Alternatives to Pidgin for Windows with any license

  • 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

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    • Pidgin is a client that interfaces between many protocols. Tox is merely a protocol. Not the same. Guest • Jul 2017 • 18 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not the multiprotocol experience and selling point of Pidgin. Simply its own program. Guest • Aug 2017 • 9 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 • 8 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 • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Tox is a service not a muti-service platform Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Does not support multiple protocols. Uses it's own protocol. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Highly secure chat client with Android capability. Awesome. Guest • Jun 2015 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Jitsi

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... BSD

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    • Jitsi is now a video-chat only application, with no support for XMPP/Jabber functionality. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Riot.im

    Riot (formerly Vector) is an opensource interoperable app running on Web, iOS and Android. It is built around chat rooms, both public and private and provides messaging...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone iPad Self-Hosted Chrome Safari F-Droid Firefox

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    • Pidgin is a universal IM client. Riot is a Matrix client with integrations providing weak bridging for other protocols. Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad

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    • 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 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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

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    • Pidgin more focused on text and mutiprotocol messaging. While Ring more focused on a distributed non-multiprotocol service. Guest • Jun 2016 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • They are both multi-protocol IMs, both support XMPP and, well, cannot remember what else :] Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Gajim

    The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use Jabber client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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    • Supports more XMPP features and has it already integrated in the base. Pidgin needs a lot of plugin to have a similar support for features. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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 OS X Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • 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...

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  • Digsby

    Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Its...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The application is not developed actively anymore. The source code has been made open for the community to take over but that didn't make any impact: https://github.com/ifwe/digsby | https://web.archive.org/web/20121205002331/http://blog.digsby.com/archives/1969/
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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 OS X Windows Linux Hangouts

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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 OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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