Alternative apps to Skype:
  • 4.2
    610 votes
    Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • 4.2
    135 votes
    Crystal-clear cross-platform voice communication. A gamers' favorite.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • 3.3
    16 votes
    Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • 4.3
    106 votes
    Share photos instantly, send GIFs and even unsend messages. It’s the fastest way to keep in touch with friends.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • 4.3
    32 votes
    Start a free video chat, voice or text group chat with anyone on any device.
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • 4.3
    27 votes
    Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices. Brought to you by Google. (Replaces Google Talk)
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • 4.3
    15 votes
    Like WhatsApp Web, the desktop app is an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • 4.2
    91 votes
    Free calls and messaging for the connected generation.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • 4.4
    33 votes
    See when your friends are online, what game they're playing, and what server they're on.
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • 3 /5
    4 votes
    Real-time messaging that works. Get full access to your messages and archives, upload files easily, and receive notifications whether you’re at your desk or on the go.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • 4.3
    30 votes
    The latest version of the popular MSN instant messaging client.
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 4.5
    8 votes
    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. Simplify your life.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • 4.9
    10 votes
    ooVoo brings easy video chat to all platforms - our free video chat app is available to download for your computer (Mac, PC), smartphone (iOS, Android) & tablet.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • 4.6
    8 votes
    MicroSIP - open source portable SIP softphone based on PJSIP stack for Windows OS - allows you to make VoIP calls for free.
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • 4.3 /5
    3 votes
    Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Not rated yet
    0 votes
    Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • Not rated yet
    0 votes
    Franz is a free messaging app that combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype, and more.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Not rated yet
    0 votes
    Secure video calls, conferencing, chat, desktop sharing, file transfer, support for your favorite OS, and IM network
    • Freeware
    • Windows