15 Best Social Apps

Pinterest

Pinterest

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Functional

Cons:

  • Cannot change cover photos for boards.

Bottom Line:

Pinterest mobile app rocks at just about all of your basic pinning and browsing needs.

Like

Like

Appsreview Score:
95/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Easy to access the camera with just a tap within the LIKE app.
  • Video loading is pretty fast, even o

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  • Easy to access the camera with just a tap within the LIKE app.
  • Video loading is pretty fast, even on slow networks.
  • The library of magical effects is really big, and there are fewer chances, you won’t find a particular effect within the library.
  • Easy to switch to the next or previous video with the swipe down and swipe up gestures respectively. You can even find other videos from the same user by swiping to right.
  • Users can go Live on the LIKE app, and the live video hardly lags on a decent internet connection. It is possible to send likes and comments, just as Instagram live.
  • You can even perform duet performance with other users for a particular video. That is pretty cool. But the final video will be posted on your account only.
  • You can share the videos you like on LIKE to any other third party social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and other places depending upon the apps installed on your device.
  • It is easy to upload videos from those present on your smartphone. You can even shoot videos with some music already present within the LIKE library.

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Cons:

  • There is no option to search for videos posted by other users on LIKE. That is something I expected

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  • There is no option to search for videos posted by other users on LIKE. That is something I expected from within the app.
  • Only one sticker or sticker effect can be applied to the video at a time. I wish there was provision for adding more sticker effects at the same time.
  • The size of the app is a little big, I would say. It is almost 120 MB on my device.
  • Most devices with smaller storage will struggle to keep this app after caching the videos to the internal storage.
  • I didn’t find any option to tag friends and users to a particular video. That is both good and bad at the same time. But I wish the option was available.
  • The duet functionality is good. But I wish there were options to make the duet functionality more interactive.
  • There are some obnoxious videos on the platform. I wish LIKE use AI or some moderation techniques to keep away such contents away from the platform and keep it clean and family-viewable. If not that, I wish such contents do not appear just after opening the LIKE app.

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Bottom Line:

Like is video maker & community that youths around the world are playing with.

TikTok

TikTok

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Videos start playing on opening the app. No hassles of searching for videos. Just sit back, open Ti

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  • Videos start playing on opening the app. No hassles of searching for videos. Just sit back, open TikTok, and see curated content from all over the world.
  • Easy swipe gestures to move to the previous or next video or swipe left to visit the creator’s profile. This makes navigation really easy on TikTok, speaking from techy guy’s point of view.
  • Ability to sign up on the platform using Facebook, Instagram, Email, mobile number. Signing up will give you additional options and you can get a personalized experience of TikTok by signing up.
  • TikTok offers the option to search for videos on the platform using the dedicated ‘Search’ option located just beside the ‘Home’ button of the app. Users will be able to search for creators, sounds, hashtags or contents through this tool.
  • A lot of choices are available for dubbing. From the most popular dialogues to trending music of different languages, there is hardly anything that isn’t covered by TikTok aka. Musical.ly. This makes TikTok the perfect destination to brush up your dubbing skills.
  • There is also the option to add music from the handset’s local storage for dubbing. This can be helpful if your favorite music/dialogue is not available in the TikTok library.
  • The filters library on TikTok is really big. A different variety of filters are available to suit you with the video you want to shoot.
  • There are two sections in the TikTok app at the time of watching videos. You can either watch the videos handpicked by TikTok for you, and the other section is meant for watching videos from creators you follow. The ‘For you’ section, which handpicks videos on the basis of the user’s likeness is based on AI and works pretty well.
  • There are a lot of options to keep the privacy of a user intact. There are options to block users, limit getting messages from followers only, stop people from doing a duet and everything else. This actually gives a lot of power to control the privacy in the hands of the user.

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Cons:

  • TikTok offers a lot of videos from tons of creators across the globe. But there are some, where the

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  • TikTok offers a lot of videos from tons of creators across the globe. But there are some, where the background sound is not that important. I wish there was an option to mute the background sound after opening TikTok.
  • There is the option to add music or simply sound from the TikTok’s library, but I wish there was the option to add music from a single or multiple streaming services. I know that isn’t easy. But if such a provision was there, users could have moved from listening to pirated tracks to get access to their favorite music in an ethical way from popular streaming services.
  • It is pretty difficult these days to create video content from laptops or computers. It isn’t feasible as well. But I wish there was a web platform for users to view the contents, if not create them.
  • There isn’t an option to record the videos through TikTok and share it on different other platforms without posting it. I wish there was an option to share the videos from drafts.
  • I wish the time limit of a single video was a little higher. It is just 15 seconds now. I understand, such a time limit make the things better, but 20 seconds would have been better.

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Bottom Line:

TikTok is pretty good at entertaining you and bringing you back to life if you are feeling monotonous.

Periscope

Periscope

Appsreview Score:
99/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Search by Location
  • Periscope allows you to search by location, allowing you to see people who are b

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  • Search by Location
  • Periscope allows you to search by location, allowing you to see people who are broadcasting near you. On the opposite side, if you are broadcasting people in your area can find your live stream simply by searching by location.
  • Hearts
  • Hearts are a fun feature on Periscope that allows the audience to show whoever is streaming that they like their content. Hearts are free and can be spammed by users to show tons of love to their favorite stars.
  • Free to Use
  • Periscope is free for both viewers and broadcasters, allowing anyone to reach a wider audience than ever before.

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Cons:

  • No Stored History
  • Since Periscope doesn’t save your broadcasts forever, it is impossible to s

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  • No Stored History
  • Since Periscope doesn’t save your broadcasts forever, it is impossible to save comments and hearts from viewers as well. Periscope also doesn’t show any analytics about users live streams, making it difficult for professional broadcasters to grow on the app.
  • Share on Twitter only
  • Due to the fact that Periscope and Twitter run by the same company, users only have the option to share their broadcast to Twitter. As a result, any followers from other social media platforms won’t see that you are currently live and will miss out on the broadcast.

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Bottom Line:

Periscope is a social media app that is like none other. Its concept and execution are unique and as a result, the site has millions of users. Due to its user-friendly interface, starting a live broad

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Periscope is a social media app that is like none other. Its concept and execution are unique and as a result, the site has millions of users. Due to its user-friendly interface, starting a live broadcast is simple and finding someone who is broadcasting is just as easy. The ease of use also carries over to the viewer’s ability to ask questions and your ability to answer them.

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TeamSpeak

TeamSpeak

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Very good quality audio
  • Customizable, feature-rich, easy to use and innovative interface
  • Free apps

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  • Very good quality audio
  • Customizable, feature-rich, easy to use and innovative interface
  • Free apps (both server and client are freeware)
  • Free license with up to 1000 participants for non-profit users
  • Many servers around the world
  • You can create and host your own servers and make things really private
  • High security
  • Many plug-ins available
  • Rich in features
  • Available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and mobile platforms like iOS and Android
  • Quite stable software
  • Provides an SDK (software development kit) for integrated TeamSpeak functionality in your apps

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Cons:

  • No calling possibility to non-TeamSpeak users and to landline and mobile phones
  • No video – maki

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  • No calling possibility to non-TeamSpeak users and to landline and mobile phones
  • No video – making tools like Skype a better option
  • Not worth the hassle for a small audience

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Bottom Line:

TeamSpeak is a VoIP tool that allows groups to communicate using voice-chat in real-time. It is mostly used by gamers to communicate and businesses for feature-rich collaboration among partners and co-workers in order to cut down communication cost. It also finds use in education.

Twitter

Twitter

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Easy to use: You can easily create a post for your followers. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to

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  • Easy to use: You can easily create a post for your followers. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to come with a specific message to post. It takes a few minutes to craft a tweet.
  • Twitter analytics: Twitter allows your followers to like and share your tweets. This can be used to analyze your impact to the target audience and boost your brand.
  • Share ideas and access to news: 44% of people always turn to Twitter for breaking news than in any other social medium. They can also use Twitter to share ideas with others.
  • #hashtag power: Twitter allows you to use hashtags to reach more audience on a targeted topic and track the number of retweets received.
  • Deliver customer service: Twitter allows two-way communication. You can interact with your target audience and build your reputation.
  • Offline Tweet-Up: This feature allows you to share information with people in a specific geographical area. You can easily schedule virtual meetups anywhere or even arrange to meet your followers in a specific area.
  • Automate tweets: Twitter allows you to automate tweets. You can write all the tweets you want to be posted and then schedule them out on when you want them posted and the Twitter tool will automate them.
  • Free account: You can create an account for free and manage or hire someone to manage it for you. You can also pay for promoted tweets in your account making it a pocket friend budget for businesses.
  • Predict the future: There is a strong belief that you can predict the future outcomes based on what people posts, how they’re feeling and their behavior.
  • Self-promotion: It is a good avenue to market yourself especially when looking for work. Many employers are using the social site to reach out for candidates. You can also use Twitter to promote your business brand.

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Cons:

  • Time wastage: The more time you spend online keeping up with the tweets or crafting new tweets may

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  • Time wastage: The more time you spend online keeping up with the tweets or crafting new tweets may affect your productivity.    
  • Creating balance on posted content: Sometimes you may come out as a spammer. Create a balance between the posted content and ensure you interact effectively on the platform.
  • 280-character limit: You only have up to 280 characters to express yourself on Twitter. This can be a challenge if you can’t communicate effectively and briefly.
  • Everyone is watching: If you misuse Twitter by posting trash information can haunt you later and can be a recipe for career trouble. A recent study shows employers can reject a potential candidate because of provocative Twitter profile.
  • Time-sensitive: You should always send your tweets when the majority of the target audience are online otherwise they will end up missing the tweets.
  • Resources: To maintain your online presence requires time and your commitment. You should have the right skills to maintain online audience.
  • Criticism: Most customers complains about the product or service online. All the negative complain can have a negative impact on the business if not properly handled.
  • More users: The more users joining Twitter the more tweets created and your target audience may not follow you exclusively. Some followers may not see your content due to large volumes of content created.
  • Longer tweets: Creating longer tweets may be boring for your audience and some of them may miss on the message you’re communicating to them.
  • The credibility of published content: Due to a lot of fake news in the social network, you have to prove yourself as a credible and reliable source before building your online community.

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Bottom Line:

Twitter is a social network site that allows you to broadcast short tweets to over 330 million users. Businesses use Twitter to connect and reach out to the targeted audience. Creating a free Twitter account will allow for two way communication and enable you to reach a wide audience.

Text free – Free Text + Call

Text free – Free Text + Call

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Unlimited texting
  • Supports push notifications

Cons:

  • No group texting

Bottom Line:

TextFree Unlimited is incredibly easy to use, and it provides unlimited free texting. Most of all, you don’t have to pay extra to pick your own area code. That’s a lot of big benefits for an a

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TextFree Unlimited is incredibly easy to use, and it provides unlimited free texting. Most of all, you don’t have to pay extra to pick your own area code. That’s a lot of big benefits for an app like this. On the flip side, TextFree Unlimited doesn’t support group texting, which is definitely a drawback, but we still think this is a great download.

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Instagram

Instagram

Appsreview Score:
95/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Addictive photo-sharing community.
  • Lots of adjustable photo and video filters.
  • Video shooting, shar

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  • Addictive photo-sharing community.
  • Lots of adjustable photo and video filters.
  • Video shooting, sharing, and basic editing.
  • Easy and powerful photo shooting and editing.
  • Landscape and portrait formats are supported.
  • Private sharing with other users.

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Cons:

  • Overly simplistic in-app camera.
  • No camera metadata.

Bottom Line:

With the addition of 15-second video clips, Instagram is tough to beat for photo and video sharing with an enormous and lively community.

Facebook Lite

Facebook Lite

Appsreview Score:
87/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Very useful software
  • Small size, less RAM, fast and without lag
  • Fast and efficient. Easier to commu

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  • Very useful software
  • Small size, less RAM, fast and without lag
  • Fast and efficient. Easier to communicate with friends despite the distance and share work and knowledge

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Cons:

  • Spam on email (notices about friends, recommendations, etc.)
  • No music

Bottom Line:

Facebook lite is perhaps the best app if you are short on RAM. It provides almost all the features of Facebook yet at the same time hardly uses any RAM. The real time updates really helps to use it on mobile.Small size, less RAM, fast and without lag.

Facebook

Facebook

Appsreview Score:
74/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Connectivity
  • Free and Quality communication
  • Global Village of Information
  • Better for business
  • Educa

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  • Connectivity
  • Free and Quality communication
  • Global Village of Information
  • Better for business
  • Educational use
  • Virtual Time line
  • Personal profile branding

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Cons:

  • Privacy leaks
  • Time consuming
  • Freedom of expression
  • Adds are annoying
  • Frequent updates

Bottom Line:

Facebook’s mobile platform is fast-growing and offers unique opportunities, and many marketers are learning to capitalize on this dramatic change in use.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Appsreview Score:
70/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • It allows free phone calls to any WhatsApp user.
  • It uses your mobile number to identify you, so no

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  • It allows free phone calls to any WhatsApp user.
  • It uses your mobile number to identify you, so no need to register.
  • Free SMS and MMS to other WhatsApp users.
  • Group text messaging.
  • Works on most smartphone models.
  • Most popular IM app around with more than a billion users

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Cons:

  • No video calls allowed.
  • Limited options with the instant messaging
  • Limited options with document sharing

Bottom Line:

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is commonly used in mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry), but sometimes like to use it on PC, right?. With the release of WhatsApp for PC can be don

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WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is commonly used in mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry), but sometimes like to use it on PC, right?. With the release of WhatsApp for PC can be done at the end: you only need to install a small app to chat with your friends on your computer with Windows or Mac. Works well, true, but it is far from being perfect.

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ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

Appsreview Score:
70/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line:

ooVoo Video Call Text and Voice is an application and free only available for Windows, developed by ooVoo LLC.

Telegram for Desktop

Telegram for Desktop

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Useful notification customization options
  • Strong focus on security and speed

Cons:

  • Must have a Telegram account on a mobile app

Bottom Line:

Long before WhatsApp arrived to the web, Telegram already had a Desktop version of its messaging app focused on security. You may not have as many features as Skype, but still is light years ahead of WhatsApp, which you do not yet have a Desktop client.

ICQ

ICQ

Appsreview Score:
80/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

Huge community of users
Integration with social networks
Voice and video Chat
Fast and lightweight
Games center

Cons:

It offers nothing really new
Spell checker in English only
Advertising is omnipresent

Bottom Line:

With almost one hundred million users, ICQ is one of the instant messaging programs most used in all over the world. The seventh version brings interesting new features to this classic rival Messenger.

Viber

Viber

Appsreview Score:
87/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

Overall, the biggest pro is its video quality and call quality. Also, the fact that you can effortle

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Overall, the biggest pro is its video quality and call quality. Also, the fact that you can effortlessly transfer your phone call to your desktop application. The UI is easy to navigate and it knows what the consumer is going to be doing on their app: talking to friends. It’s overall the best you can get it messenger apps.

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Cons:

Even though the call quality can be great, that doesn’t exclude the fact that it can randomly

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Even though the call quality can be great, that doesn’t exclude the fact that it can randomly drop after as little as three minutes. The Stickers can make it feel cheap and if you want better ones you will need to buy them. Also, it tends to crash on older Android devices. Some devices it works better on then others. As of my Galaxy S7 it works great on but on other devices that are a lot of weird issues said to be happening.

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Bottom Line:

So Should you vibe?

Yes, overall Viber can be a great experience and a good substitute to WhatsApp.