Must Have Apps For Conversationalists

Less than a month ago I turned my back on RIM’s Blackberry series of mobile phones and joined the ‘Cult of Apple’. There is no need to boo or throw rotten fruit at me Android lovers. The iPhone currently suits my needs just like Blackberry did from the Blackberry Storm to the Blackberry Bold 9700. ANYWAY if you have an iPhone, an iPad or maybe you get lucky with your Andriod, there are some fantastic app’s for a Conversationalist;

Bare Basics;

I’m not going to spend much time on these apps, however; they are given for anyone who is a conversationalist, in marketing, owns a business or is just a social media junkie. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

and now for the advanced;


Say goodbye to posting time consuming messages on each social media platform. HootSuite is a social media communications dashboard used for online brand management. It publishes to websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, and WordPress. It also publishes to Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube via HootSuite Apps.


LunchMeet allows for meaningful, face-to-face networking wherever you are, whenever you are available. Why eat your lunch alone when you can meet  somebody new… and who knows where the conversation might take you.

Whatsapp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! It’s great for group conversations too.


Flashcardlet is a free, easy-to-use studying application with material for any class or standardized test. You can also create and share your own. It is the best way to study on any iOS device. This is a great tool for any structured conversation, presentation or if you need a reminder.


Forget messy bill splitting or handling small notes and coins at the restaurants with friends/clients. Commonwealth Bank’s Kaching is a revolutionary iPhone app that will change mobile payments forever. Now you can pay your friends using your mobile, email or Facebook contacts. You can even make contactless payments. Easy way to make a few new Facebook friends too!

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. It’s up to five times faster than typing on the keyboard. Great for meetings, scripting, brainstorming, University lectures or anytime you may need to take notes.


Always have something interesting to say thanks to StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon helps you easily discover new and interesting stuff on the Web. Select topics of interest  it will introduce you to amazing web pages, videos, photos and more that you wouldn’t have found on your own.


Bump makes sharing with people as simple as bumping two phones together. Just pick what you want to send, then hold your phones and gently bump hands with another Bump user.


Viber is an application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. You can call or text any Viber user for free.


CardMunch turns business cards into contacts. Take a picture with the app and a business card is converted to a contact automatically.


Last and definitely not least… WordPress. Without WordPress there wouldn’t be The Art of Conversations. WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system. As of f August 2011, WordPress powers 22% of all new websites. Amazing!

So there you have it… my must have apps for any conversationalist. How many have you already downloaded? Am I miss any in my list? What else do you recommend a conversationalist must have?

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