Sky Linux Alternatives

    Sky Linux is described as 'Client for Lync/Skype for Business on Linux' and is an app in the Remote Work & Education category. There are four alternatives to Sky Linux for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, BSD, PortableApps.com and Windows. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sky Linux are Empathy (Free, Open Source), Berty (Free, Open Source) and Beagle IM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

      Discontinued

      Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The privacy-first messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network.
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    3. 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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