What are the best Jabber/XMPP clients for Mac OS X?

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    #1Movim

    Movim
    Movim is a chat client that's fully compatible with many common devices. No matter what your contacts are using, you will always be able to chat with them. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free

    Isidro Molina
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "I love the fact that Movim is open source. This allows me to be in more control of my social networking. Usually open source projects are more for the client as apposed to proprietary software and Movim is no different. "
  2. 6

    #2Kadu

    Kadu
    Kadu is an open source Gadu-Gadu and Jabber/XMPP protocol Instant Messenger client for Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Kenneth Harvey
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I'm a windows user. Always have been always will be. When I needed a jabber protocol instant messenger, I looked all over. I finally found this and it is exactly what I needed. I don't know how long I tried to do it without it, but I'm glad something finally makes sense to me again."
  3. 5

    #3Jabbim

    Jabbim
    Jabbim is a Jabber/XMPP client that provides flawless communication with Google Talk, LiveJournal Talk, Gizmo, and other XMPP-enabled services and public Jabber servers.
    Software

    Mac, Windows, Android

    Free

    Christine Elliott
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I was looking for the best Jabber/XMPP client for Mac OS X, which is the main computer I use. Jabbim is not a good one from my experience. It doesn't work correctly on my computer a lot of the time. It has a lot of bugs that need to be worked out. It also isn't easy to use. I don't recommend it and suggest finding something else for your needs."
  1. 4

    #4AstraChat

    AstraChat
    AstraChat is a reliable mobile & desktop cross platform chat and communication solution that allows you to exchange information and data securely in real time.
    Software

    Mac, Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on April 23, 2017
    "After searching far and wide for a good XMPP client, I finally found this program. Versatile, easy to use, and compatible with lots of different operating systems, this app was ready to go just minutes after I downloaded it. "
  2. 3

    #5Adium

    Adium
    Adium is a free messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, XMPP (Jabber), ICQ, IRC and more and is very similar to google chat. Use this similar Google Chat client on your Apple device.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Mildred Diaz
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "I looked at Adium to use it for basic messaging on Mac, but the more I use it , the more I like it. It is open source , it supports different Instant Messaging services and has sophisticated events system with visual notifications. Added benefit of a beautiful icon. The more I discover about this, the more I appreciate it."
  3. 2

    #6Jitsi Desktop

    Jitsi Desktop
    Jitsi Desktop is an open source video calls and chat client that lets you have secure video calls, conferencing, chat, desktop sharing, file transfer, support for your favorite OS, and IM network. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kathryn Alvarado
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "I was looking for Jabber/XMPP for Mac and found Jitsi Desktop. It is compatible with a lot of OS, including MAC OS X which is great. It is a helpful way to share real-time info via video calls/chat/desktop sharing/etc. It's been very useful for work."
  4. 1

    #7Pidgin

    Pidgin
    Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client that lets you connect to AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, and Zephyr all at once. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Eugene Moreno
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Pidgin isn't a jack of all trades. It's just a chat client. But it's a master of its sole trade. Pidgin can not only connect to nearly every chat client out there but it can connect to all of them simultaneously. So if you're tired of have multiple chat clients, Pidgin is right up your alley."
  5. 1

    #8JabberFoX

    JabberFoX

    JabberFoX is a Jabber-based client for Mac written in Objective-C using Cocoa API and makes full use of the Aqua interface system. It currently implements jabber features like instant messaging, a friend list, and agents.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Amanda Dunn
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "I like the interface system here, it reminds me of Apple products, plus the fact that they run smoothyly and quickly is a good bonus as well!"
  6. 0

    #9Cisco Jabber

    Cisco Jabber

    Cisco Jabber is a Mac software which can be used to communicate with business contacts quickly and more effectively and allows users to share documents. It also features an audio, and/or video web conference which will help in communicating easily.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Albert Fox
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Didn't know Cisco made software pertaining to Jabber, thought they only provided basic net connections. Goes to show that they're pretty broad when it comes to programs. Might try this one out, none of my Cisco-related products have failed me yet."
  7. 0

    #10Swift Client

    Swift Client

    Swift Client is an XMPP client with a compact roster option, simple layout, and highlighting, as well as a built-in easy status setting made simple for all users.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Ramón Santiago
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Swift has always been my go-to guide and place to get or learn anything program-related since I'm not that much of a techie wizard. I gave this a shot on my Macbook since I trust Swifts programs 100%, needless to say, I wasn't disappointed."

Summary

Best What are the best Jabber/XMPP clients for Mac OS X
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MovimSoftware 9 Free
2KaduSoftware 6 Free
3JabbimSoftware 5 Free
4AstraChatSoftware 4 Free
5AdiumSoftware 3 Free
6Jitsi DesktopSoftware 2 Free
7PidginSoftware 1 Free
8JabberFoXSoftware 1 Free
9Cisco JabberSoftware 0 Free
10Swift ClientSoftware 0 Free
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