Discussion Forum & Web ChatTools

Last updated: June 4, 2016 at 16:29 pm

Tools for creating web-based asychronous discussion forums and/or live chat – either stand-alone or to embed into blog or web sites.. Listed in alphabetical order.


99Chats
Add your Chat Room to your Website, Blog or Social network profile.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


AddonChat
AddonChat is a full-featured HTML5 real-time Chat and Instant Messaging Solution for your site’s visitors.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


AVchat
Video chat software for your web site. It supports group video chat, live streaming, instant messenger and pay per view.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Bankle
Talk with your website visitors in real-time, provide them excellent support and increase your sales.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Boldchat
Finding the right live chat software for your website is easy with BoldChat.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Bravenet
Chat with your website visitors live, in real time.
Cost: Free   |  Available: Add code


Chat4Support
Chat4Support lets you to live chat with website visitors, monitor site traffic, and analyze visitors’ web activities, including their search engine and keyword usage.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted


Chatandgo
Live group chat for websites.
Cost: Free   |  Available: Download code


ChatBadge
ChatBadge is a user friendly, live chat tool that increases online sales and improves customer service.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download code


Chat by Keyreply
Add mobile-friendly chat support to your website in less than 5 minutes!
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted


Chatzy
Create a chat room immediately – only for you and people you invite.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


Click4Assistance
A complete live chat software solution for your website.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


eAssistance Pro
Live chat software for your website.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Groupboard
Groupboard is a free online whiteboard and chat app that can be easily embedded into your website.
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted


Lefora Forums
Create and manage online discussion forums.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted


Live2Support
Web live chat software delivers a rich customer service experience because it is razor sharp and personalized.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


LiveChatNow
Live Chat Software for Live Help and Sales.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


LivePerson
LivePerson has been the leading provider of chat for more than 20 years.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


MyBB
MyBB is free, open source, intuitive, extensible, and powerful forum software.
Cost: Free. Open source  |  Available: Download


Nabble
Free Forum Hosting & Online Web Apps!
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


OggChat
Easy to install. Customizable. Integrates with Google Talk and your IM.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial |  Available: Hosted


OneToOne
Real-time live chat.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


OpenTok
OpenTok is the leading WebRTC platform for embedding live video, voice, and messaging into your websites and mobile apps.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


PanFora
panFora is sophisticated web-based discussion forum software.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted


phpBB
phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted


PHPFreeChat
The interface is customizable on desktops, tablets and smartphones to fit your website design.
Cost: Free. Open Source  |  Available: Download/Hosted


Phorum
Phorum is the original PHP and MySQL forum software.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download/Hosted


ProBoards
ProBoards is the largest host of free forums on the Internet.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted


ProvideSupport
Provide Support has been a leading Live Chat and Website Monitoring software provider since 2003.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


QuickTopic
Start a message board in ten seconds! Friends can post on your board here or from their own e-mail. It’s private, or you can easily link to it.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


Rapid Live Chat
Provides Trained Live Chat Operators for 24*7 and Free live chat software. Free period for first month with no credit cards or additional cost.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Installed


ShoutMix
No software to instal, embed via HTML code.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


Tal.ki
Now you can embed a forum just like a YouTube video.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted


Vanilla Forums
A robust cloud-based community forum solution. Used by many of the world’s leading brands.
Cost/Available: Free open source to Download  |  Premium plans for Hosted forums


VeriShow
Conduct complex transactions online, video chat, co-browse & share screen.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Volano
The VOLANO® chat software for the Java™ platform lets you add real-time social networking to your Web site.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


Website Alive
Live chat for your website and social networks
Cost: Commercia. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


WhosOn
Customers can engage with you in real-time at any point whilst exploring your website, using the easily accessible chat button.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


YellBox
YellBox is a shoutbox, a chat window you can include on your website that lets all visitors leave messages to you and each other.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download code


ZaZaChat
A Complete Help Desk Software for e-businesses.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Zoho Chat
Embed a shoutbox in your blog/website so visitors can chat amongst themselves in real-time.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download