Download Social Group for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • Skype

    (OS X 10.9+) 7.8.388

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    6
    1055 votes
    • PROS: Video teleconferencing, High video quality, Supports up to 10 people at once in video chats, Redesigned interface, New skype chat, Integration with Facebook and MSN Messenger, Optimised for retina Macs, Improved chat feature
    • CONS: New wider interface takes some getting used to, Doesn't support PPC Macs, Video conferencing is now a premium feature, Many users may not like the redesign
  • Whatsapp

    0.3.2386

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Use WhatsApp on your Mac

    8
    474 votes
    • PROS: Can send media files, Simple interface, Easy installation, Convenient communication
    • CONS: Must link mobile app, No call feature, No share location feature
  • WeChat

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Messages style instant messaging client

    7
    42 votes
    • PROS: Features group chats, Invite friends into chats with QR codes, Lots of emoticons
    • CONS: Doesn't offer any advantages over Messages, No video chats
  • Viber

    3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Viber on your Mac Desktop

    7
    175 votes
    • PROS: Syncs chats with mobile devices, Very easy to use, Good alternative to Skype and Messages
    • CONS: No video chats, No video conferencing
  • Skype

    8.16.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The phone of the 21st century

    6
    96 votes
    • PROS: Group conferencing, Chat messaging, Excellent audio/video quality, Make calls to mobile devices, Facebook integration
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, Uses a lot of resources, Some features cost extra
  • LINE

    3.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call friends for free on any mobile device or PC

    7
    160 votes
    • PROS: Call for free to any mobile device or PC, Supports short audio and video messages, More flexible than FaceTime
    • CONS: No video calling yet, Too many useless emoticons
  • Telegram

    4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Turn Your Phone Number Into A Text Chat Number.

    8
    23 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, Strong privacy, Multiple messaging options, Lots of chatty stickers
    • CONS: Autocorrect sometimes unavailable, Some interface quibbles, Mobile phone number required, Sticker size requirements
  • mysms

    1.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android
    Mac

    Send text messages from your Mac

    4
    1 vote
    • PROS: Available on every major platform, MMS support, Syncs contacts and messages, Text other mysms users for free
    • CONS: Have to trust mysms with your contacts, Not many advanced features
  • Facebook Messenger

    (Chrome) 1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Facebook Messenger in your browser? Wait a minute...

    6
    109 votes
    • PROS: It works!, Chat without other Facebook distractions
    • CONS: No improvements over website, No unique login
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