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Messaging

Adium

A free instant messaging app that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more. Under active development and highly recommended.

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Franz

Get all your chat and messaging services in one place. Supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and more — with the option of having more than one account for each service.

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IM for Facebook

Connect and chat with friends on Facebook from your Mac desktop. The app uses single sign-in, authenticates with your Mac’s Facebook account setup, and shows friends’ online status.

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Skype

What’s not to like about making free phone calls with your computer? Well, it’s not quite as handy as an actual telephone. But at this price, it sure is tempting.

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Trillian

Messenger app lets you chat with friends via Facebook, Windows Live, GTalk, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and more. The Mac version syncs contacts and connections with Trillian for iPhone.

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Viber

Send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country. Viber syncs contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device. Start the conversation on the Viber mobile app and continue from your Mac.

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Messaging

Franz

Get all your chat and messaging services in one place. Supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and more — with the option of having more than one account for each service.

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IM for Facebook

Connect and chat with friends on Facebook from your Mac desktop. The app uses single sign-in, authenticates with your Mac’s Facebook account setup, and shows friends’ online status.

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Viber

Send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country. Viber syncs contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device. Start the conversation on the Viber mobile app and continue from your Mac.

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Trillian

Messenger app lets you chat with friends via Facebook, Windows Live, GTalk, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and more. The Mac version syncs contacts and connections with Trillian for iPhone.

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Skype

What’s not to like about making free phone calls with your computer? Well, it’s not quite as handy as an actual telephone. But at this price, it sure is tempting.

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Adium

A free instant messaging app that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more. Under active development and highly recommended.

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Messaging

Adium

A free instant messaging app that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more. Under active development and highly recommended.

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Colloquy

An IRC chat client with a slick Mac OS X interface. Supports AppleScript, plugins, customization, buddy lists and many other features.

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Franz

Get all your chat and messaging services in one place. Supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and more — with the option of having more than one account for each service.

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IM for Facebook

Connect and chat with friends on Facebook from your Mac desktop. The app uses single sign-in, authenticates with your Mac’s Facebook account setup, and shows friends’ online status.

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Skype

What’s not to like about making free phone calls with your computer? Well, it’s not quite as handy as an actual telephone. But at this price, it sure is tempting.

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Trillian

Messenger app lets you chat with friends via Facebook, Windows Live, GTalk, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and more. The Mac version syncs contacts and connections with Trillian for iPhone.

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Viber

Send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country. Viber syncs contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device. Start the conversation on the Viber mobile app and continue from your Mac.

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