Android : Communication

Maximise your Google Android phone with the best Android apps reviewed and ready for download.

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

1
WattPad

WattPad

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

3
2

FREE

2
SlideIt

SlideIt

Can this keyboard app out-swipe Swype?

4
2

£3.99

3
Hotmail

Hotmail

Microsoft finally sorts out its app situation

3
2

FREE

4
Viber

Viber

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

5
3

FREE

5
GroupMe

GroupMe

Group messaging app which is Android’s answer to BBM

4
2

FREE

6
Full Screen Caller ID

Full Screen Caller ID

Fullscreen visual notification of who exactly is calling/texting you

4
2

£3.37

7
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

8
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

9
Gmail

Gmail

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

5
2

FREE

10
LED Scroller 3

LED Scroller 3

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

3
2

FREE

11
ICQ Mobile

ICQ Mobile

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

2
2

FREE

12
Go SMS Pro

Go SMS Pro

Fully customizable messaging app with a range of fantastic features.

5
2

FREE

13
Plume

Plume

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

4
2

FREE

14
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

15
I Journal

I Journal

Chart your day to day activities to boost positivity

3
3

FREE

16
Bump

Bump

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

4
2

FREE

17
Swype
4
2

FREE

18
Vopium

Vopium

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

4
2

FREE

19
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

20
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

21
HandcentSMS

HandcentSMS

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

4
2

FREE

22
Palringo

Palringo

Bringing instant messaging to your phone, Palringo.

3
2

FREE

23
Pure Messenger

Pure Messenger

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

3
3

£0.65

24
Truphone

Truphone

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

2
2

FREE