Download Instant Text - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    2.19.69

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    38902 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • Messenger

    205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    15377 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    7282 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3349 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
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    805 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!
  • ICQ

    10.0.12341

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    7
    1165 votes
    • PROS: Easy, quick installation, Nice interface design, Loads of smileys, animations and other eye-candy, Text and video chats, Integration with social networks
    • CONS: Video chat is not embedded in the conversation window, Social networks must be configured on the program's website, No innovation over other IM apps
  • Free Language Translator

    3.9.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Desktop instant translations powered by Google

    7
    993 votes
    • PROS: Support for more than 40 languages, Automatic source language detection, Several ways to insert text, Lets you create a custom dictionary
    • CONS: You need to be online
  • TextNow - free text + calls

    6.6.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free SMS texting, picture messaging, calls and voicemail

    9
    52 votes
    • Kik

      15.6.0.19846

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows Phone
      Java
      BlackBerry

      Basic chat app that aims to be more than just a messaging service

      7
      194 votes
      • PROS: Play games in the app, Easy to use, Send videos, images, sketches and memes, Bots
      • CONS: Limited features, Basic user interface, A lot of spam
    • EverNote

      5.8.3.6507

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Pocket PC
      Windows Mobile
      BlackBerry

      Store and quickly synchronize anything

      7
      489 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
    • WhatsApp Messenger

      (Nokia Series 40) 2.11.75

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Java
      BlackBerry

      Send free text messages with WhatsApp on your Nokia phone

      5
      3913 votes
      • PROS: Send free text messages, Works over WiFi or 3G, Very simple to set up and use, Lets you share images and video
      • CONS: Only works if the other person has WhatsApp installed, No location sharing , No group chats
    • Send Bulk SMS

      8.2.1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Post boundless text sms from PC to phone

      5
      86 votes
      • ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

        varies-by-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free App for Smart Callers

        9
        62 votes
        • PROS: Free text messaging and video calls, Ability to send pictures
        • CONS: The interface is rather confusing, Calls are rather expensive
      • Nimbuzz

        2.9.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone
        Java
        Mac

        Old-fashioned and out-dated instant messaging platform

        7
        1116 votes
        • PROS: Enables you to sync contacts with your mobile phone
        • CONS: Fewer options than other similar tools, Really outdated, Only supports Facebook Chat
      • Contacts +

        5.109.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        Palm OS

        Direct social networking access inside your contacts list

        8
        24 votes
        • PROS: Connect to popular social networks, Lots of sorting options, Call or text directly within the app
        • CONS: Lengthly setup for external accounts, Scan for merging contacts doesn't always work, Lack of customization in options
      • Truemessenger

        1.12

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A Free Anti-Spam Text Messaging App

        8
        28 votes
        • PROS: Helps avoid text messages from unwanted contacts, Free app
        • CONS: Only available on Android, Depends on Truecaller’s database
      • Text SMS Software (Multi USB Modem)

        9.0.2.3

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Great Tool to Manage and Send Bulk Messages from Your PC

        8
        8 votes
        • PROS: Sends multiple messages at once, Doesn’t require an Internet gateway, Highly interactive GUI, Messages can be personalized using an Excel file
        • CONS: Interface needs more customization options, Not for people who don’t deal with too many messages, Spam filter functionality isn’t the greatest, App not updated frequently enough
      • 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
      • mysms

        1.0.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        Mac
        iPhone

        SMS from Windows

        6
        100 votes
        • PROS: Available on every major platform, MMS support, Syncs contacts and messages, Text other mysms users for free
        • CONS: Have to trust mysms with your contacts, Not many advanced features
      • Viotalk

        1.0.3

        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
        13 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        2205.0.0.18.110153778.3Android,Windows,iPhone,Windows Phone
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        5(Nokia Series 40) 2.11.7539135.5Java,BlackBerry
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