Smartphones can do a lot these days, from keeping track of your schedule to waking you up in the morning to helping you see in the dark. There’s still perhaps best used, though, for the original function of phones – staying in touch with people.
Even with today’s advanced Android phones, it can be difficult or overly expensive to stay in contact using texts and calls if you leave the country or venture into an area without reliable service. Here are five apps that will help you stay in touch no matter where you go.
In countries outside of the United States, WhatsApp is wildly popular. In fact, it has over one billion users. One of its major draws lies in the fact that it’s often cheaper than texting and voice minutes plans but does the same things and more.
WhatsApp allows users to make voice calls and send text messages, photos, videos, documents and voice messages using their phone’s Internet connection. WhatsApp is useful for travelers, because it’s free to use, and it doesn’t cost more to contact someone in another country. Learn more at this link.
When life gets hectic, it can be difficult to remember to keep in touch with the people you care about. Stitch makes that easier by reminding you when it’s time to check up one someone.
Users can add anyone from their address book to the app and set how often they’d like to contact them. Stitch will then send a notification if too much time has passed since the last conversation. Download it here.
Facebook Messenger allows you to contact anyone who has Facebook or a mobile phone over an Internet connection. It’s convenient for contacting your Facebook friends even if you don’t have their phone number, and you can add in mobile phone numbers for friends who don’t use Facebook.
You can use the app to send a text message, make a voice or video call, send photos and videos, record a voice message. You can also create group chats and send fun stickers. Check it out on Google Play.
Automatic Call Recorder for Me
Sometimes when you’re out and about and can’t talk to someone, you just want to hear their voice. Or maybe you want to remember what someone said without writing it down. You can use the app Automatic Call Recorder for Me to do that and more.
Users can set the app to automatically record certain calls, or they can start recording manually at any time. The app also always you to share recorded calls and easily find calls by marking them as a priority or using the search feature. Download the app at this link.
Couple is the perfect app for keeping in touch with your significant other. Users can connect with their partner, and all the interactions that take place in the app are just between the two users.
The app allows you to message and send pictures, videos, and voice recordings. It also features a shared calendar, to-do list and the ability to broadcast your location using GPS, so that you can easily meet up. It even allows you to draw a picture together in real time. Check it out here.
Text messages and phone calls aren’t your only options. Your smartphone can do a lot more than you might expect to help you keep in touch with the people you care about. Just choose the app that best fits your situation from the many options available for Android.