack allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Pidgin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    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.
    Pidgin chat window
    Contact window
  4. Wire icon

    Wire

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    259 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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    Mattermost

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    121 alternatives to Mattermost 

    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

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    SeaMonkey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    240 alternatives to SeaMonkey 

    Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSeaMonkey integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  LightweightSeaMonkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedSeaMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  PortableSeaMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSeaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    MacOS version browser
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    HexChat

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    64 alternatives to HexChat 

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.

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    1.  PortableHexChat can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. Microsoft Teams icon

    Microsoft Teams

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    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
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    • Microsoft Office 365
    238 alternatives to Microsoft Teams 

    Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates your team's people, content, and tools to be increase engagement and efficacy.

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    1.  Calendar ViewMicrosoft Teams has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Teams simultaneously.
    3.  RemindersMicrosoft Teams allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    4.  Live Captions TranslationMicrosoft Teams can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
    5.  VoiP CallsMicrosoft Teams allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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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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    Ripcord

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack
    169 alternatives to Ripcord 

    Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users. It's not built on top of web browser technology: it responds quickly to input, sips gently from computer...

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    1.  VoiP CallsRipcord allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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