EyeBall Chat is an innovative free VoIP, multi-protocol text-messaging application for Windows computers, first released in2000. The software has a built-in chat room that supports various methods of communication including SIP, ICQ or Java. EyeBall Chat can be used as a web proxy, allowing you to access other computers on the network without revealing your IP address, making it perfect for those sharing personal connections or paying large Internet bills.
With the popularity of Skype and Windows Live Messenger, which have very similar features, many people are wondering if there can be a free Windows video chat solution. EyeBall Chat does not fall short in any area and is very different from other multi-party instant messenger software. If you have never seen a video chat application before, it can be quite useful for teaching students how to use video conferencing by allowing them to use their webcam rather than typing out long messages in English.
The software is easy to install and provides an excellent interactive learning experience, using the same technology that Skype uses to connect with millions of users around the world. However, unlike Skype, which has a free voice calling option EyeBall Chat is limited to just text and no video. Despite this limitation, it still provides a similar video chat experience to those who are using Windows Live Messenger, including being able to play games and view webcam pictures. The audio quality during video chat is great, and the program has a handy "load more" button that lets you keep playing without having to wait.