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

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    2. Stack is an Internet launchpad that increases the efficiency of working with the web for the average internet user by allowing simultaneous use of multiple web apps within a neatly organized working environment.
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    3. 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.
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    4. A development branch of the Psi XMPP client. Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client (Qt, C++) designed for the XMPP power users.
    5. Walkie is a better way to communicate for distributed teams that don't want to spend all day in dry text channels. Voice Only A voice only communication tool that enables teams to communicate with emotion and purpose. Distraction Free
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • WeeChat
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      • Google Play Store
      • Firefox
      Glowing Bear is a sleek, modern web frontend that securely connects to a running instance of WeeChat using its built-in relay protocol.
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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.

      Discontinued

      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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    6. Beeper is a fast multiprotocol single app to chat on iMessage, WhatsApp, and 13 other networks. You can search, snooze, or archive messages. And with a unified inbox, you’ll never miss a message again.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Kadu is an open source Jabber/XMPP and Gadu-Gadu instant messenger client for Linux, *BSD, Mac and Windows.

      Discontinued

      Website is down. Latest commit 1ac3dfa on May 17, 2017. See https://github.com/vogel/kadu

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