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All the best communication apps. Instant messengers, VoIP, translation services and more for those who still use their phone to keep in touch.

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eBuddy Mobile Messenger

eBuddy Mobile Messenger

eBuddy Mobile Messenger is a slimline instant messaging app for Yahoo!, MSN, Facebook, AIM, ICQ, MySpace and Google Talk.

3
3

FREE

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Viber

Viber

Has the potential to save you a packet on phone calls and texts

5
3

FREE

3
I Journal

I Journal

Chart your day to day activities to boost positivity

3
3

FREE

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Touch Contact

Touch Contact

The slick replacement for your aging and creaking Windows Mobile contact list but at a price.

3
3

£13.69

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Pure Messenger

Pure Messenger

The place where all your email and social-networking messages to collide and have a party.

3
3

£0.65

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WhatsApp

WhatsApp

The popular app chat appears on Windows Phone

4
3

£0.79

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Skype

Skype

Dirt cheap VoIP calling across the world

4
2

FREE

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DriveSafely Pro
3
2

£23.85

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CellF Locate

CellF Locate

Trace a phone by simply sending a text message and getting a map link of its last known location in reply

3
2

£0.69

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Gmail

Gmail

Google mail app for Android – does everything you would expect and does it well.

5
2

FREE

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Fring

Fring

Fring is a complete voice and IM app for your Nokia

4
2

FREE

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WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

Free texting to your loved ones and your mates when you are abroad. Where’s the catch?

3
2

£0.59

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Plume

Plume

A viable and stylish alternative to the official Twitter app for Android.

4
2

FREE

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TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio

Get a world of internet radio on your BlackBerry

4
2

FREE

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Go SMS Pro

Go SMS Pro

Fully customizable messaging app with a range of fantastic features.

5
2

FREE

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Truphone

Truphone

Phone people for free, through your phone’s Wi-Fi. That’s right – free, as in no cash, nada…

2
2

FREE

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WhatsApp
3
2

£1.39

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Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz puts all your VOIP contacts into one call list and provides IM too – powerful stuff.

3
2

FREE

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

If instant messaging takes precedence over phone calls and texting in your life, the Yahoo! Messenger is one way to chat over the web from your smartphone.

5
2

FREE

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ICQ Mobile

ICQ Mobile

Still use ICQ? Great! You probably won’t get along with this feature-less IM client though…

2
2

FREE

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RoadSync 5

RoadSync 5

Keep in touch with this app offering direct access to Microsoft Exchange

4
2

£4.00

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HulloMail
4
2

FREE

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HandcentSMS

HandcentSMS

Tired of the way your text messages look? Give them a makeover, courtesy of HandsentCMS

4
2

FREE

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Ditto

Ditto

Have a text chat with your mates using this simple application

4
2

£2.15

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msgCleaner

msgCleaner

The rarest of beasts, a good looking Windows app that does a good job!

4
2

£1.19

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crunchSMS

crunchSMS

Ever wanted your BlackBerry to look more like an iPhone?

3
2

FREE

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Skype

Skype

Great for chatting to your mates

3
2

FREE

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LED Scroller 3

LED Scroller 3

Communicate in style! … but only if you’re style is tacky and a bit weird.

3
2

FREE

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AIM

AIM

The mobile app instant messaging solution for those still tied to AOL’s AIM message system.

4
2

FREE

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Bump

Bump

Share content, like photos and contacts, on your handset by ‘bumping’ phones together.

4
2

FREE

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Yearly

Yearly

A brilliant way to keep track of birthdays, with a level of polish to match Apple’s own apps

5
2

FREE

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WattPad

WattPad

Nice-looking user-upload site but is there something dodgy afoot?

3
2

FREE

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SlideIt

SlideIt

Can this keyboard app out-swipe Swype?

4
2

£3.99

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Swype
4
2

FREE

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Skype for Symbian

Skype for Symbian

Skype for Symbian brings free VOIP calls to your mobile via mobile networks or wifi.

3
2

FREE

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Mobile Translator

Mobile Translator

Translation tool that aims to end the embarrassing sight of Englishmen abroad speaking at Johnny foreigner loudly and slowly.

3
2

FREE

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Palringo

Palringo

Bringing instant messaging to your phone, Palringo.

3
2

FREE

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Hotmail

Hotmail

Microsoft finally sorts out its app situation

3
2

FREE

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Thick Buttons

Thick Buttons

It might sound like a playground insult but this is the device for all fat-fingered Android users.

4
2

FREE

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Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail

If you can’t bear to be away from your emails, Yahoo! Mail is one of the few ways on the Android Market to get access to them straight from your mobile phone.

5
2

FREE

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Windows Live

Windows Live

Windows Live comes to your phone, dragging your Windows Live Home kicking and screaming.

2
2

FREE

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MiRoamer

MiRoamer

Tune into a world of internet radio

5
2

FREE

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WMWiFi Router

WMWiFi Router

Start sharing that unlimited data plan of your with all and sundry or perhaps just your nearest and dearest

5
2

£15.69

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Full Screen Caller ID

Full Screen Caller ID

Fullscreen visual notification of who exactly is calling/texting you

4
2

£3.37

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M2bCard

M2bCard

Set your BlackBerry so you can send contacts out as business cards via SMS

3
2

£4.29

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Fring

Fring

Instead of joining up to hundreds of messaging sites, Fring lets you speak to your mates regardless what service they use.

5
2

FREE

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Google Mobile

Google Mobile

The quickest and easiest way to search and access Google Apps on the iPhone

3
2

FREE

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Tether

Tether

Expensive… and you can now do it for free

2
2

£39.69

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MailMinder

MailMinder

Make junk mail a thing of the past with this handy application

5
2

£2.19

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Yahoo

Yahoo

One click access to Yahoo services

3
2

FREE

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Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Pictures of sandwiches. Why?

2

FREE

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FindMe

FindMe

FindMe allows you, your nearest and dearest to track each other. Simultaneously useful and scary.

1
2

FREE

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GroupMe

GroupMe

Group messaging app which is Android’s answer to BBM

4
2

FREE

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Firefox Home

Firefox Home

Not quite a mobile version of our favourite web browser, but it’ll do for now

4
2

FREE

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Vopium

Vopium

VoIP client which offers free calls and cheaper international charges for your mobile.

4
2

FREE

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Hotshots

Hotshots

Sending e-cards the simple way

2
2

FREE

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Texts From Last Night

Texts From Last Night

Cue the celebrations: Texts From Last Night arrives to track your most embarrassing drunken text moments.

3
2

£0.62