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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. ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet
    95 alternatives to ZeroChat 

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

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    1.  DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Discontinued

    Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

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  2. Unigram icon

    Unigram

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox
    25 alternatives to Unigram 

    The Telegram client optimized for the Windows 10 platform, built by the community for the community.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Ad-freeUnigram doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    One-to-one chat in Unigram on Desktop
    Group chat in Unigram on Desktop


  3. Telegram WebZ icon

    Telegram WebZ

    55 alternatives to Telegram WebZ 

    This project won the first prize 磊 at Telegram Lightweight Client Contest and now is an official Telegram client available to anyone at web.telegram.org/z.

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  4. Steam Chat icon

    Steam Chat

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Steam
    40 alternatives to Steam Chat 

    The Steam Chat app includes many key features of the desktop Steam client chat, including:

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  5. aTalk icon

    aTalk

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    225 alternatives to aTalk 

    An encrypted instant messaging with video call and GPS features for android.

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    1.  VoiP CallsaTalk allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Text to SpeechaTalk allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    3.  Works OfflineaTalk can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Multiple Account supportaTalk support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    5.  AES-256 EncryptionaTalk has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of aTalk.
    7.  End-to-End EncryptionaTalk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  6. Lifesize Video Conferencing icon

    Lifesize Video Conferencing

    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    184 alternatives to Lifesize Video Conferencing 

    Lifesize Go gives you instant access to your own high-quality free video meeting space. Host meetings with up to eight participants from your phone or laptop without needing to download an application or install updates.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Lifesize Video Conferencing to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    GoToMeeting

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Office 365
    158 alternatives to GoToMeeting 

    GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsGoToMeeting supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use GoToMeeting to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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  8. iMessage icon

    iMessage

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    53 alternatives to iMessage 

    Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch. Your messages can include photos, videos, documents, audio, and contacts, and you can even see when your message has been...

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  9. Whaller icon

    Whaller

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    136 alternatives to Whaller 

    Create your own free and unlimited private social networks.

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    1.  Kanban BoardWhaller allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Whaller.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Whaller simultaneously.
    4.  Calendar ViewWhaller has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationWhaller supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Whaller using IFTTT.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  Support for MarkDownWhaller supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Each Whaller network begins with a "sphere" (independent discussion space) where members can communicate and collaborate in complete security. Spheres include a variety of tools: messages, video conferencing, chat, document storage & co-editing, shared calendar, task Kanban, etc.
    Each sphere includes an integrated file box and office suite (Whaller 365) that allows members to store, view, share, create and co-edit documents in real time.
  10. Keet icon

    Keet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    53 alternatives to Keet 

    Peer-to-Peer Chat. Video & Text. Private & Encrypted. Unparalleled Quality.

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