Download Instant Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    7
    2290 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
    • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
  • Skype for Windows 10

    2.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1726 votes
    • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
    • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    778 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!
  • Windows Live Messenger

    Build 14.0.8117.416 2009

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23313 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • Lync for Windows 10

    16.0.1929.1162

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Videoconferencing and instant messaging for businesses

    5
    21 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one communication program, Options for sharing, sending files , Optimized for touchscreen
    • CONS: Limited options available, Unable to manage your contacts, Unable to personalize the app, Unsuccessful when attempting to sync the chat history
  • EverNote

    5.8.3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Pocket PC
    BlackBerry
    Web Apps

    Store and quickly synchronize anything

    7
    486 votes
    • PROS: Capture anything, Add notes, images, passwords, etc., Organize items in notebooks and by tags, Easy data syncing across platforms
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Nimbuzz

    2.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Java

    Old-fashioned and out-dated instant messaging platform

    7
    1115 votes
    • PROS: Enables you to sync contacts with your mobile phone
    • CONS: Fewer options than other similar tools, Really outdated, Only supports Facebook Chat
  • Feem for Windows

    4.2.6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Feem for Windows - Painless file sharing!

    7
    20 votes
    • PROS: Share files with ease on your local network, No complicated setup procedures, No need for external servers, No limit on file sizes
    • CONS: Data sharing can be slow at times, No smartphone support, developers are looking into this, In a few instances application has crashed mid file transfer, Auto resume function resume downloads in incorrect place at times
  • Viotalk

    1.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    With Viotalk send free instant video live chat & live video conferencing with easy social sharing via text messages, email..

    9
    11 votes
    • 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
    • Linphone

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      iPhone

      Linphone offers secure, free VOIP

      0
      1 vote
      • PROS: Full calling functionality over the internet, Instant messages and picture sharing
      • CONS: You don’t get as much support as big rivals, Technical side is less user-friendly needs setup
    • Wire

      1.1.12

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Plug in to a new kind of messenger app

      7
      3 votes
      • PROS: Looks gorgeous, Crystal clear audio quality, Supports SoundCloud music sharing
      • CONS: Awkward user interface, Needs more features, Only worth installing if all your friends do
    • Feem for Mac

      4.2.6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Feem: Painless local sharing

      10
      2 votes
      • Coccinella

        0.96.16

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Chat client with a built-in whiteboard

        5
        4 votes
        • PROS: Loads of plugins, Cross platform (works with ICQ, MSN, Google Talk), Manage messages via inbox, Sharing whiteboard is fun
        • CONS: Normal messages a little confusing, Can't use multiple accounts
      • eBuddy Mobile Messenger

        for Nokia 1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Java

        Multi-network instant messaging on your mobile

        7
        512 votes
        • PROS: Tidy, tabbed user interface, Supports a range of IM networks, Photo sharing within chat
        • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
      • Fuze Meeting

        13.10.10610

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Participate in an HD video conference, share your desktop, present content from the cloud instantly.

        1
        6 votes
        • eBuddy Mobile Messenger

          (Java) 2.2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Java

          Messaging client supporting MSN, Yahoo, AIM, Google Talk and Facebook

          7
          246 votes
          • PROS: Tidy, tabbed user interface, Supports a range of IM networks, Photo sharing within chat
          • CONS: No support for VoIP or Skype text chat
        • SharingMenu

          1.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Instant sharing control

          -
          No votes yet
          • Coccinella

            0.96.16

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Chat client with a built-in whiteboard

            7
            3 votes
            • PROS: Loads of plugins, XMPP client (works with ICQ, MSN, Google Talk), Manage messages via inbox, Sharing whiteboard is fun
            • CONS: Normal messages a little confusing, Can't use multiple accounts, Sometimes stalls at startup
          • Qnext

            3.0.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Connect to all your instant messengers at once

            8
            16 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            1Build 14.0.8117.416 2009233137.6Windows, Symbian
            2varies-with-device22907.4Android, Windows, iPhone, Mac
            32.717267.1Windows
            4International 1.67786.9Windows
            52.9.411156.7Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
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