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Skype Alternatives

Skype is described as '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' and is a leading Group Chat app in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Skype for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Discord, which is free. Other great apps like Skype are Telegram, Signal, Tox and Wire.

Skype alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Skype.
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  1. Psi+ icon

    Psi+

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    43 alternatives to Psi+ 

    Psi is a cross-platform powerful XMPP client designed for experienced users. Psi+ is a development branch of Psi with rolling release development model.

    Users who wants to receive new features and bug fixes very quickly may use Psi+ on daily basis. Users who do not care about ne.

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    1.  VoiP CallsPsi+ allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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  2. Tinode icon

    Tinode

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    188 alternatives to Tinode 

    Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).

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    1.  Ad-freeTinode doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tinode simultaneously.
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    Jam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    185 alternatives to Jam 

    Drop-in audio rooms for meetings, mini conferences, podcasts.

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    Dialog Messenger

    • Online
    210 alternatives to Dialog Messenger 

    Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dialog Messenger simultaneously.
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  5. Infomaniak kMeet icon

    Infomaniak kMeet

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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    64 alternatives to Infomaniak kMeet 

    kMeet is an unlimited, free, Swiss solution for organising encrypted video-conferences.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Infomaniak kMeet to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Infomaniak kMeet simultaneously.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionInfomaniak kMeet has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Desktop SharingInfomaniak kMeet enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
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    Ringcentral Glip

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    206 alternatives to Ringcentral Glip 

    Glip is instant messaging for teams and businesses to communicate and get work done at the same time. In Glip you work where your conversations are, so you always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next.

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    1.  Calendar ViewRingcentral Glip has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use Ringcentral Glip to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    3.  Recurring TasksRingcentral Glip supports scheduling a task to recur at any frequency, such as daily or weekly.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Ringcentral Glip simultaneously.
    With conversations at the center of teamwork, you'll always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next.
    Instantly share files and create tasks, notes, events and links right inside your conversations.
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    Talky

    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    56 alternatives to Talky 

    Talky makes our big world a little smaller. It’s truly simple video chat. No downloads, signup, or payment required.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Talky to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    YakYak

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    • Linux
    • Hangouts
    99 alternatives to YakYak 

    Desktop client for Google Hangouts.

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    1.  PortableYakYak can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • SimpleX Chat icon

      SimpleX Chat

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Self-Hosted
      12 alternatives to SimpleX Chat 

      SimpleX - the most private and secure chat and applications platform - now with double ratchet E2E encryption! Built on Haskell with Love and Coffee.

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      1.  Privacy focusedSimpleX Chat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      • Librem Chat icon

        Librem Chat

        • Android
        • iPhone
        • Android Tablet
        • iPad
        • PureOS (Purism)
        • F-Droid
        178 alternatives to Librem Chat 

        Librem Chat offers you an end-to-end encrypted chat application including text, voice, and video for one-on-one calls and large group chats. Based on the universal Matrix chat protocol ensuring you can communicate with people inside or outside the librem.

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        1.  VoiP CallsLibrem Chat allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
        2.  End-to-End EncryptionLibrem Chat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
        3.  DecentralizedLibrem Chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
        4.  Ad-freeLibrem Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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