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198 Awesome iPhone Apps for 2015

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Social and Chat

This category will build out more thoroughly in time. Right now, we’ve got a few suggestions if you’re looking for a social network, chat app, or dating app.

Chat and Texting

Snapchat

Free

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Hands down, Snapchat is the best app to use if you want to send naughty pictures to someone. Every picture or short video message you send deletes itself forever after about 10 seconds.

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iTunes

Imo.Im

Free

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Imo.Im is a great app that lets you chat across a bunch of other instant messaging services like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, AIM, etc. It’s not perfect, but better than other options we’ve used.

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iTunes

Google Hangouts

Free

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The Google Hangouts app is slow right now, but it’s still the best way to use Google Chat on an iPhone. If you’re in the Google ecosystem, pray with us that Google will update this app soon.

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iTunes

Silent Text 2

Free

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This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds. Send self-deleting texts and files, set the length of time before they disappear, and keep all your communications encrypted. Requires a subscription.

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iTunes

Jelly

Free

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Have a question that needs an answer? Take a quick poll of your contacts or nearby connections and get answers on Jelly and help others make decisions by answering their questions.

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iTunes

Contacts

Cloze

Free

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Most messaging apps organize conversations by who you spoke to last. Cloze takes another approach, showing you the people who are most important to you so your social feeds feel more social.

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FullContact

Free

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FullContact is one of the most popular alternate contacts apps available. It keeps things simple and clean by syncing your contacts while keeping your news feeds integrated and accessible.

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iTunes

Addappt

Free

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Contact information regularly changes, and maintaining your address book can be a pain. Imagine if you could make your friends do it for you. Addappt allows your connections update their information for you so you can stay in touch.

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iTunes

Social Networking

Facebook

Free

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Facebook is the social network. If you want to make your phone Facebook official, you should download this app. The Facebook Messenger app is also good as a light chatting client.

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iTunes

Tweetbot 3

$3

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If you live a 140 character kind of life, then you might want Tweetbot. Many apps have tweeting built in, but this way is also good. We like this a lot better than the official Twitter app.

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iTunes

Instagram

Free

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It may be owned by Facebook, but Instagram is still the best social network for sharing pictures and ruining them with silly filters. I say ruining, but I put X Pro II on just about everything.

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iTunes

Preggie

Free

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It’s not easy being pregnant, but this social networking app for mothers with child could help alleviate the stress. It helps you to find pregnant women locally and offers a safe place to chat and seek advice.

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iTunes

Storehouse

Free

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Storehouse is a storytelling app that lets users upload photos, video, and text to create a personalized story of just about anything. The app even lets you embed your story on blogs and browse other users stories.

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iTunes

Periscope

Free

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Twitter’s answer to Meerkat, Periscope lets users live stream on Twitter. Your followers can interact by commenting on the view. Finally, a way for your friends to respond to your live stream of the bus ride home.

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iTunes

Dating

Tinder

Free

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Tinder is a terrible app if you want to date. It only shows you someone’s picture and age. But it’s super fun to swipe people away as Hot or Not. If someone thinks you’re hot, you can chat.

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iTunes

eHarmony

Free

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If you’re serious about finding a relationship, we recommend eHarmony. You have to pay but it has the most robust feature set. (There’s a separate app for LGBT called Compatible Partners.)

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iTunes

OK Cupid

Free

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OK Cupid gets the job done. It’s not great, but it’s free. It will give you matches based on how you answer questions. You can browse profiles and chat with those you’re interested in dating.

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iTunes

HowAboutWe

Free

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HowAboutWe has a quirky way of jumpstarting your date. Instead of just matching up potential partners based on interests, it lets users posts ideas for a first date and connects people with the same idea of a good time.

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iTunes

Hinge

Free

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If you would prefer to do your dating with people your friends can vouch for, check out Hinge. It hooks you up with the best matches in your extended network, connecting you with friends of friends for more familiar dates.

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iTunes

Internet Calling (VOIP)

Viber

Free

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Viber knows how to compete in a crowded field. You can chat on it and make calls, but it’s also packed its app with tons of stickers and emoticons. That’s fun, right? A lot of you really think it is!

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iTunes

Skype

Free

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The de facto VOIP service that is owned by Microsoft, Skype is used by more than 250 million users worldwide. Offering free international voice and video calls is a tough deal to pass up.

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iTunes

Google Hangouts

Free

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It’s also a standard texting and messaging app, but Hangouts was merged with Google Voice. It now gives you the ability to make video and voice calls, giving you a nifty all-in-one solution.

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iTunes

Blogging

Tumblr

Free

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The app version of Tumblr is just as easy to use as its Web-based counterpart. You can post content to multiple blogs, save drafts for later, and schedule posts, all of which can be done offline.

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iTunes

WordPress

Free

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While not an exact mirror of its Web-based version, this app instead chooses to focus on quickness. It lets you quickly publish posts while also giving you the ability to moderate comments.

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iTunes

Squarespace

Free

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Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but Squarespace makes sure everyone is a beholder. Its gorgeous modular design is only matched by its powerful, yet intuitive, toolset.

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iTunes

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