Download Multi Protocol - Best Software & Apps

  • Wireshark

    2.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful multi-platform protocol analyzer

    7
    170 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
  • Franz

    5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    All-in-one app for chatting

    6
    1 vote
    • PROS: Can add several accounts, Adapts interface if messaging platforms well, Simple interface, Easily accessible
    • CONS: Uses a lot of memory, Does not support some messaging platforms, Difficult to set-up accounts, Doesn’t support audio in some apps
  • Raptr

    Beta 0.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Communication program for Windows

    6
    11 votes
    • Pidgin

      2.10.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multi-protocol instant messaging for everyone

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

      Beta Build 90

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Merge IM, email and social network accounts under one interface

      8
      140 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
    • 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
    • Mldonkey

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multi-networks file-sharing client

      7
      16 votes
      • eBuddy

        3.4.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Web Apps
        iPhone

        Chat with friends via instant messaging

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

        0.10.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

        8
        167 votes
        • 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
        • BitKinex

          2.7

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Original FTP client with diverse functionality

          9
          7 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
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