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
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      MCabber is a small XMPP (Jabber) console client. It includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC (Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion, OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support, dynamic modules and external action triggers.
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      The motivation behind the project is to provide a native desktop app for Matrix that feels more like a mainstream chat app (Riot, Telegram etc) and less like an IRC client.
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    1. Toxic is a client with an ncurses interface, written entirely in C. It has support for all basic features, as well as 1-on-1 audio/video chats, and is capable of working on bare-bones systems that lack graphical interfaces.
    2. Centerim is an command line interface chat client for the common protocols like icq, msn, aim, jabber, ...
    3. The Swift project was founded by Remko Tronçon and Kevin Smith, both co-authors of XMPP: The Definitive Guide and long-time members of the XMPP community, in an effort to create a better messaging client for users who want or need to access servers running with the standard...
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    4. Commandline XMPP Client. Profanity was originally written for two main reasons. Firstly, the author wanted something similar to Irssi, but with a focus on XMPP for use in his workplace. Secondly, it was a bit of fun and a learning exercise.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with websockets (or best available fallback where not available).

      Discontinued

      Subway is in hiatus, i.e. it's not currently functional and not under active development, but the plan is to finish this project some point in the future. Meanwhile currently the maintainer strongly suggests taking a look at Shout .

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      • FreeOpen Source
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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.
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      Blitzz is a video powered, enterprise field service platform that quickly becomes the smart, system of record for all collaborative events between field techs, HQ support and end users of physical equipment in the field.
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    5. ScrollZ is an advanced IRC client based on ircII. It incorporates many useful features found in all sorts of scripts.
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