Open Source iChat Alternatives

    iChat is described as '(formerly iChat AV) is an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), MobileMe, ICQ and XMPP client by Apple Inc. for their Mac OS X operating system'. There are more than 10 alternatives to iChat for various platforms. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iChat are Adium (Free, Open Source), Psi+ (Free, Open Source) and Fire (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 16, 2015