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Psi+ Alternatives

Psi+ is described as 'Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client designed for experienced users' and is a popular instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Psi+ for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Skype, which is free. Other great apps like Psi+ are Pidgin, Rambox, Conversations and Trillian.

Psi+ alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Psi+.
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Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client designed for experienced users.

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  1. Skype icon

    Skype

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Skype is not an XMPP-based client, and has no support for servers other than Micro$oft's.

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  2. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Free and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportRambox support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortableRambox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Self destructing messagesConversations supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
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    Trillian

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad

    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 should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.

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  6. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAdium is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  7. Hamsket is a fork of Rambox that was started when Rambox moved from being totally free to a "freemium" model.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportHamsket support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortableHamsket can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Xabber

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free, Xabber is designed to be the best Jabber client for Android .

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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.6.6, released in October 2019, can be still downloaded from F-Droid, it's no longer available on Google Play Store

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  9. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionDino has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportDino support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedDino is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedDino is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dino simultaneously.
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    Ripcord

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack

    Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users.

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