Download Multi Protocol - Best Software & Apps

  • Wireshark

    (32 bits) 1.10.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful multi-platform protocol analyzer

    7
    166 votes
    • PROS: Analyses hundreds of protocols, Works across platforms, Packets can be viewed in an easy to use GUI
    • CONS: Not suitable for amateur network analysis, Requires protocol analysis knowledge
  • Pidgin

    2.10.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multi-protocol instant messaging for everyone

    8
    488 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Lots of configuration options, File transfer
    • CONS: Statuses (available, invisible etc) buggy
  • Raptr

    Beta 0.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Communication program for Windows

    6
    11 votes
    • Digsby

      Beta Build 90

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Merge IM, email and social network accounts under one interface

      8
      138 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
    • Shimo

      Shimo 4

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Flexible VPN client for Macs

      6
      15 votes
      • PROS: Supports most major VPN protocols including Cisco, Easy to setup and configure, Slick interface, Stats on connection performance, More functionality than Snow Leopard Cisco client
      • CONS: Connection status may stick in , Not much Help documentation
    • Franz

      5.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A free program for Windows, by Stefan Malzner.

      -
      No votes yet
      • mRemoteNG

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Manage all your remote connections at once with mRemoteNG

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Simple tabbed design, Quick and easy setup
        • CONS: Some stability problems, Relatively large file
      • Miranda IM

        0.10.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

        8
        167 votes
        • Adium

          1.5.9

          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
        • eBuddy

          3.4.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone
          Web Apps

          Chat with friends via instant messaging

          6
          37 votes
          • PROS: Tidy, tabbed interface, Attractive chat window, Works across a range of networks
          • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
        • Mldonkey

          3.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Multi-networks file-sharing client

          7
          16 votes
          • BitKinex

            2.7

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Original FTP client with diverse functionality

            9
            7 votes
            • uGet

              Varies with device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Free and Effective Download Manager for Linux Users

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: There is no fee to download and utilize this software, Multiple different protocols are supported
              • CONS: The new beta release may be slightly unstable, Not as powerful as other subscription-based third-party download applications
            • Talk.to

              0.4.0.20_

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Talk.to is a FREE multi protocol instant messaging (MIM) platform across Facebook chat, Google talk, Pingpong and SMS

              9
              4 votes
              • iSwipe

                1.7.11

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Multi-protocol search and download tool

                8
                4 votes
                • PROS: 12 different sources of files
                • CONS: Not updated for a while, Can't add more sources, Slows down if connected to too many sources, Lack of help
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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              11.5.92988.4Mac
              20.10.221678.4Windows
              3Beta Build 901388.2Windows
              42.10.74888.1Windows
              5(32 bits) 1.10.31667.5Windows, Mac