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  • Tox icon

    Tox

    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD

    • Pidgin is a client that interfaces between many protocols. Tox is merely a protocol. Not the same. Guest • Jul 2017 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not the multiprotocol experience and selling point of Pidgin. Simply its own program. Guest • Aug 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Pidgin is not a chat service, it's an application to connect to other services. Tox is a service itself. In fact, there is a Tox plugin *for* Pidgin. steakwipeSep 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It only supports its own protocol, does not support any other protocols like gtalk, AIM etc. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't support multiple chat protocols like pidgin Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Tox does not support ANY of the protocols Pidgin supports. Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Highly secure chat client with Android capability. Awesome. Guest • Jun 2015 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Trillian icon

    Trillian

    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Blackberry iPad

    • Pidgen supports multiple accounts from multiple services, while this is a single service. So instead of allowing you to use all your existing accounts it requires you to use their account. The beauty of Pidgen is that you can connect with your friends using the service they use instead of trying to sell them on the service you want to use. Guest • Jan 2016 • 5 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Ring icon

    Ring

    Ring is a secure and distributed voice, video and chat communication platform that requires no centralized server and leaves the power of privacy in the hands of the...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

    • Pidgin more focused on text and mutiprotocol messaging. While Ring more focused on a distributed non-multiprotocol service. Guest • Jun 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    ICQ

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile ... S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • Psi icon

    Psi

    Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network. Localized versions of Psi are available in...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Instantbird

    Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.
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    Kopete

    Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * ...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Hangouts

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