Download Im - Best Software & Apps

  • IMVU

    526.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Unique 3D IM client with avatars

    7
    947 votes
    • PROS: Very original 3D chat rooms, Totally customizable avatars, Credits enable you to acquire new stuff
    • CONS: Chat in speech bubbles is confusing, It can take some time to load
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    549 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • Nimbuzz Messenger

    3.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    BlackBerry
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Chat for free on your Android phone

    8
    55 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of networks, Organizes contacts very well, Offers lots of ways to communicate, Free text messaging
    • CONS: Poor access to Facebook contacts, No video chat, Temperamental Skype voice chat
  • Spark

    2.5.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Free Streamlined Email Application for Personal Computers

    7
    289 votes
    • PROS: Spark makes it easy to categorise specific emails based off of the topic or their importance , There is no charge to download this email package
    • CONS: There is no default format available when composing emails, Settings are imported across multiple devices so some features may not be appropriate for mobile phones
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    • Digsby

      Beta Build 90

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Merge IM, email and social network accounts under one interface

      8
      39 votes
      • PROS: Control IM, email and social network accounts from one single interface, Support for the most popular online services, Clear, organized interface, Very complete settings menu
      • CONS: A bit slow when logging in, Facebook doesn't work properly with Digsby
    • ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects

      2.0.0.65

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Improve video chats with webcam visual effects

      6
      188 votes
      • PROS: Supports all popular IM clients, Helps you improve image quality in video chats, Wide variety of filters and effects to choose from
      • CONS: It takes a while to understand how the program works, Depends on other apps - not a video chat program by itself
    • Trillian

      5.3.0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The popular multi-platform IM client is back!

      7
      89 votes
      • PROS: Compact design, Support for a dozen different protocols, Extensive settings menu
      • CONS: Interface can get a bit overwhelming
    • IM+

      6.6.5

      License
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      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!

      9
      4 votes
      • IM+ Pro

        for BlackBerry 10.3

        License
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        Platform
        BlackBerry
        iPhone

        Talk with everyone at once

        5
        14 votes
        • PROS: Access all popular services, Simple to use
        • CONS: Can be a battery drain, Large contact lists take time to load
      • IM+ for Windows 10

        0.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A multi-service chat client

        6
        20 votes
        • PROS: Connects with popular social networks, Ability to send pictures, Consolidates all of your chats
        • CONS: Doesn't offer much over stand-alone clients, Basic looking and feeling interface
      • AIM

        (AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        IM, text, voice and video application in one

        6
        42 votes
        • PROS: Allows huge file sending, E-mail client features
        • CONS: Video conferencing options not clear, Not as many users online as with other IM services
      • Norton AntiVirus

        for Mac 12.4

        License
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        Platform
        Mac

        Protect your Mac from viruses with Norton

        5
        39 votes
        • PROS: Comprehensive virus protection, Scans IM clients, Updates everyday
        • CONS: May slow down your Mac, May detect false threats, Difficult to remove
      • KidsWatch

        6.0

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Monitor what your kids see and do on the computer

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Lets you limit PC and Internet usage, Includes extra options to filter apps, ports and IM communications,
        • CONS: KidsWatch users are based on Windows users, No backdoor option to recover lost admin password,
      • IM+ Talk

        Blackberry (ImPlus) 4.7

        License
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        Platform
        BlackBerry

        Communicate with your Skype contacts from your mobile phone

        7
        35 votes
        • IM+ (IMPlus)

          Pro 8.6.3

          License
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          Platform
          BlackBerry
          Pocket PC
          Symbian
          Java

          Instant messaging over various networks

          9
          7 votes
          • Jiangmin Antivirus

            KV2009

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Comprehensive antivirus tool with multiple real time monitors

            1
            56 votes
            • PROS: Complete antivirus app, Different types of scans, Real time monitor for email, IM and more
            • CONS: Can't be minimized to the system tray, Settings window is confusing
          • Psi

            0.14

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Instant messaging as free and open as it should be

            6
            11 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
          • Adium

            1.5.9

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Alternative instant messaging

            8
            23 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
          • Miranda IM

            0.10.22

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

            7
            34 votes
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