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    Pidgin on MacOSX Alternatives

    Pidgin on MacOSX is described as 'This is an unofficial native port of Pidgin to Mac OS X. It uses native GTK+ (www.gtk-osx.org) which provides better integration and does not require X11. It also comes with more plugins out of the box, including OTR' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Pidgin on MacOSX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPhone. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pidgin on MacOSX are Pidgin, Trillian, Imo and Empathy.

    Pidgin on MacOSX is mainly a Instant Messenger but alternatives to it may also be Video Calling Apps or Video Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pidgin on MacOSX.
    This page was last updated Mar 14, 2019
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    This is an unofficial native port of Pidgin to Mac OS X. It uses native...
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      Desktop client for Google Hangouts.
    1. 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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      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.
    2. Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch.
    3. Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.

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      Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.



    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. A development branch of the Psi XMPP client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client (Qt, C++) designed for the XMPP power users.
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      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.

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      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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      Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms (tested on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP).
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