Facetime For Windows
Do you know that feeling when you see a MacOSX user using Facetime on his Macbook? I have had the same problem, while I’m still using my iPhone and with it the Facetime application. FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and Mac OSX. I want to chat with someone while I’m working on my Windows pc, so I started to look into the options of using Facetime on Windows. For those who were hoping to find a way to run Facetime on they PC’s, I have to disappoint you, this application is exclusive to only the Apple products. But I did find some great alternatives that will make those Mac using look jealous at you.
Skype is a telecommunications application software that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones. Users can also send instant messages, exchange files and images, send video messages and create conference calls. Skype is available to download onto computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. Much of the service is free but users require Skype Credit or a subscription to call landline or mobile numbers. Skype is based on a freemium model.©Wikipedia
Skype would be my number one choice. It works great on Windows, iOS, Android and MacOSX.
Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chat platform developed by Google. It replaces three messaging products that Google had implemented concurrently within its services, including Google Talk, Google+ Messenger (formerly: Huddle), and Hangouts, a video chat system present within Google+. Google has also stated that Hangouts is designed to be “the future” of its telephony product, Google Voice, and integrated some of the capabilities of Google Voice into Hangouts. In current versions of Android, Hangouts is the default application for text messaging. ©Wikipedia
Hangouts is a great option if you are an gmail or android user. Like all google products it looks really clean and works great.
Viber is an instant messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) app for smartphones developed by Viber Media. In addition to instant messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages. The client software is available for Mac OS, Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone, and Microsoft Windows. A Linux version is available for Ubuntu 64-bit. Viber works on both 3G/4G and Wi-Fi networks. It first requires installation on a phone in order to work on a desktop operating system environment. Viber has over 100 million monthly active users from its 280 million global registered users. ©Wikipedia
I’m really impressed by Viber. It has a better application then Hangout and you can use it as a Whatsapp alternative if you want to.