Webcam Viewer is described as 'Simple lightweight webcam viewer' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are three alternatives to Webcam Viewer for Windows, BSD, Java and Linux. The best alternative is Cheese, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Webcam Viewer are Yawcam (Free) and MyCam (Freemium).
Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. It was written as part of Googles 2007 Summer of Code lead by Daniel G. Siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx.
Yawcam stands for Yet Another Webcam software & that's exactly what it is. More precisely Yawcam is a webcam software for windows written in Java. The main ideas for Yawcam are to keep it simple and easy to use, but to include all the usual features.
Record videos and take pictures with your webcam, open image or video files and apply photo filters and video effects. Send created media files to mobile phone using Album feature and share with your friends, or scan QR code or bar-code or broadcast to a stream server.