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Vacuum-IM is described as 'crossplatform Jabber client. The core program is just a plugin loader - all functionality is made available via plugins. This enforces modularity and ensures well defined component interaction via interfaces' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are six alternatives to Vacuum-IM for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Vacuum-IM are Gajim, Empathy, YakYak and Beagle IM.

Vacuum-IM alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Vacuum-IM.
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Vacuum-IM is a crossplatform Jabber client. The core program is just a plugin loader - all functionality is made available...

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    Pidgin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    116 alternatives to Pidgin 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  VoiP CallsPidgin allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Gajim

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    62 alternatives to Gajim 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedGajim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGajim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PGP EncryptionGajim supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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    Empathy

    • Linux
    • BSD
    140 alternatives to Empathy 

    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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    YakYak

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Hangouts
    98 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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      Beagle IM

      • Mac
      104 alternatives to Beagle IM 

      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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      1.  End-to-End EncryptionBeagle IM has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    • Caya

      4 alternatives to Caya 

      Caya is a multiprotocol Instant Messaging client for Haiku. Right now it support:

       Caya has no features, suggest some!
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