The baseline of smartphone usage is to call and text, but with a rise in functionality and usage, even those two basic functions need to we revved up with apps in order to bring a more interesting usage style to the mobile user.
Here is the list of the top 10 communications apps for mobile phones:
- HeyTell – this app is like texting but with your voice. Like a shortened and simplified version for voicemail but more fun. With this app, you could turn your smartphone into a walkie talkie. Available for iOS, Android, and Widnows.
- Viber – viber is hassle free and needs no registration, log in, or password. It works just like your normal text and call feature but uses Wi-Fi and its connectivity is free. Through Viber you can text, call, even send pictures. Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows.
- Bump – available for iOS and Android, Bimp allows you to make a customized virtual card that you can send to the people who want or need it. Bump can also be sued to share contact information and photos. It is easy to use; all you need to do is literally bump two phones together.
- Skype – available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Verizon, this needs no introduction as it is one of the leading communication companies.
- Google + - Google + is similar to Skype in ability, it can conduct and handle video calls, the difference being that Google + is capable of handling up to 9 people connected to the same network by using Google Hangout. Available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
- Find My Friends – this doubles as a GPS app and as a communications app. Once you see your friend’s location on your map, click on them and communicate, this can even be used to send directions to find you. Available for iOS.
- Pair – pair is available for iOS or Android and is like a two way social media connection. It is listed as one of the best communication apps because of its privacy capabilities. A pair can send the standard texts, photos, and videos to each other as well as the added functionality of sketches or location.
- Duet – duet allows you to make a bucket list of things that you want to do, you can also send out messages or invitations to events or use video invitations. Duet can be used to send to all or in a pair and will save all messages. Duet is available for iOS.
- Remember the Milk – this is a high tech reminders list where you can list down a calendar of events. What makes it a popular communications app is that when the date comes closer to remind you of something, you get an update via email or SMS whichever you choose to sync to your account. Available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
- The Student Room – an app based in the UK, it is the largest student forum for smartphones where students can discuss, ask and answer questions, conduct surveys, and start forums too. Available for iOS and Android.