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  • 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
  • Tox

  • With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

    tags: ad-free aim anonymous-secure-filesharing built-in-player chat-clients
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. ยป

    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
  • Rambox

  • Rambox gives you the possibility to add common services many times you need, all in one place. It's perfect for people who work with many services for business and private accounts.

    tags: Portable chat-clients configurable discord electron
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • 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
  • Glip

  • Glip is instant messaging for teams and businesses to communicate and get work done at the same time. In Glip you work where your conversations are, so you always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next. Video chat, manage team projects & tasks & team calendar, share files with automatic version control & annotations, edit interactive notes and more. And it's all fully searchable, so you'll never lose a thing.

    tags: bitbucket-integration box-integration built-in-file-manager calendar-view chat-clients
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Online Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad
  • 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
  • ICQ

  • ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks). ICQ has been redesigned and is totally different from the "old ICQ". It's available for almost every platform: Web, Desktop, Mobile and even via WAP.

    tags: chat-clients icq-clients instant-messaging message-popup messages
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile Symbian S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire
  • 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
  • Miranda IM

  • Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu and more. Additionally, with the choice of hundreds of plugins, icons, sounds and other content.

    tags: Portable chat-clients icq im-client instant-message-client
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • Miranda NG

  • Miranda New Generation is a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows - Miranda IM . Very light on system resources and extremely fast.

    tags: Portable aim extensible facebook-messaging gadu-gadu
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • Digsby

  • Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Its also a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and more.

    tags: Discontinued chat-clients facebook im-client instant-messaging
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • Gajim

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

    tags: aim chat-clients encrypted-chat google-talk group-chat
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce