Download Im Chat - Best Software & Apps

  • IMVU

    526.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Unique 3D IM client with avatars

    8
    3106 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
    760 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!
  • Spark

    2.5.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Streamlined Email Application for Personal Computers

    7
    318 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
  • Nimbuzz

    2.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Old-fashioned and out-dated instant messaging platform

    7
    1112 votes
    • PROS: Enables you to sync contacts with your mobile phone
    • CONS: Fewer options than other similar tools, Really outdated, Only supports Facebook Chat
  • QQ for Mac

    International 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    6
    61 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!, No video chat feature
  • AIM

    (AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    IM, text, voice and video application in one

    6
    99 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
  • Digsby

    Beta Build 90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Merge IM, email and social network accounts under one interface

    8
    139 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
  • Trillian

    5.3.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The popular multi-platform IM client is back!

    8
    197 votes
    • PROS: Compact design, Support for a dozen different protocols, Extensive settings menu
    • CONS: Interface can get a bit overwhelming
  • Jitsi

    Beta 1 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free messenger client supporting audio and video chats

    8
    22 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of IM protocols, Supports audio and video chats, Simple to setup and use
    • CONS: Beta version may be unstable
  • IM+

    6.6.5

    License
    buy 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
    19 votes
    • IM+

      0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A multi-service chat client

      8
      25 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
    • BigAnt Messenger

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Powerful, secure IM client for local networks

      7
      25 votes
      • PROS: Includes both client and server apps, Attractive interface, Support for file transfer and video chats
      • CONS: None so far
    • Miranda IM

      0.10.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

      8
      167 votes
      • 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
      • 8
        6 votes
        • Adium

          1.5.9

          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
        • IM+ (IMPlus)

          8.0.1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Pocket PC
          Java

          Chat with friends on multiple networks

          7
          41 votes
          • PROS: Simple, very easy to use, Attractive, if basic, user interface
          • CONS: Lack of full profile support, Not very customizable
        • Digsby Portable

          20700

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Merge IM, email, and social networks under one interface

          8
          10 votes
          • PROS: No installlation required, Support for all main IM protocols, Nice interface design, Powerful as desktop version
          • CONS: Some services require external authorization
        • SJ IM Premium

          3

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          SJ - jabber client with PGP encryption system, and much more

          8
          2 votes
          • Messenger Key

            8.5.3062

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Recover passwords for several different IM clients

            7
            19 votes
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