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Top 10 Tinder Alternatives You Should Try

We live in a world where literally everything can be done online. From shopping to getting a taxi and everything in between, our worlds revolve around our smartphones, tablets, or computers. Today, we're looking at something a little different, which has now become the norm of our daily routine - dating. Yes, that's right, we'll be discussing the present and probable future of the old fashioned meet and greet. Online dating has been around for more than a few years and while some sources have delivered, others have failed miserably.

Dating apps have taken over from the overly complicated websites, plus they can be carried with us everywhere we go. But when we think of dating apps, only one name comes to mind and that is none other than Tinder. It's a given that Tinder has been doing remarkably well since its introduction, but it does come with a number of obstacles. Linking your Facebook account and paying for unlocking better features are just two of the biggest that come to mind. Now, there are a number of apps that offer the same features, and more, for free or at a much lower cost. Let's take a look at 10 Tinder alternatives that will kickstart your dating life.

Bumble

Gone are the days when women had to wait for the man to make the first move. With Bumble, the power is all in the women's hands. Swipe through the thousands of members and when you find a potential connection, as a woman, you have 24 hours to send a message. The receiver also has 24 hours to respond before the connection expires. It is designed for heterosexual individuals as well as same-sex matchmaking. Apart from dating, the app can also be used to make friends as well as finding a new career. The app is free to use but does come with optional subscription fees.

Happn

If you cross paths with someone you like on a daily basis but don't have the nerve to approach them, the Happn app is the perfect choice for you. It lets you know when any other Happn user is near you and lets you check out their profile. You can even check the number of times you crossed paths as well as the te and location. Send secret Likes to people you fancy or say Hi and connect straight away. If you get a Like or Hi back, you create a Crush which lets you chat with the other person. Or play CrushTime and guess the person that liked you from four different profiles.

OkCupid Dating

While OkCupid Dating first started off as a dating website in 2004, it has reinvented itself as a user-friendly mobile app and is one of the best in the market. Most dating apps base their matchmaking abilities on looks and attraction. OkCupid Datin builds on that by including the users' likes, hobbies, and interests to make a more meaningful and accurate connection. It is free to use the app, but an upgrade to premium costs $9.99 a month.

Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel or CMB is probably one of the most well-designed dating apps available. It has a complex algorithm that factors in everything from age and height to ethnicity, religion, and social network to find you the absolute best matches. What's more is that you don't have to go searching, swiping, or looking for your match. The app delivers the best potential matches or Bagelsat noon every day. Once connected, a private chat is set up for you to take the conversation further.

Skout Dating App

Adding another layer to the online dating world, Skout offers you broadcasting features too. Go Live and make connections or watch others and connect with them. Find new connections near you or anywhere in the world and preference them by age. Check out millions of profiles or find out who has been checking your profile. Get notified when a potential connection is nearby and save your favorites. Make in-app purchases to help you upgrade and promote your profile to a wider audience.

Plenty Of Fish

Plenty Of Fish or POF is a completely free to use dating app and delivers one of the best online dating experiences. With one of the most advanced algorithms incorporated, the app will surely find you the perfect match in no time. Check out your ideal matches and sort them according to newest members, last online, and more. The standout feature for the app is that you can send unlimited messages for absolutely no cost and receive them for free as well. With millions of users worldwide, the POF app can surely find you a perfect match.

Woo

Woo is another dating app that puts the power in the hands of the woman. The app is designed for Indian women around the world and focuses on trust, comfort, and sensitivity. The app helps you find the ideal match and allows you to chat with anyone without showcasing any profile details. It also helps filter out unwanted connections and creepy profiles. With Woo, you get Verified Profiles to choose from that give you the opportunity to choose the perfect match. Women can make internet calls without releasing their phone numbers to ensure security at the highest level.

MeetMe

Want to connect with people now? Try MeetMe and you won't be disappointed. Find individuals near you and chat with them instantly without any hesitation. The app matches you with potential connections that share your interests and ensure a fun and friendly meet. With more than 100 millions users, you are bound to meet your ideal connection through MeetMe. The app also allows you to video chat with anyone you like for free, chat with your favorite connections, broadcast yourself and chat with people, and find new connections based on shared interests.

Zoosk Dating App

Known as one of the best dating apps in the world, Zoosk offers so much more than regular dating apps. With Personalized SmartPick, your interests and preferences are taken into consideration when matching. The Photo Verification allows users to add video selfies that ensure everyone you connect with is the same person you see in their photos. Search for connections with the help of filters like religion, body type, hobbies, age, and height.

LOVOO

Find your true love or just someone to flirt with on the LOVOO app. From its introduction in 2012, this dating app has been creating a buzz around the world. You can find your perfect match anywhere and at any time - whether you are in a train or on your morning walk. Chat with anyone you want or with people near you and connect instantly. Add photos to your profile and give yourself a better chance of finding a strong connection. There are 50 million users from over 20 different countries using LOVOO, so you're probably going to find your connection sooner rather than later with this app.

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Up to 16 users in a group video call - now it’s possible with Snapchat

Snapchat introduces a new feature. Now you can create the group video calls with up to sixteen people and talk with each other simultaneously. This is the best opportunity to gather all your friends wearing cool masks and vomiting with a rainbow in one conversation.

Group video calling was developed “to feel less like texting and more like hanging out”, as it is written in the Snapchat blog post.

To start with a new feature, you should create a group or enter an already existing. Then tap for a live group video chat or press the icon with a voice call. This way, the members will get their invitations to the conversation.

After your friends joined the chat, you will get an alert. You can join both with video or just voice. When the conversation starts, all the Snapchat functions become available. So you can imply the face or world lenses.

As always you can wear different masks like puppy dog ears, a face of a gorilla, Batman’s mask or anything that suits chat’s spirit. Or merely modify the world around you: brighten it with a rainbow or turn it into a magic kingdom.

Introducing a new group video chat feature is one of the Snapchat innovations added over the past few months. Among them are Map Explore, Bitmoji customization, Giphy integration, Story mentions, and custom face lenses. All these updates focus on attracting new users and extending opportunities for the experienced Snapchatters.

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Cool WhatsApp hacks everybody needs to know

One billion users send and receive messages with WhatsApp every day! All of them carry over 55 billion messages daily. Apparently, WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging apps in the world. It is mostly preferred in Malaysia, Germany, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico. Worth noting that in some countries it is even #1 source of news for its users.

Sending texts, making voice and video calls, delivering images and videos are only an apparent WhatsApp potential. Using it daily, you may have noticed some of its hidden hacks. With their help, you can make your smartphone even smarter. Follow the next tips and tricks and turn your phone into a more productive piece of tech. We decided to divide them into three groups for your convenience.

1. Useful hacks.

  • Use Whatsapp with no hands

This trick is needed when you’re busy, and manual text entry is impossible. Or sometimes you’re just too bored to type. All you need to do is just say “Hey Siri” or “Ok Google”. Then you can dictate the message you want to send, and your virtual assistant will take care of it. Apple users have one more cool benefit — Siri can read their latest unread messages as well.

  • Listen to voice messages unnoticeably

There are so many situations when you get a voice message, and you just can’t listen to it. You can be either in an office or a public place without headphones, and high level of impatient curiosity is provided. Well, no suffering anymore! The next time you’re caught in such kind of situation, you take the phone to your ear. Then the built-in-speaker is activated and it would let you hear the note like you’re on a call. Wow!

  • Disable saving photos from WhatsApp to the gallery

WhatsApp usually saves images from your messaging to the phone gallery. But necessity is somewhat controversial. Later, when you face loads of useless photos in the gallery, you’ll wish to clear the space. And you become obsessed with disabling this ‘useful’ feature. In Settings> Security select Photos and disable saving photos. No more unwanted files in your gallery!

  • Find out all your chat statistics

If you are interested in the statistics of your communication, use the program WhatStat. It will show you the most popular interlocutors, your habits, the number of messages, the most "productive" time of the day and so on. Statistics from WhatsApp are displayed in the form of graphs here; the interface is intuitive and straightforward.

  • Swipe right to quote messages

Everybody has friends who send you 20 notes in a minute. And half of these messages are questions. How to avoid more confusion in such chats? Swipe right on the message you want to reply to and WhatsApp will let you quote it, giving you the reference point you need. It helps you respond to an individual text. It’s an option to select the messages you’d like to reply and ignore the other unnecessary stuff.

  • Mark prioritised messages with stars

Sometimes it is difficult to find an old message with valuable information in it. To avoid such situation, better mark meaningful messages with a star and then quickly find them whenever you need it. Go to Settings and select Starred Messages to refresh your memory.

2. Privacy hacks.

  • Hide your status and stay incognito

The status "was online" shows when you opened WhatsApp the last time. If you want to stay secret or even hide from someone, then this feature can be turned off. Possibly, you want to hide from your 80-years old aunt who wants to invite you to spend a weekend together, or maybe you are just tired of seeing the recent photos of friend’s dog. This option exactly what you always needed. For iPhone users, everything is a piece of cake. Open Settings> Chat settings> Advanced and disable "Last time online".

On Android, everything is a bit complicated; you can not turn off the service from the program itself. To do this, you will have to use programs like "Hide WhatsApp Status". This program will turn off Wi-Fi and mobile Internet when you open WhatsApp. When you minimize the program, the data transfer resumes and all WhatsApp data is synchronized, and outgoing messages are sent to the server.

  • Protect your profile picture

Anyone who gets your phone number can see your WhatsApp profile picture Not a pleasant thing indeed. To protect your security and save your appearance in secret, you can change some settings. You need to do:

  1. Settings > Account > Privacy

  2. Change your setting from Everybody to My Contacts

If you don’t want somebody you know to see your display picture, simply use this hack.

  • Deleting messages on WhatsApp

“Hey, dude! What are your plans for this weekend?” - Accidentally you sent that to your boss. To avoid misunderstanding and not to spend your rest days with the boss, just make sure your chief won’t get the message. To make everything right, hold down the message, and select Delete For Everyone. Warning: you can only use this feature within seven minutes of sending a message. This action, of course, is not full proof. There are few third-party apps such as social notification history, that can reincarnate deleted messages and make them visible for your addressee.

  • Hiding a chat on WhatsApp

Some conversations are not welcome in your recent messages, the reasons for it may vary. Maybe you don’t want your girlfriend to find out, that you are chatting with your ex or your friends’ chat group draw your attention away from preparing for exams. There’s a way just not to see a particular chat for a while. And you do not have to delete it forever. To hide a conversation, swipe right on it and press the ‘Archive’ option that shows up. You can later locate this chat quickly by just going back to your Archived messages. To move the contact back to your recent chats requires unarchiving or merely sending the person a message.

3. Creative hacks.

  • Make different fonts on WhatsApp

It is a neat trick, that helps you to convey the tone of your message. Here’s how to start using different fonts:

  1. Bold: Enter your text between two asterisks (*).

  2. Italics: Enter your text between two underscores (_).

  3. Typewriter: Enter your text between ` ` ` on either side. To find this symbol, press down on the single inverted comma and pick the last symbol on the left.

  4. Strikethrough: Enter text between two tildes (~).

Make your friends surprised and feel yourself more creative just writing your WhatsApp messages.

  • Use WhatsApp to convert videos into GIFs

No need to use any other tools to convert your videos to GIFs as long as you have WhatsApp. Just follow the instruction below:

  1. Go to any chat to send a video.

  2. When the needed on is selected from your library, it will be opened the video-editing window.

  3. Now you can crop the video length to five seconds and switch then the icon on the right from video to GIF.

  • Add effects to your images

In WhatsApp, you can change pictures by adding text, emojis or scribbling on them before you send them to somebody. To do it follow the next steps:

  1. Open a chat, send a picture, select the needed from your gallery, and the editing window will open up.

  2. Use effects and image editing tools from the list.

This hack is also helpful when you want to pinpoint something in the screenshot by circling or underlining it.

  • Creating your notes on the app

Keep writing notes to yourself, or jot down ideas for later even in WhatsApp. First, make a group with somebody. Then remove the person from the group, this is how you will become its sole member. You can post notes, pictures of something you’d like to remember or any recording on the group. Thus, everything you need to get back to is in a protected place, and you don’t have to keep switching between different apps.

WhatsApp has a sufficient quantity of hacks that are worth learning. And it is also updating all the time. Don’t miss new cool hacks and tricks and use it with pleasure.  

 

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Sharing Video Outside Snapchat: Now Possible!

Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile app with an audience that is limited to young people owing to its sophisticated interface. This is one of the major reasons behind others preferring Instagram over Snapchat.

However, there will soon be an update which is sure to make Snapchat all the more enticing. The app on 6th February 2018 announced that it is going to allow the sharing of its public content across other social media platforms. It means one will be able to share the content outside the app. Once this update rolls out, the users will be able to share the links of their own videos or other videos from the app on different social media platforms. Once clicked, these link will open the video on a player that will be hosted on the website of Snapchat.

Hopefully, the new feature will elevate the experience of using the Snapchat app by several notches and help it bag more users. Currently, both Facebook and Instagram allow the sharing of content outside their apps. The same can be verified by the fact that one gets to see more Instagram photos online as compared to the Snapchat screenshots. 

Once the Snapchat app will make this feature available for others, it will join the league of other apps and services which are in the business of what is popularly called ‘Viral Videos.’
Though the feature may attract plenty more users towards the app, it could compromise on its uniqueness which is ‘self-erasability.’ Addressing to the same issue, the company mentioned that the outside link will be treated in the same way as public videos inside the app. These outside videos will be erased automatically after few weeks (in case if the users don’t delete them on their own). Official Stories from either public figures or celebrities will remain visible for the span of 24 hours.

Though initially, Snapchat has not included any advertising in videos shared on different social platforms, it has also not ruled out this possibility. As of the now, the feature is available for users who have redesigned the Snapchat app. It will soon be available for others.

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WhatsApp Drops Support for BlackBerry & Windows Phone

WhatsApp is a popular instant messaging app and living without it is easier said than done. However, if you have a phone that is powered by BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows 8.0, it’s time to either imagine a life without WhatsApp or consider upgrading your phone. This is so because WhatsApp is now no longer supporting these operating systems owing to the fact that quite a small number of people are using them. 

Other than the aforementioned operating systems and smartphones, the instant messaging app has also indicated other operating systems that will lose the support next. In this category, there is Nokia S40 which won’t see any WhatsApp from December 31, 2018. Next in the line are phones or smart devices that are still on Android 2.3.7. These mobile devices have until February 1, 2020. People who have devices powered by these operating systems can neither create new WhatsApp accounts nor re-verify their existing ones. The app’s continuation to work on these older operating systems is just a buffer for their users to upgrade. 

WhatsApp is Just an Upgrade Away

It is quite interesting to note that approximately 99.6% of new smartphones are powered by Android and iOS. Also, 9 out of every 10 smartphones have Android as their operating systems. As per the insights and facts, one can see that phones and devices that are supported by Windows and BlackBerry hardly stand a chance to breathe in the market let alone getting support from some of the widely used apps.

And this is not the first time that WhatsApp has announced such a step. It has previously stopped the support for Android 2.3.3, iOS 6, Windows 7 Phone, and phones that are powered by Nokia Symbian S60.

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Most Effective Apps for Internal Communication

The employees of a company cannot shout on the top of their voice when they are in need of something. Also, they cannot keep on making a new email thread for every small requirement from their colleagues. And that’s where an instant communication application or software comes to the rescue.
Below we have compiled top 9 internal communication applications that are used in a plenty of organizations and adored by a majority of professionals. Have a look!

Lync

For those looking for a comprehensive communication platform, Microsoft Lync is perfect for them. It allows the users to make video calls, voice call, undertake instant messaging, file transfer and much more.

Campfire

A large number of add-ons and features make Campfire a preferred choice of many corporates. Many of these extras are free and fully customizable. The password-protected group chats feature of Campfire further make it quite popular in the professional world.

HipChat

With HipChat, creating a group and chatting in it is a seamless affair. However, it is mostly loved due to its offline mode function. In case, you have received a message while you are offline, you receive an email notification for the same. Further, there is a code syntax highlighting feature that comes handy while sending code snippets. Also, the API of HipChat is used to automate tasks and build amazing things.

Slack

Slack boasts of a user-friendly design and interface. It is quick, comes with a plenty of features, and it is quite easy-to-understand. Bots, private groups, file sharing, ability to create a Google Hangout, etc. are some of the essential and crucial functionalities that this software has been packed with.

Basecamp

One of the widely used project management tools, Basecamp makes the communication smooth and easy. Be it an employee, employer or the client, it keeps everyone abreast on the progress of the task at hand. TO-DOs, reminders, group chat, one-to-one chat, task assignment, etc. are some of the features offered by Basecamp.

Kato.im

Next in the list is a powerful yet light application – Kato.im. It is quite a prominent tool across a large number of organizations owing to its simplicity and ease-of-use. Its ability to integrate with GitHub and other services offers data, as well as, the context behind the conversation that employees are having.

Redbooth

Though a project management and task tracking application, Redbooth is also packed with a useful chat software. One can chat on an individual basis or with everyone involved in a particular project. The chat feature has also been integrated into the assign task windows, thus, concerns or issues regarding the assigned task can be resolved quickly.

Wrike

With Wrike, the internal communication is no more a hassle. A task tracker, Wrike comes with a powerful built-in chat feature that brings context to the conversation. It is secure, thus, ensuring the privacy of each and every project information, as well as, chat conversations.

Bitrix 24

Bitrix 24 is popular among many companies due to a plethora of features that it offers. It has its own document management system, cloud, calendar, a CRM system, E-Mail, etc. However, when it comes to communication, it provides an amazing one-to-one chat and group chat feature. Want to have a video call with a colleague? Do it in a few clicks directly from the interface of Bitrix 24.

Wrapping Up

Internal communication is an indispensable part of every organization. It is necessary that conversations among the employees stay at one place for record and reference. All the aforementioned applications and tools let you connect, discuss, share, and brainstorm with your colleagues easily.

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Best Team Chat Apps for Work

Both personal and professional relations thrive on fruitful communication. As humans evolve, the means of communication also evolve rapidly. If we consider professional space, effective steps are being taken to enhance communication amongst colleagues. 

Team chat app is the latest utility that has become the most sought-after tool. For group messaging, conference calls, P2P messaging, releasing circulars, and much more; these team chat apps aim at simplifying conversations and bringing everyone on the same page. If you are considering uniting your company’s employees on a single communicative interface, we have the best team chat app options for you. 

Slack (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Slack is one of the most revered chats powered workplace wherein you can interact with the employees across different departments. Create specified channels for particular projects. The open source code of Slack app allows integration of other apps for customization as per your needs. The Slack app is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

Flock (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Flock is a trusted team chat app that provides a well-organized interface for managing all core tasks such messaging, initiating audio and video calls, sharing files such as documents and media files, and so on. It facilitates easy integration of external apps for enhanced functioning. 

Microsoft Teams (Starts at $6 per user per month)

When Microsoft does it, you can expect inch-perfection in all the aspects. Besides accessing Office 365 apps, you can communicate via chats, groups, and calls. You can also access SharePoint, OneNote, PowerBI, and other apps. Further, you can also integrate other software such as HootSuite, Zendesk, Github, Wrike, and others. 

Twist (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Twist believes in rendering the functions that are indigenous to the app. For example, besides initiating chats and calls, you can segregate messages topic-wise. This helps in easily locating texts without diving into an ocean of messages. Supported by multiple operating systems and multiple devices, it is easily accessible from any corner of the world. 

ChatWork (Starts at $0 per user per month)

If you are struggling with productivity at work, you need to reorganize your communication methodology. Adopt ChatWork for seamless conversations and task management. Besides simplifying your workplace tasks, it provides 256-bit encryption for foolproof security. 

Mattermost (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Mattermost is an open-source, cloud-based messaging app that is trusted by reputed brands such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Uber, Samsung, and others. Compatibility with multiple devices, beefed up security measures, support for 14 languages, and other factors contribute to the success of Mattermost team chat app. 

Zoho Chat (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Zoho Chat is one the team chat apps that provide numerous functions at affordable prices. You can initiate unlimited conversations, make video & audio calls, share documents and files, and much more. The open-source platform allows users to modify the code. The minimalistic interface aims at enhancing user experience. 

Ryver (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Ryver aims at striking a perfect balance between conversations and task management. You can initiate chats in private or public forums, or send P2P messages. The task management is simplified using task boards, task lists, checklists, etc. Further, compatibility with other business apps makes Ryver a preferable team chat app. 

Cisco Spark (Starts at $0 per user per month)

The main priority of Cisco Spark team chat app is to synchronize your business chores in an utmost secure environment. Besides chats, conversations, and calling, you can present your views via whiteboard drawings crafted on the touch-screen board. The premium plan allows you to integrate calendar, directories, phone system, etc. 

Stride (Starts at $0 per user per month)

Stride is one of the most widely used apps in the professional arena. The scalability, easy integration, and versatile functionalities promote Stride as the tough contender in the team chat apps segment. Accomplish all jobs of calling, messaging, task management, sharing documents, and much more. The Focus Mode allows users to mute all conversations and focus on the work. 

Conclusion

As the needs of a company may differ, choose a team chat app accordingly. For an instance, the app selection may differ for text-based conversations and voice-based conversations. Analyze the requirements, and accordingly, opt for the most effective communication tool for your company. 

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Our Top 10 Mobile Messaging Apps Right Now

Emailing and calling have become a thing of the past, or so it seems, with instant messaging apps taking over as the primary means of staying connected quickly and at no cost. There are not only used to send and receive text messages, but also images, videos, audio files, documents, and business cards. But, with hundreds of mobile messaging apps available online, how can you choose the best of the best? Here's a list of the 10 most popularly used messaging apps around the world.

1. WhatsApp

A name known around the world, WhatsApp is by far, the best messaging app to have on your device. It allows users to send and receive texts, make voice and video calls, share images and videos, send documents, and more, to any part of the world - for free. Its end-to-end encryption makes it incredibly safe to use and since the app offers cross-platform use, it works well on Android, iOS, and Windows as well as MacOS and Windows PC’s.

2. Viber

With a catchphrase that reads “Connect. Freely”, Viber delivers a unique connectivity process that encourages users to always stay connected. The app is compatible with multiple platforms including Mac, Windows, and Linux PC systems along with Android, iOS, and Windows smartphones and tablets. Viber is relatively easier to use as compared to its competitors and brings creative stickers for making your chats more personal. The app also allows high-quality calls locally and internationally.

3. LINE Mobile Messaging

Whether it's messaging or calling, LINE offers one of the best and most creative experiences available online. It brings a completely new feel to the otherwise ordinary messaging world. Users can chat one-on-one or create groups to chat with multiple people simultaneously. It even allows free domestic and international voice and video calls. The app holds a large number of stickers, themes, and games to make every conversation stand out. With LINE Out, purchases can be made to unlock premium items. The app is compatible with Windows, Android, iOS, and MacOS.

4. Snapchat

Offering the most unique messaging experience, Snapchat stands out as one of the most popular apps online. Although it doesn't bring the conventional text messaging, it does let you send and receive multimedia messages. Every image that is shared instantly disappears within a few seconds. The content that can be shared include images, videos, and come with a number of filters and effects to make every conversation even more memorable. The app is compatible with devices running Android and iOS.

5. Google Hangouts

Previously known as Google Talk, Hangouts is freely available for everyone with a Google account. The app lets you message and call friends and family for free - both locally and internationally. You can either choose to have a one-on-one conversation or create groups of up to 100 people for messaging and up to 10 people for calls. You can even share images, media content, stickers, GIFs, emojis, and more.

6. Voxer

Voxer is an easy to use push-to-talk app that works like a walkie-talkie. It lets users share quick voice messages and listen to them as and when you choose. The voice message is either played through the device's speakers or is saved like a voicemail. Users can also send text and photos with high-quality encryption and security. The app works well on all cellular networks and Wi-Fi networks. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices including Apple Watch and Samsung's Gear S2.

7. HeyTell

Another push-to-talk app is HeyTell which encourages users to send instant voice messages to other users. It is extremely easy to use with a “Hold and Speak” button that is used to click and speak into. Recipients receive a push notification when a voice message comes in. There is no need to sign in or create an account and is compatible with all platforms including iOS and Android. It is free to use but does come with in-app purchases for premium items.

8. Telegram

Using a cloud-based platform, Telegram lets users send and receive secure messages to any part of the world. Messages can be sent from all devices simultaneously. Users can send and receive messages, images, videos, and other files and documents. Create groups of up to 5000 people and share your memories with all your friends and family. The app doesn't have any calling features and specializes in messages only. The app is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux platforms.

9. Talkatone

Featuring an intuitive design and UI, Talkatone is a useful communications app that offers users with free text messages, free calls and a phone number that can be utilized for free via the app. Available on both Android and iOS platforms, this app comes with a simplified design that is similar to a normal mobile UI. Make calls and send text messages by simply tapping your phone book and swiping through your contacts to make calls and take calls. Sending SMS is similar to a normal phone and can be accessed by clicking on the SMS tab on your phone, which would automatically open the Talkatone app. The app gives users with free minutes to call every month, only to Canadian and US numbers.

10. Silent Phone

Silent Phone is a uniquely designed, encrypted calling and messaging service that is compatible with Android and iOS devices. Transfer files including PDF, doc, MOV, JPG and PNG files, send voice memos, voicemails, and experience high quality, secured conference calls with up to 6 people, that includes video calls, and communicate with people all over the world. Thanks to its high-level security and privacy the Silent Phone app is ideal for multinational companies, businesses as well as for government utilization. The app also comes with an auto-destruct feature that “burns” texts messages from one minute to three months.

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