Download Communication - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    WhatsApp Messenger2.19.137

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

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

    8
    41286 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
  • Facebook

    Facebook211.0.0.43.112

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Official Facebook App for Android

    8
    11083 votes
    • PROS: Easy to navigate, Allows user to upload photos directly from their phone, Other tabs are accessible from the news feed, Real-time notifications
    • CONS: Separate messaging, News feed are not chronologically arrange, Constant updates sometimes leave the users baffled, Catch-all drawer
  • Messenger

    Messenger205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

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

    8
    16323 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
  • Instagram

    Instagram84.0.0.21.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    The best photo-sharing app

    8
    2546 votes
    • PROS: Apply filters to photos and videos, Upload 10-minute videos through IGTV, Upload stories exclusive to close friends, Like private messages
    • CONS: Does not feature voice and video calls, Does not support advanced video editing, Cannot re-arrange order of photos on feed, Layout feature is not automatically included
  • imo free video calls and chat

    imo free video calls and chat9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    8109 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • JioTV - Live TV & Catch-Up

    JioTV - Live TV & Catch-Up5.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Television Show Hub in India

    8
    1488 votes
    • PROS: 600+ channels with 100+ HD multi-lingual channels, Different TV genres to choose from, Mobile TV viewing tools and functions, Catch up or binge watch with favorite TV shows
    • CONS: Limited to Jio SIM users, Minimal TV player controls for saved shows, Not guaranteed having HD quality, May have buffering when airing TV shows
  • Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket

    Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket8.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Experience the world

    8
    3390 votes
    • PROS: Multiple language available, Wide content variety, Organized interface, Updated with latest releases
    • CONS: Live-stream videos sometimes crash, No offline downloads, Cannot create playlists
  • Facebook Lite

    Facebook Lite137.0.0.10.106

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A social network for the masses

    8
    2124 votes
    • PROS: Almost as many features as the main Android app, Easy to navigate and carry out common actions, No lag when loading newsfeed data, App is small in size at less than 1MB
    • CONS: Lag when uploading photos, Some layout issues, No video or audio support
  • Safari

    Safari5.1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Apple's slick Mac and iOS browser for PC

    7
    6323 votes
    • PROS: Advanced security features, Pages load quickly, Compatible with other web apps, Private browsing mode
    • CONS: Limited number of plug-ins available, Reader font cannot be changed, Not customizable
  • Truecaller

    Truecaller10.21.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Only talk to people you want to talk to

    8
    332 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to block callers, See more information about unknown numbers, Search both personal and business numbers
    • CONS: Some features only available in Android 5.0
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat10.52.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    In a snap!

    7
    1533 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
  • Messenger Lite

    Messenger Lite53.0.1.6.210

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Send messages without the bloat using Messenger Lite

    9
    476 votes
    • PROS: Small size, Access to Messenger service, Simple user interface
    • CONS: Fewer features than full version
  • Tor Browser

    Tor Browser8.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    8
    2460 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • Baidu Browser

    Baidu Browser43.23.1007.94

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The alternative to Chrome, spiced up for social

    8
    6496 votes
    • PROS: Gestures, Nice design and interchangeable skins, Good integration with Facebook, Video download and screenshots capture functions
    • CONS: You can't create new gestures
  • MyCam

    MyCam2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily take snapshots and record video with any webcam

    7
    2436 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Very easy to set up and use, Works with any webcam
    • CONS: Supports very few formats, Almost no configuration options
  • Viber

    Vibervaries-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3428 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
    • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
  • CyberLink YouCam

    CyberLink YouCam8

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spice up webcam chats, presentations, and more

    7
    4342 votes
    • PROS: Support for HD video and augmented reality, Works with most major messenger clients, Great background scenery effects, Expandable with downloadable effects, Includes surveillance and security tools
    • CONS: Effects sometimes look very superimposed, Installation takes a while, Photo apps only mainly useful on tablets
  • Skype for Business

    Skype for BusinessPreview 6.1.32.129

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best communication apps for businesses

    7
    791 votes
    • PROS: Multi-platform support, Easy media file organization, Screen sharing support, Record call feature
    • CONS: Difficult to use with large groups, Notifications is unreliable, Conversation updates take a while, Prone to lagging
  • Pinterest

    Pinterest

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Share images and more online

    8
    1187 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Follow and repin friends' pictures you like, Organize your pictures on pinboards
    • CONS: App sometimes crashes, Can be a time waster
  • Badoo

    Badoo5.107.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Get social with Badoo

    8
    278 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Easy messaging system, Lots of users to potentially interact with
    • CONS: Some users report fake accounts are common, Hard to delete an account
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1imo free video calls and chat9.8.00000001146181098.4Android,Windows,iPhone
2WhatsApp Messenger2.19.137412868.3Android,Windows,iPhone,Mac
3Messenger205.0.0.18.110163238.3Android,Windows,iPhone,Mac
4Facebook211.0.0.43.112110838.1Android,Windows,iPhone,Web Apps
5Baidu Browser43.23.1007.9464967.9Windows,Android
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