Download Messaging System - Best Software & Apps

  • Skype

    8.43.0.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29245 votes
    • PROS: Group videoconferencing, Talk-chat-type, Excellent audiovisual quality, Calls to mobile, Integration with Facebook
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, High consumption of resources, Some features are extra
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3350 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
  • Badoo

    5.107.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Get social with Badoo

    8
    246 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Easy messaging system, Lots of users to potentially interact with
    • CONS: Some users report fake accounts are common, Hard to delete an account
  • ICQ

    10.0.12341

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    7
    1166 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
  • Garena+

    2.0.3231

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Find online opponents instantly

    8
    2533 votes
    • PROS: Connect with gamers worldwide, Internal messaging and forum system, Special World of Warcraft 3 features
    • CONS: Doesn't support all major titles, To personalise avatars you must pay, Beta may be unstable
  • Facebook 4 Mac

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Use Facebook without the browser

    7
    47 votes
    • PROS: Separates Facebook from your browser, No installation required, Manage from your system tray app
    • CONS: No options, Nothing new or unique, Not essential
  • 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
  • Bluetooth Chat

    1.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free app for Android, by Glodanif.

    10
    1 vote
    • Walkietalkie

      2.7.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Speak to your friends over the Internet

      6
      44 votes
      • PROS: Uses very little system resources, Simple means of communication
      • CONS: Not at all like a real walkie
    • Neos

      1.2.1

      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
    • E-Blah

      Platinum B 9.71

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Forum system based on Perl

      4
      3 votes
      • Reminder

        3.0.4

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A full version program for iphone

        -
        No votes yet
        • Postcrossing

          License
          free
          Platform
          Web Apps

          Receive postcards from all over the world

          9
          4 votes
          • PROS: Receive a postcard for each one you send, Private messaging system available after your first card is sent, Add each postcard you receive to a personal gallery, Track the distance your cards have traveled
          • CONS: Requires a leap of faith about giving your address to strangers, No way to friend other users
        • PunBB

          1.2.12

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Efficient and simple forum system using PHP & SQL

          4
          12 votes
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