Download Desktop Client - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger for Desktop

    1.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An unofficial Facebook desktop client

    7
    1369 votes
    • PROS: Chat without opening Facebook, Facebook options are automatically imported, Same options as the official Facebook Messenger apps
    • CONS: Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook, Interface is unimaginative
  • Facebook Desktop

    0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Official Facebook client for your desktop

    7
    41 votes
    • Sparrow

      1.6.3

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Minimalist desktop client for Gmail

      8
      2 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
    • Remote Desktop Client

      1.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Connect your Mac to a PC and share files

      3
      8 votes
      • Minitube

        2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Desktop client for YouTube

        5
        20 votes
        • PROS: Predictive searching, Suggest further viewing, Full screen mode, Supports HD viewing
        • CONS: Reduces YouTube functionality, May be prone to instability
      • UltraVNC

        1.1.9.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        VNC Client/Server (remote desktop)

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

        2 1.0.0.1296

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop client for Twitter, Facebook and more

        6
        68 votes
        • PROS: Real time updates, Multiple account support, Nice plugins
        • CONS: Resource hungry, Not very attractive
      • Amazon Cloud Drive

        0.03.28.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop client for Amazon Cloud Drive

        0
        4 votes
        • PROS: Easy to upload and download to Amazon Cloud accounts, 5GB of free storage
        • CONS: Few advanced options
      • NeverNote

        0.99

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Open-source alternative Evernote desktop client

        6
        1 vote
        • 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
      • Twhirl

        0.9.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Twhirl for Twitter and more

        5
        6 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
        try Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Listen to Pandora from your desktop

        7
        17 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
      • Zimbra Desktop

        2.0.1

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        AJAX-based collaboration tool

        3
        8 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
      • FlickrEdit

        1.1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A handy Flickr desktop client

        9
        8 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
      • Zbang

        0.4.260

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop client for multiple online services

        7
        1 vote
        • PROS: Manage all your online accounts in one single window, Support for multiple services, including Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and Google Docs, Lets you upload files to several services
        • CONS: Interface is uncomfortable to use, Doesn't include all the functions of each supported service
      • Sparrow

        Lite 1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free minimalist desktop client for Gmail

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Very discreet, Unread messages counter,
        • CONS: Only works with Gmail, Only works with one account, Features ads, Can be heavy on CPU
      • Remember The Task

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Efficient desktop client for Remember The Milk

        0
        1 vote
        • PROS: Clear interface design, Easy to use, Real-time synchronization
        • CONS: Requires an RTM account (you can create it for free in the program)
      • DestroyTwitter

        Beta 1.7.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Sleek Adobe AIR desktop client for Twitter

        6
        11 votes
        • PROS: Attractive design, Tabbed interface
        • CONS: System tray icon could be more useful, You can't define a custom refresh interval
      • Fishbowl

        1.0.0.172

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Fully featured desktop client for Facebook

        5
        5 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
      • Saezuri

        0.0.42

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Attractive, fully featured Twitter desktop client

        8
        21 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
      • WebReader

        0.8.80

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A nifty desktop client for Google Reader

        0
        1 vote
        • PROS: Read your Google Reader RSS feeds from your desktop, Easy to install, Simple, sleek interface, Multiple ways to view your feed
        • CONS: Requires Adobe Air to work
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