Software that can be used as an alternative to Pidgin:
  • 443 votes
    Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
  • 96 votes
    TeamSpeak 3 continues the legacy of the original TeamSpeak communication system previously offered in TeamSpeak Classic (1.5) and TeamSpeak 2.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • 25 votes
    Send files from your PC to mobile, Facebook and Google+ friends.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
  • 20 votes
    IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
  • 32 votes
    Allows internet users to communicate via private, personalized text messages.
    • Adware
    • Windows/Mac
  • 17 votes
    Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 5 / 5
    5 votes
    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and 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.
    • Freeware
    • Linux
  • 5 / 5
    4 votes
    Multi protocol instant messenger client.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)