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Chat & Instant Messaging (21 programs)

  1. WhatsApp Web

    1.0
    • 4
    • (8747 votes)

    Free version of WhatsApp for web browsers

    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
  2. Omegle

    1
    • 4.4
    • (103 votes)

    Chat Online Without Revealing Your Identity

    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
  3. WeChat for Web

    1.0
    • 4.3
    • (32 votes)

    WeChat on the Web

    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
  4. Telegram

    0.4.0
    • 4
    • (179 votes)

    Speedy and secure alternative to WhatsApp

    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
  5. Google Meet

    1.0
    • 4.3
    • (128 votes)

    Free video conferencing web app

    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
  6. Google Duo

    1.0
    • 4.2
    • (30 votes)

    One-on-one video-calling app

    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: User-friendly and intuitive interface, Comes with an ID caller-like feature, Lets you call up to eight people at once, Calls are encrypted
    CONS: No voice-only option
  7. Hangouts

    1.0
    • 4.2
    • (18 votes)

    Free unified messaging network

    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
  8. Nightbot

    1.0
    • 5
    • (3 votes)

    Handy Twitch Chat Tool

    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
  9. Hangouts Chat

    1.0
    • 3.7
    • (23 votes)

    Google’s chat and collaboration tool for teams

    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    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
  10. ooVoo

    • 3.6
    • (36 votes)

    Cross-platform messaging and video calling app

    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
  11. iCloud

    • 3.8
    • (39 votes)

    A free app for Web apps, by Apple.

    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
  12. Google Translate

    • 3.3
    • (232 votes)

    The all-round translator

    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
  13. Text Free

    1.0
    • 3.5
    • (2 votes)

    Free platform to send text messages online

    License
    Free
    Language
    Platform
    web-apps
    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
  14. Mssg.me

    1.0
    • 5
    • (4 votes)

    Free universal social media linking service

    License
    Free
    Language
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Free download, Simple contact solution
    CONS: Some sites not supported, Low user recognition
  15. eBuddy

    • 3.4
    • (74 votes)

    Online chat with Messenger, Yahoo!, AIM, Google Talk and loads more

    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Supports multiple accounts, Supports conference chats, Lots of personalization options
    CONS: Lots of ads, Chat opens in new window
  16. Daily

    2017
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    An extension to improve upon password management

    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
  17. Treev

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

    Share files no matter where they're stored

    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
  18. AIM Preview

    • 3
    • (9 votes)

    Video chat and more right from your web browser

    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
  19. Say Namaste

    1.0
    • 5
    • (2 votes)

    A free video and chat app

    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
  20. Meebo

    • 3.8
    • (113 votes)

    Connect with all your instant messaging contacts

    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Platform
    web-apps
    PROS: Supports a huge range of networks, Easy to use, Supports audio and video chat, Records chat history, Customizable interface, Set up your own chat rooms
    CONS: Doesn't support Skype accounts, Media sharing feature doesn't work well

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