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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

Zoho Desk   

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Industry's first context-aware Helpdesk Software
Zoho Desk is a web-based customer service application that helps your company build stronger relationships with customers. Read more about Zoho Desk
Industry's first context-aware Helpdesk Software
Zoho Desk is a web-based customer service application that helps your company build stronger relationships with customers. Read more about Zoho Desk

elevio   

12
Self-service support & customer education platform
Elevio offers on-demand, self-service customer support tools, including knowledge base management, in-app contextual help, support channel integrations, & more. Read more about elevio
Self-service support & customer education platform
Elevio offers on-demand, self-service customer support tools, including knowledge base management, in-app contextual help, support channel integrations, & more. Read more about elevio

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

Intercom  

545
Customer messaging platform for sales, marketing and support
Intercom is a customer communication platform with a suite of integrated products for every team, including sales, marketing, product, and support. Intercom products enable targeted communication and engagement with leads and customers via website, inside web and mobile apps, and by email… Read more about Intercom
Customer messaging platform for sales, marketing and support
Intercom is a customer communication platform with a suite of integrated products for every team, including sales, marketing, product, and support. Intercom products enable targeted communication and engagement with leads and customers via website, inside web and mobile apps, and by email… Read more about Intercom

SnapEngage  

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Live Chat Software for Sales and Support Teams
SnapEngage allows you to chat with your website visitors - no installation required! SnapEngage live chat software has advanced features for both sales and support teams, including SMS-to-Chat, Call-Me, sneak peek, Design Studio, integrations with CRM's and help desks, and more. Read more about SnapEngage Increase customer engagement and convert more leads with SnapEngage.
Live Chat Software for Sales and Support Teams
SnapEngage allows you to chat with your website visitors - no installation required! SnapEngage live chat software has advanced features for both sales and support teams, including SMS-to-Chat, Call-Me, sneak peek, Design Studio, integrations with CRM's and help desks, and more. Read more about SnapEngage Increase customer engagement and convert more leads with SnapEngage.

Tidio  

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Communicator for businesses. live chat, messenger and email
Tidio Chat is a cloud-based live chat system which integrates messages from live chat widgets, emails, and Facebook messenger into a unified agent interface. Read more about Tidio
Communicator for businesses. live chat, messenger and email
Tidio Chat is a cloud-based live chat system which integrates messages from live chat widgets, emails, and Facebook messenger into a unified agent interface. Read more about Tidio

LiveHelpNow  

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Help desk and live chat solution for customer service
LiveHelpNow is a help desk software solution for customer service and live chat. LiveHelpNow's live chat tool engages with website visitors to garner customer feedback, send targeted messages & relevant recommendations. It also provides email & ticket management, knowledge base publishing & more. Read more about LiveHelpNow
Help desk and live chat solution for customer service
LiveHelpNow is a help desk software solution for customer service and live chat. LiveHelpNow's live chat tool engages with website visitors to garner customer feedback, send targeted messages & relevant recommendations. It also provides email & ticket management, knowledge base publishing & more. Read more about LiveHelpNow

ProProfs Chat  

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Live chat software for websites
ProProfs Chat is a real-time sales & support live chat tool for websites, designed to help businesses connect with, assist, engage & convert website visitors. Read more about ProProfs Chat
Live chat software for websites
ProProfs Chat is a real-time sales & support live chat tool for websites, designed to help businesses connect with, assist, engage & convert website visitors. Read more about ProProfs Chat

Helpshift  

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Scalable customer care via web & mobile apps
Helpshift is an in-app customer engagement and web-based customer support platform that enables mobile apps to improve customer experience, drive higher ratings, reduce churn and increase retention. The suite includes full ticketing system, native FAQs, in-app chat, push campaigns & more. Read more about Helpshift
Scalable customer care via web & mobile apps
Helpshift is an in-app customer engagement and web-based customer support platform that enables mobile apps to improve customer experience, drive higher ratings, reduce churn and increase retention. The suite includes full ticketing system, native FAQs, in-app chat, push campaigns & more. Read more about Helpshift

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

FuseDesk  

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Help Desk, Messaging & Ticketing Add-On for Keap/Infusionoft
FuseDesk is the Help Desk, Messaging, and Support Ticketing System for Your Keap or Infusionsoft App! FuseDesk was built specifically for and deeply integrates Keap/Infusionsoft allowing your team to easily handle sales and support by email, live chat, phone, and message, and more!… Read more about FuseDesk
Help Desk, Messaging & Ticketing Add-On for Keap/Infusionoft
FuseDesk is the Help Desk, Messaging, and Support Ticketing System for Your Keap or Infusionsoft App! FuseDesk was built specifically for and deeply integrates Keap/Infusionsoft allowing your team to easily handle sales and support by email, live chat, phone, and message, and more!… Read more about FuseDesk
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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.

Scroll down for more details about inclusion criteria and scoring.

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.