Download Desktop Client - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger for Desktop

    2.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An unofficial free Facebook desktop client

    8
    3905 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
    111 votes
    • PROS: Compose and read email offline, Interface without complications
    • CONS: Missing many Gmail options, Unattractive
  • Google Email Uploader

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily switch from a desktop email client to Gmail

    5
    42 votes
    • PROS: Quick migration, Easy to set up and use, Works with several email clients
    • CONS: Requires a Google Apps account
  • Facebook Desktop

    0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Official Facebook client for your desktop

    6
    56 votes
    • Mia for Gmail

      v2.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Mia for Gmail - Read your Gmail e-mail from your desktop

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      • PROS: Read e-mail via a desktop application, Supports addition of multiple accounts, Manage your online inbox from the app, Supports both pop and IMAP protocols
      • CONS: Free version has very few tools, Application is not updated regularly, App doesn't support adding e-mail signatures, Limited OS support
    • Minitube

      2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Desktop client for YouTube

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

      1.2.1.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      VNC Client/Server (remote desktop)

      8
      218 votes
      • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Allows file transfers and text chats
      • CONS: Can be tricky to configure for first time screen sharers
    • Amazon Cloud Drive

      0.03.28.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Desktop client for Amazon Cloud Drive

      5
      13 votes
      • PROS: Easy to upload and download to Amazon Cloud accounts, 5GB of free storage
      • CONS: Few advanced options
    • fTalk

      4.0.0.38.44

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Facebook chat desktop client inspired by Messenger

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

      2.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      AJAX-based collaboration tool

      6
      47 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
    • Sparrow

      1.6.3

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Remote Desktop Client

      1.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Connect your Mac to a PC and share files

      2
      7 votes
      • Chit Chat for Facebook

        1.53

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop client for Facebook chat

        6
        110 votes
        • PROS: Facebook chat on your desktop, You can send emails and write on your wall, Support for chat logs
        • CONS: Unreliable, unstable, Interferes with online version
      • 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
      • PandoraJam

        1.7

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Listen to Pandora from your desktop

        7
        16 votes
        • PROS: Great desktop Pandora client, Wireless streaming
        • CONS: Limited to US and UK, Wireless service can crash, Messaging status updates limited to 3 IM clients
      • FlickrEdit

        1.1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A handy Flickr desktop client

        6
        6 votes
        • PROS: Support for multiple users, User accounts easy to set up, Lets you perform a wide range of Flickr tasks
        • CONS: It's a bit slow, Doesn't support all Flickr features
      • Sparrow

        Lite 1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free minimalist desktop client for Gmail

        5
        1 vote
        • PROS: Very discreet, Unread messages counter
        • CONS: Only works with Gmail, Only works with one account, Features ads, Can be heavy on CPU
      • 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
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