Download Social Applications - Best Software & Apps

  • Snapchat

    9.20.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Private photo and video sharing on your phone

    7
    977 votes
    • PROS: Fun idea, Easy to use
    • CONS: No parental options, Scans phone, Facebook, and Twitter for contacts
  • Messenger Lite

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Send messages without the bloat using Messenger Lite

    9
    234 votes
    • PROS: Small size, Access to Messenger service, Simple user interface
    • CONS: Fewer features than full version
  • Spotify

    1.0.89.313

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3454 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • Shazam

    5.12.2-151214

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Instantly find out which song is playing

    7
    329 votes
    • PROS: Huge database of music, Links to the track on Spotify, Rdio and Google Play, Extremely simple to use, Keeps a history of searched-for songs, Well-integrated social aspect
    • CONS: Won't recognize every song
  • Waze

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry

    The social mapping app for drivers

    8
    168 votes
    • PROS: Driver-focused features, Real-time alerts for traffic, speed cameras, Makes reporting hazards fun, Integrates with other apps
    • CONS: No map downloads for offline use, Social features can be distracting
  • Windows Live Messenger

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23321 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • Mailbird

    Lite 2.0.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access Gmail and online services

    8
    134 votes
    • PROS: Easy to find and write emails, Integration with online services and social media, App to quickly search through attachments
    • CONS: Identities only saves drafts and sent mail to the main account, Delays and slowdown when receiving hundreds of emails
  •  FRIM - chat with new friends

    device-dependant

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Smartphone Chat Application for Adults and Teenagers

    7
    7 votes
    • PROS: A lightweight alternative to more memory-taxing social applications., It is possible to add a personal touch to any profile within seconds.
    • CONS: Users have to purchase additional coins to unlock more advanced functions., The database associated with this application is not nearly as large as some other social networking sites.
  • Free Virtual Serial Ports Emulator

    0.923.3.694

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Serial ports emulator that helps software developers test their applications

    6
    24 votes
    • Google Allo

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      It's finally here: mobile messaging from Google

      8
      17 votes
      • PROS: Extremely fast and easy to use, Supports both emojis and stickers, Preserves past conversations automatically, Optional end-to-end encryption
      • CONS: Heavily designed for phones rather than other devices, Privacy may be an issue
    • Nintendo Switch Online

      1.0.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Get the most of your Nintendo Switch Multiplayer games with Nintendo Switch Online

      8
      16 votes
      • PROS: Voice chat, Added functions like invites, Does its job well
      • CONS: Using your phone can make you lazy, Will become a paid service in 2018
    • Flickr Uploadr

      3.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The easiest way to publish to Flickr

      6
      68 votes
      • PROS: Batch upload, Create photosets, Tag photos, Set privacy and safety levels, Fast uploads
      • CONS: Opens up Flickr to confirm access
    • BlaBlaCar

      4.2.18

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      A Free program for Android‚ by Comuto

      7
      4 votes
      • Sleipnir

        sleipnir-3-for-windows

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Full-featured web browser with support for the Gecko engine

        7
        53 votes
        • PROS: Good security tools, Built-in password manager
        • CONS: Bloated interface
      • Flickr

        3.2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone
        Web Apps
        Windows Phone

        Official Flickr app for Android devices

        8
        12 votes
        • PROS: Quickly view recent Flickr activity, View your photos with ease, Includes a range of filters to apply, Well designed user interface
        • CONS: Camera app is quite unstable, No batch upload facility, No image editing tools
      • 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
      • SoundTracking

        Android 3.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Share your personal soundtrack

        7
        12 votes
        • PROS: Share music with friends, Easy to use, Connects to multiple social networks
        • CONS: Extensive Facebook permissions, Only manual posting, Some international artists not recognized
      • Yik Yak

        2.6.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        An anonymous community for college kids - with mixed results

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Great way to open up debate and new conversations, Don't have to give any personal information to use app, Creates a sense of local community
        • CONS: App is prone to abuse from cyber bullies , Not sure of appeal outside college campuses
      • Skype Voice Changer

        1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free and Fun Voice-Changing Software for Skype Users

        4
        737 votes
        • PROS: A simplified and intuitive user interface., Numerous modification and distortion applications are possible.
        • CONS: Many advanced functions are only available with the professional version., As this is open-source software there can be times when bugs need to be removed by third-party developers.
      • Seesmic Desktop

        2 1.0.0.1296

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop client for Twitter, Facebook and more

        7
        48 votes
        • PROS: Real time updates, Multiple account support, Nice plugins
        • CONS: Resource hungry, Not very attractive
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      116.4.3522233217.6Windows, Symbian
      21.0.89.31334547.5Windows, iPhone, Mac, Windows Phone
      35.12.2-1512143297.5Android, Mac, iPhone, Windows Phone
      49.20.4.09777.3Android, iPhone
      51.47374.4Windows
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