Pidgin Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Pidgin for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Pidgin and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Pidgin are Matrix.org (Free, Open Source), Jami (Free, Open Source), Trillian (Freemium) and Franz (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.
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    1. Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.
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    2. Unofficial Facebook Messenger app.
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    3. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Hangouts
      What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * Toggle notifications on/off * Drag-drop, copy-paste or attach-button for image upload.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

      Discontinued

      Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

    4. 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.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

    5. 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.
    6. Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS.
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