Download Instant Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • Viber

    5.6.0.2415

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    7
    1949 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
    • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
  • Skype for Windows 10

    2.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1577 votes
    • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
    • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    710 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!
  • Windows Live Messenger

    Build 14.0.8117.416 2009

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian
    iPhone

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23277 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • Lync for Windows 10

    16.0.1929.1162

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Videoconferencing and instant messaging for businesses

    5
    19 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one communication program, Options for sharing, sending files , Optimized for touchscreen
    • CONS: Limited options available, Unable to manage your contacts, Unable to personalize the app, Unsuccessful when attempting to sync the chat history
  • Nimbuzz

    2.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Old-fashioned and out-dated instant messaging platform

    7
    1110 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
    60 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
  • EverNote

    5.8.3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Pocket PC
    Windows Mobile
    BlackBerry

    Store and quickly synchronize anything

    7
    482 votes
    • PROS: Capture anything, Add notes, images, passwords, etc., Organize items in notebooks and by tags, Easy data syncing across platforms
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Feem for Windows

    4.2.6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Feem: Painless local sharing

    7
    19 votes
    • Viotalk

      1.1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      With Viotalk send free instant video live chat & live video conferencing with easy social sharing via text messages, email..

      9
      6 votes
      • Linphone

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Linphone offers secure, free VOIP

        0
        1 vote
        • PROS: Full calling functionality over the internet, Instant messages and picture sharing
        • CONS: You don’t get as much support as big rivals, Technical side is less user-friendly needs setup
      • Fuze Meeting

        13.10.10610

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Participate in an HD video conference, share your desktop, present content from the cloud instantly.

        1
        6 votes
        • Wire

          1.1.12

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          Plug in to a new kind of messenger app

          7
          3 votes
          • PROS: Looks gorgeous, Crystal clear audio quality, Supports SoundCloud music sharing
          • CONS: Awkward user interface, Needs more features, Only worth installing if all your friends do
        • eBuddy Mobile Messenger

          (Java) 2.2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Java

          Messaging client supporting MSN, Yahoo, AIM, Google Talk and Facebook

          7
          246 votes
          • PROS: Tidy, tabbed user interface, Supports a range of IM networks, Photo sharing within chat
          • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
        • Feem for Mac

          4.2.6

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Feem: Painless local sharing

          10
          2 votes
          • eBuddy Mobile Messenger

            for Nokia 1.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Java
            iPhone
            Android

            Multi-network instant messaging on your mobile

            7
            512 votes
            • PROS: Tidy, tabbed user interface, Supports a range of IM networks, Photo sharing within chat
            • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
          • Coccinella

            0.96.16

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Chat client with a built-in whiteboard

            5
            4 votes
            • PROS: Loads of plugins, Cross platform (works with ICQ, MSN, Google Talk), Manage messages via inbox, Sharing whiteboard is fun
            • CONS: Normal messages a little confusing, Can't use multiple accounts
          • SmartChat

            1.01

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Symbian

            Instant messenger with voice notes and file sharing

            3
            2 votes
            • Qnext

              3.0.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Connect to all your instant messengers at once

              8
              16 votes
              • Coccinella

                0.96.16

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Chat client with a built-in whiteboard

                7
                3 votes
                • PROS: Loads of plugins, XMPP client (works with ICQ, MSN, Google Talk), Manage messages via inbox, Sharing whiteboard is fun
                • CONS: Normal messages a little confusing, Can't use multiple accounts, Sometimes stalls at startup
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
              #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
              1Build 14.0.8117.416 2009232777.6Windows, Symbian, iPhone
              25.6.0.241519497.2Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
              32.715777Windows
              4International 1.67106.8Windows
              52.9.411106.7Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone