Download Voice Messages - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    35872 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    13808 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    6188 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Telegram

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    715 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • 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
    505 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
  • LINE for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The ultimate communication app, also on Windows 10

    7
    434 votes
    • PROS: Simple to navigate, High quality voice calls, Send voice recordings to chat messages
    • CONS: Requires access to your location, Will only work with Windows 8 and upwards
  • 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
    7622 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist, PC to PC calls, Compatible with Jabber/XMPP
    • CONS: Too basic, Little room for customization
  • GO SMS Pro

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A SMS app that really delivers

    7
    120 votes
    • PROS: Focus on privacy and security, Send images, videos and voice messages, Close enough to stock messaging app to make it very easy to use, Customize your messages with different themes, fonts and photos
    • CONS: No overall app lock, Appearance is a touch boring
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking

    Premium 13

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Dictate messages and control the computer with your voice

    6
    187 votes
    • PROS: Speak naturally to the computer, Amazing level of accuracy, Seamlessly embedded with Windows, Useful for dictation and voice-controlling the PC
    • CONS: You need to train the program, Requires some time to improve accuracy
  • BBM

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    An instant messaging classic goes multi-platform

    7
    547 votes
    • PROS: Multichat, Sending files, photos, voice memos, BBM groups, You control the people who can send you messages
    • CONS: BB 10 interface lacks some flexibility, No VoIP, Registration takes a little too long
  • Spy Voice Recorder

    5.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spy Voice Recorder - Secretly record Skype and IM conversations!

    7
    5 votes
    • PROS: Automatically record conversations, Compatible with most IM applications, Works anonymously in the background, Password protected settings
    • CONS: Application interface can be confusing, Automatic recording feature does sometimes miss a conversation, Accessing the program settings can be complicated, Audio quality can sometimes be poor
  • KooL Greeter

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    KooL Greeter is an Addon for the best Voice Chat Software "Paltalk Messenger". Greet your Users with Colorfull text messages

    8
    14 votes
    • Talking Bacteria

      1.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      Send recorded messages to others in a cute chorus

      8
      21 votes
      • PROS: Voice recording and playback options, Share with your friends or post to YouTube, Clear instructions page
      • CONS: Limited usability without a microphone, Only three reaction options to choose from
    • HandyBits Voice Mail

      6.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Send your own email sound messages

      8
      9 votes
      • PROS: Easy to record and send voice messages
      • CONS: Doesn't allow you to drag into messages
    • Talkray

      Free Calls and Text 3.44

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Call and send texts from the same app

      7
      29 votes
      • PROS: Calls and messages in the same app, Easy to use, Many options, Group calls
      • CONS: Not many users, for now, Interface can be improved, No video calls, for now
    • VIPole Secure Messenger

      3.5.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      VIPole strongly encrypts messages, group chats, voice/video calls and files from prying eyes

      10
      5 votes
      • Nikotel

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Text messages, voice and video conferencing app

        6
        6 votes
        • PROS: Clean slick interface, Allows you to call, text and video conference
        • CONS: Call costs not much different from Skype
      • RockeTalk

        1.1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Java

        Make new friends and chat on your mobile

        7
        31 votes
        • PROS: Supports several IM networks, Lots of community features, Send voice and photo messages
        • CONS: Ugly user interface
      • Vemail

        2.13

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Email voice messages instead of ordinary text

        9
        2 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        2(Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device138088.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
        3varies-with-device358728.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
        4varies-with-device7158.1Android, Windows, iPhone, Mac
        51.0.0.10576227.1Windows, iPhone, BlackBerry
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