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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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    1. QIP Infium is a multiprotocol instant messaging client. It supports ICQ (OSCAR), Jabber (XMPP), Mail.ru Agnet (MRA), IRC, XIMSS, SIP, Twitter, Facebook and other.

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      qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC )

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      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms can be still downloaded from the official website.



    2. Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

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      The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

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      R&Q is a little instant messaging client for the ICQ protocol, fork of Rejetto's &RQ. It is simple, fast, takes a little more than 1 MB disk space and doesn't need setup.
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    3. 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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      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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      Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program.
    4. AstraChat is a standalone and lightweight Jabber (XMPP) client application for mobile and desktop that connects directly to your XMPP server without any proxies in-between.
    5. 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.
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      MCabber is a small XMPP (Jabber) console client. It includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC (Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion, OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support, dynamic modules and external action triggers.
    6. Centerim is an command line interface chat client for the common protocols like icq, msn, aim, jabber, ...
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