Download Text Client - Best Software & Apps

  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    765 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • QQ for Mac

    International 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    6
    62 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!, No video chat feature
  • Kik

    9.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Basic chat app that aims to be more than just a messaging service

    6
    38 votes
    • PROS: Play games in the app, Easy to use, Send videos, images, sketches and memes
    • CONS: Limited features, Basic user interface, A lot of spam
  • AIM

    (AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    IM, text, voice and video application in one

    6
    99 votes
    • PROS: Allows huge file sending, E-mail client features
    • CONS: Video conferencing options not clear, Not as many users online as with other IM services
  • UltraVNC

    1.2.1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    VNC Client/Server (remote desktop)

    8
    218 votes
    • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Allows file transfers and text chats
    • CONS: Can be tricky to configure for first time screen sharers
  • PilotEdit

    9.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple, handy editor for plain text and coding

    10
    6 votes
    • PROS: Clean, simple interface, Support for many coding languages, Built-in FTP client
    • CONS: Not as feature-rich as other editors
  • CrossFTP

    1.53b

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Reliable FTP client supporting multiple protocols

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of protocols, Feature rich, Allows previewing of text and images
    • CONS: Takes a long time to learn how to use more advanced features, Doesn't integrate with Firefox anymore
  • CommFort

    5.80

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Client-server text and voice chat app for local networks

    -
    No votes yet
    • Marshallsoft Client Mailer for C

      3.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      MCM provides the capability to send personalized text or HTML email with attachments directly from a C/C+ program.

      -
      No votes yet
      • OrganizeME

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Agenda, text editor, diary, email client...all in one!

        4
        11 votes
        • PROS: Offers a wide range of productivity tools from one interface, System Tray icon for easy access
        • CONS: Email client is very basic
      • BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)

        8.5.3.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        BlackBerry

        Official text and voice chat client for BlackBerry devices

        6
        1686 votes
        • PROS: Easy to manage contacts, Add photos, videos and voice notes, Share events, music and locations, Group chat
        • CONS: Not all functions work on all versions of BB OS
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      11.2.1.72187.5Windows
      2International 1.67656.9Windows
      38.5.3.916866.2BlackBerry
      4(AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1996.2Windows
      5International 1.1625.8Mac
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