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    ionicChat is an Instant Messenger with a difference. It tries to connect users who are interested by a given topic to other users who are chatting on that given topic, dynamically and in real time.
  • JXTA Instant Messenger
    JXTA Instant Messenger is an open-source IM application build on top of the latest P2P technologies. It is serverless & extesible and provides teams, projects & the internet with a tool to communicate in an innovative & secure way.
  • Kadu
    Kadu is a dynamically evolving instant messenger compatible with the Gadu-Gadu protocol. It can be run on all platforms supporting the Qt toolkit (except Windows).
  • Kimc
    Kde Instant Messenger is planned to support many different chatting protocols. Currently it's support is limited to TOC.
  • Kypeless
    Kypeless is a fully decentralised chat program. It uses AES-256 encryption for data, and RSA public key cryptography for user identification. It relies on pre-shared public keys.
  • NNIM
    No-Name Instant Messenger Delta is a secure messaging client for Unix and Win32. It is currently in a pre-release state, but already offers secure peer-to-peer communication.
  • RedThat
    RedThat is a Reddit client for the Ubuntu desktop.
  • TorChat
    TorChat is a peer-to-peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity.
  • Tragic
    Tragic is a peer to peer IM and ICQ style software package.
  • Webogram
    Webogram is an unofficial Telegram web app.

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