Download Im Client - Best Software & Apps

  • IMVU

    IMVU526.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Unique 3D IM client with avatars

    8
    3324 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

    QQ Messenger2.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    819 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

    Spark2.5.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Free Streamlined Email Application for Personal Computers

    7
    313 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
  • QQ for Mac

    QQ for MacInternational 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
  • Meebo

    Meebo

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps
    Android

    Connect with all your instant messaging contacts

    7
    110 votes
    • PROS: Supports a huge range of networks, Easy to use, Supports audio and video chat, Records chat history, Customizable interface, Set up your own chat rooms
    • CONS: Doesn't support Skype accounts, Media sharing feature doesn't work well
  • Trillian

    Trillian5.3.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The popular multi-platform IM client is back!

    8
    191 votes
    • PROS: Compact design, Support for a dozen different protocols, Extensive settings menu
    • CONS: Interface can get a bit overwhelming
  • Softros LAN Messenger

    Softros LAN Messenger9.2.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Exchange messages and files securely within your local network

    8
    39 votes
    • Digsby

      DigsbyBeta 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
    • Pidgin

      Pidgin2.10.7

      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+

      IM+0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A multi-service chat client

      8
      26 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

      AIM(AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      IM, text, voice and video application in one

      6
      102 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
    • BigAnt Messenger

      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
    • YuuGuu

      YuuGuuBeta build 793

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An IM client to share and control remote desktops

      9
      14 votes
      • PROS: Easy remote control application, No extra hardware or configuration needed
      • CONS: Very slow, IM client too simple
    • Jitsi

      JitsiBeta 1 1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free messenger client supporting audio and video chats

      8
      23 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

      Psi0.14

      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
    • Miranda IM

      Miranda IM0.10.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

      8
      169 votes
      • Spicebird

        SpicebirdBeta 0.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        E-mail, calendar and IM client in one

        7
        35 votes
        • PROS: A free alternative to Outlook, Integrates with Gmail
        • CONS: Contacts list is limited, Still needs development
      • Adium

        Adium1.5.10.4

        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
      • Transporter P2P

        Transporter P2P6.0.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        P2P file sharing program with IM client

        7
        9 votes
        • PROS: Allows huge file sizes, Includes IM client
        • CONS: Not good for finding music, films etc
      • Neos

        Neos1.2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Nice, powerful multi-network IM client

        7
        41 votes
        • PROS: Support for many messaging networks, Nice contact management system
        • CONS: Limited default emoticons, Some features are still buggy
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1Adium1.5.10.42988.4Mac
      2Pidgin2.10.74878Windows
      3IMVU526.633248Windows,Mac
      4QQ Messenger2.118197Windows
      5Spark2.5.83136.9Windows,Android,Mac,iPhone
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