In an ideal world, all of our friends, relatives, and associates would be available in a single chat service for us to reach. In the real world, though, there are dozens of chat services and apps, and if we have a lot of friends, we might need to use multiple services ourselves. Instead of downloading countless apps and programs that would continuously run in the background, let's have a look at what is arguably the best All-in-One chat app.
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What are All-in-One chat apps
All-in-One chat apps help us collect all of our chats from several different apps and social networks, and fit it all into one place.
We can connect our Skype, Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, and more accounts into one app. This means that we can communicate with all of our friends, without having to hop between platforms constantly.
These All-in-One chat apps are convenient, time-efficient, and save battery for laptops, phones, and tablets.
Let's go over the best available options for smartphones, browsers, and computers.
Apps for PC/Laptop
In this day and age, our phones are always within arm's reach. However, sending a text using a full-sized keyboard is far more convenient than struggling with a touchscreen. Don't act like you haven't fallen victim to the autocorrect function before. We all have.
The apps on this section are designed to run on a computer or laptop, functioning like independent apps or browser add-ons and merging all chats into one.
Now we don't have to always be on our phone to reply to messages.
All-in-One Messenger is arguably the best option if we want an All-in-One chat app.
The app is an extension for Google Chrome, and we can download it directly from here.
The developers of All-in-One Messenger have created a great looking app, which allows us to connect to 30 different chat services.
We can choose the services which we wish to receive notifications from, and we can access each service from a separate tab. Meanwhile, we can connect to multiple accounts for each service.
The truth is, having Chrome run in the background isn't quite ideal, considering the stress it puts on our system resources.
Thankfully, there are All-in-One chat apps for our computer. No, we don't mean the old Trillian, which left some things to be desired.
What we're referring to is Franz, which is similar to the All-in-One Messenger, since it functions and looks almost identical.
Franz is compatible with Linux, Windows 7 or later, and macOS 10.9 or later. It offers notification settings, data synchronization, and much more.
The app supports more than 60 chat services, with limitless accounts for each. Meanwhile, Franz's community works tirelessly to add even more.
It's free, but paying a subscription unlocks a few more specialized features.
Rambox is yet another computer app. The reason why we placed it near the end of our guide isn't that it's worse than the others, but rather that it's more complicated to use.
The app is free for Linux, Windows 7 or later, and macOS 10.9 or later. It supports more than 90 chat services (did you even know that many of them exist?), and we can also add our own.
The UI is a bit different from the previous two, but it has the same functions and supports connections through a proxy.
Apps for smartphones
Now that we've discovered all of the useful All-in-One chat apps for computers, it's time to see what we can get our hands on as far as phones go.
It's also available for Windows and Mac, but we wouldn't wholly recommend it, since the available chat services for those versions are far fewer than what we can get in the apps we checked earlier.
The app is free, but paying $2.99 for Android or $4.99 for the other versions can give us access to a few extra services.
IM+ offers everything the All-in-One chat apps for computers do, such as multiple accounts, notifications, etc.
For those of us who find ourselves using several chat services on our phone, it's a good choice, provided it supports the services we want.
Disa is a free app that is currently in its infancy. The app is in beta, and only available for Android devices, but it will soon be available on iOS.
It's obviously a more modern app than the above, and it would be the clear winner against IM+.
It's reminiscent of Rambox, since it offers custom chat services. Initially, it comes with three chat services, Facebook, Telegram, and SMS/MMS. Despite that, we can download extensions for any chat service we want.
The extensions are created by its community. So, our options are virtually limitless.
The app offers functions such as notification settings, appearance customizations, backup copy creation, etc.
A unique feature Disa has is that it can combine all of our chats with a specific person found across several platforms into one "super-chat."
Last but not least, Disa has a fully functional bot. According to its creators, it can tell us the news, help us make our custom stickers, polls, etc.
To our disappointment, we've discovered that it's not advanced enough to brew tea, but we'll cut it some slack, for now.
Where is Viber?
For those of you who use Viber for sending messages, unfortunately, none of the chat services integrates this network.
The reason, as explained by one of Franz's developers, is that Viber doesn't offer a web interface for using the chat.
So if Viber doesn't change their mentality, which honestly there's no reason for them to do so, we will have to always use a separate app on our phone or computer. C'est la vie.
Do you use any All-in-One chat services?
Have you ever heard of apps with such a function? Have you used one?
If not, are you planning to after reading this article? Do you think they are useful and time-efficient enough? Let us know what's in your mind in the comments. We'd love to hear your questions, thoughts, and opinions.
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