The Windows Phone platform is often criticized for lacking the sheer number of application as its counterparts. Well, here I am to prove that numbers alone isn’t everything. Here are a range of apps spanning various categories that I’ve found really useful over the past few months that I, as a student, have found extremely useful. Take a look — maybe you’ve missed a few as well!
Perhaps the most basic requirement of any operating system is a good chat app. Windows 8 ships with the default Messaging app, but as it lacks Google Talk support, this essentially cripples that app. So in my quest to find Windows 8 apps for all of my day-to-day functions, I stumbled upon Chat.
The simply-named, even simpler program is one of many chat programs in the Windows 8 store that promise simple day to day use. But so far, I’d not stumbled upon a program that meets any of those promises, until I found Chat.
You might be asking why you would want to use a third-party remote desktop application seeing as Windows comes with Remote Desktop as standard. Many of the reasons do not become apparent until you actually use another application for remote desktop and realise what else is possible…
With TeamViewer, the way you connect to your computer is different (in a good way), but leaving that aside for the moment, the real strength of TeamViewer is its multi-platform nature. The supported platform list includes; Windows (including Windows 8), OS X, Linux, the TeamViewer web app, Android devices and iOS devices. As you can see the list of supported platforms is pretty exhaustive! This article reviews the Windows application, and gives a brief rundown of a couple of the other platforms.
One of my friends recently recommended that I try out Whatsapp and being the curious person that I am, I agreed. At first, I didn’t really get the point of it as I didn’t want to open a different application every time I wanted to text someone.
But considering the fortune that my carrier charges me for every text, I decided to give it a go, with great hesitation. I should probably tell you this: it was completely worth it.
The number of chat accounts one has to sign up to keep in touch has increased exponentially. Of course, you can download separate apps for specific accounts and use it but running multiple apps in the background will kill your phone’s performance. Not to mention the sheer amount of logging in and micro managing that you’ll have to do.
This is when IM+ comes along. IM+ is a mobile application which lets you to sign in to multiple chat services and chat with your friends simultaneously from different accounts.
Looking for a better solution for team collaboration than Skype or Google Talk? HipChat is an affordable, cross-platform, cloud-based private chat service for your team or company. With group chat rooms, private messaging, file-sharing and video capabilities, HipChat is a solid application that will help your team communicate more efficiently than before.
Let’s see what HipChat has to offer and how it will help increase your team’s productivity.
Even though instant messaging has been around for a long time, it is even more popular now than it was before. There are a lot of chat clients available for Windows and a lot of different chat networks, and social media websites.
Let’s take a look at the eight most popular and free chat clients available for Windows, and see what they have to offer.
Communicating via a mobile phone is something people do across the world everyday. Skype is a powerful software tool which will transfer this experience to the personal computer as well as add the ability to add video calls.
Get your friends, relatives and loved ones to set up their account communication becomes completely free. All you need is a webcam and an internet connection. Does it deliver on its lofty goals? Let’s find out!
We’ve all been there: using three different instant messaging clients just to keep in touch with everyone. Want to move to another messenger? Good luck trying to convince every one of your friends to switch.
With social networks in the fray, alongside a constant flow of e-mails, it’s clear that we need a radical new IM client — one that could integrate all the great features of IM with the great addition of Facebook Chat, Twitter Feed and e-mail notifications. Enter Digsby, a multi-service client that handles almost everything with aplomb.