Great Communication And Social Networking Applications For The iPhone 4S

Previously we took a look at applications that should be an essential purchase for anybody who owns an iPhone 4S. With such a huge choice of applications available it can often be confusing for consumers to know which software benefits them. Here we continue our look at some of the applications that every iPhone owner should download.

The iPhone 4S incorporates the excellent iMessage feature which is an easy method of communicating with other iPhone users free of charge. The problem with this system is that it does not enable you to message friends who may use a phone that runs on another platform such as Blackberry or Android. Whatsapp is an instant messaging services that overcomes this problem by enabling chat across different networks and operating systems. Not only can users send text messages for free but there is also the facility to attach photograph and video files. If you prefer to make a voice call rather than relying on text messages then the Viber application is perfect for you. This app takes advantage of an internet connection rather than a cellular data network to enable you make calls to other Viber users for free. You do not need to have the application running to receive a call as the iPhone will inform you of an incoming call with a notification on the home screen. Just like Whatsapp this service is not only restricted to iPhone users so you can also chat to friends who are using an Android device.

One of the updates that was introduced with the iPhone 4S was the integration of a Twitter client into the operating system. This enables you to directly post photographs and locations to the site but many users like the functionality that a dedicated Twitter application can offer. There are several of these apps available but the best that we have found is Tweetbot. Visually we found this software the best and it is also one of the easiest to use. When you are reading Tweets posted by other people tapping on the message will present you with options such as Reply and Retweet. If you hold your finger on the message then information about the person who posted it will be displayed. Despite this application costing £1.99 you can consider it great value if you are one of the millions of people who use Twitter regularly. If you prefer to use Facebook then the official application for this is available for free. This application offers nearly all of the functionality that you expect to find on the full site. Browse through status updates and photographs and post your own material quickly and easily to share with your Facebook friends.

There are thousands of great applications available for the iPhone 4S and we have highlighted some of our favourite ones here. Whatsapp and Viber provide a cheap method of communicating with friends while Tweetbot and Facebook are essential for social networking fans.