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

      3.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Chat with friends via instant messaging

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

      0.10.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Add multiple messaging clients in one simple interface

      8
      167 votes
      • 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
      • 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
      • Mldonkey

        3.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Multi-networks file-sharing client

        7
        16 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
        • BitKinex

          2.7

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Original FTP client with diverse functionality

          9
          7 votes
          • Raptr

            Beta 0.3.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Free Communication program for Windows

            6
            10 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
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            11.5.92988.445302013422815Mac
            20.10.221678.367065868263467Windows
            3Beta Build 901388.19275362318841Windows
            42.10.74838.057556935817807Windows
            5(32 bits) 1.10.31667.469879518072291Windows, Mac