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Download Video Conferencing - Best Software & Apps

  • Skype

    8.33.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29154 votes
    • PROS: Group videoconferencing, Talk-chat-type, Excellent audiovisual quality, Calls to mobile, Integration with Facebook
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, High consumption of resources, Some features are extra
  • WeChat

    2.6.0.1018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    BlackBerry

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

    9
    508 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • Google Hangouts

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Meet, Talk And Collaborate On Google's Hangouts Service.

    9
    32 votes
    • PROS: Video calls to multiple people, Very fast, Easy to use, Simple and minimalist interface
    • CONS: Rarely updated, Difficulty moving on-screen, Requires signing into Chrome, Sometimes duplicates itself
  • WebEx Player

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional Video-Sharing Software for Business and Personal Use

    6
    102 votes
    • PROS: Excellent levels of customer service and support., Specific plans designed around specific business needs.
    • CONS: There is no free version of the WebEx Player. After a trial period this software will have to be purchased., As this software is quite complex it could slow down in-house operating systems if they employ older hardware.
  • MSN Messenger

    for Windows XP 7.5.0322

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    New version of the popular messaging application

    8
    10292 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Lots of fancy customization options, Decent video conferencing function
    • CONS: No VoIP features to speak of, Filled with not-so-subtle plugs to MSN services
  • Google Talk

    1.0.0.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    BlackBerry

    A Google Talk client to call your Gmail contacts for free

    7
    7623 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist, PC to PC calls, Compatible with Jabber/XMPP
    • CONS: Too basic, Little room for customization
  • Google+

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Google's social network gets even better

    8
    128 votes
    • PROS: Great messenger integration, Ability to start and join hangouts from app, Auto upload photos, Transparent sharing and privacy settings, Visual redesign of news feed, Animated gifs!
    • CONS: New update requires Android 4.0, Not enough users on the service
  • ooVoo

    7.0.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps

    ooVoo

    7
    6968 votes
    • ZOOM Cloud Meetings

      3.6.11580.1109

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Free Efficient and intuitive Cloud Meeting Software for Smartphones

      8
      19 votes
      • PROS: The basic version of this cloud-based meeting software is free, The user has a host of different tools to select during a meeting
      • CONS: Free usage is limited to cloud meetings of 40 minutes or less, There may be buffering issues if it is used with an older OS
    • 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
    • SplitCam

      5.4.4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use your webcam with multiple applications

      7
      303 votes
      • PROS: Means you don't have to close one program and open another using same video source, One webcam can serve mutliple messaging services
      • CONS: Becomes confusing communicating between different IM', Connection and setup can be lengthy
    • Google Voice

      1.6.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Android
      Web Apps

      Make international phone calls from your iPhone or iPad, using your Google number

      10
      2 votes
      • GoToWebinar

        7.28.0.6039

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone

        Effective and intuitive webinar software for mobile phones

        7
        44 votes
        • PROS: Users will not have to purchase any additional software to join an event, GoToWebinar offers numerous customizable options that are ideal for presenters
        • CONS: It is not possible to view an event without the use of this package., Older operating systems are not supported and may cause issues.
      • Microsoft Lync 2013

        15.0.4420.1017

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        One of the best web conferencing apps out there

        6
        152 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use interface, Tons of features, Excellent video and collaboration tools, Well thought out ecosystem
        • CONS: Chat feature could be more fleshed out, Only available with certain versions of Office
      • GoToMeeting - Video Conferencing

        5

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Modern Video Conferencing for your Business Needs

        6
        30 votes
        • PROS: Make calls with voice or video share screens and files right out of the box, No deployment costs everything is configured in teh cloud
        • CONS: Licenses needed in order to use
      • ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

        varies-by-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free App for Smart Callers

        9
        58 votes
        • PROS: Free text messaging and video calls, Ability to send pictures
        • CONS: The interface is rather confusing, Calls are rather expensive
      • MSN Messenger

        for Windows 2000/NT 7.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Old version of the popular messaging application

        7
        640 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to use, Lots of fancy customization options, Decent video conferencing function
        • CONS: No VoIP features to speak of, Filled with not-so-subtle plugs to MSN services
      • AeroAdmin

        3.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        AeroAdmin: A Free Remote Desktop Client

        6
        27 votes
        • PROS: Supports clipboard synchronization, Supports file transfer, Remote logoff and reboot functions, Encrypted with AES / RSA
        • CONS: Can trigger anti-viruses, Remote printing not supported, Free subscription limits up-time, No options to chat
      • ooVoo Video Call

        (ooVoo Mobile) 2.5.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Windows Phone

        A free app for iPhone, by ooVoo.

        8
        23 votes
        • Viotalk

          1.0.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          With Viotalk send free instant video live chat & live video conferencing with easy social sharing via text messages, email..

          9
          13 votes
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          1for Windows XP 7.5.0322102928Windows, Mac, Pocket PC
          2for Windows 2000/NT 7.06407.5Windows
          37.0.4.069687.4Windows, Android, Web Apps
          48.33.0.50291547.2Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
          51.0.0.10576237.1Windows, iPhone, BlackBerry
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