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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 Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pidgin on MacOSX are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Trillian (Freemium), Imo (Freemium) and Empathy (Free, Open Source).

    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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      Jabber client for Android.

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      The app has been discontinued. Last version, 2.2.2.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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      Pandion is an open source instant messaging client for XMPP networks.


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      Crossplatform Jabber client. The core program is just a plugin loader - all functionality is made available via plugins. This enforces modularity and ensures well defined component interaction via interfaces.
    1. AQQ is a Polish (but available in English) multiprotocol instant messenger with support of: AQQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen and ICQ.
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      KMess is the Live Messenger alternative for Linux, aiming at integration with the KDE desktop environment.

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



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      Galaxium is an instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop. It will allow you to connect to MSN, Jabber, and IRC.
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      climm is a very portable text-mode ICQ clone - it is known to compile under Linux, BSD, AIX, HPUX, Windows, AmigaOS and with restrictions BeOS. Originally written by Matthew D.

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      Homepage unavailable, source not updated for over a decade.

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    2. Minbif aims to use the libpurple library from the Pidgin project to provide an IRC-friendly instant messaging client.
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      naim is a console client for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), AOL I Seek You (ICQ), Internet Relay Chat (IRC), and The lily CMC.
    3. Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.21.0, released in September 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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