Generally speaking, the reason why most people turn to VoIP services is that they can call anyone in the world without breaking the bank. Moreover, you can easily set up a conference and chat with several contacts in real-time and share files.

Talkonaut is an application that enables you to make international calls at a fraction of the price you would pay through your PSTN provider and irrespective of the fact that you are calling a landline or mobile number.

As with most VoIP services, you need to create an account in order to use the application, a process that takes less than 1 minute. However, unlike most tools, the utility allows you to connect using your Jabber account, an option that can spare you the trouble of having to create and remember yet another username and password.

The utility includes a minimalistic instant messenger tool that allows you to carry out conversations with the users in your contact list. Unfortunately, it only includes a few emoticons and does not permit you to share images, documents or other files.

While the program comes with a clean and intuitive interface, it does not include as many features as you would expect. For example, the lack of a video call support can be a huge setback for certain users, especially if you are half way across the globe and you want to see your loved ones.

Moreover, you cannot make voice calls unless you have credits, an option that is hard to understand considering the sheer number of voice over IP software solutions that provide these services for free.

All in all, if you live in a region with high rates for PSTN services and you would like to keep in touch or talk with friends or co-workers via voice calls, then perhaps Talkonaut could come in handy.