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    Kadu Alternatives

    Kadu is described as 'open source Jabber/XMPP and Gadu-Gadu instant messenger client for Linux, *BSD, Mac and Windows' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Kadu for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kadu are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Facebook Messenger (Free), Adium (Free, Open Source) and Gajim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 20, 2022

    1. Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.
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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. Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.
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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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    6. Miranda New Generation is a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows - Miranda IM . Very light on system resources and extremely fast.
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      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
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      • iPhone
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      • Symbian S60
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      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
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      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.
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      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
    7. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client messenger.com. Therefore it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. MFD doesn't touch your messages, account or personal data. All that is handled securely by Facebook.

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    8. Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life. Installs quickly. It's less than 10MB to install, saving storage space on your phone. Saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
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