Alternative apps to Skype:
  • 4.4
    164 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
  • 4.2
    629 votes
    Make calls, send messages and much more - freely and securely. Viber works on most Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices, as well as Mac and Windows computers.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • 4.1
    31 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
  • 3.9
    143 votes
    The WhatsApp desktop app is an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • 3.5
    10 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
  • 4.6
    40 votes
    MicroSIP - open source portable SIP softphone based on PJSIP stack for Windows OS - allows you to make VoIP calls for free.
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • 4.1
    35 votes
    Start a free video chat, voice or text group chat with anyone on any device.
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • 4.4
    31 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
  • 4.2
    152 votes
    Crystal-clear cross-platform voice communication. A gamers' favorite.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • 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.
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • 4.3
    131 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
    31 votes
    The latest version of the popular MSN instant messaging client.
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 4.2
    91 votes
    Free calls and messaging for the connected generation.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • 3.6
    22 votes
    Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM.
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • 4.9
    11 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
  • 4.7
    6 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
    Secure video calls, conferencing, chat, desktop sharing, file transfer, support for your favorite OS, and IM network
    • Freeware
    • Windows