Download Chat Interface - Best Software & Apps

  • KakaoTalk

    2.1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Chat with friends worldwide for free

    8
    1 vote
    • PROS: Simple interface, Quick response when using SMS, Voice call quality is good
    • CONS: Locked to a single device, Searching for contacts is hit-or-miss
  • Twitter for Mac

    3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Official Twitter client for Mac

    7
    39 votes
    • PROS: Very slick interface, Easy to use, Suits OS X
    • CONS: New tweet button a bit hidden, Notifications a bit limited, Basically the same as Tweetie
  • Discord - Chat for Gamers

    3.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Chat with friends, family and fellow gamers, for free

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Great interface, Easy bot scripting
    • CONS: No Ctrl+F, Slow log retrieval
  • Whatsapp Recovery

    3.0.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Restore deleted messages from WhatsApp

    7
    557 votes
    • PROS: Recover chat, contacts and files, Simple and intuitive interface, Good tutorial, Export data in XLS, TXT and XML
    • CONS: No advanced options, Only works with iPhone
  • Overwolf

    Beta 0.28.170.36556

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Facebook, chat, video capture and more in-game

    7
    135 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Great interface, Simple video capture, Share immediately
    • CONS: Can slow performance
  • Skype for iPad

    6.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Free chat and video calls on your iPad

    5
    85 votes
    • PROS: Attractive, easy-to-use interface, Supports video chat, History window, Manage your profile
    • CONS: Poor video quality, No SMS
  • ooVoo

    6.0.5.75

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free multiple video chat client

    7
    432 votes
    • PROS: Allows up to 6 video conference calls at once, Very good looking interface and feel, Allows you to place video contacts in a sidebar, Excellent video quality
    • CONS: Automatically adds itself to your startup items without prompting
  • Messenger Plus!

    6.00.0.780

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The popular add-on, updated for Windows Live Messenger 2011

    9
    7345 votes
    • PROS: Very well integrated into Messenger, Vast selection of new and improved features for Messenger, Nice interface design, Add your own features with scripts, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Takes a while to configure all of its options, You need scripting knowledge to create new tools, Applying skins requires Messenger restart
  • QQ for Mac

    International 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    6
    62 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!, No video chat feature
  • MessengerTime

    9.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software to Access Facebook from Desktops and Laptops

    8
    104 votes
    • PROS: A potentially useful alternative for those who do not like Facebook Messenger., The interface is easy to use and it can be installed at no charge.
    • CONS: Some may be tricked into believing that MessengerTime is an official Facebook application., There are currently no versions available for mobile devices or Mac operating systems.
  • Meebo

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps
    Android
    iPhone

    Connect with all your instant messaging contacts

    7
    107 votes
    • 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
  • Messenger

    from Google 1.0.130

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Google's next generation text messaging app for Android

    6
    11 votes
    • PROS: Slick, attractive user interface, Fast and simple to use, Integrates well with your contacts, Lets you block SMS from pre-defined contacts
    • CONS: Needs more customization options, Not as fully featured as Hangouts
  • Social for Facebook

    2.0.9

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Manage multiple Facebook accounts from one place

    7
    196 votes
    • PROS: Log into multiple Facebook accounts at once, Easy to navigate tabbed interface, Support for Facebook chat and messaging, Just like using Facebook in a browser
    • CONS: System tray notifications can get annoying, No apparent support for business pages
  • Digsby

    Beta Build 90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Merge IM, email and social network accounts under one interface

    8
    140 votes
    • PROS: Control IM, email and social network accounts from one single interface, Support for the most popular online services, Clear, organized interface, Very complete settings menu
    • CONS: A bit slow when logging in, Facebook doesn't work properly with Digsby
  • fring

    4.5.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Pocket PC
    Windows Mobile
    Symbian

    Talk for free on your phone

    6
    58 votes
    • PROS: Clear, good looking interface, Supports all major chat services, VoIP, Twitter functionality
    • CONS: Lacks advanced IM/VoIP features, No Facebook support
  • HelloTalk

    1.8.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Learn languages while making friends all over the world

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Find easily friends, Familiar messaging app interface, Dictionaries and translators, Many languages to choose from
    • CONS: Connection issues, Sometimes struggle to detect microphone for chat
  • Trillian

    5.3.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The popular multi-platform IM client is back!

    8
    191 votes
    • PROS: Compact design, Support for a dozen different protocols, Extensive settings menu
    • CONS: Interface can get a bit overwhelming
  • Bumble App

    1.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Tinder competitor where girls make the first move

    6
    5 votes
    • PROS: Really quick to set up and start making matches, Can add additional profile information, Attractive user interface and easy to use
    • CONS: Too similiar to Tinder and other dating apps, Some usability and feature flaws
  • Windows Live Messenger

    2012 16.4.3503.0728

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The king of messengers gets a slight facelift

    7
    3697 votes
    • PROS: Facebook integration, Tabbed conversations, Clean interface
    • CONS: No great changes, Bloated, Still no Twitter support
  • fTalk

    4.0.0.38.44

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Facebook chat desktop client inspired by Messenger

    8
    326 votes
    • PROS: Handy, easy to use Facebook chat client, Nice interface design, Lets you change Facebook status
    • CONS: Weird emoticon design
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