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Linphone 4.1.1 for Linux star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in September 2017.

Linphone is an open source softphone originally developed for Linux by Belledonne Communications, although it now has clients for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry. It is designed to work with the Linphone free SIP service, but can also be used as a client for other SIP providers.

In this review, we take a look at how Linphone performs in terms of everyday use, including voice and video calling, conferencing, messaging, and more. For this review, we tested on Linphone 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS release.

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Topics: Open Source, IP phone, phone review, Softphone

Jitsi Desktop for Mac (v. 2.10.5550) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in August 2017, using Jitsi Desktop for Mac version 2.10.5550.

Jitsi has been around since 2003. We reviewed the desktop softphone app in 2011, and recently in 2017 for Linux. While Jitsi's functionality is fairly similar across platforms, we wanted to review Jitsi for Mac again, to see what's changed. As the premier open source softphone solution, Jitsi certainly deserves a fresh look.

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Topics: IP phone, Open Source, phone review, jitsi, Softphone

Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu (v.2.1.0.5550-1) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in July 2017.

Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu is a mature open source soft phone that has been under development since 2003 (in its original incarnation as SIP Communicator). It's maintained by the Jitsi community, which now also supports several other projects focused on video conferencing.

Renamed to Jitsi Desktop from Jitsi phone, it offers support for AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, IPP, IPTel, IRC and XMPP, so it functions as a unified communications program. Perhaps the most exciting feature is that Jitsi features desktop sharing, which is an interesting use of video telephony.

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Topics: jitsi, Open Source, IP phone, phone review, Softphone

sipdroid (April 2010) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in April 2010.

Since starting our company in 2004, we’ve been dreaming of the day when mobile devices replace desktop phones. Imagine your desk minus the old school desk phone. You sit down, remove your cell phone from your pocket, and without doing anything, you are ready to make and receive 4-digit extension calls within your office phone network.

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Topics: Open Source, Android, Softphone

Psi (March 2010) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in March 2010.

As a standards-based XMPP client, Psi can connect to any number of the most popular IM clients on the open Jabber IM network ( i.e. Google Talk ). Psi can also connect to other popular IM networks that do not use the same protocol using gateways, programs on the server that translate events from one instant messaging network into events that Jabber users can view as standard Jabber events.

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Topics: Open Source, Softphone, Apple

CSIPSimple star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in May 2011.

CSIP Simple is a free SIP client for the Android OS. In its current build, the application does not support business features like blind or attended transfer. If you need these features, then I suggest purchasing and downloading Bria for Android.

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Topics: Android, Softphone, Open Source

Jitsi (Build 3132) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in April 2011.

Unbeknownst to many people, there are a growing number of free stand-alone VoIP clients, some of which aren’t half bad. Today I’m going to be doing an in-depth look at one of these free downloadable clients, Jitsi, which is described as an “audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger that supports some of the most popular VoIP and instant messaging protocols such as SIP, Jabber, AIM/ICQ, MSN, etc…”

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Topics: Open Source, Softphone, Apple, Android

Adium star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24

The following review was conducted in February 2010.

Adium is a free multi-protocol instant messaging client for Mac OS X. It supports an extensive list of the most popular IM networks, including AIM, Google Talk, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Lotus Sametime, XMPP, and more. We've found that Adium is a great way to consolidate all the contacts on your multiple networks into one application.

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Topics: Softphone, Open Source, Apple