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Chat & Instant Messaging (341 programs)

  1. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Has a one-click transfer button, Works between devices and operating systems, Risk-free transfer of messages and files
    CONS: Difficult for people using multiple accounts, Feature restrictions on trial version
  2. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    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
    windows
    PROS: Easily join in meetings, Calendar events include meeting URL and other relevant information, Video gallery view, Video, voice, and screen sharing capability
    CONS: Limited group meeting calls for a basic Zoom account
  4. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free local calls, Compatible with SIP standards, Supports best voice codes, Encrypts communications
    CONS: Outdated interface
  5. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free and open-source, End-to-end encryption for chats
    CONS: Occasionally sluggish performance, No system tray shortcut
  6. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Impressive customization options, Can handle multiple conversations, Available in 29 languages, Wikipedia and Wiktionary integration
    CONS: Does not support multiple protocols, File transfers sometimes fail, Functions are scattered, Remember Password options can lead to privacy leaks
  7. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: User-friendly, Instant chat messaging, More affordable, Best for general communications
    CONS: Not recommended for larger business meetings and conferences
  8. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Customize Zoom meeting interface, Monitor speaking time in real-time, Customize your video view, Notes can be synced
    CONS: Not available in Windows yet
  9. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Fun and interactive video conference calls, Easy to enable in Zoom, Rich with still and animated backgrounds, Pre-record
    CONS: Available only in private beta
  10. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Works with multiple OS, Supports up to 100 users, Features a simple interface, Runs smoothly in the browser
    CONS: Experiences occasional lags
  11. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Unlimited users, Easy to create and join calls, No account needed, Encrypted calls
    CONS: Some connectivity issue, Delayed audio
  12. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Fast internal communication, Requires no initial configurations, Lightweight and easy to use, Encrypts messages
    CONS: Outdated interface
  13. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Compatible with all groupware apps, IM and VoIP capabilities, File sharing capabilities, Read receipt feature
    CONS: Open-source code, Suited for advanced users
  14. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Supports HD video conferences, Features a simple interface, Comes with abundant features, Offers multiple pricing options
    CONS: Needs good internet connectivity
  15. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  16. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Allows bulk sending in one click, Schedules sending of your message, Automatically creates message variations, Can import contacts
    CONS: Not all features are available in the free trial
  17. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Chat on Facebook while on desktop, Contacts sidebar, Easy to access chat textbox
    CONS: Requires logging in to Facebook, Lacks support for shared media contents, May not support sharing of files
  18. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Neat and organized interface, View notifications and live updates, Check friend requests, Accessible
    CONS: Does not have advanced features, Old-school interface, Log-in through Facebook website

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