Download Instant Text - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    2.19.137

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

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

    8
    40252 votes
    • PROS: Group chat with personalization options, End-to-end encryption, File sharing with up to 100 MB size, Support for syncing and Android Wear
    • CONS: Requires to be downloaded on other devices to enable communication, Data charges can be still applied, Communications in WhatsApp are shared, Lacks extra contents other than communication
  • Messenger

    205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Get in touch with your friends: text, voice calls, and video calls all included

    8
    15864 votes
    • PROS: Personalize your chat box, Light and dark theme, Create group chats, Send document files
    • CONS: Cluttered with features, Calls may consume large amount of data, Cannot check Facebook notifications through the app, Requires log-in
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    7806 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

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3393 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

    2.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    814 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

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    7
    1173 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
    995 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
    55 votes
    • Nimbuzz Messenger

      7.1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Mac

      Chat for free on your Android phone

      7
      71 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
    • EverNote

      5.8.3.6507

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      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
    • Kik

      15.6.0.19846

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

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

      7
      195 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
    • Contacts +

      5.109.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows

      Direct social networking access inside your contacts list

      8
      25 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
    • Send Bulk SMS

      8.2.1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Post boundless text sms from PC to phone

      5
      86 votes
      • 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
      • ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

        varies-by-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free App for Smart Callers

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

        1.12

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A Free Anti-Spam Text Messaging App

        8
        30 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
      • mysms

        1.0.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone
        Mac

        SMS from Windows

        6
        101 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
        • fring

          4.5.2.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          Talk for free on your phone

          6
          62 votes
          • PROS: Clear, good looking interface, Supports all major chat services, VoIP, Twitter functionality
          • CONS: Lacks advanced IM/VoIP features, No Facebook support
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