Download Chat Clients - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    WhatsApp Messenger2.19.137

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone
    Related searches
    all chat
    android
    android apps
    android pc
    android wear

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    43796 votes
    • PROS: Group chat with personalization options, End-to-end encryption, File sharing with up to 100 MB size, Support for syncing and Android Wear
    • CONS: Requires to be downloaded on other devices to enable communication, Data charges can be still applied, Communications in WhatsApp are shared, Lacks extra contents other than communication
  • imo free video calls and chat

    imo free video calls and chat9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Related searches
    all chat
    android apps
    android pc
    calls and text messages
    charge

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    8673 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Messenger

    Messenger205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Related searches
    all chat
    best apps
    calling
    calls text messenger
    chat

    Get in touch with your friends: text, voice calls, and video calls all included

    8
    17582 votes
    • PROS: Personalize your chat box, Light and dark theme, Create group chats, Send document files
    • CONS: Cluttered with features, Calls may consume large amount of data, Cannot check Facebook notifications through the app, Requires log-in
  • Ultraviewer

    Ultraviewer6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Related searches
    a
    chat view
    desktop control
    remote access

    A longer reach

    8
    36 votes
    • PROS: Provide IT support from anywhere, Comes with a chat box, Allows clients to also view the technician's desktop, Easy installation process
    • CONS: Prone to computer viruses
  • Telegram

    Telegram5.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps
    Related searches
    a
    all chat
    business messaging
    business productivity
    channels

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    1129 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat10.52.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Related searches
    a
    chat up
    communication
    people nearby

    In a snap!

    7
    2051 votes
    • PROS: Create and send your own Bitmojis, Unique geofilters for each location, Video chat with up to 16 people, Locate nearby snapchatters through Snapmap
    • CONS: May be hard to keep up with constant new updates, Not beginner friendly, Does not provide analytics, Not ideal for landscape viewing
  • WeChat

    WeChat7.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows
    Related searches
    add ons
    chat
    chat app
    chat feature

    WhatsApp style messenger with video chat

    8
    602 votes
    • PROS: Features group chats, Invite friends into chats with QR codes, Free HD group video chats, Now incudes games, Withdraw sent messages feature
    • CONS: Overwhelming number notifications, Very similar to WhatsApp
  • IMVU

    IMVU526.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Related searches
    avatar
    avatars
    chat 3d
    chat rooms

    Unique 3D IM client with avatars

    8
    3392 votes
    • PROS: Very original 3D chat rooms, Totally customizable avatars, Credits enable you to acquire new stuff
    • CONS: Chat in speech bubbles is confusing, It can take some time to load
  • Skype

    Skype(OS X 10.9+) 7.8.388

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    iPhone
    Android
    Windows
    Related searches
    address book
    android
    business messaging
    business productivity
    business video

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    1069 votes
    • PROS: Video teleconferencing, High video quality, Supports up to 10 people at once in video chats, Redesigned interface, New skype chat, Integration with Facebook and MSN Messenger, Optimised for retina Macs, Improved chat feature
    • CONS: New wider interface takes some getting used to, Doesn't support PPC Macs, Video conferencing is now a premium feature, Many users may not like the redesign
  • Slack

    Slack3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone
    Related searches
    all chat
    business communication
    business messaging
    channels

    Convenient Hub for Businesses

    9
    22 votes
    • PROS: Intuitive Interface, Allows Third-Party Integration, Feature-Rich Application, Speedy Customer Support
    • CONS: Limited Integration for the Free Version, Free Version Limits Your Conversation Search to 10, 000 Messages, Lack of Robust Video and Audio Chat Options, Standard Upgrade Cost Is a Little Bit Expensive
  • ICQ

    ICQ10.0.12341

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Related searches
    animations
    chat
    chat interface
    eye candy

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    7
    1175 votes
    • PROS: Easy, quick installation, Nice interface design, Loads of smileys, animations and other eye-candy, Text and video chats, Integration with social networks
    • CONS: Video chat is not embedded in the conversation window, Social networks must be configured on the program's website, No innovation over other IM apps
  • Tango

    Tango6.5.233394

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Related searches
    app discovery
    calling
    chat app
    chat over wifi

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    544 votes
    • PROS: Simple to set up, Make free calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Easy to use, Good call quality, Play games, listen to music, send animations and more, Good friend discovery and social features
    • CONS: No group video conferencing, Limited privacy settings
  • Windows Live Messenger

    Windows Live Messenger16.4.3528

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Related searches
    all chat
    chat interface
    eye candy
    instant messaging

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23357 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • Volafile

    VolafileVaries with device

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps
    Related searches
    cloud file sharing
    cloud storage
    cloud storage backup
    file hosting

    Free live file sharing with temporary storage

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Simple immediate downloads without frustrating countdowns, New files automatically visible to all sharers
    • CONS: Unable to customise themes and display options, Files only stored for two days
  • Baraha

    Baraha10.9

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Related searches
    business software
    english
    english translate
    tamil language

    Vast Indian Language Support

    7
    72 votes
    • PROS: Use for lifetime, Works with other word processors, Supports ANSI and Unicode encoding, Text conversion to various Indian language
    • CONS: Cannot run natively on other operating system, Cannot directly translate Indian to English, Outdated interface, Too minimal utilities and design
  • RingID

    RingID4.4.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android
    Related searches
    calling
    charge
    chat
    chat software

    Free chat and video calling application for smartphones

    8
    14 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download this software, RingID offers many of the same functions as larger platforms
    • CONS: This package is not yet able to support 4G connection speeds, Some complain that the audio quality of calls needs improvement
  • Linphone

    Linphone4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Windows
    Mac
    Related searches
    audio interface
    calling
    instant sharing
    internet phone

    A free program for iPhone, by Belledonne Communications.

    -
    No votes yet
    • Blizz

      Blizz12.0.16251.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Related searches
      authentication
      chat up
      just for fun
      meeting

      Hold virtual meetings easily

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Two-factor authentication option, Work from a tablet or computer, Meetings can accommodate up to 300 users
      • CONS: Monthly fees for meetings of over five, Free version does not allow meetings to be recorded
    • Yahoo! Messenger

      Yahoo! Messenger3.0.2.235554

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      iPhone
      Windows
      Android
      Related searches
      add ons
      all chat
      amazing video
      chat history

      The Instant Messenger for Yahoo! fans

      6
      59 votes
      • PROS: Clean interface, Allows adding of MSN contacts, iSight-compatible
      • CONS: iSight webcam would not work for me, MSN contacts can only be added individually
    • RetroShare

      RetroShare0.5.3c

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Related searches
      email client
      file sharing
      file transfer
      internet sharing

      No more P2P, peer-to-peer, but F2F or friend-to-friend filesharing

      8
      32 votes
      • PROS: Share files on a secure, private network
      • CONS: It can be difficult to set it the first time you use it
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1imo free video calls and chat9.8.00000001146186738.4Android,Windows,iPhone
    2WhatsApp Messenger2.19.137437968.4Android,Windows,Mac,iPhone
    3Messenger205.0.0.18.110175828.3Android,Windows,iPhone,Mac
    4IMVU526.633928Windows,Mac
    5Windows Live Messenger16.4.3528233577.6Windows
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