Software Alternatives & Reviews


Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.

Pidgin Alternatives

The best Pidgin alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
Latest update:

  1. 106

    Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.

  2. 118

    Trillian is a decentralized and federated instant messaging platform that lets your whole company send private and group messages, keep tabs on what co-workers are doing, share files, and much more.

  3. Featured

    VoIPstudio is an award-winning VoIP system that offers businesses of all sizes a scalable communication solution. It’s inexpensive, easy-to-use, offers a full suite of PBX features, and is fully integrated for CRM.

    Try for free paid Free Trial $4.99 / Monthly (User)

  4. 113

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free.

  5. 94

    Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more.

  6. 82

    HexChat is a fork of XChat with bug fixes and new features.

  7. 81

    Open-source video calling and chat platform.

  8. 93

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message.

  9. 73

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems.

  10. 91

    WhatsApp Messenger: More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.


  11. 71

    Fast, simple & secure messaging. Privacy that fits in your pocket.

  12. 65

    Secure messaging app with strong end-to-end encryption, advanced group chat privacy settings, secure video calls for teams, encrypted communication using Matrix open network. is now Element.


  13. 55

    Franz is your messaging app for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Gmail, Telegram and many many more.

    freemium €4.0 / Monthly

  14. 62

    mIRC: Internet Relay Chat client

Suggest an alternative
If you think we've missed something, suggest an alternative to Pidgin.

Generic Pidgin discussion

Log in or Post with

Pidgin Reviews

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Pidgin

Franz Not Working ? Try These Best Franz Alternatives! [2023]
Pidgin is a well-known multi-platform, cross-platform instant messaging client that had to alter its name at the time owing to legal concerns with AOL. You can talk with users of Skype, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, and even those in an IRC chat room via its user interface.
The 7 Best Chat Apps and Clients Better Than Official Messengers
Given its many years and open-source nature, Pidgin supports a wide variety of chat networks, along with third-party plugins to enable many more. For example, there isn’t an official WhatsApp plugin, but you can get WhatsApp on Pidgin using third-party plugins.
Read all Pidgin reviews →

Was this Pidgin alternatives list helpful? Your feedback is important!

Yes No

28 out of 33 people consider this list as helpful.
This is equivalent to 4.2 / 5 rating.

Author: | Publisher: SaaSHub
Categories: Group Chat & Notifications, Communication, Messaging


News from the blogs of product alternatives mentioned above