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Camfrog Video Chat review

Camfrog Video Chat blends personal instant messaging, chat rooms, and video chat into one well-designed application. Very few free applications offer as many features as Camfrog, and you will find the community of users to be active and diverse, giving you an engaging experience.

Pros

Great performance: We visited many chat rooms and observed that video streamed quickly and without any significant lag or loss of quality. Chat rooms were constantly loading new messages, and we never experienced any crashes or freezing.

Fast, attractive design: Camfrog Video Chat offers an attractive design and organized layout. Chat rooms are structured in … Read more

WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone review

WhatsApp Messenger proves to be a speedy and dependable messaging app. It stays continuously on as long as you are connected to the Internet and encrypts all your conversations.

Pros

Well-maintained: WhatsApp Messenger's popularity translates into a stable connection, excellent service maintenance, and good technical support from the developers. It's popular even among non-iOS users, so there should be no reason not to connect with buddies who are using Android or Windows devices.

Great design for iOS: This app's aesthetics blend in seamlessly with iOS. With its great design and intuitive arrangement of buttons and menus, this … Read more

Phone Amego for Mac review

Phone Amego for Mac sits on your menu bar and interacts with your phone for a number of functions, monitoring and controlling calls, blocking unwanted callers, doing Web reverse lookups, and setting calendars. It works well and proves useful, but doesn't support Wi-Fi.

Pros

Intuitive interface: Configuring Phone Amego for Mac does not take long. Everything is clearly presented on the application's different panes. Setting your communication logging parameters, for instance, is as easy as ticking check boxes.

Works with AppleScript: You can use AppleScript to automate your interaction with connected phones, which means you can place calls … Read more

Chat Now for Kik Messenger review

Chat Now for Kik Messenger gives you a platform for finding people who are available to chat and have similar interests. You can send out an open invitation, search for a specific user, or seek out new friends based on their profile details.

Pros

Flexible interactions: No matter what type of conversation or interaction you're looking for, you can probably find someone in this app interested in the same thing. If you're feeling adventurous, you can post a Chat Now message and see if you get any takers, or you can browse through the posts other users have … Read more

Chat Heads for Mac review

Chat Heads for Mac is a customizable conversation app that integrates with Facebook, so you can chat with your friends the way you want to. Keep in touch, and carry on conversations through this app's convenient interface without actually being on Facebook.

To begin using this app, log in with your Facebook account. You can access the app via the bubble with a + icon inside it on the left-hand side of your desktop screen. Clicking the + brings up a scrollable and searchable list of your Facebook friends, and selecting one of them opens a window with your last few … Read more

mIRC review

mIRC gives you access to chat rooms centered around tons of different topics in which you can converse with users from all over the world. With this program, you can connect and disconnect with ease and enjoy hours of group or private conversations about whatever interests you.

Pros

Favorites list: When you first install this app, there is a preloaded Favorites List that contains suggestions for you to try. Of course, you can always edit this list and add your own favorite channels as you find them, but it's nice to have somewhere to start, just because there are … Read more

ManyCam for Mac review

ManyCam for Mac allows you to add special effects to the pictures and videos you take with your computer's built-in iSight camera. When you select it as your video source, these effects can be added to your video chats with programs such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Hangouts, or Skype.

Pros

Entertaining effects: ManyCam for Mac offers many entertaining photo effects including objects, backgrounds, and face accessories. You can also draw over video, add text over video, and add date and time. However, some of the other features we stumbled upon while exploring this program were welcome surprises. For example, … Read more

ManyCam review

ManyCam lets you operate multiple Webcams simultaneously, including both real and virtual Webcams, and customize them with a variety of effects and filters like flames and cartoon eyes. ManyCam can keep multiple video chat sessions open, monitor home security cameras, stream videos, and display still images when you want to chat but don't want to show yourself. ManyCam 4.0 is freeware; a Pro upgrade is available.

Pros

Easy setup: ManyCam more or less sets itself up, identifying and accessing our video feeds, including our live Webcam, and displaying them in a busy but feature-filled interface.

Broadcasting: ManyCam lets … Read more

CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe review

CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe bundles Fun Webcam, Creative Camera App, Smart Work, and Easy Organization features into an all-in-one Webcam and camera utility. It edits photos and videos, adds special effects and filtering, creates video presentations with narration and desktop animation, and organizes videos and photos. Recent updates include HDR and Panorama photos and touch-friendly editing and effects. YouCam 6 Deluxe's free 30-day trial disables some filters and other features.

Pros

All-in-one: YouCam 6 Deluxe bundles a lot into one program, including fun-oriented filters and effects and other features that are all business.

Calendar view: The Calendar view organizes … Read more

Skype for Mac review

Skype for Mac allows you to call your contacts and video chat with them, as well as make phone calls to landlines or cell phones. It's also capable of hosting conference calls and group video calls, and offers an accessible text messaging platform. Overall, this is one of the best and most appealing communication apps for OS X.

Pros

High quality: Skype for Mac's innovative VoIP technology provides high-quality audio and video communication. During our extensive use of Skype, with both local and international calls, we have consistently had positive experiences with the clear communication that this application … Read more