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The best Android apps for almost any occassion

Best Social and Chat apps for Android

If you’ve read through this entire article and made it all the way down here, we’re a little worried DT may be your only pal. We’ll always be here, but you should really try to find a more reciprocal relationship with a human being (just one, not a publication full of them). These apps will help you find and speak sweet emoticons to that special someone … or chat about violent sports with a bro and drink hard liquor. Whatever you’re into, you can talk about it with these.

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Chat and Texting

Hangouts

Hangouts-Android-apps-screenshotSend and receive texts and IMs with Hangouts, which is also a great app for group video calls with up to 10 friends. It’s packed with emoticons, and you can share photos and locations as well.

Available on:

Google Play

WhatsApp Messenger

Whatsapp-Messenger-Android-apps-screenshotThis cross-platform app lets you send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. It starts out free for a year, and then costs $1. It’s well worth a look for texting addicts.

Available on:

Google Play

Kik Messenger

Kik-Messenger-Android-apps-screenshotIf you want quick and easy simplicity in your messaging, then try Kik. You get sent, delivered, read, and typing notifications for conversations, and you can share videos and pictures w/ friends.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Wickr

Wickr

Making sure your lines of communication are secure is becoming more important these days. Wickr not only encrypts your messages to protect them, but you can also set them to self-destruct.

Available on:

Google Play

Snapchat

Snapchat

Snapchat is all about sharing photos, videos, and conversations that expire automatically after they’ve been viewed, but be careful, because people can always take a screenshot.

Available on:

Google Play

Drupe

Drupe

Ignore the unfortunate name. Drupe is designed to launch all of your calling and messaging apps from a single location, while providing a shortcut for connecting with someone using your preferred app and a single swipe.

Available on:

Google Play

Social Networking

Google+

Google+-Android-apps-screenshotGoogle+ hasn’t taken off like the world’s search giant hoped, but it’s slowly becoming a busy destination for posting photos and videos. We use it as a free bonus backup of photos and videos.

Available on:

Google Play

Facebook

Facebook-Android-apps-screenshotThe biggest social network on the planet right now has a decent official app. Keep up with your friends and family, jump into instant chats, and stay informed with push notifications.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Badoo

Badoo-Android-apps-screenshotLooking beyond your existing friends and family, Badoo wants to help you to meet new people nearby and share your interests. Ideal if you’re seeking romance, friendship, or a quick hookup.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Meerkat

Meerkat Beta

Meerkat, the renowned video streaming app, will let you watch live streams of various Meerkat feeds and comment on them. You can also share your own live video feed with your Twitter followers.

Available on:

Google Play

Dating

Tinder

Tinder

Tinder is the ultimate dating app for mobile users thanks to its location-centric features and regardless of what its reputation may be, it’s still a great way to meet people. Your next match could be a swipe right away.

Available on:

Google Play

POF Dating App

POF Dating
You can find matches, see who’s online, and send and receive unlimited messages for free with this app, but you will have to pay up if you want to actually meet people.

Available on: 

Amazon

Google Play

OkCupid

OKCupid

OkCupid is one of the biggest dating apps around, so you’ll have plenty of chances to meet someone. Fill out your profile, answer questions about yourself, and connect with people nearby and see if you hit it off.

Available on:

Google Play

Internet Phone Calling (VOIP)

Skype

Skype-Android-apps-screenshotThe original VOIP service is now owned by Microsoft and boasts more than 250 million users. Free international voice and video calls via your data or Wi-Fi connection is hard to pass up.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Viber

Viber-Android-apps-screenshotYou can call or text any other Viber user for free with this app. It’s fast, works well, and is packed with stickers and emoticons to personalize your messages. You can create doodles, too.

Available on:

Google Play

Tango

Tango-Android-apps-screenshotVideo calls, voice calls, and messaging are all handled over your Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G connections with Tango. You can also play games, send photos, and share music thanks to a Spotify tie-in.

Available on:

Google Play

Blogging

Tumblr

Tumblr-Android-apps-screenshotThe Tumblr app makes it easy for you to share anything from anywhere. You can post any kind of content to multiple blogs, save drafts for later, schedule posts, and then join in the discussion.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Bloggeroid

Bloggeroid-for-Blogger-Android-apps-screenshotAvoid issues with the official app and try this instead. You can create posts, join conversations, and delete unwanted comments. It also lets you save drafts and supports multiple accounts.

Available on:

Google Play

WordPress

WordPress-Android-apps-screenshotThis app mirrors the functionality on your WordPress blog and helps you create and edit posts. It’s a simplified version that’s easy to use, and it also displays reactions to your latest articles.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Plus

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