instant messaging

Disa to unite your messaging, comm services in one place

There are numerous instant messaging and messenger apps available for mobile devices but I know are clamouring for a more all-in-one messenger. Looks like Disa will be that one app to unite all your communication and messaging services right on your mobile device. This app reduces the clutter on your phone as it brings all messages in just one location. Some of the apps you can access include Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube among others.

LINE update: design updates, option for public timeline posts

While free messaging app LINE remains primarily a way for you to converse with your friends and loved ones, each update brings with it new features that change the landscape a little bit to more than just exchanging messages. The newest update now gives you the option to make public your timeline posts, which gives the app a bit of a social network vibe, while still maintaining some sort of privacy, if you choose to do so.

Blinq keeps you updated with people you’re chatting with

Probably all of us who are living in the digital, mobile world, has experienced this at one point or another. You're chatting with a colleague, acquaintance, or friend, when you suddenly realized you're missing some information about them, and so you have to go to their social networks (if you're connected) to look for that crucial piece. It's sometimes a hassle to move from your conversation to searching for information, so an app will make things easier for you. Welcome Blinq to your life.

Android Wear messaging app adds FlickKey

Did you know you can type on your smartwatch? Even on a small screen, users can still reply to messages using voice recognition or simply by typing. But with the size of the screen, typing can be very limited. It's not easy to type letters on such a small screen but Wear Messenger messaging app is adding the FlickKey Keyboard for Android. This solution aims to attract more people to jump into the bandwagon of smartwatches.

Microsoft rolls out Skype for Web, still in beta mode

Microsoft seems to be doing a Google by introducing Skype for Web. The program is still in beta mode but it looks promising. This Google-like move refers to the software giant bringing the instant messaging to the web. This means no need to install Skype as a native app on your desktop because you can now enjoy the program on any web browser, on any device, anytime. It’s like using Hangouts on your computer.

Have Messengers’ 500M users forgiven Facebook yet?

As Facebook announced that their "independent" Messenger app has already reached half a billion users, chances are some of those are still angry that they were "forced" to migrate to a separate app to keep using the service. But has Mark Zuckerberg admitted that they made a mistake with this move? Have people finally accepted that they shouldn't be surprised anymore by the social media giant's moves constant changes and moves that may alienate some but still keep the rest of us using it everyday?

MojiMe makes custom stickers for more memorable WeChat moments

Emoticons are more popularly known as stickers now. They will never go out of trend because people love sharing them whether online or mobile. They’re cute and add laughter to any conversation. If before we use emoticons on desktop messaging apps like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, and ICQ, they are widely used today in mobile messaging apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, and Viber. Even Facebook and BBM have these stickers for some cutesy talk.

Snowball lets you read messages from many apps in one place

If you've found yourself confused by all the various messaging apps that you are now being "forced" to use (why can't all your friends and colleagues just use one app?) to communicate with various people in your life, then what you need is just one app where you can read all your incoming messages. That's the thinking behind the new app, Snowball, which is still in its beta version but may save your sanity to some extent.

Evernote to add Work Chat feature for better collaboration

If you didn't love Evernote enough before, a new upcoming feature for the note-taking and productivity app might make you fall in love with it even more. That is, if you're the sort who likes to (needs to) collaborate with other people on work or school projects. The Work Chat feature lets you stay on Evernote even while discussing changes and tasks with other members of your team.

Ray Ozzie’s Talko gives back our voices, coming to Android soon

Although it has been a while since the Lotus Notes creator stepped away from his post in Microsoft, Ray Ozzie hasn't completely retired from software scene just yet. Co-founding a startup, Ozzie and company have now released their app Talko which isn't as much a revolution as it is a going back to the roots of communication.
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