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    MetroIRC Alternatives

    MetroIRC is described as 'An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines' and is a IRC Client in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MetroIRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MetroIRC are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Hangouts (Free), HexChat (Free, Open Source) and Facebook Messenger (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Daily is an audio and video API. Easily build video chats in your web or mobile apps with an API built on top of WebRTC or drop in the Prebuilt UI for fast video conferencing integration. 1,000 person video and audio calls. HIPAA compliant.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Pinger lets you text and talk free with the people you care about most, anywhere on the planet. Tap a picture and you'll see all of your communications—texts, pics, calls, voicemails—all in one place.
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    2. TorChat is a peer to peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity while being very easy to use without the need to install or configure anything.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed since 2014. Last version, 0.9.9.553, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Facebook
      Tencent QQ, generally referred to as QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in Mainland China, and has over 856.2 million users. In April 2010, QQ.com ranked 10th overall in Alexas internet rankings.
    3. FaceFlow is a free web-based application for video calling and group video calling. It also offers additional features such as chat rooms.
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    4. Chat, date, find taxis, manage projects and tasks and more all in one app. Mobile Node is a feature rich app that lets users to communicate securely, and since no user generated content are stored on the server-side, your privacy is guaranteed.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.001.005, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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    5. Finch is a console-based IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, IRC, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It runs on Unixes. It uses GLib and ncurses.
    6. Echoplexus is an anonymous, web-based, IRC-like chatting platform that makes its best effort to respect your privacy. It allows you to create public or private channels. You can encrypt your chats. You can secure a pseudonym for linkable anonymity.

      Discontinued

      Not actively maintained

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    7. Tango allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends. Make video & voice calls, send text messages, play games, send music messages powered by Spotify and more all for free.
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    8. Spark is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security.
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