Top 9 Jitsi alternatives

Last updated: April 28, 2015
Jitsi
Jitsi is an audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger written in Java. It supports some of the most popular instant messaging and telephony protocols such as SIP, Jabber/XMPP (and hence Facebook and Google Talk), AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger.
The best Jitsi alternatives:


Pidgin


Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client. It provides the ability to have voice/video conversations using the XMPP protocol (including Google Talk). Further features include support for themes, emoticons, spell checking, and notification area integration.

Linphone


Linphone is an open source Voice Over IP phone (or SIP phone) that makes possible to communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.

Ekiga


Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source SoftPhone, Video Conferencing and Instant Messenger application over the Internet for Linux.

Microsoft Lync


Microsoft Lync (formerly Microsoft Office Communicator) and Microsoft Lync for Mac are instant messaging clients used with Microsoft Lync Server or Lync Online available with Microsoft Office 365. Basic features include instant messaging, Voice Over IP and Video Conferencing inside the client software.

Skype


Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing. Skype alternative for enterprise is called Skype for Business. Secure Skype alternatives are Signal and Telegram.