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Broadcast Live Video From iPhone To Facebook Wall As Video Update [App Review]

Today i have got an app for you which will allow you to broadcast live from your iPhone to your Facebook wall, Friendsee. This broadcast can be seen by all your friends directly simply by click of a button. The best feature of broadcasting is that apart from all your friends everyone else in the world can also see you. The video that you broadcast is recorder so that you and your friends can watch it later on Facebook or on the Friendsee website. The video can be broadcasted from either of the camera’s in your iPhone in both landscape as well as portrait mode.

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This is the first screen which will open up when you will launch the application for the first time after installing it from the Apple store. As  you can see the screen has one button which says Login with Facebook. If you want to use this app further you will have to login with your Facebook account.

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After you login successfully this is the first screen which will open up. This screen has many button and we will discuss the functionality of each one of them in detail.

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Edit:- There is a Facebook Edit or delete sign on the top left hand corner of the screen. When you will tap on this button it will allow you to modify the Title of your broadcast video.

Camera Switch Button :- This button is present on the top right hand corner of the screen which will allow you to switch between your front and back cameras.

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Home Icon :- When you will press the home icon present in the bottom left hand corner, below screen will open up. Apart from this the other buttons present at the bottom like Mic icon will allow you to turn your Microphone ON or OFF. The Go Live button will start broadcasting the video Live on Facebook. The Flash button will turn the Flash ON or OFF. The last button on the bottom right hand corner will turn on and turn off your Facebook share.

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My Broadcasts :- This screen has four tabs under My Broadcasts section at the bottom i.e. Me, Following, Everyone and Invite. The default tab that opens up is the Me tab which is right now empty as i have not broadcasted any videos till now.

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Following Tab :- This tab will show you the broadcasts of all those people whom you are following.

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Everyone Tab :- This tab will show you all the broadcasts that are done on Facebook by anyone currently in the world.

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Invite Tab :- You can also invite your friends to use this app via Facebook, SMS and Email.

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Settings :- There is a settings button at the top right hand corner of the page when you will tap on that the above screen will open which will allow you to Log out from your Facebook account.

Other Similar Good Apps For Broadcasting on Facebook

1. Ustream

The app allows you to broadcast and watch live videos from your iPhone anytime and anywhere. You can watch live and recent videos and also discover about the upcoming events. The app allows you to issue a poll and chat with your audience.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

2. Color for Facebook

This app allows you to instantly capture and share Live video broadcasts and photos with your friends and family on Facebook. The app can broadcast over Wi-Fi as well as mobile networks. You can also customize your audience for a video from everyone to just family, just friends or just a friend.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

3. Broadcast for Friends

This app lets you stream Live Video from the app to your Facebook timeline. The app allows you to stream unlimited videos from your iPhone to your Facebook timeline. It also has all the privacy settings so that you can decide about the viewership of you broadcast.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

4. TwitCasting Live – Broadcast Video and Radio for Free

This app will allow you to broadcast live videos and twitter tweets from your iPhone, iPad and iPod. You can broadcast your videos only over the 3G network.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Conclusion

According to me Friendsee app is the best option in terms of features, GUI and its user friendliness if you are looking for applications in this category. You can also try out the other applications that i have mentioned in Other Similar Good Apps For Broadcasting on Facebook category. If you have any comments about the applications that i have discussed in this post or if you find any other application for the same purpose apart from the ones that i have listed then please let us know about your reviews from the comments section.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

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Best Hotmail Email Client For iPhone With Push Support

There are a number of email clients on app store. Some are dedicated to Gmail, some to Yahoo and some are meant for all types of email services. A few days back we reviewed the Sparrow email client iPhone app for our readers. Interestingly Sparrow can be used for all services such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail etc.

Talking more specifically about Hotmail, it is an extremely popular and known service and is widely used across the globe. So a good Hotmail client is definitely needed for our readers and hence we are here with an interesting mail app.

mBox Mail app is a Hotmail dedicated email client which is available on the app store for $9.99. It may seem too much for an email client but we hope that at the end of the review it is well justified.

The very first interface is where you add an account. Fill in your name, email and password and press save.

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Once the account has been validated it shows up on the next screen. The app supports multiple Hotmail accounts which is a great feature. If you wish to manage your accounts, press the edit button on the top.

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Tap on the account which you wish to use and you will have the complete interface with Inbox, Junk, Sent, Drafts and other sections. To refresh the account, you can tap on the refresh button present at the bottom left corner. To add new folders, you can use the Edit button and then tap on the + sign that appears at the bottom.

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To create a new email, tap on the new button which is on the right bottom corner. You can even add photos as attachments from Photo library, Camera app and saved photo albums, directly using the Camera button present here.

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If you wish to sync contacts with your hotmail account, you can do so by entering the Contacts section. You can sync all contacts which includes local and Hotmail contacts or you can sync them separately.

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You can also apply passcode to your Hotmail accounts. See the Lock button at the bottom right in the second image from top.

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Under the about section there is a small yet useful feature called as Quite Hours. Enable it, set the time duration and there will be no push notifications during these hours, instead the badges will be updated to indicate the current unread email count.

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Other key features Of mBox Mail include: Handles multiple Hotmail accounts, New mail Push notifications, Access Windows Live Contacts, Move messages between folders, Add, edit and delete folders, Mail is kept in sync with the web including read/unread flags, Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized use
– Message Search, Support for large attachments, Send and receive pictures, Save pictures to photo album, Embedded web browser, Multiple language support, Supports Windows Live custom domains.

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Now that it supports Windows live accounts, Hotmail accounts, features an embedded browser, I believe it is not that bad but the price could be a downside.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Conclusion: Handy and extremely useful. Do try it

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $9.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No, Download Similar App From Here ]

Sparrow Email Client Official App Review : Read here

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Post Same Text On Multiple Social Network Websites From Android Phone With Multipost

Today, there are countless social networking platforms available for the masses. When one social media site is just about to settle in and catch the attention of people, there’s another ready to take over and grab a pie of the market share. So, with one person using several of social medias, it becomes all the more important to get the quick and easy access to all of them at one place. Here, we are taking up two mobile apps for Android devices that can just solve the problem for the social networking buffs. Today we will tell you how you can post same text on multiple social network websites from android phone.

Just in case you are the one and feel the pain to log in to various sites and post the same message on all of them, well, Multipost is just the right app you should be having on your Android smartphones. With this free app, you can get your twitter account, your gmail, messaging, etc all in one place and send/post the same message in one go on all the platforms.

When got into the app, you just need to write down your messgae, select your social networking apps from the list(i.e. right check on the ones you want to use) and then tap on "post", and you’ll be taken to all the selected apps one by one right from here as shown in the image below. You can also add an app by tapping on the ‘Add app’ tile just left to the ‘post’ tile. If you want to delete an app from the list, long tap on it. Doesn’t works for Facebook as it contains some bug.

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After writing down your message, selecting the social networking apps and tapping on ‘Post’, this app will open you all the chosen social media apps and you can post/send the same message on all the platforms without opening and using them separately one after the other. See the images below :

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Note : Those social networking sites whose mobile clients are there on your device will only show up in the list from which you can further select the ones you want to go with.

Another similar app is My Social Media. Make your online social life easier and faster with this app that gathers all the social media apps at one place, a must have for those who are using social media daily.

Unlike, Multipost app, it doesn’t enables you to post the same message on various social network sites, but brings all of them under one single app. The app is also available in "Pro" version for just 32.75

The list of supported medias is pretty long and awesome – Facekook, Yahoo, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Flickr, Friendster, Google, Last.fm, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, My Space, Newsvine, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Technorati, Webshots, Vimeo, WordPress and Yelp. See the image below.

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Go for a trial of these apps. Available for free, they are good apps bringing all your social media/networking platforms under one roof. They will definitely enhance your online social networking and save you some time.

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Upload Multiple Pictures From iPhone To Facebook, Twitter

Batch is a very interesting application for your apple device and lets you upload pictures to facebook in batches, tag people in pictures and also see pictures shared by your friends on Batch. In simple words it lets you create albums directly on your iPhone and upload the same in seconds.

It is absolutely free on app store which makes it even more inviting and to get started you just need to have a facebook account and you are ready to share. The interface is slightly tricky to understand but once you download it and use it for the first time, the app will help you get through.

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We will now tell you how to use this brilliant app. Start Batch, login with your facebook account and you will land on the page as show below. Here you need to press Create a new batch.

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The app will scan for all the photos present on your phone and will list them on the next screen. As you can see I have camera roll and pictures.

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Enter any of the two here and then tap on the pictures you wish to upload and create a batch of. After you are done tapping, press Next.

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On the next pop-up window give a name of your choice to your new batch.

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Press continue and on the next page you can tag your friends, if there are any present in the pictures and again press next.

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Lastly you will need to select the type of sharing, whether you want it to be private to you and shared to selected friends or to everybody on your friend’s list. Once you have decided, press Create your Batch and you are done.

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Coming back to the main screen you have five sections at the bottom: Batches, Feed, Camera, Photos and Me. Under batches you can see what your friends are sharing. The photos section will contain all your batches and the options to configure and create a new batch. The Me section contains your profile and batch related notifications. The most interesting feature which we have not talked about is of sharing pictures in real time. Press the camera button and you can click some fresh picture and share them in real time via a new batch or existing batch.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Conclusion: Fantastic concept and works like a charm. Do try it.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No, Download Similar App From Here ]

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Download Orkut App For iPhone, Android

Though a bit late, Orkut has finally made it to App Store. The official Orkut app for iPhone has been released recently and I am glad to tell you that it works beautifully. But still I would consider it late as a majority of Orkut traffic has now moved to Facebook and therefore only a handful of people are now using Orkut as against the more popular Facebook.

The app is quite light for your device and also does not use much ram. You can download it from the app store for free. Now coming to the app it has a very clean interface with six major sections: Profile, Updates, Birthdays, Photos, Scarps and Friends.

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Each section further has subsections. For instance under the Friends section you have two subsections, Friends and Requests. You can also find your friends using the search or by tapping on the corresponding initial from the alphabet list on the right.

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This is the Scraps section where you get a long list of all the Scraps given by your friends and family.

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This is the birthday section. Again it has two subsection: Today and Upcoming birthdays.

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Similarly you have the Profile section where you can edit all the details regarding yourself, the Photos section that consists of all the uploaded pictures and the Updates section. To log out your account you can simply move back to the main screen and press Account present on the top right corner.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Conclusion: Although its quite late to arrive but I appreciate the app’s design.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – Yes, Download It From Here ]

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Facebook Messenger Lets You Do Facebook Chat For iPhone, iPad

With this new update of the Facebook application for iOS and Android, you must have noticed that Chat option has excluded from it, as it was not working properly with the previous version. I noticed most of the times that if you are using the phone on 2G network then, chat option used to show a error message quoting that there might be some problem with the network on your phone.

With the new upgrade in the Facebook application, its interface looks quite similar to the one on the browser on your computer and now when they have excluded the ‘Chat’ part from the application; they have released another application which has been especially dedicated to this feature of chatting and messaging to your Facebook Friends. In this post I will review about this new application released by Facebook.

First of all you will have to login with the credentials of Facebook into the application and then it will remain logged in, until and unless you manually logout, then you will see all the recent chats done by your with your friends.

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Using the Gear sing on the left, you can change the settings of this application, all the options under the settings tab are self explanatory, but if you still face any problem while altering any of them then you can put that question in the comments section.

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With the help of that icon with a page and a pen, upon tabbing that option you will all the friends in the chat list, they will be divided in the similar way as they are on your Facebook page on your computer browser. All the friends with whom you chat quite frequently will be shown on the top of the list and then all the other online friends will be shown below.

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Key Features of Facebook messenger

  • Send messages instantly to other friends who have Messenger
  • Chat with friends who are on Facebook
  • Get free push notifications for incoming messages
  • Add location and photos to messages
  • Reach friends via text message if they don’t have Messenger yet
  • Access sent and received messages on both Messenger and Facebook
  • Create group conversations for making plans on the go
  • Add more friends to group conversations at any time
  • Control alert and location settings for each conversation.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –YES , Download Similar App For Android From here ]

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Heytell Lets Talk To Other iPhone or Android As Walkie-Talkie Over Wifi

There are several applications available on the internet for your iPhone and Android phone that let you call your friends for free over Wifi and 3G. All these apps are helpful and more importantly free of cost but the one we are going to review today is quite different.

Heytell is an app designed for both android and iPhone that lets you use your device as walkie-talkie over Wi-fi and 3G. The interface is quite simple and understandable.

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To add a contact you need to tap on the To section or the contact button beside it.  Then you can either select a contact from the address book or add a new contact and the app will send a text message with the invitation URL inside it. The user at the other end will have to open the URL to accept your invite and immediately it will be added to your conversations list. In the image below you can see Myself as an accepted contact.

To send a message to this user, press the big Hold And Speak button and say your message. Once you release the button, the message will be delivered and played.

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The first button from the left in the middle of the screen is for your location which will be displayed to the person you are talking to.

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The next button with a correct sign lets you add the person as Friend, remove it and even block.

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To take a look at the recently sent and received messages for a user press the blue ball with arrow button next to the user.

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At the bottom of the screen you have three sections, Conversations, Profile and Extras. Under Profile you can set the Privacy level so that you can decide who could contact you.

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Lastly under Extras, you have the in app purchases like Voice Changer or Emoji icons, Ringtones etc. Here you also have the section of Favorites where you can listed to previously favorited conversations.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Conclusion: Fantastic app and you will definitely like it.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – Yes, Download It From Here ]

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Ebuddy Pro Provides Auto Reply Message From iPhone To Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger

All the iPhone users must be annoyed with a single reason that they do not have any specific application for Google Talk  and many of us who generally use GMail and have most of their contacts on it and so they would love to be reachable to them through GTalk. So today we will be telling you about an alternative which can help you to do the same (not only for GTalk but for any other IM)

This application is not only a replacement for GTalk but it can also replace other social messaging accounts also like MSN messenger, Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, MySpace and few more. Now either you can install applications for all these messengers separately on your phone or you can use this application named eBuddy Pro Messenger to connect to all those messengers from a single point.

When you will launch this application for the first time then you will have to create an eBuddy ID and then sign-in to the accounts of the messenger which you want to connect with this application, in my case I have connected to my GMail account.

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Now on the buddies list, you will be able to see all the buddies from the account which has been connected to eBuddy Pro Messenger. The screenshot has been mentioned below.

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If any new chat comes to you or if you initiate any chat with anyone then you will be able to see that chat in ‘Chat’ tab on the application (mentioned in the screenshot).

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Under the settings section you can select you status on the chat list, you can also decide whether you want to receive the notifications for every message or you want them on every new chat. You can also decide that how the friends should be represented on your chat list. If you want to personalize your application then you can also select any other themes available in the Settings section and you can also have the option to auto-correct the spelling mistakes.

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If you want then you can also set the auto-generated message while you are away on this application. In the Settings section, you can see a field named Auto-Reply just tap that field, in this section you can put that auto-generated message and it will display that message whenever you are away.

If you want to put any Status Message like you do in GTalk then you can just tap on your name mentioned at the top in the Buddies section (refer the screenshot as the area has been highlighted). A new window will appear as mentioned in the screenshot, In the Message section you can put that status message and it will display that message below your status.

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Please let us know if you face any problem while using any of the features of this tool. The key features of this tool has been mentioned below:-

Key Features of Ebuddy Pro

  • Auto-Reply whenever you are Away.
  • A Single Chat client for all the IMs.
  • Notified whenever a New chat pokes you.
  • Can share Images and Text Arts with your friends on Chat.
  • Can set the nicknames of any user in our chat list.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $6.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –YES , Download Similar App For Android From here ]

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Call Numbers Around The World On Wifi, 3G and 4G For Free With FriendCaller

FriendCaller is an amazing app with which you can call any number around the world at no cost literally. The app offers free credits which you can easily get and start calling your friends. The app assigns a specific number to your iPhone which is displayed on receiver’s end. Interestingly the new version also allows sending messages and all incoming messages and calls to your number are free of charge.

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The main interface has five sections at the bottom friends, contacts, dial pad, messages and more. On the top of the screen you will the see your credit amount which is $0.10 by default.

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Press the left most button next to the green online notification ball and a small bar will slide down. On the same you have the edit button and three types of views on the right. The views are Online/Offline, Alphabetical and Alphabetical online.

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The edit button is used to delete a particular contact from the list.

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On the right we have the + button which is used to add friends via invites on sms, email or from the contact list. You can also add a contact manually.

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Under the contacts section you have your phone’s address book.

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To call a particular number tap on the telephone button on the left of it or tap on the name and then from the bottom pop up window tap on the number.

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To send SMS to a friend select the same from the list as you did above and this time instead of tapping on the number at the bottom window, select SMS bubble.

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The dial pad is a similar dial-pad which you have in your iphone and from here one can call any number.

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The messages section contains all the message received. In order to send a new message to someone, tap on the top right button and do so.

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Since it is a free app and you have to earn credits to call or SMS someone, to earn FREE credits tap on more section at the main screen and then select Earn Free Minutes. Here the app will either suggest you some apps which you have to install and open or will ask you to view some videos. By doing any of the above a certain amount of credit will be added to your account. Easy enough!!

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later

Conclusion: Wonderful app. A must download.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free| Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – Yes, Download Similar App From Here ]

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Send Free National, International SMS From iPhone and Android Phone Using 160by2 Free Messaging App

In India we are bombarded with several inviting value for money offers on calls and messaging everyday by our network provider but there are still a couple of free services on the internet that we use very often. One of the most used website on the internet is 160by2 which lets you send messages anywhere in your country for free. Now 160by2 official app is available for your iPhone and Android phones.

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The very first time you start the app, you will have to register your mobile number and a valid email account. Then you would receive a password for your newly registered mobile number and then you can login into your account using your mobile number and received password.

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On the very main interface of the app we have sections like Send SMS, Post SMS, Browse SMS, Import Address Book, Import 160by2 Contacts, Contacts, SMS Inbox, SMS Outbox and My account.

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In the Send SMS section you can enter the numbers or contact names in the top section by tapping Add More and then selecting individual contacts or groups(we will tell you how to create groups later) In the section below then you will have to type in your text message and hit Send present at the top corner of the screen.

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In the Post SMS section one can actually create message templates in a particular category. When you hit the share button the same is posted on your web account.

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The browse sms section is the third and very interesting section as here you will see a number of categories of SMSs.

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The fact that makes it interesting is that in those categories you will get a handful of wonderful preset message templates which you can use instantly to send. Tap on the message template and on the next screen add the contacts and hit send.

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The import address book feature imports all your address book from your web account on the website.

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Similarly the Import contacts feature imports all the contacts from the website.

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Under contacts section you can import all your phone contacts. You can use Edit button and delete contacts if you don’t  want them in the list. If you wish to send a message to a couple of contacts just select as many as you want by tapping on it and then hitting the button at the bottom right corner with a right sign.

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Coming back to the groups which we talked about earlier, press Groups and then you can create groups or delete them by hitting edit.

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On the main screen in the Inbox section you see all the received messages. One can sort the messages by tapping the calendar or the date by using the left and right arrows. Press Get and the app will retrieve all your messages from your web account.

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Similarly the Outbox section contains all the sent messages.

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Lastly from the My account section you can see your account details, logout the account or change the mobile number and the password.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later

Conclusion: By far this is is one of the coolest free messaging app so download it today

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free| Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – Yes, Download The App From Here ]