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Minbif Alternatives

Minbif is described as 'aims to use the libpurple library from the Pidgin project to provide an IRC-friendly instant messaging client' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are six alternatives to Minbif for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Minbif are Trillian, Kopete, Beagle IM and Sim-IM.

Minbif alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or Team Collaboration Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Minbif.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Minbif aims to use the libpurple library from the Pidgin project to provide an IRC-friendly instant messaging client.

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Trillian

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.

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    Kopete

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise use.

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    Beagle IM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionBeagle IM has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Sim-IM

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, ICQ and AIM (Oscar), Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Messenger (MSN)

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last versions for Windows and Linux date back to 2008, but they can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    BitlBee

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    BitlBee brings IM (instant messaging) to IRC clients. It's a great solution for people who have an IRC client running all the time and don't want to run an additional MSN/AIM/whatever client.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceBitlBee either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    BitlBee in irssi inside screen.
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