Download Im Chat - Best Software & Apps

  • IMVU

    526.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Unique 3D IM client with avatars

    8
    3164 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
    772 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
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Free Streamlined Email Application for Personal Computers

    7
    310 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
    Java

    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    • CONS: Fewer options than other similar tools, Really outdated, Only supports Facebook Chat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
    62 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
  • 8
    6 votes
    • Digsby

      Beta Build 90

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Merge IM, email and social network accounts under one interface

      8
      140 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
    • AIM

      (AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      IM, text, voice and video application in one

      6
      101 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
    • Trillian

      5.3.0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The popular multi-platform IM client is back!

      8
      190 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
      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
      17 votes
      • 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
      • IM+

        0.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A multi-service chat client

        8
        24 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
      • Miranda IM

        0.10.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

        8
        167 votes
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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 Lock

          Home Ed 2010

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Block Instant Messenging, Web Chat, Web Games

          6
          43 votes
          • Digsby Portable

            20700

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Merge IM, email, and social networks under one interface

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

            8.5.3062

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Recover passwords for several different IM clients

            7
            19 votes
            • Yakkle

              Beta 0.5.5.1774

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Share your feelings and ideas via this voice IM

              9
              2 votes
              • PROS: Allows you to text, speak and share your desktop, Very straightforward to use
              • CONS: Voice calls can drop easily, Desktop sharing can be slow
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