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- TikTok iOS Android TikTok is a social networking application for iOS and Android by ByteDance. The app has quickly become one of the industry leaders with a user base of over 2 billion viewers and creators. Using the app, you can watch, create, and share short videos with a variety of unique visual effects. It’s a great way to have fun and gain publicity on the web if you’re a creative person. The app is free for everyone.
Hands-Free Camera – 5/5
Well, TikTok may look a bit confusing when you launch it for the first time. The app consists of several screens on which you can do different things. The interface on each tab is also unique. It takes around 5 minutes to understand and remember how things work. But mastering the app’s capabilities may take days and weeks as it offers a whopping number of creative tools for self-expression and implementation of your creative ideas.
Full-Stack Fun Hub – 5/5
TikTok has two sides. On the first side, you can use this app to entertain yourself on the go, scroll the feed, and watch hundreds of user-created videos about anything you are interested in. People here do crazy things, and it’s really exciting to watch them.
On the second side, you can become one of those cool guys who make awesome content and get millions of views. And the best thing is that TikTok has all the needed tools built-in for that. The app lets you record, edit, post videos for free at no time, and become famous!
Ever-evolving – 5/5
This app is the fastest developing online environment for content creation. You can learn new stuff for creating cool videos almost every day and even come up with your video editing tricks to surprise everyone.
Only Mobile – 3/5
On the one hand, TikTok is an excellent social network and video editor. On the other hand, there’s no official way to visit and manage it on a computer! Why so? Nobody knows! This app needs a desktop client or website to let creators do routine stuff and viewers to watch their videos on a big screen.
With TikTok, you will never have to think “how to kill time” anymore as this network will become one of your favorites quickly. But don’t forget that it’s not only about watching cool videos. It’s more about making and sharing them! 4.6
- Snapchat iOS Android Snapchat is a popular social networking application for mobile devices by Snap Inc. The app is designed to let you communicate with your friends and other subscribers by posting attention-grabbing visual content. Due to a variety of integrated tools, you can create bright content on the go and boost your following. Snapchat is perhaps the friendliest social network for iOS and Android!
Use Friendliness – 5/5
This app has a straightforward interface design that makes communicating and creating visual content really simple and intuitive. The app includes several sections, in which you can view updates by other people, record videos, edit content, chat privately, and more. The entire app is colored in white and yellow, so it looks really friendly and can make your mood a bit better when you launch it.
For Avid Creators – 5/5
Snapchat is a virtual space for people who want to look and sound louder and brighter than other networks let them. Here you can record, edit, and share dozens of short snaps every day without annoying anyone. The versatile editor lets you add GIF animations, text, emojis, images, and other objects onto your snaps to make them catchier and share them with particular users, groups, and all users in a couple of taps.
Moreover, you can target your posts geographically and by user interests to ensure that only the right people see your posts at the right time. This feature makes Snapchat a unique marketing tool. You can use it to gain the following for your blog, personal brand, or business without any difficulties.
Watch & Show – 5/5
Even though Snapchat isn’t the largest network like Facebook, it offers higher retention rates and more interactive experience. The app is designed to boost user activity in multiple ways, so its quite easy to start sharing and chatting with people even if you don’t know them.
At Home & On The Go – 4/5
The full version of the app is available for iOS and Android, but you can also access your account from any web browser. The web version is somewhat limited to original features, but it’s very convenient for marketing and other time-taking tasks.
Snapchat is a cool app to make your socializing, blogging, and marketing campaigns much brighter and catchier. The app lets you create loads of exciting content on the go and interact with users in a variety of unique ways. 3.5
- Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies iOS Android Hulu is a famous TV show and movie provider, bringing all its best features to your smartphone. Watch TV shows that you like and discover so much more while resting at home.
Design — 4/5
With its simple yet innovative interface, Hulu brings the best TV shows, movies, channels, and more to your home. When browsing for something to watch, the options are displayed as tiles or a list, to your taste. By clicking on a show, you enter the menu giving you the most important information about it. Add it to your favorites, put aside to watch later, or jump right to it.
Features — 5/5
The app combines essential features you can want from a streaming service. With its in-built AI, the platform shuffles and chooses shows and movies you might like to watch. Based on your preferences and watching history, it notifies you about the new, upcoming seasons and episodes of your favorite picks. Besides this, you can share your picks with friends and family if they have a Hulu account. Synchronize two devices at the same time and mirror your shows on them.
If you’re planning on going offline, all the movies and TV shows can be downloaded on your laptop or smartphone. You can choose the language, subtitles, speed, and even more streaming options to turn it into a personalized experience. As long as you have a subscription, all the features are free of charge and have no limitations.
Usability — 4/5
To control the app, all you need is a subscription and a stable Internet connection. After setting up an account, the platform asks you a few questions about your preferences. Based on that information, it’s going to create your streaming lists, so that you don’t have to shuffle through the endless lists of options. By switching to the ‘Live’ mode, you access a variety of TV channels, like ABC, Fox, TNT, etc. on the regular Cable.
Cross-Platform Use — 4/5
The platform can connect to your Facebook account to provide you with sharing features. This way, your friends and family are always updated on what you’re currently watching. Also, you can log in to your Hulu account on multiple devices. Whenever you pause your streaming on one of them, you can easily start the place left on the other.
Though Hulu has some minor deficiencies, it is still one of the best for portable and handy binge-watching. 3
- ZOOM Cloud Meetings iOS Android Zoom is a video conferencing service that includes clients for smartphones and computers. The app provides capabilities for conducting online meetings with multiple participants and spectators. You can use the app for meetups, informal purposes, remote technical support, e-learning, and more. Zoom is available for free on Google Play and the App Store.
Simple Connection – 4/5
The interface of Zoom is designed to be straightforward and functional at the same time. That’s why it may look a bit cluttered when you launch the app for the first time (especially on a computer). However, it doesn’t take too long to get used to it. You should consider this app as a professional solution and be ready to watch tutorials on YouTube if something is not clear from the start.
Universal – 5/5
Zoom app offers a universal specter of options for formal and informal communication. Using the app, you can join (if you have a link) and create virtual rooms to conduct meetings. Users can share their screens, set virtual backgrounds, use whiteboarding, send instant messages, and more.
The capacity of your room depends on the plan you choose. The basic version starts with 100 participants and 40 minutes per meeting, while the maximal subscription lets you talk up to 1000 people for up to 24 hours.
Handy Tool – 5/5
It’s fair to call Zoom a Skype of the new era. This service offers more capabilities than Skype and the majority of its analogs without causing any difficulties. You should take a while to adjust to the interface, and you will see how convenient it actually is. Almost al the controls that you may need are located on the primary positions making it easy to control the process.
For Everyone, Everywhere – 5/5
Zoom is an easily accessible multiplatform service that can be accessed on all major operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. The simplest user experience is offered by the mobile version, while the computer client offers the highest versatility.
Zoom is a universal service for video conferencing. It has an astounding number of free features that can be applied for both private and business purposes. Besides, it’s one of the most convenient services in the category. 4.3
- Telegram iOS Android Telegram is one of the most popular messengers at the moment. About 400 million people use it every month, and this number is only growing. Besides, the app development does not stand still; developers regularly add new features and expand its capabilities.
Telegram Interface (5/5)
Chats with your contacts occupy the main part of the screen. In the top left corner, there is the main menu with access to profile settings, contacts, and functions. You can find a search bar in the upper right corner where you can look for friends, channels, messages, and files.
Main Features (5/5)
This easy-to-use messenger has quite extensive functionality. In addition to the usual chats and audio calls with friends, you can send them files of almost any format and links that can be viewed right in the app. You can even have a chat with yourself as some kind of cloud storage. If necessary, you can create a secret chat protected by end-to-end encryption technology and additional security measures (for example, a self-destruct timer).
There are also a lot of useful bots here. They help organize polls among your channel's readers, advise you what to read next, and even create a funny meme.
Telegram is also can send notifications about scheduled events that come in the form of regular messages. Besides, the app has a vast system of settings. You can control which content can be downloaded, change the look of each chat, choose where the sent videos start and even manage your online visibility.
The only thing Telegram lacked was video calls. However, the developers have already started testing this function (on iOS devices so far). It won't be long to wait.
Telegram Usability (4/5)
The messenger's main functions are in a prominent place, but the app has so many additional features and settings that a simple user may not even find them. To do this, you will have to spend time studying all the tabs.
Supported Devices (5/5)
Telegram has apps for all popular operating systems and supports synchronizing messages on all devices. To use a mobile app on Android smartphones and tablets, make sure the system version is at least 4.0. If you have Apple products, then it should be running iOS 9.0+ or watchOS 5.0+.
Telegram has several amazing features and goes far beyond a regular messenger. Developers never cease to amaze users by adding new features. 4.3
- Instagram iOS Android Instagram is a social networking application and the largest image-sharing space on the web. The app lets you create photo and video content, share it with the world, and view works of your friends, influencers, brands, and other sources. It’s also one of the most extensive promotion services for any business niche. You can download the app for free on the App Store and Google Play.
Classic Experience – 5/5
Instagram has been around for years, and its main interface elements remain the same. There’s a convenient bright feed for checking out new content, the upper feed for stories, the camera app on the button in the middle, and so on. Developers manage to add new features without damaging the classic structure of the app, so it’s a pleasure to use it and learn if you’re a newcomer.
It’s About Beauty – 5/5
Instagram has established many new genres of video and photography, and people keep creating new crazy stuff every day. The app lets you take photos, record videos, edit them with filters, and share them via your personalized feed. Besides, you can shoot cool interactive stories and brighten them up with emojis, images, GIF animations from GIFY, insert text, and many more.
No matter what type of content you post, you can always refer to other people and products to promote them and vice versa. It’s also an excellent way to promote your products as well! Just create a Facebook store with Shopify and link it to your Instagram to boost sales. That’s what millions of businesses around the world do every day to sell more.
Always Exciting – 5/5
This app is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fun, and communication. Loads of worthy content and a convenient interface make it one of the best user experiences. It’s easy to start sharing your life here, and you can get numerous benefits in a variety of spheres if you use this app.
Almost Cross-platform – 4/5
The best way to use Instagram is to install it on your smartphone. And the mobile version is excellent. However, you can also log in via your computer browser, but it will be much worse. It’s just a plain website that lets you watch content and comment on it.
Instagram is a must-have app for any smartphone user. It lets you express yourself and explore the endless feed of high-quality content created by other users. It’s the best platform for sharing photos and short videos. 4.5
- Tubi TV - Free Movies & TV Android Tubi TV is a free service for watching movies and TV shows online without any subscription. It has an extensive catalog of films (over 20,000), sorted by genre, country of release, and popularity.
Tubi TV Interface (4/5)
Tubi TV's interface is a lot like the apps of competing services. There are four main tabs here: Home, Browse, Search, and Account. You can add a video to the list for later viewing, share it with your friends, and launch it from a phone to a TV. You can look for projects by their titles, genres, and actors.
Main Features (4/5)
You do not need to register to use the app, but creating an account provides more options and expands your user experience. Unlike other streaming platforms, Tubi TV is not keen on new projects. There are recently released movies and TV series here (content is updated weekly), but overall the material seems a little outdated. Besides, the company does not create its own projects.
All content is divided into categories, such as Recently Added, Most Popular, or Not on Netflix. There is also a Leaving Soon group, which includes films that will be removed soon. When watching any movie, you can enable subtitles and customize their size and appearance.
Since this service is free, you will come across advertisements when watching movies. In fact, there is not much of it, and it is not as long (up to 90 seconds) as one might think. Unfortunately, ads start unexpectedly. You will not find anywhere a mark at what minute to wait for it and when it will end.
Tubi TV Usability (4/5)
The interface on every platform remains very stable and simple to use, and the quality of streaming is not compromised. At the same time, not all films and TV series are well filtered; sometimes completely unsuitable projects can fall into a certain category.
Supported Devices (5/5)
Tubi TV is available on many platforms and devices, making it accessible to a large audience. You can use it on streaming devices (Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, PS4, etc.), Smart TVs, and as a web and desktop version. Mobile device owners can also download the app to their smartphones and tablets (Android 4.1+ and iOS 11.0+).
Tubi TV really deserves your attention if you are looking for a free platform for movies and TV shows for the whole family. Just be prepared for ads and slightly outdated content. 4.1
- Spotify Music iOS Android Spotify is an acclaimed music streaming service used by over 280 million people all over the world. The app is designed for both smartphones and desktops, combining high-quality music, functionality, and usability.
Design — 4.5/5
Created for a comfortable and simple user, the app’s interface is minimalistic yet highly capable. All the features are easily accessible with a click on the mosaic-like tiles. Grouped and categorized by artists, albums, genres, etc., the design is an experience itself.
You can customize your preferences and make your playlists by adding songs you like most. If you’re not sure what to listen to today, it will offer you its best picks based on your previous music history.
Features — 5/5
When using Spotify, the first thing that catches your eye is the diversity of functions it offers. The app offers many playlists, podcasts, and singles, both old and recently released. You can add them to your personal library and create playlists according to your mood, type of activity, and more.
To simplify a song search, the app offers a personalized approach to your favorite music. After the first use, Spotify already starts compiling lists of music you might like. Each replayed song is compared to similar ones to estimate your genre preferences.
In case you are looking for some fresh music, make sure to access the compilation library. You can find a whole new range of music sorted by mood, genre, rhythm, and even occupation. They all can be added to your library to come back to them later.
Usability — 4.5/5
It’s extremely easy to use Spotify. You can log in using your Apple ID, Facebook account, Gmail, or create a new personalized account within seconds. In the first couple of days, the app is entirely free to use to access all the functions without a limitation.
Cross-Platform Use — 4.5/5
Created both for Europe and North America, the app easily synchronizes with most modern social networks, email providers, and clouds. You can link the app to your Instagram account to quickly access your playlist with your followers and friends.
Spotify is truly one of the greatest music streaming services you can find online. Easy and simplistic to use, it helps you compile your favorite music and discover so much more. 4.5
- Discord - Chat for Gamers iOS Android Discord is a platform for keeping in touch with people wherever you are. Whether it’s your family, friends, or colleagues, the app brings you closer. Here, you share information, organize meetings, and stay tuned.
Design — 5/5
Combining the best features a social network must have these days. An app is a minimalistic place for the most important things to do. By accessing the main menu in the left-hand corner of the screen, you get all the features the app can offer. There is a search bar for a more comfortable messages and chats search, so you don’t waste time scrolling down the endless feed. Switch between light and dark modes for better accessibility.
Features — 4/5
First, the app gives you a nice texting platform to stay in touch with your favorite people. You can use private messages to communicate personally or group chats to share information with many people at the same time. You can record videos, send multimedia files, and emojis to brighten up your chats.
Second, it allows for video chats to bring people together wherever they are. Simply by adding a person to your contact list, you can organize a private video call or a group one. Use it for personal communication or business deals, college meetings, or family gatherings.
Finally, you get access to more than just your contacts. The app is an open platform, offering you membership in a global community. You can stay updated about the most important events, other people’s feeds, or find new acquaintances. Customize the feed to make it personalized by using tags and preferences in the menu.
Usability — 5/5
It’s extremely easy and pleasant to use. By setting up an account, you get access to all the features for free. Chat with your friends, classmates, and colleagues wherever you are. Also, use the in-built sharing feature to keep them updated about upcoming events and meetings. In the Main Hall, you can see what other users are up.
Cross-Platform Use — 4/5
If you install the app on your desktop, you can receive notifications about new messages right away. Moreover, you can use the app in the same way for better comfortability. It can be paired with more than one device at the same time, giving you access to the platform from any smartphone or PC you are using now.
Discord is a fresh platform for making communication possible, as well as setting up new connections on the tips of your fingers. 4.5