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Chat & Instant Messaging (178 programs)

  1. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: User-friendly interface. Compatible with multiple platforms. Free to use.
    CONS: Unfair censoring. Untrustworthy policies. The search field is restricted to registered users only.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. PROS: Very easy to use. Comes with a cool design.
    CONS: Need to get Google Hangouts separately. Only compatible with iOS.
  16. 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.
  17. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: No need to use internet.
  18. 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.
  19. PROS: Improves user productivity. Controls communication costs.
    CONS: Activity feeds tab not available. Communication from within SharePoint not possible.
  20. 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.

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