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Chat & Instant Messaging (21 programs)

  1. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Easy-to-use, Can solve math problems and programming codes
    CONS: Requires an account to use, Can fail to generate content on niche inquiries
  2. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Intuitive interface for all users, Compatible with multiple devices, Supports large group chats and calls
    CONS: Exclusive to Gmail users
  3. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Integrated with G Suite applications, Gather 100+ participants in one call, Intuitive graphical user interface
    CONS: Limited to 1 hour conferences, Basic conferencing tools
  4. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Up to 50 participants in a single call, Allows file sharing, Can screen-share
    CONS: Screen-sharing is only available on PC, Can’t set meetings in advanced, No configurable settings
  5. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Anonymous chatting, Mobile app available, Interest tags, Dorm chat mode
    CONS: Not cut out for serious chatting, Questionable adult content, Unmonitored video section, Bots could be an issue
  6. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Allows you to access all your conversations in your web browser, Has all the functionalities of the mobile WeChat app, Gives users the option to transfer files, Does not use normal username and password login
    CONS: Still uses its mobile version as a server, Scanning the QR code sometimes takes ages
  7. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Message Dashboard, Customization and Commands, Spam Filters, Chat Logs
    CONS: Requires an account, Requires constant usage to maintain account, May conflict with other open chatbot applications
  8. PROS: Good integration with other Google apps, Accessible via mobile, computer or web
    CONS: How many Google chat apps do we need?, Cannot assign tasks to chat participants
  9. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Improves upon password management, Users can contribute to the source code
    CONS: Only for the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Still being developed before its official release
  10. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Worry-free permissions, All-in-one approach
    CONS: Only for iOS, More storage sites yet to be included
  11. PROS: Free download, Simple contact solution
    CONS: Some sites not supported, Low user recognition
  12. PROS: There is no charge to use this handy application, Registration will take only a few minutes to complete
    CONS: As this is new software there may be some minor bugs present, Voice chat is not currently supported by Text Free
  13. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Strong focus on security and speed, Almost all the same features as the mobile versions, Attractive user interface, Seamless synchronization across devices
    CONS: Must have a Telegram account on a mobile app
  14. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Very easy to install and use, Familiar interface, Reliable, Fast
    CONS: More basic than mobile version, No video or audio calls
  15. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Claims to be very secure, Extremely easy to use once signed-up
    CONS: Not clear exactly how it encrypts, Beta may be unstable
  16. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
  17. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: 60 supported languages, Functions to translate offline, Good voice recognition, You can hear the pronunciation
    CONS: The translations are not always perfect
  18. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Cross-platform, Up to 12 participants in a single video call, Active social community
    CONS: Inconsistent user experience across platforms, Slow performance
  19. License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Chat with contacts from Facebook or Google Talk within app, Video chat is simple to use, Nice, clean interface
    CONS: Potential security issues with remotely stored chat histories, Not as many users as on other IM clients
  20. PROS: Supports multiple accounts, Supports conference chats, Lots of personalization options
    CONS: Lots of ads, Chat opens in new window

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