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Tkabber Alternatives

Tkabber is described as 'Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms (tested on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP)' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Tkabber for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tkabber are WhatsApp, Wire, Hangouts and Zulip.

Tkabber 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 Tkabber.
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Tkabber is a Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system. Its writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many...

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  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.

    Pidgin chat window
  2. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    Android (1)


  3. Wire icon

    Wire

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.

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  4. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!

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  5. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

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  6. Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.

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  7. 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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  8. The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use XMPP client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

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    Tinode

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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).

    iOS client
  10. IM+ icon

    IM+

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.

    The widest selection of unique features that you won't find in any other IM client!.

    IM+ Web Messenger
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