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  1. Whatsapp
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Whatsapp
    Description

    Normally, the popular messaging app WhatsApp is only used on mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry), however with the...

    7
    46 ratings
    105K downloads
    • Pros: Offers almost all of the same options as the mobile app
    • Cons: Mobile device must be connected in order to use it
  2. Skype 7.8.388
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Skype 7.8.388 (OS X 10.9+)
    Description

    Skype is the most popular application on the market for making video calls, mobile calls, and sending instant messages and SMS. On top of all...

    6
    523 ratings
    2.6M downloads
    • Pros: Video teleconferencing
    • Cons: New wider interface takes some getting used to
  3. FaceTime 1.0.5
    License
    Full Version
    Language
    English
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    FaceTime for Mac 1.0.5
    Description

    FaceTime, the excellent video calling application originally introduced for the iPhone 4, is Apple's answer to Skype. It allows you to keep in...

    6
    781 ratings
    1.3M downloads
    • Pros: Looks great
    • Cons: Contact adding cannot be done in-app
  4. Viber 3.1.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Viber 3.1.0
    Description

    Viber has been available on mobile devices for a few years now but finally a desktop client has been released for Windows and Mac. Interesting...

    7
    125 ratings
    226K downloads
    • Pros: Syncs chats with mobile devices
    • Cons: No video chats
  5. LINE 3.4.1
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    LINE 3.4.1
    Description

    Imagine if FaceTime for Mac could make calls to not just iPhones but also Android, Windows, and Blackberry devices too. That's exactly what LINE...

    6
    126 ratings
    412K downloads
    • Pros: Call for free to any mobile device or PC
    • Cons: No video calling yet
  6. Messenger for Desktop 1.2.4.
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Messenger for Desktop 1.2.4.
    Description

    While Facebook Messenger may be a breeze to access on your phone or your browser through the official apps, using it as a desktop client has always...

    7
    11 ratings
    39.6K downloads
    • Pros: Chat without opening Facebook
    • Cons: Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook
  7. Facebook 4 Mac 4.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Facebook 4 Mac 4.0
    Description

    Facebook 4 Mac, known as Facebook Pro for Windows, is an app that has all the same functions of your favorite social networking site. It doesn't...

    6
    23 ratings
    258K downloads
    • Pros: Separates Facebook from your browser
    • Cons: No options
  8. Messages 8.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Messages Beta 8.0 Beta
    Description

    Messages is iMessage for Mac - Apple's replacement for iChat in OS X 10.8. Firstly, note that if you install Messages, it replaces iChat although...

    5
    377 ratings
    538K downloads
    • Pros: Better integration with iOS
    • Cons: Removes iChat completely
  9. Telegram for Desktop 0.10.16
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Telegram for Desktop 0.10.16
    Description

    Way before WhatsApp Web came onto the market, Telegram already offered a desktop version of its security-focused messaging app. It may be light on...

    7
    19 ratings
    38.4K downloads
    • Pros: Useful notifcation customization options
    • Cons: Must have a Telegram account on a mobile app
  10. Yahoo! Messenger 3.0.2.235554
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Yahoo! Messenger 3.0.2.235554
    Description

    I've never been a particularly big fan of Yahoo! products and so I tested Yahoo! Messenger with more than a little trepidation. Whenever a product...

    6
    61 ratings
    239K downloads
    • Pros: Clean interface
    • Cons: iSight webcam would not work for me
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