iMessage has its own neat, little App Store. Moreover, whenever you download an app that already has an accompanying iMessage app, it is visible on the chat screen, and you can just start using it while talking with friends and family. In this post, we have chosen the best iMessage apps for your iPhone and iPad. Let’s get going.
YouTube is number one on this list because we all love watching videos. And whenever we find a funny or informative one, we wish to share it with family and friends. Or, sometimes we need to quickly find a romantic song and send the link to the loved one we are talking to. Well, YouTube’s iMessage app lets you do that very quickly without leaving the message pane.
Tap on the YouTube icon and you can see your recommendations and also search. It is easy and works as intended. With a single tap, the song or video gets placed inside the typing box ready to be sent. Just hit the blue send arrow, and it’s sent. I use this and find it convenient.
Price: Free (Membership: $11.99)
Suppose you are chatting with your family and friend in your living room watching songs on the TV. Something comes up that you think your friend should hear too. Just hit the Shazam icon inside the iMessage pane. It will quickly identify the song, and you are ready to hit the blue send button.
I first used Shazam in 2013. Now Shazam is owned by Apple. Despite song recognition built right into SIRI, the Shazam app continues to be available on various app stores, including Google Play. It works just as good as it used to. Let’s see here how to use Shazam with Apple Music, Snapchat and more.
OpenTable lets you search, reserve, and manage restaurant reservations with optimum convenience right from the Messages app. So, if you ever decide to treat your friends with special dinner, you won’t have to spend a lot of time to reserve a hotel thanks to the support of more than 43,000 restaurants around the world.
The app lets you find restaurants by location and cuisine. It also offers personalized recommendations based on your preferences. Check out photos, menus, and reviews to guide your picks. Moreover, OpenTable offers you some great rewards whenever you book and dine.
4. Checklist for iMessage
Creating one is very easy. You simply tap on New Checklist and give it a Checklist title. After that, you add items. It is understandable and quick. The free version is limited to just one checklist. The paid version is the one to have. It costs less than a coffee.
Price: Free (Unlimited Checklist Creations: $0.99)
Claimed to have the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics, Genius can be great for your iMessage. While communicating with your friends, you can share your favorite songs with your friends to make messaging more fun-loving.
As the app boasts a huge library of more than 1.7 million songs, you will never run out of options. Check out interesting facts about tracks and also catch up with what’s trending on Genius. Join the ever-growing community to interact with like-minded people. Moreover, the app also offers annotated lyrics for all your favorite songs.
What about playing a game with your friends while chatting? With GamePigeon, you have a large collection of excellent multiplayer games to play. Some of my favorite games include tanks, sea battle, cup pong, mancala, knockout, chess, checkers, sea battle, Gomoku, etc.
All the games very intriguing and you will enjoy playing them with your friends. What’s more, the support for several languages like English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese makes this app more user-friendly.
If you are fond of sports, you shouldn’t miss out on ESPN! The app offers live scores and news from a number of sports like MLB, NFL, College Football, NBA, NHL, College Basketball, MLS, and Esports.
With the iMessage app, you can share live scores with your friends and even watch video highlights without having to quit the conversation. Take the full advantage of Handoff to remain tuned in to your favorite stories seamlessly. Additionally, ESPN is compatible with three languages including English, Portuguese and Spanish.
We know what Google is and what it does. Love them or hate them, Google builds some of the best software and apps which are used by billions. This simple iMessage app stands on Google promise. It is handy and powerful. The app lets you search for anything without leaving the messaging app.
There are also quick search shortcuts like Weather, Food, Nearby, Trending, and Videos. You can share any information from these in just one tap. The app doesn’t feel and behave as if it is running inside messages. It feels like a fully functional, competent standalone app. Google iMessage app will assist you in sharing something with your colleagues and friends while chatting. It is pretty neat. Give it a go.
9. Google Maps
Google Maps doesn’t need any introduction, does it? With the most popular navigation app just a tough away, you can reach any place faster using the real-time traffic updates.
Discover the great places and get to know more about them. The app lets you create a list of your favorite places so that you will be able to smartly plan your travel. Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums offer the realistic view.
Share your trips and even real-time location with your friends and loved ones. And yes, you can also download maps to navigate without the Internet.
What’s your pick?
So, which one of these iMessage apps have you installed on your iPhone? Would you like to tell us about your favorite apps?