Download Web Chat - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    31131 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • WhatsApp Web

    1.0

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    WhatsApp wings its way to the web for free

    8
    4847 votes
    • PROS: Familiar WhatsApp look and feel makes it easy to use, End-to-end message encryption, Well-designed user interface displays all the information you need, Seamless link up between mobile and web versions, Completely free
    • CONS: Lacking a lot of features
  • Google Translate

    4.4.0.RC01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Your pocket translator

    7
    462 votes
    • PROS: Translates from text, picture, voice, and SMS, 60 supported languages, Functions to translate offline, Good voice recognition, You can hear the pronunciation
    • CONS: The translations are not always perfect
  • Twitter for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Native Twitter app for Windows 8

    8
    292 votes
    • PROS: Tweet in a Modern UI app setting, Easy to navigate, Can view web pages and media within the app, Mention notifications
    • CONS: Mentions must have exact username to link to profiles, Can encounter daily tweet limits, Doesn't natively support multiple accounts
  • iCloud

    4.0.3.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Automatically synchronize content between iOS and PC

    7
    354 votes
    • PROS: Control panel is easy to use, Integration with Windows Explorer
    • CONS: Limited storage space
  • SeaMonkey

    2.29.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-browser, advanced email, IRC chat and more from Mozilla

    8
    149 votes
    • PROS: Based on the same foundations as Firefox, etc., Much improved mail features, Browsing is quicker and more similar to Firefox
    • CONS: No way to import passwords and user names from previous versions, Not many people will need the whole suite, Some feel it has strayed from it's Netscape roots
  • Microsoft Lync 2013

    15.0.4420.1017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best web conferencing apps out there

    6
    152 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use interface, Tons of features, Excellent video and collaboration tools, Well thought out ecosystem
    • CONS: Chat feature could be more fleshed out, Only available with certain versions of Office
  • LogMeIn

    Pro 2 4.1.4132

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Access and control your PC from anywhere

    8
    156 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use: works in a web browser, Allows to transfer data between computers, Quick response from remote PC, Interesting features: video recording, chat, detailed data about remote PC
    • CONS: Java client looks clunky
  • Orbitum

    21.0.1215.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Internet browser fully integrated with social networks

    7
    236 votes
    • PROS: Well integrated with social networking sites, Focuses on blocking malicious sites, Facebook chat integrated
    • CONS: Focus is mainly on Facebook, Not much help or instructions in English
  • Hangouts Chat

    0.6.187111830

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Google’s chat and collaboration tool for teams

    -
    No votes yet
    • 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
  • Mightytext

    3.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free app for Android

    9
    4 votes
    • HipChat

      4.29.4.1661

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android
      iPhone

      Free Software to Streamline Chats within the Business Community

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Fully customisable skins and profiles to streamline the user interface, Open APIs are available for programmers and developers
      • CONS: Access to the full version will require a paid subscription, It may suddenly drop offline from time to time for no apparent reason
    • Hangouts Notificator

      0.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      It is a Hangouts Client using Google web interface and IE engine.

      9
      3 votes
      • AIM Preview

        License
        free
        Platform
        Web Apps
        Windows

        Video chat and more right from your web browser

        6
        9 votes
        • 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
      • StumbleUpon

        5.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Windows

        Find sites you'll like with this great app

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Genuinely good at finding content, Well designed interface, Lightweight and easy to use
        • CONS: No address bar
      • IM Lock

        Home Ed 2010

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Block Instant Messenging, Web Chat, Web Games

        6
        43 votes
        • Messengerify

          1.0

          License
          buy
          Platform
          Web Apps

          A trial version web app.

          -
          No votes yet
          • SendBird 3.0

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            Add in-app chat and messaging with SendBird 3.0

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Plug and play solution for setting up a chat feature, Intuitive and easy to use product
            • CONS: Technical and customer support could be improved, Difficult to implement especially when customising
          • IM-History

            Beta 1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Save IM chat history online and access it from anywhere

            5
            7 votes
            • PROS: Supports many popular IM clients, Allows you to access chats via web, Logs support photo and video previews
            • CONS: Can be hard to configure, Connectivity issues
          • Web Forum Reader

            1.11

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Keep track of your favourite forums

            5
            15 votes
            • PROS: Helps you keep track of multiple forums, Very easy to use, Accepts many types of forums
            • CONS: Interface is very plain, Doesn't accept all forum types
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          1varies-with-device311318.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
          22927.7Windows
          31.048477.5Web Apps
          44.4.0.RC014627.4Android, Windows, iPhone, Web Apps
          54.0.3.563546.8Windows, Web Apps
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