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 one of the leading apps in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Skype for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Online / Web-based, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Discord, which is free. Other great apps like Skype are Telegram (Free), Signal (Free, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Hangouts (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

    1. MIGHTYCALL is the VoIP system designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. With MightyCall small businesses can stay connected anywhere, as they are able to field calls on a range of devices, from cell phones to a desktop or desk phone.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Tinychat is a video chat site created to help you meet new people. Browse through the free video chat rooms to meet friends; or upgrade and create your own chat room! A free app download is required for all Apple mobile devices and some Android devices.
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    2. Fring is a VoIP (voice over internet) app that allows you to make 2-way video calls, voice calls and live chat for free, from your phone or iPod.

      Discontinued

      The apps seem to be no longer updated. Last versions, released in February 2014, can be still downloaded from the appstores.

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    3. multiparty meeting - Simple web meetings. Multiparty web-meetings using mediasoup and WebRTC Features: Audio/Video Chat Screen sharing File sharing Different layouts Internationalization support
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    4. Team.video helps remote teams have happier, more productive meetings by offering user friendly video meetings with agendas, collaborative notes, and emoji responses. No download required and it’s free to use.
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    5. Clubhouse-like Audio Rooms as a Service Jam lets you add Audio Rooms to your website, webstore or app. Integrations for Wordpress, Webflow, Wix, Shopify, Slack and React available.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Xbox
      Team.biz is a messaging service for companies, teams, and professionals. Team administration, group messaging, add guests, text (SMS and MMS), open and private topics, drag & drop image and doc sharing, edit messages, view message history, and more.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      Pickapp allows you to make secure video and voice calls. Call your chrome user friends anytime! While chrome is running you can receive calls.

      Discontinued

      The extension seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.2, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from Chrome Web Store.

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    6. Silent Phone – Secure Encrypted Video & Voice Mobile Phone Calls You now have the ability to have secure encrypted phone calls between Silent Circle members, anywhere, anytime, with complete control.
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    7. StarLeaf enables seamless collaboration through intelligently engineered, reliable meeting room systems, superior video conferencing, and secure messaging.
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