Camfrog Video Chat

Camfrog Video Chat

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2492 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.9.418
  • Total Downloads:
    99,375,322
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,018
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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 groups, such as geographical area, and navigating between rooms and video streams only takes a few seconds.

Excellent tools: We found the Facebook integration and parental controls to be very effective, and the privacy features performed well. Camfrog offers many personalization options in the free version, while the paid version adds even more.

Cons

Large advertisements: During our tests, we were constantly distracted by the various banner ads included with this application. Although Camfrog gives you excellent text and video chat options, the advertisements detract greatly from your overall experience.

Bottom Line

Camfrog Video Chat exceeded our expectations in many ways, and we found it an excellent free program. It offers easy access to a large amount of chat rooms, usually hosting well over a few hundred users, as well as the private chat tools to be used with friends. If you're interested in video chat, this is an option worth checking out.

 
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1 stars

"I strongly advise against downloading this."

December 15, 2014  |  By olgit

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.9.418

Pros

All I can say is, it looked like it was worth trying.

Cons

I unticked 3 boxes for installing Ask Search and Ask Toolbar.
I chose where I wanted CamFrog installed..
I opted out of it running at startup.
All of these were ignored.
It installed Ask, while CamFrog was installed in my Program Files folder not where I wanted it, and both were set to run at startup.
CamFrog uninstalled fairly cleanly but Ask left a large number of files and registry entries behind. Searching to remove these was not made any easier by the quantity of entries on the computer named Mask or Task, while some of the files could not be deleted, I had to use Unlocker on them..

Summary

Nasty nasty nasty

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.9.418
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher Camshare
Publisher web site http://www.camfrog.com
Release Date December 08, 2014
Date Added December 08, 2014
Version 6.9.418
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.96MB
File Name camfrog.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 99,375,322
Downloads Last Week 9,018
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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