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    Homer Alternatives

    Homer is described as 'free cross-platform SIP softphone with video support. It is able to communicate in peer-to-peer mode without any infrastructure in the network. But it also supports SIP servers (PBX boxes) as well' and is a Video Chat App in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Homer for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Homer are Linphone (Free, Open Source), MicroSIP (Free, Open Source), Empathy (Free, Open Source) and YakYak (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    Homer is a free cross-platform SIP softphone with video support. It is able to communicate in peer-to-peer mode without any...
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    1. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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      Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features.


    2. MicroSIP is a free portable SIP softphone for Windows based on PJSIP stack.
    3. 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.

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      Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Desktop client for Google Hangouts.


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      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.
    4. Telephone allows you to make phone calls over the Internet or your company network. If your phone line supports SIP protocol, you can use it on your Mac instead of a physical phone anywhere you have a decent network connection.
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      With a superbly designed and intuitive user interface, the softphone offers easy set up with lots of preconfigured VoIP providers built in and smart call management features. Enjoy high quality enterprise communication features with zero effect on battery life.
    5. Walkie is a better way to communicate for distributed teams that don't want to spend all day in dry text channels.
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      Q-municate is a cross-platform app with a wide range of communication features including free messaging, file transfer, push notifications, audio/video calls.
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