Free Chat App for Windows and Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 2012Tony2012, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Any good free chat app for windows AND Mac?

    NOT SKYPE and NOT MSN MESSANGER!

    Anything else?
     
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  4. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    The only other one I use that hasn't been listed yet is Steam IM.

    And I use Adium to handle a few IMs as an all-in-one.
     
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  6. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for Adium from me. Probably the best multi-IM client IMO.
     
  7. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But the App needs to work on my friends MS WINDOWS PC so we can chat.

    Adium etc only runs on MAC, she can't install any Adium on her MS WINDOWS PC.
     
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I would use AOL, since that is compatible with iChat, along with their own Mac and Windows clients.

    A.
     
  9. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Google Hangouts is compatible with Messages on ML/Mavericks and can be accessed in a browser on a Windows PC using Gmail (or a plugin in Chrome).
     
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    You are looking for Pidgin. Very lean multiprotocol client that runs on anything.
    http://www.pidgin.im/download/

    I used to switch to pidgin when ICQ got so annoying with their adds and the horrible GUI and everything else. It has a plugin structure which makes it very universal and work with almost everything. Sometimes like for skype you need to have skype running but you don't actually have to use it. TorChat if you are plotting something sinister. Basically everything.
     

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