Staff Picks Best messaging apps for PC

There is no need to spend your hard earned cash on mobile text messaging and phone calls anymore. This was once the most efficient method of communication, but now apps have truly taken over.

Free worldwide calls and messaging

Wouldn't it be great if you could call your friend to hear about her holiday gossip without having to worry about facing extortionate costs? Or what about being able to catch up with your uncle who lives in Australia more regularly? Well, thanks to Viber you can. This app allows you to send messages and make quality calls to other users – no matter where in the world they are situated. It is also worth noting that Viber will sync all your details, meaning that you can easily switch from PC to mobile to carry out your conversation.

"Shake it!" to start chatting

LINE is one of the most innovative messaging apps. It is available for use on PC and mobile. And because it allows you to talk to up to 100 people at once via group messaging it is particularly great for office locations too. Not only this, but you can't ignore the fun features entailed as well. If you want to add someone to your LINE contacts all you need to do is shake your devices together.

Share special moments with this video calling app

Tango’s popularity can largely be attributed to the fact that it offers the full package; voice messages, text messages, video calls, video voicemails, and picture messages. The most popular attribute lies with the ability to make free video calls to your nearest and dearest. Thus, whether you’re bored at home or on the top of the Eiffel Tower, you can share precious moments with your friends and family.

Perfect blend of rapid speed and ease of use

It is of little surprise that over 50 million people use Kik. Not only does the app offer the fastest messaging service, but it is extremely simple to use as well. This is ideal for those who don’t want to spend hours puzzling over a complex interface.