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Tox alternatives

  • Telegram

  • Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

    tags: Portable ad-free bots built-in-file-transfer channels
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Windows Mobile Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD
  • Discord

  • All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype.

    tags: ad-free browser-based channel-management chat-bot chat-rooms
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Android iPhone BSD FreeBSD
  • 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. The program is extendable through plugins, including "Off-the-Record Messaging" and Pidgin encryption, providing end-to-end message encryption.

    tags: Portable aim chat-clients extensible gadu-gadu
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce
  • Signal

  • TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

    tags: always-running built-in-file-transfer chat-clients color-coding contacts-integration
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Google Chrome
  • Mumble

  • Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.

    tags: Portable ad-free channel-management chat-bot communications
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux iPhone BSD iPad PortableApps.com
  • Jitsi

  • Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.It can handle every firewall, and has many other useful features.

    tags: aim-clients audio-conferencing chat-clients desktop-sharing end-to-end-encryption
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Android BSD
  • Wire

  • Wire is a secure and private messenger for phones, tablets and desktop. Crystal clear voice and video calls, private group chats, file sharing, audio and video messages - everything is end-to-end encrypted. Wire works on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux and any modern web browser.

    tags: encrypted-calls encrypted-chat encrypted-file-sharing end-to-end-encryption file-encryption
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad
  • Riot.im

  • Riot (formerly Vector) is an opensource interoperable app running on Web, iOS and Android. It is built around chat rooms, both public and private and provides messaging, filesharing, voice and video conferencing (beta on Android and web), integrations to tools like GitHub, Jira, Jenkins and much more soon. Vector is built on the Matrix.org open standard which provides bridges to other systems such as Slack, IRC and a lot more soon. One can use the hosted service or run their own. »

    tags: built-in-file-transfer chat-rooms decentralized encrypted-chat end-to-end-encryption
    platform: Linux Online Android iPhone iPad Self-Hosted Google Chrome Safari F-Droid Firefox
  • Ring

  • Ring gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.

    tags: decentralized distributed end-to-end-encryption messaging video-calling
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android
  • RetroShare

  • RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.

    tags: anonymous-file-sharing anonymous-secure-filesharing chat-clients decentralized email-client
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • Adium

  • Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services.

    tags: aim aol chat-clients customizable facebook
    platform: Mac OS X
  • ChatSecure

  • ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.

    tags: Discontinued chat-clients encrypted-chat gchat instant-messaging
    platform: Android iPhone iPad Discontinued
  • Threema

  • Threema is a new mobile messaging app that puts security first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can rest assured that only you and the intended recipient can read your messages.

    tags: chat-clients encrypted-chat encrypted-email end-to-end-encryption group-chat
    platform: Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Android Wear
  • 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.

    tags: aim aim-messaging built-in-file-transfer chat-clients facebook-messaging
    platform: Linux BSD
  • Conversations

  • Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

    tags: audio-chat chat-clients decentralized encrypted-chat end-to-end-encryption
    platform: Android Android Tablet