Download Im Chat - 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!
  • Spark

    2.5.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone
    Android

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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      • 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+ 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
      • IM+ (IMPlus)

        Pro 8.6.3

        License
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        Platform
        BlackBerry
        Java
        Symbian
        Pocket PC

        Instant messaging over various networks

        9
        7 votes
        • 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
        • Jitsi

          Beta 1 1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Free messenger client supporting audio and video chats

          7
          14 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
        • Miranda IM

          0.10.22

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

          7
          34 votes
          • IM Lock

            Home Ed 2010

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Block Instant Messenging, Web Chat, Web Games

            6
            14 votes
            • IM+

              (IMPlus) for Windows Mobile 7.9.2

              License
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              Platform
              Windows Mobile

              Chat with friends on multiple networks

              10
              5 votes
              • PROS:Simple, very easy to use, Attractive, if basic, user interface
              • CONS:Lack of full profile support, Not very customizable
            • IM+

              6.6.5

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Android
              iPhone

              A Full Version app for Android

              -
              No votes yet
              • BigAnt Messenger

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Powerful, secure IM client for local networks

                8
                14 votes
                • PROS:Includes both client and server apps, Attractive interface, Support for file transfer and video chats
                • CONS:None so far
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