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Download Chat Program - Best Software & Apps

  • Telegram

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    716 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
  • WeChat for Windows 10

    1.2.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

    8
    117 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    6.6.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful computer monitoring program

    9
    194 votes
    • PROS: Email notifications, Great control over every monitoring service, Email, chat, and hardware monitoring, Effective keywoard and site blocking, Keylogger
    • CONS: Trial only; no free version
  • Direct Message for Instagram

    3.2.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A way for you to send Instagram messages from your Mac device

    6
    38 votes
    • PROS: Can message from desktop, Has notifications
    • CONS: No multi-account functions, Cannot create an account from the app
  • Live Talk - free video chat

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Live Conversation On Device

    8
    57 votes
    • PROS: Chat on live video, Converse with strangers, Establish new connections, Gain social confidence
    • CONS: Needs parental supervision, Limited to a certain region, Cannot control which person to talk with, No helpful tools or options
  • Exodus

    0.10.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Smart Jabber/XMPP Client

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Improvement from Winjab client, Source code available online, Simplified instant message client, Free from advertisers
    • CONS: Dated aesthetics, Requires account setup, Requires SSL DLL and SSL certificate approval, Dependent on user contributions for development
  • Discord - Chat for Gamers

    3.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Chat with friends, family and fellow gamers, for free

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Great interface, Easy bot scripting
    • CONS: No Ctrl+F, Slow log retrieval
  • KakaoTalk

    2.1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Chat with friends worldwide for free

    8
    2 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Quick response when using SMS, Voice call quality is good
    • CONS: Locked to a single device, Searching for contacts is hit-or-miss
  • Free Video Calling  Live Random Chat Apps  All

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free program for android

    8
    5 votes
    • Live Chat  Random Video Chat

      7.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free program for android

      10
      6 votes
      • Go for Instagram

        1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A free program for mac

        8
        3 votes
        • Logitech Vid HD

          1.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Communication program for Windows

          6
          145 votes
          • Tonic

            1.0.896

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free Communication program for Windows

            7
            23 votes
            • Omegle Chat  Talk to Strangers

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              A free program for android

              9
              7 votes
              • Franz

                5.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                All-in-one app for chatting

                6
                2 votes
                • PROS: Can add several accounts, Adapts interface if messaging platforms well, Simple interface, Easily accessible
                • CONS: Uses a lot of memory, Does not support some messaging platforms, Difficult to set-up accounts, Doesn’t support audio in some apps
              • MeetMe: Chat & Meet New People

                varies-with-device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                A Free program for Android‚ by MeetMe.com

                10
                4 votes
                • LivU – Random Video Live Chat

                  1.0.3

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  iPhone

                  A free program for iphone

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • ICQ for Windows 10

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    A Free Communication program for Windows

                    7
                    6 votes
                    • Hangouts Chat

                      1.0

                      License
                      free
                      Platform
                      Web Apps
                      Android
                      iPhone

                      Google’s chat and collaboration tool for teams

                      8
                      5 votes
                      • PROS: Good integration with other Google apps, Accessible via mobile, computer or web
                      • CONS: How many Google chat apps do we need?, Cannot assign tasks to chat participants
                    • SkypeLogView

                      1.52

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      Keep track of your Skype activities

                      6
                      33 votes
                      • PROS: Good for records keeping, Easy to understand, Tabs are organized according to activity, Logs can be exported
                      • CONS: Outdated interface, No search bar
                    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                    16.6.11949Windows
                    21.2.1.01178.3Windows
                    3varies-with-device578.1Android
                    4varies-with-device7168.1Android, Windows, iPhone, Mac
                    51.81456.4Windows
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