Tech Stocking Stuffers: 18 awesome gifts under $50

Instant Messaging

  • Bring your teams together in a place that makes it easy to keep people and work connected.

    • November 24, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • Franz is a free messaging app that combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype, and more.

    • November 24, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM.

    • November 23, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • Send files from your PC to mobile, Facebook and Google+ friends.

    • November 23, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • Facebook Messenger, the official Facebook app, allows you to instantly reach friends on their smart phones, feature phones or desktop computers. Also available here for iOS, and Windows Phone.

    • November 22, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere.

    • November 21, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • Snapchat is the fastest way to share a moment with friends. You control how long your friends can view your message - simply set the timer up to ten seconds and send.

    • November 21, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Download the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger for free. Enjoy texts, voice notes and free phone calls.

    • November 20, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • Download the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger for free. Enjoy texts, voice notes and free phone calls.

    • November 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • Starting today, the next generation of Skype is available in preview on desktop computers. It’s not yet complete and we need your feedback. We’re committed to providing a Skype experience you love, enhancing the way you talk, text, and experience the world—all from the comfort of your desktop.

    • November 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • Telegram is the best alternative to Whatsapp. It’s multiplatform, simple and free.

    • November 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Multiple OS
  • Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices. Brought to you by Google. (Replaces Google Talk)

    • November 15, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.

    • November 15, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • KakaoTalk is a fast and multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.

    • November 10, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Like WhatsApp Web, the desktop app is an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

    • November 10, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • Free text messaging and free video calls with more than 300 million people. Now aslo available for Windows and Mac desktop computers.

    • November 8, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Multiple OS
  • Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes.

    • October 30, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time.

    • October 27, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • KakaoTalk is a fast and multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.

    • October 26, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.

    • October 26, 2017
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • Start a free video chat, voice or text group chat with anyone on any device.

    • October 24, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Real-time messaging that works. Get full access to your messages and archives, upload files easily, and receive notifications whether you’re at your desk or on the go.

    • October 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • Multi protocol instant messenger client.

    • October 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Tor Messenger is a cross-platform chat program that aims to be secure by default and sends all of its traffic over Tor.

    • October 11, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.

    • August 10, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

    • October 5, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Allows internet users to communicate via private, personalized text messages.

    • October 5, 2017
    • Adware
    • Windows/macOS
  • IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.

    • September 19, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • LINE is a new communication app which allows you to make FREE voice calls and send FREE messages whenever and wherever you are, 24 hours a day. LINE has more than 150 million users worldwide and is used in over 230 countries.

    • August 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are.

    • August 3, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • Skype allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet.

    • June 29, 2017
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • There are no limits. Call and message as much as you want.

    • June 22, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
  • TeamTalk is a conferencing system which enables a group of people to collaborate and share information

    • June 1, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • Adium is a multiple protocol instant messaging client.

    • April 28, 2017
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • 50 million users love Kik! It's the fast, simple, and personal smartphone messenger that connects you to everyone you love to talk to.

    • March 23, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS/Windows Phone
  • Free calls, text messages, photo and video sharing – one app with all the functions you need to keep in touch with friends. Use ICQ and don’t worry about rates.

    • March 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.

    • March 10, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Trillian helps you organize your online life with its powerful and flexible interface for IM, social networks, content syndication, the Web, and email.

    • February 21, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Share photos instantly, send GIFs and even unsend messages. It’s the fastest way to keep in touch with friends.

    • February 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • Fleep enables communication within and across organizations - be it your team chats, project communication or 1:1 conversations.

    • November 16, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Use messengers like WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger, Skype and many more in one app.

    • September 28, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

    • September 28, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Apple iOS
  • Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes.

    • January 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Linux
  • LAN messenger from Softros. Instant LAN messaging software for offices.

    • July 27, 2016
    • Trial
    • Windows
  • WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows Phone
  • Free video and voice calls, texts, photo sharing, games and more.

    • June 14, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Android/iOS
  • ChatON is a global mobile messenger for various platform users in the world.

    • April 27, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Bleep is a fun and easy instant messaging app that is completely private. No social networks.

    • April 18, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • Combining voice and video calls in a user-friendly interface, CounterPath's X-Lite helps you seamlessly transition from a traditional phone environment into the world of Voice over IP.

    • April 5, 2016
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • Secure video calls, conferencing, chat, desktop sharing, file transfer, support for your favorite OS, and IM network

    • September 21, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Windows