Download Chat Up - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

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

    8
    35376 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • Facebook

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Pocket PC

    Official Facebook app for Android

    8
    9926 votes
    • PROS: Easy to get around, Upload photos from your phone, Real time notifications, Chat, Good integration with Android system
    • CONS: Not optimized for tablets, News feed isn't ordered chronologically
  • Skype

    8.33.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29107 votes
    • PROS: Group videoconferencing, Talk-chat-type, Excellent audiovisual quality, Calls to mobile, Integration with Facebook
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, High consumption of resources, Some features are extra
  • Telegram

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    702 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
  • WhatsApp Web

    1.0

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    WhatsApp wings its way to the web for free

    8
    4988 votes
    • PROS: Familiar WhatsApp look and feel makes it easy to use, End-to-end message encryption, Well-designed user interface displays all the information you need, Seamless link up between mobile and web versions, Completely free
    • CONS: Lacking a lot of features
  • LINE

    5.12.1.1857

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Send messages and make free calls from your PC

    7
    5050 votes
    • PROS: Free calls and messages, Group chats, Many stickers, Minimalist interface...
    • CONS: ...that's not very appealing, You need to have the LINE app on your mobile
  • Tango

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    432 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
  • Tinder

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    PWA

    Mobile match making at its finest

    7
    38 votes
    • PROS: Great concept, Very easy to use, Sign-up using Facebook, Instantly meet people near you
    • CONS: Some delays in chats
  • PdaNet

    3.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Use your Android phone as a modem

    7
    219 votes
    • PROS: Quick and simple to set up, Can be set to auto-connect when USB is plugged
    • CONS: Use may violate the terms of your phone contract
  • qeep

    2.14.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Java

    Chat, Flirt, Friends

    8
    76 votes
    • PROS: Fast and easy sign-up, Photoblogging support, Twitter-style 'pinboard' feature, Send gifts, Play games online
    • CONS: Largely 'immature' community, Some X-rated content in the photoblogs
  • WhatsApp Messenger

    (Nokia Series 40) 2.11.75

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Java
    BlackBerry

    Send free text messages with WhatsApp on your Nokia phone

    5
    3910 votes
    • PROS: Send free text messages, Works over WiFi or 3G, Very simple to set up and use, Lets you share images and video
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has WhatsApp installed, No location sharing , No group chats
  • Talking Angela

    2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Practice your best chat up lines on this foxy feline

    8
    864 votes
    • PROS: Lets you chat about a range of different things, Plenty of ways to interact with Angela, Facial recognition (on supported devices)
    • CONS: Doesn't include voice recognition, Gets boring quite quickly
  • Telegram Messenger Beta

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone

    Fast and secure messaging app

    7
    28 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: Encryption standard used isn't specified, No voice messaging, Small user base compared to WhatsApp, Not an official app
  • Google Voice and Video Chat

    2.2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    See and hear family and friends right inside Gmail

    7
    594 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Great video and audio quality, Support for full screen
    • CONS: The embedded window can't be moved
  • Join.me

    1.20.0.125

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easily set up presentations for online meetings

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Versatile with lots of options , No need for your audience to install the program
    • CONS: Screen presentation is a little slow , There is a pay wall for some features
  • Blizz

    12.0.16251.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    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
  • ooVoo

    6.0.5.75

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free multiple video chat client

    7
    432 votes
    • PROS: Allows up to 6 video conference calls at once, Very good looking interface and feel, Allows you to place video contacts in a sidebar, Excellent video quality
    • CONS: Automatically adds itself to your startup items without prompting
  • Pidgin

    2.10.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multi-protocol instant messaging for everyone

    8
    487 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Lots of configuration options, File transfer
    • CONS: Statuses (available, invisible etc) buggy
  • Bumble App

    1.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Tinder competitor where girls make the first move

    6
    5 votes
    • PROS: Really quick to set up and start making matches, Can add additional profile information, Attractive user interface and easy to use
    • CONS: Too similiar to Tinder and other dating apps, Some usability and feature flaws
  • Meebo

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps

    Your messaging and social media all in one app

    8
    18 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with many services, User friendly, No Meebo account necessary
    • CONS: Does not support Twitter, Can't send or receive photos
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2varies-with-device99268.1Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, Web Apps
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48.33.0.50291077.2Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
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