Camfrog Video Chat

Camfrog Video Chat

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2491 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.3.223
File Size:
9.26MB
Date Added:
October 10, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
98,979,469
Downloads Last Week:
54,850
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Let's face it: virtual face-to-face conversations with people from Antarctica to Zanzibar make video chat the most intimate form of telecommunications yet. Free video chat apps like Camshare's Camfrog Video Chat let you meet and chat with far-flung friends; there's just no way text messages can substitute for two people actually talking to each other, no matter how many emoticons you use.

While Camfrog is optimized for video chat, it's a full-featured chat client that also handles audio and text messaging, file swapping, and other functions. Camfrog isn't the largest chat network, which isn't necessarily a disadvantage! It offers what the others do, generally speaking, including the ability to create your own password-protected chat rooms. Of course, you'll need a Webcam to use Camfrog's video chat feature. We tried Camfrog in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Installing, registering for, and signing on to Camfrog took just a minute or so. We could sign on to the Camfrog network automatically, save our password, and sign on as invisible, which hides your status from other users. Camfrog's compact interface has a Firefox-style start button (only green instead of orange) that opens a long menu of features and options. Camfrog displayed our screen name with a drop-down menu that let us quickly manage our connection and session. The main view has three tabs: Contacts, Rooms, and Phone/SMS. Camfrog's main features include the main Camfrog room, Video Chat Rooms, Search for Camfrog Users, and Parental Controls. Beneath the main view is a row of icons accessing the Notification List, Video Chat Rooms, Search for Camfrog Users, Send an Instant Message, and Add to Contact List. Users who need more features can click a link to download Camfrog Pro.

Camfrog offers a diverse range of chat rooms covering lots of topics. Online chat can be freewheeling and inappropriate for youngsters, and the problem is critically compounded by video. Camfrog's approach gives parents and other concerned users control over who uses the service, and when, and how. Camfrog Video Chat brings the world to your desktop, and with the greatest of ease.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 2491 votes

    • 5 star: 1175
    • 4 star: 505
    • 3 star: 291
    • 2 star: 123
    • 1 star: 397
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  • 5 stars

    "For me, it is very suitable"

    July 29, 2014   |   By ChirinoCerami

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.7.356

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

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  • 5 stars

    "performs all functions i need."

    July 28, 2014   |   By BrancaEke

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.7.356

    Pros

    A Basic Tool for any computer

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't waste your time or money."

    June 07, 2014   |   By someRandomRabbit

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.7.356

    Pros

    Camfrog used to be good. See cons for more details.

    Also, I'm not sure how CNet can call Camfrog a free program - its free incarnation has so many limitations that it is unusable. In reality, Camfrog is now a monthly subscription-based service of highly dubious value.

    Full disclosure: I've used Camfrog for more than 7 years (since before Paltalk bought them) as a fully-paid user. Since the transition, I've seen them rip out nearly every useful feature and basically destroy the community that Camfrog built, and that makes me [Insert lame Paltalk-designed 'sad frog' emoticon here].

    Cons

    Sadly, Camfrog has been on a downward slide for the past several years. Each new release removes at least one valuable feature, replacing it with dubious 'social' features (i.e. "let's take away the ability to view which users are in a given room, but we'll add some junk emoticons and call that an enhancement!")

    Honestly the only reasons I still stick with Camfrog these days are:

    - I have a small group of friends who I still interact with on here.
    - I have one of the coveted lifetime licenses (from before Paltalk bought them out and started charging exorbitant monthly fees), so I at least don't have to pay good money every month to witness Paltalk destroying the Camfrog community.

    Honestly, I loved this application - I met hundreds of cool people from around the world, had great conversations, learned new things, etc. Sadly, they're doing their best to ruin that entire experience, and they're doing a bang-up job of it.

    Summary

    All I can say is that Paltalk is doing its best to destroy the competitor that it bought out. Don't bother wasting your money on Camfrog (or Paltalk for that matter) - There are better alternatives out there.

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  • 2 stars

    "Camfrog is a danger to children and to you."

    May 08, 2014   |   By LiveByTheTruth

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.7.356

    Pros

    Camfrog claims on it's website. 90 million plus downloads, and currently as of writing this 147,493 people online.

    Cons

    Understand just because a program says 147,493 people are online does not mean they are using Camfrog it just means CF is running on their device probably by default when they boot it.

    When you divide 90 million claimed downloads by 147,493 users online you end up with approximately .002 (two-tenths-of-one-percent) of the users who download Camfrog continuing to use it.

    As of this writing in the North America UK region on Camfrog there is is only about one-thousand users in total in all-ages and in 18+ rooms combined.

    You must purchase a pro-code to be able to see webcams for more than ten-seconds in 18+ rooms. Also, no iOS devices whatsoever can get into 18+ rooms on Camfrog. So, no portable Apple devices can get into or make use of Camfrog 18+ rooms at all. The combined effect of no iOS devices allowed to access Camfrog 18+ rooms and requiring a procode for more than ten-seconds of viewing in 18+ has dramatically increased the wankers on webcam in the all-ages rooms on Camfrog.

    Summary

    Camfrog has hypocrisy from the admin level on down. There is always two-faced moderation and politics. Camfrog has a constant stream of wankers masturbating on webcam in all-ages General and Camfrog Owned rooms. Camfrog frequently has adult middle aged men on underage profile accounts masturbating in all-ages. Their is in-fighting between admins and different Camfrog room owners. There are many people with mic-grabbers. Many instances on Camfrog of accounts being stolen pro codes stolen. Both users and private rooms on Camfrog and Camfrog Owned rooms all get DDoSed on a regular basis. Camfrog is very unreliable as a service and frequent service interuptions or partial service lost.

    The single biggest problem on Camfrog is both the hypocrisy the terrible two-faced moderators on Camfrog and the wankers and peodophiles rampant everyday all day long 24/7 in the all-ages rooms. Camfrog merely 30-day bans the wankers when they get caught from that specific single room. All the wankers and pedophiles have to do is change their nickname and password and they come back. Camfrog is absolutely unsafe for minors and should solely be run as an 18+ program.

    Additionally important: Go to any major porn website, type in Camfrog in any porn search website and you will immediately find hundreds of Camfrog users who were illegally recorded and uploaded to many porn sites. Camfrog is full of abuses, users being recorded and uploaded to different porn sites is just one of the serious abuses.

    Admins should be monitoring all age rooms; when Camfrog finds an adult on a minors account, also masturbating on that minor account in an all-ages room. Camfrog should immediately macban total service ban those people as their is clear and overwhelming evidence that they are dangerous and targeting minors to masturbate to. I am very disgusted and disappointed that Camfrog has been allowed to run like this for so long.

    In Camfrog China General region. For the last three years now 18+ adult porn rooms have been allowed to run in all-ages General China section. Huge Chinese rooms in General all-ages full of xxx porn-shows every day. No Camfrog admins do anything to stop it. There are many instances ongoing on Camfrog that prove there is hypocrisy. Camfrog is run with the morality of a strip club.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    December 04, 2013   |   By thomson423

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.6.320

    Pros

    Easy use and not too expensive to go pro

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing.

    Summary

    Creating paragraphs doesn't work as the enter key sends your message, which is OK!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent video converter."

    December 04, 2013   |   By jeans489

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.6.320

    Pros

    I've been using CamFrog for some time and all I can say is that the program is really good and is improving each day.

    Cons

    New version took away the color indications Blue/Green/Red for Friends/Ops/Owners and replaced it tiny icons off to the side and made all Pro users Green instead of just Bolded names. Stupid idea! Makes it very difficult to locate Ops or Owners in a very crowded room. If the concern is for colorblind people, use both color and icons

    Summary

    I've been using CamFrog for some time and all I can say is that the program is really good and is improving each day.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good product!"

    December 02, 2013   |   By lovell722

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.6.320

    Pros

    I love it and talking on audio is so cool !

    Cons

    I have not found anything negative to report.

    Summary

    Saves me knocking on doors in the house I share.Perfect!

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  • 5 stars

    "I love it and talking on audio is cool too"

    November 29, 2013   |   By maryanndavenport25

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.6.320

    Pros

    I've been using CamFrog for some time and all I can say is that the program is really good and is improving each day.

    Cons

    They do really try to make the best Video Chat software in the market and they will if they keep the rythm with new features being added each day.

    Summary

    Camfrog should be considered when you are looking for an easy way of making new friends or talking with members of family that lives far away from you.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy use and not too expensive to go pro"

    November 29, 2013   |   By toniwollaston

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.6.320

    Pros

    Saves me knocking on doors in the house I share.

    Cons

    Sound cuts out sometimes

    Summary

    My only complaint is that formatting text is a little glitchy. Creating paragraphs doesn't work as the enter key sends your message, which is OK, but use the spacebar to accomplish the purpose & Camfrog has a mind of its own.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome product"

    November 28, 2013   |   By gainsborough722922

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.6.320

    Pros

    Excellent video converter.

    Cons

    Found no shortcomings.

    Summary

    Enjoying it. anywhere I like will never be easier.

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