Top 5 Best Free Alternatives for CometChat : Real Time Chat Services

by Maitreya PatniJuly 9, 2014

If you are a Website Developer then you must have heard about the CometChat and what it is capable of doing, well CometChat is a Facebook style footer chat written in PHP and mySql for your website which enables your users to interact and chat with each other in real-time. One of the great thing about CometChat is that it can be used on any platform whether you are on Android, iOS, or WorPress, it can be integrated everywhere.

So, lets start the list with Top Free and Paid alternatives :-

1. ArrowChat :

ArrowChat is a jQuery based live chat software that uses PHP and mySQL. It is placed at the bottom of your website similar to Facebook Chat. ArrowChat is currently the biggest alternative and rival for CometChat.

ArrowChat Features

ArrowChat Features

Features :- 

  • Video Chat
  • Chat Rooms
  • Applications
  • Notifications
  • Popup Chat
  • Themes
  • Full Admin Panel
  • Real Time Support
  • Multi Device Support including SmartPhones
  • Guest Chat
  • Group Chat and lots More

Pricing :- $45 Starting (10 days Free Trial)

Visit ArrowChat Official Website


2. Ajax IM :-

Ajax IM (“Ajax Instant Messenger”) is a browser-centric instant messaging framework. It uses AJAX to create a real-time (or near real-time) IM environment that can be used in conjunction with existing community and commercial software, or simply as a stand-alone product.

Pricing :- Free

Visit AjaxIM Official Website


3. Pusheo :-

Pusheo is an agile and steadfast service which lets you blend real-time communication into any application, without any extra burden on your servers. It paves the way for transparent communication across all major platforms.
All this in just 10 lines of code. Pusheo has massive, treasured and organized libraries for all the prime web and mobile platforms.

Pricing :- Free and Paid (Free for 10-user concurrency)

Visit Pusheo Official Site


4. BeaconPush :-

BeaconPush Real Time Chat

BeaconPush Real Time Chat

BeaconPush is a Push service that enables you to reach your users on real time without requiring them to constantly poll your website.

Pricing :- Free and Paid

Visit BeaconPush Official Site


5. PhpFreeChat :-

PhpFreeChat is a Completely Free Chat Service which offers public and private chat rooms to your visitors. In addition, the interface is customizable on desktops, tablets and smartphones to fit your website design.

Pricing :- Free

Visit PhpFreeChat Official Site

If you have any better alternative then these then please share it by commenting below.

About The Author
Maitreya Patni
Maitreya is the Founder and Chief Editor at Broodle. He loves helping people around him to get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+.
  • I like that cometchat is unmatched when it comes to platform reach. It is a bit pricey but for one time usage seems fair.

  • xeihue

    I’ve used CometChat and it is excellent. No other product comes even slightly closer. Their updates & support are top notch. Try getting that with any other provider.

  • sandysap

    CroplaChat is one of the best alternative for cometchat.

  • Eugene Hordieiev

    You can also try out QuickBlox which is also cross platform and has a ready to use code samples