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Chat & Instant Messaging (177 programs)

  1. Beeper

    varies-with-devices
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Universal messaging tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports 15 messaging apps, Simple interface, iMessage works even in a non-Apple device, Extendable features with plugins and integrations
    CONS: Requires invitation before signing up, Using iMessage on non-Apple device is complicated
  2. Signal

    5.29.1
    • 4
    • (4 votes)

    Free, open-source private messenger

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Developed by a non-profit organization, End-to-end encryption for calls and texts, Allows 150 users in one group chat, Invite potential users via online or text
    CONS: Created by a for-profit co-founder, Offers bare-minimum security features
  3. mmhmm

    beta
    • 5
    • (1 vote)

    Fun and interactive video conference tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Video streaming-integrated virtual camera tool, Transform room into a virtual stage, Tons of magical slides, Free version available to download
    CONS: Not supported by Safari or other built-in Apple apps
  4. Jio Meet

    2.10.5
    • 5
    • (2 votes)

    Take your conference calls anywhere

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: No device and operating system restrictions, Create instant and scheduled meetings, HD video and audio quality even at lower bandwidths, User-friendly interface
    CONS: Constant bugs, Supports Indian mobile numbers only
  5. Jitsi Meet

    2.10
    • 3.4
    • (200 votes)

    Conduct video conferences for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Unlimited users, Easy to create and join calls, No account needed, Encrypted calls
    CONS: Some connectivity issue, Delay audio
  6. Microsoft Teams

    4.10.1
    • 3.7
    • (299 votes)

    A free collaboration tool for businesses

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Has a feature-rich platform, Offers voice and video calling, Option to integrate with third-party apps
    CONS: May seem complicated to administrators
  7. Zoom Meetings

    5.6.1
    • 4.1
    • (573 votes)

    A simple free tool to conduct virtual meetings

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Comes with various free functionalities, Features varied pricing plans, Offers support for HD video calls, Comes with a clean interface
    CONS: Needs good internet connectivity, Occasional crashes and lags
  8. Houseparty

    1.0
    • 3.3
    • (5 votes)

    Live video chatting app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to join group chats, Supports up to 8 people in a group call, Allows simultaneous group calls, Allows users to play games while on the call
    CONS: Lots of call dropouts, Some games do not work, Can be too invasive, Uses an excessive amount of battery
  9. Skype for Business

    16.28.0.142
    • 3.2
    • (12 votes)

    Communication solution for businesses

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Reliable text-based and video messaging, Screen sharing support, Record call feature, Supports file-sharing
    CONS: Difficult to use with large groups, Unreliable notifications, Slow conversation updates, Prone to lagging
  10. IP Messenger

    4.9
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Free LAN messenger

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use, Does not need initial configurations, Lightweight, Encrypts messages
    CONS: Outdated interface, No one-on-one message thread
  11. Snap Camera

    1.0
    • 3.7
    • (40 votes)

    Free Snapchat filters for desktop

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use, Filters can be used during real time video chats, Wide selection of face filters, Does not require users to log in
    CONS: Cannot be used to access Snapchat accounts, Does not allow Snap exchanges between users
  12. Workplace by Facebook

    1.0
    • 0
    • (1 vote)

    Game Changing Work Tools

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Communicate, collaborate and connect in every platform, Utilize familiar collaborative tools, Supports most local cloud services, Do projects with a global community
    CONS: More enterprise and administration features available in Premium version, Not recommended to connect with personal Facebook account, May automatically redirects users to default browser, Does not send mail for registering work ID
  13. One Chat Lite - Messenger

    4.24
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    One Chat Lite - Free All in One Messenger App

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports 20 different messaging services, covering historical and popular options, Privacy mode with TouchID support provides added security, Advanced media support enables media sharing and video chat in addition to text, Supports notification alerts and enables replying from within notifications
    CONS: Does not support enterprise versions of some messengers such as HipChat, Some apps require re-logging in when going between app and One Chat Lite, Only 2 messenger services enabled in free version, Missing support for many messaging apps depending on your preferences
  14. BetterApp - Desktop App for Google Hangouts

    1.3
    • 4.5
    • (3 votes)

    Cool Tool for Social People

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Very easy to use, Comes with a cool design
    CONS: Need to get Google Hangouts separately, Only compatible with iOS
  15. Messenger for Tinder

    1.1
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Paid-for Tinder messaging on Mac

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Notifications to your desktop, View your chat history and match profiles
    CONS: Not for Android smartphone users, Steep price for an otherwise free app
  16. Feem for Mac

    4.2.6
    • 5
    • (2 votes)

    Feem: Painless local sharing

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: No need to use internet.
  17. Blue Jeans

    1.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Smart Software for Companies

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lots of useful features, Video conferencing is smooth and clear
    CONS: Can take a little time to learn, Only the trial is free
  18. Lync for Mac

    2011
    • 0.5
    • (2 votes)

    A Holistic Business Tool by Microsoft Now for Mac’s

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Improves user productivity, Controls communication costs
    CONS: Activity feeds tab not available, Communication from within SharePoint not possible
  19. Franz

    5.0
    • 3
    • (3 votes)

    All-in-one app for chatting

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Can add several accounts, Adapts interface if messaging platforms well, Simple interface, Easily accessible
    CONS: Uses a lot of memory, Does not support some messaging platforms, Difficult to set-up accounts, Doesn’t support audio in some apps
  20. Discord

    0.0.262
    • 3.7
    • (227 votes)

    Free chat service for Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Invite-only, Intuitive UI, Cross-platform, Highly customizable, Plenty of mediums to chat
    CONS: Slightly cluttered

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