Chat & Instant Messaging
Skype is probably the best video and voice chat program for Windows PC. It has the ability to maintain high audio and video quality even on a low-speed Internet connection. You get a variety of emoticons and video clips (called Mojis) to express your emotions; these Mojis are updated regularly with each version of Skype.
Yahoo! Messenger - Chat with friends and enjoy stealth settings, video calls, PC calls, file sharing, photo sharing, SMS, emoticons, & more. Send instant messages in real-time to your friends. Share photos from your desktop or Flickr, then discuss them over IM while you and a friend view them together. Make a voice call to another Yahoo! Messenger user.
Google Talk Video and Voice Plug-in supports most common browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc. It is required so that you can make video calls to your contacts in Google Mail. It can also be used on Google Hangouts. You can make video conferences with up to 10 people, using this add-on.
You can use emoticons, set status messages, send files or create voice mails. In case you are not online on Google Talk, and a friend is trying to chat with you, the message he/she wrote to you will be displayed to you as soon you log in, thanks to the “history” feature.
LINE allows you to exchange free instant messages with friends whenever and wherever you want with one-on-one and group chats. Also you can share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts and location information easily with your friends. Add Official Accounts of your favorite artists, celebrities, brands and TV shows as a friend to get exclusive news and coupons only available on LINE.
WecamMax enables you to add thousands of effects or doodling to webcam video for live video chats, streaming or recording. As a virtual webcam, it also enables you to show videos, pictures, desktop screen or even multiple webcam videos to others.
ooVoo is a free-to-use app communication tool for Windows OS. You get one-on-one and group video calling, text and picture messaging, screen sharing, free voice calling, and more. With ooVoo’s advanced targeting tools, ads can be tailored to an audience by age, gender, language, location, and more.
Nimbuzz is just like Skype: you can make phone calls and send messages. Calling another Nimbuzz users through the Internet is free. But you need to recharge your account with money for calling phone numbers. The application is available for most of the mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers.
This tool helps you improve and enjoy your Messenger experience, offering you a long list of Emoticons, Video Winks, Winks, Big Emos, Buddy Bubbles, Mood Avatars and many more. Using IMBooster contents, you will be able to express your inner feelings in a much advanced and beautiful way.
Facebook Messenger is a messaging service which allows Facebook users to chat with friends right from the desktop, but not only that, using it they'll be notified of new friend requests and messages. The idea of the application is great as when we surf the net or use some other app, this service will definitely come in handy, because we won't have to click away to stay in touch with friends.
This tool provides a wide selection of conversation tools to help you better express yourself in more creative ways. skypEmoticons completes your Skype chat experience by providing tools such as Emoticons, Display Pictures and alarms. With skypEmoticons, conversations are livelier, more animated, more creative, and more interactive.
Microsoft Network launched its latest version of chat messenger on 18th September 2008.This version is better than others as it has option of mail filter and other security options like hiding your images. It shows how much storage is available in the messenger window itself.
With this tool you can start a free video chat, voice or text group chat with anyone on any device, and browse over 5,000 active group chat rooms. You can also interact with friendly members around current events, music, sports, and much more, and make your friends smile - say it with stickers, gifts and emojis.
Mail.Ru Agent is Russia’s most popular online communication program providing for you to remain in touch with your friends and to make new acquaintances. • Use voice and video communications for free; • Send and receive messages in popular social networks and messengers; • Send free SMS; • Share your impressions via microblogs; • Take part in multiuser conferences.
RaidCall is a program for holding a custom online group-chat. You can discover online communities based on similar interests, games, and activities. You can transfer files, screenshots, etc. The program also has features like a voice recorder, poll, and activity log. It can be synchronized with Facebook - you can also invite friends using it.
Access the stuff on your computers from almost anywhere. With Windows Live Mesh and the Devices website, you can finally stop emailing files to yourself, carrying them around on a USB drive, or worrying whether the version you have with you is the latest.
ICQ is a free program that allows you to make video calls and chat with your friends. You can share your photos and videos to all your friends including friends from Facebook, GoogleTalk, studiVZ, Mail.ru and AIM. You can also connect your email account to ICQ and get notifications about new messages.
mIRC is a full-featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions. this app has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications.
Windows Live Messenger combines instant messaging features with social networking, so you can stay in touch with the important people in your life. Additionally, with Windows Live Messenger you can share photos and videos, and play games with friends while you chat.
This program gets you into in any game`s comunity very easy. You can get to play with your friends the favorite games and chat with them at the same time in one dedicated program. Play some famous games like StarCraft, Counter-Strike, Dungeon Siege and Diablo II
Messenger Plus! Live is an add-on for Windows Live Messenger. This program adds a lot of new functions to your Messenger. It allows to use different skins, and even includes a program that you can use to design your own skin, both for the Messenger itself and for the chat window.
join.me it's light, fast, and free so you can share your screen instantly and have ad-hoc meetings with a few people, or a lot, as many times as you'd like. Get your people together, without actually getting them together. Just instantly share your screen so everybody's on the same page.
fTalk is an instant messenger that lets you chat with your friends on Facebook. Facebook offers this service through its interface, but using fTalk you will be able to chat with your friends through this program, whose interface is very similar to Windows Live Messenger´s.
Gadu-Gadu is a polish Instant Messenger that allows you to communicate over the Internet. you can send SMS (ShortMessageService) to mobile phones of all polish networks. Only Windows is supported by this program. The language of the program is polish.
Choosing Pidgin as messenger has an advantages on those who uses different IMs. With the aid of Pidgin you can open and access all your accounts from different IMs. Pidgin offers you the possibility to communicate and chat on many protocols like: Google Talk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook Chat, AIM, Bonjour, Jabber, XMMP, MySpace IM, Lotus Same Time, QQ and Novell GroupWise Messenger.