Messenger for Mac Alternatives

    Messenger for Mac is described as 'Messenger:mac (or Microsoft Messenger for Mac) is Microsofts version of the popular Windows Live Messenger for the Mac platform' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Messenger for Mac for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Skype, which is free. Other great apps like Messenger for Mac are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Hangouts (Free), Facebook Messenger (Free) and Whereby (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      emesene is an instant messenger capable of connecting to various networks and utilizing different graphical toolkits. Currently msn and jabber are supported through papyon and xmppy, which allows emesene to connect to various IM services such as GTalk, Facebook Chat, etc.

      Discontinued

      Development is dormant, but source code is available at Github. Last version, 2.12.9, released on September 06, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    1. Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and easily. No registration is required.
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    2. aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone. aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, and supports many of its features.

      Discontinued

      The project is dead. The last release was on May 2012 according to SourceForge.

    3. Spreed is the worldwide unified web conferencing service offering integrated web and telephone conferencing. It is based on Flash Player. Free service includes 3 attendees and max 1.5h meetings. Single events or monthly service can be purchased.


    4. KMess is the Live Messenger alternative for Linux, aiming at integration with the KDE desktop environment. With KMess, chatting with friends using Live Messenger has never been so good.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-11-10. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/kmess/

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      OctroTalk is an Jabber/Gtalk client with support for GTalk (GMail) audio and Video calls. OctroTalk also supports SIP calling (through a provider of your choice). Features: 1 ) Connect securely to GTalk/Jabber 2) P2P Audio/Video Calling
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