Download Alternative Media - Best Software & Apps

  • MPlayerOSX

    b8r5 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Versatile alternative to Windows Media Player

    5
    59 votes
    • PROS: Impressive video compatibility, Very lightweight, Compares favorably with VLC Player, WMP, etc.
    • CONS: No way to save playlists, Accessing menu causes videos to pause, Can be unstable at times
  • ChatON

    3.5.839

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry

    The alternative to WhatsApp and Line: free messages, personal wall and VoIP, all from Samsung

    7
    79 votes
    • PROS: Personal wall , Can send media files, Emoticons, Translates messages in a foreign language
    • CONS: Conventional interface
  • Snap Photo Filters & Stickers

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Snap Photo offers excellent mobile editing tools

    8
    33 votes
    • PROS: Excellent alternative to SnapChat (which isn't available for Windows Phone), Huge library of filters and Stickers to modify your new and existing photos, Easy user interface makes it simple to learn and start editing photos, Compatible with Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp social media services
    • CONS: Only available on Windows Phone operating system, not available for IOS or Android at this time, Some options available in other applications of this type are not available in Snap Photo
  • Windows Media Lite

    2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An alternative to Windows Media Player

    5
    35 votes
    • Postbox

      3.0.7

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A promising alternative to Outlook

      7
      26 votes
      • PROS: Set up of accounts is easy, Accepts RSS feeds, Some social media integration, Clear design, Great inbox search
      • CONS: Some features feel under construction
    • Elmedia Video Player

      6.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free universal media player for Mac operating systems

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: An excellent free alternative to other media players., There are many built-in tools to adjust audio and video settings.
      • CONS: This software has been specifically developed for Mac systems., A file size of 29.8 megabytes may cause issues with some older operating systems.
    • Mediagoblin

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A decentralized alternative to Flickr, SoundCloud and YouTube

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: A fine and decentralized way of sharing media, How to upload files is very easily learned
      • CONS: It holds less appeal if you are not a decentralization fan, Running your own instance can be tricky
    • XHub Media Center

      2.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      An alternative to Front Row

      10
      3 votes
      • PROS: 21 skins, Change settings from system preferences, Handles all media, Set slideshow transition and photo style, Set special action for music module
      • CONS: Takes a bit of time to launch, Aspect ratio of videos can be wrong, No support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    • Winamp Alternative

      1.06

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Basic alternative media player

      7
      38 votes
      • Media Map

        (SP) 1.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows Mobile

        An alternative way of viewing saved multimedia

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Uses categories and keywords for quicker searching, Creates playlists based on search results, Connect to a media server via WiFi
        • CONS: Perhaps an exention of the software to support all files would be a good idea
      • Pie

        varies-with-device

        License
        free
        Platform
        Web Apps
        iPhone

        A development team started to create a chat app

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: This will lead to some very good Google products, Google will become a bigger presence in Southeast Asia
        • CONS: The tool itself will not be updated in the future, The original chat software is likely to be shelved permanently
      • Slingshot

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A Snapchat alternative from the social media king

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Share photos, videos and selfies, Self-destructing content, Excellent usability, Add text or drawing to photos
        • CONS: Not particularly innovative, Mutual sharing mandatory
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1338.1Windows
      21.06386.9Windows
      33.5.839796.5Android,iPhone,Windows Phone,BlackBerry
      4b8r5 2.0595.3Mac
      52.4.0354.9Windows
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