Download Desktop Client - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger for Desktop

    1.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An unofficial free Facebook desktop client

    8
    3309 votes
    • PROS: Chat without opening Facebook, Facebook options are automatically imported, Same options as the official Facebook Messenger apps, Completely free, Safe to use
    • CONS: Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook, Interface is unimaginative
  • GeeMail

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Gmail on or offline...

    7
    107 votes
    • PROS: Compose and read email offline, Interface without complications
    • CONS: Missing many Gmail options, Unattractive
  • Facebook Desktop

    0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Official Facebook client for your desktop

    6
    54 votes
    • Google Email Uploader

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily switch from a desktop email client to Gmail

      5
      38 votes
      • PROS: Quick migration, Easy to set up and use, Works with several email clients
      • CONS: Requires a Google Apps account
    • Mia for Gmail

      v2.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A desktop email client for your Mac, without a browser!

      -
      No votes yet
      • UltraVNC

        1.2.1.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        VNC Client/Server (remote desktop)

        7
        217 votes
        • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Allows file transfers and text chats
        • CONS: Can be tricky to configure for first time screen sharers
      • Minitube

        2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Desktop client for YouTube

        6
        46 votes
        • PROS: Predictive searching, Suggest further viewing, Full screen mode, Supports HD viewing
        • CONS: Reduces YouTube functionality, May be prone to instability
      • Amazon Cloud Drive

        0.03.28.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop client for Amazon Cloud Drive

        5
        12 votes
        • PROS: Easy to upload and download to Amazon Cloud accounts, 5GB of free storage
        • CONS: Few advanced options
      • Remote Desktop Client

        1.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Connect your Mac to a PC and share files

        2
        7 votes
        • Seesmic Desktop

          2 1.0.0.1296

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Desktop client for Twitter, Facebook and more

          7
          48 votes
          • PROS: Real time updates, Multiple account support, Nice plugins
          • CONS: Resource hungry, Not very attractive
        • fTalk

          4.0.0.38.44

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          A Facebook chat desktop client inspired by Messenger

          8
          321 votes
          • PROS: Handy, easy to use Facebook chat client, Nice interface design, Lets you change Facebook status
          • CONS: Weird emoticon design
        • Sparrow

          1.6.3

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac
          iPhone

          Minimalist desktop client for Gmail

          7
          8 votes
          • PROS: Very discreet, Unread messages counter, Manage multiple accounts, Supports IMAP accounts
          • CONS: Only works with Gmail, Doesn't allow multiple signatures, Not possible to move mail between IMAP accounts
        • Zimbra Desktop

          2.0.1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          AJAX-based collaboration tool

          6
          46 votes
          • PROS: Works well on and offline, Integrated mail and calendar client, Works with Yahoo!, Gmail and POP/IMAP servers
          • CONS: Lengthy installation and syncing, Many features are slow to respond
        • Tumblweed

          2.04

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac
          iPhone
          Windows

          Tumblr desktop client

          3
          3 votes
          • PROS: Post to Tumblr without opening your browser, Easy to use, Fast
          • CONS: Misses features from the web service, Some features require browser open
        • Twhirl

          0.9.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Twhirl for Twitter and more

          7
          18 votes
          • PROS: Customizable interface, Support for several accounts, Warns you of new updates
          • CONS: Getting old-fashioned, Clunky appearance inhibits use
        • FlipToast

          1.0.48

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Elegant desktop client for Facebook

          6
          43 votes
          • PROS: Perfect integration of Facebook with your desktop, Nicely designed, unobtrusive toolbar, Share pictures with a simple drag-and-drop
          • CONS: Notifications repeat without apparent reason
        • Fishbowl

          1.0.0.172

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Fully featured desktop client for Facebook

          8
          16 votes
          • PROS: Nice interface, Easy to use, Includes built-in photo uploader, Support for Windows 7 Jump lists
          • CONS: Doesn't include all the tools and services on the Facebook website, Must be authorized on every request; otherwise it won't work
        • NeverNote

          0.99

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Open-source alternative Evernote desktop client

          8
          2 votes
          • PROS: Works with EverNote's servers, Organize your notes in notebooks, Use tags to categorize notes
          • CONS: Lacks some of EverNote's functions, Interface design not as eye-catching
        • Saezuri

          0.0.42

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Attractive, fully featured Twitter desktop client

          6
          25 votes
          • PROS: Nice interface design, Support for multiple Twitter accounts, Built-in tools to shorten URLs and attach photos, Customization options, Support for keyboard shortcuts
          • CONS: No support for Twitter lists
        • Laverna

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac
          Windows

          Free Tool for Privacy Lovers

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: No need to install the tool or register, Can sync with Cloud storage
          • CONS: Cannot drag and drop images for upload, A few bugs in the system
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