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

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Solaris and *BSD.

      Discontinued

      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.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      4talk IM service is a complete IM service for communicating with your phone contacts using your PC in the office or at home. You can transfer files and messages and access your correspondence from your mobile devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • C++
      Nodecast is a file sharing software using BitTorrent protocol and based on qBitorrent code. It aims to be really simple by using spheres and respectful of private life.
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    2. 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.
    3. 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.
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    4. Brosix is a secure instant messaging application that is one excellent solution to secure and organize your everyday internal communication.
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    5. BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.
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    6. Monal is an XMPP/Jabber IM client. It can connect to any standard XMPP chat server such as Gtalk or Facebook chat. Notable features:
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