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BirdSeed   

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All-in-one Website Visitor Engagement Tool
BirdSeed is not only FOREVER FREE Live Chat, but also includes 11 other engagement tools that cater to early stage buyers, people want to communicate in a different way or when you aren't available - all in one button! Read more about BirdSeed
All-in-one Website Visitor Engagement Tool
BirdSeed is not only FOREVER FREE Live Chat, but also includes 11 other engagement tools that cater to early stage buyers, people want to communicate in a different way or when you aren't available - all in one button! Read more about BirdSeed

Zoho Connect  

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Enterprise private social network
Connect in real-time with colleagues with Zoho Connect's private messaging, one-to-one chat, and group chatrooms. Read more about Zoho Connect
Enterprise private social network
Connect in real-time with colleagues with Zoho Connect's private messaging, one-to-one chat, and group chatrooms. Read more about Zoho Connect

Skype  

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Multi-channel communications software
Skype is a multi-channel communications software that provides video chat, voice calls, instant messaging & more to business of all sizes, across the world. Read more about Skype
Multi-channel communications software
Skype is a multi-channel communications software that provides video chat, voice calls, instant messaging & more to business of all sizes, across the world. Read more about Skype

Taskworld  

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Collaborative project management with built-in chat
Taskworld is a cloud-based project and task management application which combines visual task boards, private & group messaging, project analytics, and more. Read more about Taskworld
Collaborative project management with built-in chat
Taskworld is a cloud-based project and task management application which combines visual task boards, private & group messaging, project analytics, and more. Read more about Taskworld

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

TextUs  

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SMS platform for sales, recruiting & customer service teams
TextUs is a business-class text messaging platform specifically for inside sales, recruiting & customer service teams, with desktop texting and CRM integration. Read more about TextUs
SMS platform for sales, recruiting & customer service teams
TextUs is a business-class text messaging platform specifically for inside sales, recruiting & customer service teams, with desktop texting and CRM integration. Read more about TextUs

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

Zoho SalesIQ  

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Hassle free live chat re-imagined for business growth
Convert your website visitors into happy paying customers. Increase the ROI on your content, SEO, Adwords and email marketing efforts. Read more about Zoho SalesIQ
Hassle free live chat re-imagined for business growth
Convert your website visitors into happy paying customers. Increase the ROI on your content, SEO, Adwords and email marketing efforts. Read more about Zoho SalesIQ

Team on the Run  

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The All-in-one Business Process Communication solution
Team on the Run allows message and file transfer that is as fast and easy as other popular messengers but offers business-worthy security and reliability on top. Read more about Team on the Run
The All-in-one Business Process Communication solution
Team on the Run allows message and file transfer that is as fast and easy as other popular messengers but offers business-worthy security and reliability on top. Read more about Team on the Run

Wix Answers  

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Online help desk & customer support software built by Wix
Wix Answers is a free to use customer support platform, providing businesses with a knowledge base, built-in call center, multi-channel ticketing system, & more. Read more about Wix Answers
Online help desk & customer support software built by Wix
Wix Answers is a free to use customer support platform, providing businesses with a knowledge base, built-in call center, multi-channel ticketing system, & more. Read more about Wix Answers

Paldesk  

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Live chat & omni-channel helpdesk software
Paldesk is a live chat and omni-channel helpdesk solution for customer service and sales teams which allows users to track and manage interactions with customers from one central dashboard. A Paldesk widget can be embedded into the company website to provide online, instant support to clients. Read more about Paldesk
Live chat & omni-channel helpdesk software
Paldesk is a live chat and omni-channel helpdesk solution for customer service and sales teams which allows users to track and manage interactions with customers from one central dashboard. A Paldesk widget can be embedded into the company website to provide online, instant support to clients. Read more about Paldesk

SmartEngage  

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Cross-channel autoresponder for marketing automation
Build interactive chatbots on top of the Facebook Messenger platform. An amazing new way to capture leads, segment them, and broadcast to them. Read more about SmartEngage
Cross-channel autoresponder for marketing automation
Build interactive chatbots on top of the Facebook Messenger platform. An amazing new way to capture leads, segment them, and broadcast to them. Read more about SmartEngage

ClickDesk  

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Live chat for customer support
ClickDesk is a live support solution for customer service teams which combines live chat, voice chat, help desk & a social toolbar for website customer communications. Support agents can answer queries, transfer tickets, respond to social media posts, & collaborate with one another using ClickDesk. Read more about ClickDesk
Live chat for customer support
ClickDesk is a live support solution for customer service teams which combines live chat, voice chat, help desk & a social toolbar for website customer communications. Support agents can answer queries, transfer tickets, respond to social media posts, & collaborate with one another using ClickDesk. Read more about ClickDesk

CA Flowdock  

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Chat & inbox software for teams
Flowdock is a collaboration app that integrates chat and team inbox.  Read more about CA Flowdock
Chat & inbox software for teams
Flowdock is a collaboration app that integrates chat and team inbox.  Read more about CA Flowdock

Callmaker  

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Automatic callbacks for website visitors within 25 seconds
Callmaker provides companies with call ordering widgets and automatically calls website visitors within 25 seconds of their phone number being submitted. Read more about Callmaker
Automatic callbacks for website visitors within 25 seconds
Callmaker provides companies with call ordering widgets and automatically calls website visitors within 25 seconds of their phone number being submitted. Read more about Callmaker

Comapi  

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Communications platform as a service (CPaaS)
Comapi is a cloud-based omnichannel communications solution which allows users to send, receive, and reply to emails, text messages, web chats, Twitter and Facebook messages, in-app messages, and more. Read more about Comapi
Communications platform as a service (CPaaS)
Comapi is a cloud-based omnichannel communications solution which allows users to send, receive, and reply to emails, text messages, web chats, Twitter and Facebook messages, in-app messages, and more. Read more about Comapi

Smooch  

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Communications SDKs for Web, iOS, and Android
Lightweight and intuitive suite of SDKs for iOS, Android and Web-based application developers featuring backend integration. Read more about Smooch
Communications SDKs for Web, iOS, and Android
Lightweight and intuitive suite of SDKs for iOS, Android and Web-based application developers featuring backend integration. Read more about Smooch

Layer Customer Conversation Platform  

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Messaging platform for retail & service industries
Layer Customer Conversation Platform is a cloud-based messaging solution aimed at businesses across the retail and service industries, including eCommerce, hotels, airlines, and finance. Layer’s APIs, SDKs, and UI toolkits allow businesses to directly integrate rich messaging into their products. Read more about Layer Customer Conversation Platform
Messaging platform for retail & service industries
Layer Customer Conversation Platform is a cloud-based messaging solution aimed at businesses across the retail and service industries, including eCommerce, hotels, airlines, and finance. Layer’s APIs, SDKs, and UI toolkits allow businesses to directly integrate rich messaging into their products. Read more about Layer Customer Conversation Platform

WaitronBot  

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Messenger-based ordering chatbot for restaurants
WaitronBot is a messenger-based ordering chatbot for restaurants to communicate with customers, take bookings, & receive payments through Facebook messenger. Read more about WaitronBot
Messenger-based ordering chatbot for restaurants
WaitronBot is a messenger-based ordering chatbot for restaurants to communicate with customers, take bookings, & receive payments through Facebook messenger. Read more about WaitronBot
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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.