A bit like Skype for the younger crowd, ooVoo is a mobile-centric video chat tool designed with more casual communications in mind. (Most of the software’s splash screens feature women in bars, not offices.) Facebook integration is a big sell here, and ooVoo boasts millions of users on the service, so ideally you already have friends who’re using the app.
Standalone versions for Mac and PC are also available, just beware the junkware ride-alongs when installing the software. With support for up to 12 simultaneous users, video voice mail, and the ability to record calls and upload them to YouTube, ooVoo is a capable, if a bit juvenile, service.
Platforms: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Facebook
Pricing: free (up to 12 participants); $3 per month removes ads