Download Google Talk - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Talk

    1.0.0.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    BlackBerry

    A Google Talk client to call your Gmail contacts for free

    7
    7628 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist, PC to PC calls, Compatible with Jabber/XMPP
    • CONS: Too basic, Little room for customization
  • Nimbuzz

    2.9.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Java
    Mac

    Old-fashioned and out-dated instant messaging platform

    7
    1116 votes
    • PROS: Enables you to sync contacts with your mobile phone
    • CONS: Fewer options than other similar tools, Really outdated, Only supports Facebook Chat
  • Franz

    5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    All-in-one app for chatting

    6
    2 votes
    • PROS: Can add several accounts, Adapts interface if messaging platforms well, Simple interface, Easily accessible
    • CONS: Uses a lot of memory, Does not support some messaging platforms, Difficult to set-up accounts, Doesn’t support audio in some apps
  • Messages

    Beta Beta 8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Android

    Apple's official chat client for OS X

    5
    325 votes
    • PROS: Better integration with iOS, Unlimited Messages to iOS devices, Integrated with Facetime, Supports AIM, Google Talk and Jabber
    • CONS: Removes iChat completely, Mainly benefits those with iOS devices
  • 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
  • IM+

    7.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Symbian

    Chat in Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, mig33, SINA Weibo, Mamba.Ru, Fetion, Jabber, VKontakte, Yandex IM, Odnoklassniki, RenRen and Mail.Ru Agent on the go!

    7
    17 votes
    • eBuddy

      3.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Web Apps
      iPhone

      Chat with friends via instant messaging

      6
      34 votes
      • PROS: Tidy, tabbed interface, Attractive chat window, Works across a range of networks
      • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
    • Psi

      0.14

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Instant messaging as free and open as it should be

      7
      35 votes
      • PROS: Fully customizable, Chat on multiple Jabber and IM accounts, Lots of tips and strong community, SSL encryption and OpenPGP
      • CONS: Commands can be a little technical
    • GBridge

      1.0.0.1130

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Share, sync and backup files securely online

      10
      9 votes
      • PROS: Very easy, no configuration required, Network settings for advanced users
      • CONS: Requires a Gmail account, Friends you share data with need to have GBridge installed as well
    • AIM Preview

      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps
      Windows

      Video chat and more right from your web browser

      6
      9 votes
      • PROS: Chat with contacts from Facebook or Google Talk within app, Video chat is simple to use, Nice, clean interface
      • CONS: Potential security issues with remotely stored chat histories, Not as many users as on other IM clients
    • Adium

      1.5.10.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Alternative instant messaging

      8
      298 votes
      • PROS: Connect to any IM service, Highly customizable, OTR messaging, Twitter integration
      • CONS: No video or voice yet, File transfer is a little flaky
    • AIM

      Sync

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Share information with Microsoft Outlook contacts

      -
      No votes yet
      • Psi+

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Free and User-Friendly Instant Messenger for Personal Computers

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: This is a free software package, A smaller file size could be perfect for older operating systems
        • CONS: The last software update occurred in 2012, This system is not as advanced as similar instant messenger platforms
      • eBuddy Mobile Messenger

        (Java) 2.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Java

        Messaging client supporting MSN, Yahoo, AIM, Google Talk and Facebook

        7
        249 votes
        • PROS: Tidy, tabbed user interface, Supports a range of IM networks, Photo sharing within chat
        • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
      • eBuddy Mobile Messenger

        for Nokia 1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Java

        Multi-network instant messaging on your mobile

        7
        512 votes
        • PROS: Tidy, tabbed user interface, Supports a range of IM networks, Photo sharing within chat
        • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
      • Nimbuzz

        2.40

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Symbian

        Chat with friends on MSN, Google Talk, ICQ and Yahoo!

        7
        52 votes
        • PROS: Assimilates contacts from all your messaging and social networks, Clear chat and messaging interface, Plenty of options and settings, Reliable VoIP connection
        • CONS: Can work out expensive if you don't have a data plan, Not too many emoticons
      • Coccinella

        0.96.16

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Chat client with a built-in whiteboard

        5
        4 votes
        • PROS: Loads of plugins, Cross platform (works with ICQ, MSN, Google Talk), Manage messages via inbox, Sharing whiteboard is fun
        • CONS: Normal messages a little confusing, Can't use multiple accounts
      • Gabtastik

        0.21

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        An interface for online chats

        5
        7 votes
        • PROS: Works with multiple tabs, Uses up little RAM
        • CONS: Only works with Google Talk, Facebook Chat and meebo
      • Talkonaut

        5.70.92

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Java

        Access Google Talk and even VoIP on even the simplest phone

        7
        21 votes
        • PROS: VoIP and IM on Java phones, Attractive, modern design
        • CONS: Possible instability of calls, Difficult to monitor costs of VoIP
      • Coccinella

        0.96.16

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Chat client with a built-in whiteboard

        7
        3 votes
        • PROS: Loads of plugins, XMPP client (works with ICQ, MSN, Google Talk), Manage messages via inbox, Sharing whiteboard is fun
        • CONS: Normal messages a little confusing, Can't use multiple accounts, Sometimes stalls at startup
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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      4for Nokia 1.55126.6Java
      5Beta Beta 8.03255.4Mac,Android
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