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' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to iChat for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, the Web and Mac. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iChat are Hangouts (Free), Trillian (Freemium), LINE (Freemium) and Adium (Free, Open Source).
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- Fring is a VoIP (voice over internet) app that allows you to make 2-way video calls, voice calls and live chat for free, from your phone or iPod. View 65 alternatives to Fring
The apps seem to be no longer updated. Last versions, released in February 2014, can be still downloaded from the appstores.
- Fire is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Mac OS X based on freely available libraries for each service. View 38 alternatives to Fire
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.5.6, released in February 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
- Free • Open Source