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Freshchat   

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Live Chat software for modern messaging
Freshchat is a modern messaging software built for sales and customer engagement teams to talk to prospects and customers on the website, mobile app, or social. Read more about Freshchat
Live Chat software for modern messaging
Freshchat is a modern messaging software built for sales and customer engagement teams to talk to prospects and customers on the website, mobile app, or social. Read more about Freshchat

LiveAgent   

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Great customer service starts with better help desk software
Great customer service starts with better IM & Chat software! Read more about LiveAgent

Genesys PureCloud   

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Mobile optimized cloud call center with multichannel routing
Genesys PureCoud is a cloud contact centre and employee collaboration solution that's easy to use, quick to deploy, and built for rapid innovation. Read more about Genesys PureCloud
Mobile optimized cloud call center with multichannel routing
Genesys PureCoud is a cloud contact centre and employee collaboration solution that's easy to use, quick to deploy, and built for rapid innovation. Read more about Genesys PureCloud

LiveChat   

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Premium Customer Service Software for Live Chat & Help Desk
LiveChat is an instant communication tool that allows you to live chat with your customers. Read more about LiveChat
Premium Customer Service Software for Live Chat & Help Desk
LiveChat is an instant communication tool that allows you to live chat with your customers. Read more about LiveChat

REVE Chat   

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Multi Channel Live Chat Software for Website Engagement
REVE Chat is an omni-channel customer support software that offers live chat, video chat, voice call, and queuing to engage with website visitors. Read more about REVE Chat
Multi Channel Live Chat Software for Website Engagement
REVE Chat is an omni-channel customer support software that offers live chat, video chat, voice call, and queuing to engage with website visitors. Read more about REVE Chat

LivePerson   

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Live Chat, Messaging and Bots Solution Provider
LiveEngage enables businesses to manage chat and messaging conversations from their website, SMS, Facebook Messenger, Apple Business Chat and WhatsApp. Read more about LivePerson
Live Chat, Messaging and Bots Solution Provider
LiveEngage enables businesses to manage chat and messaging conversations from their website, SMS, Facebook Messenger, Apple Business Chat and WhatsApp. Read more about LivePerson

Beekeeper  

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A mobile-first communication app for non-desktop employees
Peer to peer secure chat messenger. Work better together with secure and organized communication channels to message any employee in real time. Read more about Beekeeper
A mobile-first communication app for non-desktop employees
Peer to peer secure chat messenger. Work better together with secure and organized communication channels to message any employee in real time. Read more about Beekeeper

Pure Chat  

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Live chat software for SMBs
Pure Chat is a live chat software which provides users with unlimited operators, unlimited chats, full transcript history & complete widget customization. Read more about Pure Chat
Live chat software for SMBs
Pure Chat is a live chat software which provides users with unlimited operators, unlimited chats, full transcript history & complete widget customization. Read more about Pure Chat

Zingle  

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Text messaging for customer service & team collaboration
Zingle is an SMS messaging solution which enables communication between businesses & their customers via text, with multi-channel messaging, automations & more. Read more about Zingle
Text messaging for customer service & team collaboration
Zingle is an SMS messaging solution which enables communication between businesses & their customers via text, with multi-channel messaging, automations & more. Read more about Zingle

Crisp  

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All-in-one multi-channel solution for customer messaging
Instant Messaging & chat are absolutely necessary for modern companies that want to offer conversational experiences to their customers. With Crisp, build automated instant messaging while offering a human touch to your customer relationship. Read more about Crisp
All-in-one multi-channel solution for customer messaging
Instant Messaging & chat are absolutely necessary for modern companies that want to offer conversational experiences to their customers. With Crisp, build automated instant messaging while offering a human touch to your customer relationship. Read more about Crisp

NABD System  

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Omnichannel Customer support & Help Desk software-FREE PLAN
Simple and Powerful chat module for on-demand and proactive messaging with advanced chat capabilities and web visitors tracking. Read more about NABD System
Omnichannel Customer support & Help Desk software-FREE PLAN
Simple and Powerful chat module for on-demand and proactive messaging with advanced chat capabilities and web visitors tracking. Read more about NABD System

Snapchat  

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Mobile messaging & multimedia platform
Snapchat is a messaging & multimedia mobile platform that allows users to communicate with customers, create vertical video ads, and manage campaigns. Read more about Snapchat
Mobile messaging & multimedia platform
Snapchat is a messaging & multimedia mobile platform that allows users to communicate with customers, create vertical video ads, and manage campaigns. Read more about Snapchat

Chaport  

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Website-integrated live chat box software
Chaport is a modern live chat solution with auto-messages, group chat capabilities, saved replies & offline messaging. It has desktop apps for Mac, Windows, Web, & full-featured mobile apps for iOS, & Android. Read more about Chaport
Website-integrated live chat box software
Chaport is a modern live chat solution with auto-messages, group chat capabilities, saved replies & offline messaging. It has desktop apps for Mac, Windows, Web, & full-featured mobile apps for iOS, & Android. Read more about Chaport

Hibox  

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Collaboration support via chat, task sharing & video calls
Hibox is a single collaboration app that allows businesses to bring team members together with integrated internal chat, task management, and video conference calls that supports the workflows of business teams with private, online communications. Read more about Hibox
Collaboration support via chat, task sharing & video calls
Hibox is a single collaboration app that allows businesses to bring team members together with integrated internal chat, task management, and video conference calls that supports the workflows of business teams with private, online communications. Read more about Hibox

Live Guide  

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A secure live chat solution for customer service teams
Live Guide is a live chat solution for customer service teams with features for audio & video chat, customer intelligence, remote assistance, & more. Read more about Live Guide
A secure live chat solution for customer service teams
Live Guide is a live chat solution for customer service teams with features for audio & video chat, customer intelligence, remote assistance, & more. Read more about Live Guide

MiCollab  

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Mobile-first enterprise collaboration tool
MiCollab is an online collaboration tool that enables businesses to connect and communicate across blended environments with voice, video, messaging, and more. Read more about MiCollab
Mobile-first enterprise collaboration tool
MiCollab is an online collaboration tool that enables businesses to connect and communicate across blended environments with voice, video, messaging, and more. Read more about MiCollab

Chatfuel  

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AI chatbot building platform
Chatfuel is an AI chatbot building platform designed to provide individuals & enterprises with the tools to create conversational chatbots easily. Read more about Chatfuel
AI chatbot building platform
Chatfuel is an AI chatbot building platform designed to provide individuals & enterprises with the tools to create conversational chatbots easily. Read more about Chatfuel

Bold360  

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Live chat & support service for customer engagement
Bold360 provides a live chat, email, SMS and mobile app support service for business of all sizes, enabling them to engage more closely with their customers. Read more about Bold360
Live chat & support service for customer engagement
Bold360 provides a live chat, email, SMS and mobile app support service for business of all sizes, enabling them to engage more closely with their customers. Read more about Bold360

SnapComms  

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Internal Communications Tools that Get Employee Attention
SnapComms is an employee communications software solution that allows organizations to communicate more effectively with their employees. Read more about SnapComms
Internal Communications Tools that Get Employee Attention
SnapComms is an employee communications software solution that allows organizations to communicate more effectively with their employees. Read more about SnapComms

AsisteClick  

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Collaborative customer support platform
AsisteClick is a collaborative, multichannel customer support platform which offers live chat, a ticketing system & a range of management reports. Read more about AsisteClick
Collaborative customer support platform
AsisteClick is a collaborative, multichannel customer support platform which offers live chat, a ticketing system & a range of management reports. Read more about AsisteClick

Chat Outsource  

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Live chat solution providing professional chat agents
Chat Outsource is live chat software which offers trained chat agents to businesses looking for outsourced ‘lead based’ chat support. Read more about Chat Outsource
Live chat solution providing professional chat agents
Chat Outsource is live chat software which offers trained chat agents to businesses looking for outsourced ‘lead based’ chat support. Read more about Chat Outsource

LiveHelp  

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Live chat platform for customer care & customer engagement
LiveHelp is a live chat solution that enables organizations to provide real-time online customer care on products or services within a variety of industries. Read more about LiveHelp
Live chat platform for customer care & customer engagement
LiveHelp is a live chat solution that enables organizations to provide real-time online customer care on products or services within a variety of industries. Read more about LiveHelp

Chatlio  

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Live online customer chat through Slack
Chatlio is a live chat and customer engagement solution harnessing existing technology via Slack integration, adding an embeddable widget to a website or blog. Read more about Chatlio
Live online customer chat through Slack
Chatlio is a live chat and customer engagement solution harnessing existing technology via Slack integration, adding an embeddable widget to a website or blog. Read more about Chatlio
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Instant Messaging & Chat Category Leaders Q1 2019

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the leading 10-15 Instant Messaging & Chat apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, functionality, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

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Score
ReviewsIntegrationsMobileFunctionalitySecurity
75
75
Reviews 20/20
Integrations 20/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 20/20
Security -/20
62
62
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 13/20
Security 15/20
60
60
Reviews 18/20
Integrations 8/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 19/20
Security -/20
59
59
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 8/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 13/20
Security 16/20
59
59
Reviews 18/20
Integrations 8/20
Mobile 16/20
Functionality 17/20
Security -/20
50
50
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 15/20
Security -/20
49
49
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 15/20
Security -/20
48
48
Reviews 13/20
Integrations 6/20
Mobile 16/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
42
42
Reviews 12/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
42
42
Reviews 10/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 18/20
Functionality 12/20
Security -/20
42
42
Reviews 10/20
Integrations 5/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
40
40
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 3/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
40
40
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 4/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
40
40
Reviews 8/20
Integrations 4/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
38
38
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 12/20
Security -/20

Who is the ranking for?

GetApp's Category Leader ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a comprehensive list of the leading cloud-based software products in the industry.

The ranking serves as a point of reference highlighting key factors that small businesses should look at when assessing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile compatibility), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

How are the scores calculated?

An app's score is calculated using five unique data points, each scored out of 20, giving a total score out of 100. The ranking and scoring methodology ensure complete impartiality and independence from any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

User Reviews *

Review scores are calculated using reviews collected from GetApp and its sister sites, Software Advice and Capterra. Scores are calculated based on the total number, average rating, and recency of reviews.

The number of reviews and average user rating are scaled against the category average. A weighting is then applied to reward recency of user reviews: reviews written in the last 6 months score up to 10 points, those written between 6 and 12 months ago score up to 6 points, and those more than 12 months old score up to 4 points. These numbers are added together to give a total maximum score of 20.

Integrations

Integration scores factor in a number of variables. Up to 16 points are awarded based on the number of integrations an app has; the first 10 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the category average, while 4 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the leaders in the category. An additional 5 points is awarded for an integration with Zapier, a widely used software integration platform, while an extra point is given for having an open API. The total possible score for integrations is 20 points.

Mobile Platforms *

Mobile scores are calculated based on the availability of an iOS and Android app. 5 points are awarded for the presence of each app, with an additional 10 points being awarded for the number and average rating of reviews in both the App Store and Google Play. These review scores are calculated and scaled against the competition for a maximum of 5 points per platform and an overall maximum score of 20.

If there isn't a native iOS or Android app, the product's website is assessed using Google's PageSpeed Insights to measure mobile usability. The score is returned out of 100, then scaled to a score out of 5 for a maximum of 5 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans that an app has. The number of fans and followers are added together, and each app is scored based on this overall number, compared with others in the category. The first 15 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the category average, while the final 5 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the top leaders in the category. These two scores are added together for a total out of 20 points.

Security

Security scoring is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.

* All data points combining calculations for both ratings and reviews are calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against others in the category.