Download Facebook - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    8742 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • Facebook

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Pocket PC

    Official Facebook app for Android

    8
    8968 votes
    • PROS: Easy to get around, Upload photos from your phone, Real time notifications, Chat, Good integration with Android system
    • CONS: Not optimized for tablets, News feed isn't ordered chronologically
  • Facebook Lite

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A social network for the masses

    8
    1404 votes
    • PROS: Almost as many features as the main Android app, Easy to navigate and carry out common actions, No lag when loading newsfeed data, App is small in size at less than 1MB
    • CONS: Lag when uploading photos, Some layout issues, No video or audio support
  • Messenger for Desktop

    2.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An unofficial free Facebook desktop client

    8
    3812 votes
    • PROS: Chat without opening Facebook, Facebook options are automatically imported, Same options as the official Facebook Messenger apps, Completely free, Safe to use
    • CONS: Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook, Interface is unimaginative
  • Facebook for Windows 10

    1.3.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The free official Facebook app for Windows 10

    8
    3284 votes
    • PROS: Excellent user experience, Responsive controls, Ideal for Facebook use on tablets, Displays most important status updates
    • CONS: No new functions, Account and privacy options could be improved
  • Photo Grid

    6.86

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps

    Get in touch with your inner artist to effortlessly create cool photos

    7
    526 votes
    • PROS: Packed with features, Very easy to use and intuitive, Allows you to edit images and create videos
    • CONS: Intrusive adverts
  • SaveFrom.net Helper

    5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download Video from YouTube Facebook and Elsewhere for Free

    8
    494 votes
    • PROS: Save from websites easily, Good download speeds, Mostly seamless
    • CONS: Popular/Russian websites only, Varies between websites
  • Facebook Gameroom

    1.0.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your favourite Facebook games in a standalone app

    9
    653 votes
    • PROS: Personalized recommendations, Faster, smoother experience, Convenient shortcuts
    • CONS: Another app to manage
  • Free Facebook Video Downloader

    1.7.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Rip videos from Facebook

    8
    216 votes
    • PROS: Converts both video and audio, No download required
    • CONS: Some quality is lost in conversion, Can’t choose download file type
  • Facebook Messenger

    (Unofficial) (Chrome) 2.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Facebook Messenger in your broswer? Wait a minute...

    7
    4579 votes
    • PROS: It works!, Chat without other Facebook distractions
    • CONS: No improvements over website, No unique login
  • Facebook Notifications

    (for Chrome) (Chrome) 2.2.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Facebook right in your Chrome browser!

    7
    492 votes
    • PROS: Practical, Attractive appearance, Events calendar is included
    • CONS: Requires posting permissions
  • Tipard Video Downloader

    5.0.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get your videos everywhere

    8
    32 votes
    • PROS: Can download from many websites, Does not ruin video quality, Supports batch downloading, Easy to understand interface
    • CONS: Does not automatically convert downloaded files, Multiple downloads are slow, Does not support audio file format
  • Toolkit For Facebook

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Chrome extension free automated toolkit for Facebook

    9
    185 votes
    • PROS: It has a great many features, The batch controls are great time savers
    • CONS: Not very useful for regular Facebook users, The premium tools have very limited uses
  • Facebook 4 Mac

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Use Facebook without the browser

    7
    42 votes
    • PROS: Separates Facebook from your browser, No installation required, Manage from your system tray app
    • CONS: No options, Nothing new or unique, Not essential
  • Facebook Pro

    4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Facebook, without the browser

    7
    2179 votes
    • PROS: Instant access to Facebook without a browser, No installation required, Manage Facebook Pro from your system tray
    • CONS: No options, Nothing new or unique to Facebook Pro, Not essential
  • Facebook for Chrome

    7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Quickly view your Facebook feed

    7
    194 votes
    • PROS: Quick status updates, Handy birthday calendar, Access to most used Facebook features, Quick friend search
    • CONS: No Facebook Messenger integration, Can't reply to messages with add-on, Sharing to Facebook doesn't allow captions
  • Facebook Video Call Plug-in Installer

    1.2.250.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Install Video Chat for Facebook

    7
    954 votes
    • PROS: Installation is easy
    • CONS: Still has some bugs
  • Fotobook Lite for Facebook

    1.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    A Free Communication app for iPhone

    8
    84 votes
    • Lite for Facebook & Messenger

      1.1.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A lightweight alternative to the official Facebook and Messenger apps

      8
      70 votes
      • PROS: Lightweight, Looks and feels like Facebook and Messenger
      • CONS: Does not have all of the features
    • PicMonkey

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A popular image editor available as a Chrome extension

      9
      8 votes
      • PROS: The tools are very easy to use, Most of the extension’s functions are free-to-use
      • CONS: You cannot export your pictures without paying, The extension is still buggy
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1(Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device87428.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
    2varies-with-device89688Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, Web Apps
    32.0.938127.8Windows, Mac
    41.3.0.932847.7Windows
    5(Unofficial) (Chrome) 2.1.845797.1Windows
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