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AppAdvice's Favorite iMessage Apps for iOS 10

AppAdvice's Favorite iMessage Apps for iOS 10

These are the iMessage apps that the AppAdvice team is loving right now. We think you'll enjoy them too.

Audiko Ringtones Free - Ringtone Maker for iPhone

The app that lets you create ringtones and find wallpaper

Audiko Ringtones Free - Ringtone Maker for iPhone

Audiko Ringtones Free - Ringtone Maker for iPhone

For people who want to fully customize their iPhone's looks and sounds

With Audiko Ringtones Free, you've got more than just sounds. You can set free wallpapers from the app's gallery, and even match those up with the tones you create. The music stored on your iPhone can quickly become your own custom ringtones, text tones, and alert tones. Cut out the precise section of the track you want to set, then save it to your device. After that, you can pull it out of the app with iTunes, save it to your Tones folder, and sync it back to your iPhone.

Why we love it

Audiko Ringtones Free is the complete package for iPhone customization. You don't just get the ability to create your own tones, but you can find great wallpaper, too. This app makes it easy to fully customize your device to your liking.

Private - Send auto-deleting messages

Private - Send auto-deleting messages

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Private - Send auto-deleting messages

After you read this message, it will destruct in 2 minutes. Well, not really, but it would if we used 'Private' to write it. Just like Mission Impossible, the Private iMessage app let's you send a text message or an image via the default messages app, that expires 2 minutes later. Feel feel to send that incriminating photo, but beware this app doesn't do anything to prevent screenshots!

Circle Pay

Send and receive money in a snap

Circle Pay

Send money with just a few taps

If you don't want to pay fees but still have a secure way to pay, join the Circle

Sending money with Circle Pay is quick and easy, once you enroll with your bank account or debit card. Just tap the Send button on the left, type in the amount, and choose who to send it to. You can then include a note, photo, or even a GIF for fun. When you are ready to send money to a pal, you can easily see your Circle Pay balance. If you don't have enough in your account to cover it, you can choose to send with a debit card. Don't worry about security, either, because Circle's got you covered. Security settings include Touch ID and a password. You can also use two-factor authentication and set the amounts for sending and withdrawing money. Circle Pay is fast and easy, and so is cashing out. You can cash out to a supported debit card instantly. Unlike most other such options, Circle doesn't even charge you to use it.

Why we love it

CIrcle Pay is easy to use for requesting money, too. If you need to split the check at a restaurant, the app makes it amazingly easy. It uses location services to determine which of your friends are nearby, so you don't have to hunt through dozens or more of your contacts to find the right people. Just put in the amount you want to collect, choose your friends, and they'll get a notification that you've asked them for money. Not only is Circle Pay is quick and simple to use, the fact that it doesn't charge any fees makes the app even more valuable. The app has a convenient Help area with details as well as buttons to contact the help center by phone or message. That's not all, though. With Circle Pay, you can send money to someone straight from the Messages app. They'll get a link to tap, and that will open up your offering in the Circle Pay app. Then, your friend just has to accept it, and away they go.

Table Tennis Touch

Table tennis anyone? Get ready to take control of the ping pong table.

Table Tennis Touch

For those who like ping pong in as authentic form as possible with multiple ways to play.

Table Tennis Touch has intuitive swipe controls and different games modes to perfect your ping pong skills. Choose from over 30 paddle designs and challenge your buddies to a friendly competition in an attractive arena with realistic gameplay.

Why we love it

If you enjoy mobile ping pong games, then Table Tennis Touch is one to check out. It’s fast, fun, and perfect for an exciting night with friends.

Two Dots

This is a game about connecting.

Two Dots

For those that enjoyed the original Dots, and want it in a level based format.

TwoDots is a game about connecting the dots with lines. You'll have to meet stage requirements in order to clear a level and earn stars before moving on to the next. The game has over 500 levels at the moment, and more are always added at a consistent pace. If you are a match-three puzzle enthusiast, then this is definitely one to keep in your collection.

Why we love it

TwoDots is a simplistic game, but don't be fooled — it's rather challenging, and one title that will keep you company for a very long time. Once you get started, it's hard to stop!

Emoji - inTextMoji™ Pro ;)

Enjoy the best emoji experience now

Emoji - inTextMoji™ Pro ;)

Send even more emoji with ... Emoji ;)

For people who love their emoji

This app provides you with all of the built-in emoji in iOS, plus even more. You'll enjoy access to emojis, iMessage stickers, and themes to decorate your keyboard. You can request new, real emoji, and the developers will build them. All of the emojis are smartly organized into categories, and the keyboard includes 12 colorful themes. The app even gives you fun emoji puzzle games to play.

Why we love it

This keyboard supports both iPhone and iPad, so you get the same experience on either device. You can send emojis and stickers so much faster, and it's great being able to dress up your keyboard with gorgeous colors.

The Weather Channel: Forecast

Don’t get caught in the rain, prepare with the weather app from the experts.

The Weather Channel: Forecast

For those who like weather apps with extended forecasts, radar maps, and alerts.

From the experts, The Weather Channel app has everything you need to make your outdoor or travel plans. Enable your location and the home screen will provide detailed current conditions for your spot. You can receive severe weather alerts so that you are always prepared and check the Doppler radar maps for what’s on the way. Check the forecast for the next hour or even the upcoming week and get the weather news you need.

Why we love it

The Weather Channel app gives you the basic details you want with extras when you need them. From forecasts to radar to alerts, the app has it all.

Minion Rush

The Minions are back and ready to run. Complete missions and collect fruit in this fun adventure.

Minion Rush

For those who love the minions, or 3-D, three lane endless runners.

The mischievous Minions are at it again in this fun, playful adventure. In Despicable Me: Minion Rush you will complete challenging missions, collect tasty bananas, and unlock neat power-ups. Connect to Facebook to taunt your pals or just race through the kooky locations. Search for surprises, customize your Minion, and take on the big bosses this enjoyable game.

Why we love it

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a truly fun game with gorgeous graphics and amusing animations. You will uncover nifty secrets, engage in boss battles, and enjoy running to complete your many missions. For an upbeat, entertaining adventure on iOS; Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a hard game to put down.

Scanner Pro

Turn your iOS device into a precise, high-quality pocket scanner.

Scanner Pro

For anyone who dislikes dealing with paper and encounters it left, right, and center.

Scanner Pro allows you to easily scan documents, receipts, tickets, and more using your iOS device’s camera, with automatic border detection and shadow removal at that. It then lets you save or share your scans as multi-page PDF or JPEG files.

Why we love it

Scanner Pro wouldn’t have lasted for as long as it has if it didn’t offer and continually expand on a robust feature set for quick and easy mobile scanning. More than merely scanning documents, the app incorporates automatic border detection, shadow removal, distortion correction, optical character recognition, workflow integration, and other technologies to let you do more with the files you care about.

Calzy 3

Do more with your calculations with this smart app

Calzy 3

For anyone who wants a smart and efficient calculator that does more than basics.

## The "Memory Area" In Calzy 3, there's a new "Memory Area" at the top of the screen. When you have calculated a result and want to reuse it in multiple calculations, just drag-and-drop it to the top area of the app. When the time comes to reuse it, just drag it from the top of the screen to the operator button you want, and Calzy does the math. It's super simple and intuitive, making it easier than ever before to reuse calculated results multiple times. ## 3D Touch For Scientific Mode and More Previously, while Calzy had a scientific calculator mode, you had to rotate the device to landscape mode to use it. If you're like me, you may have rotation lock on all the time because of unintended rotations while browsing something in bed. Fortunately, that's a thing of the past. Calzy 3 now makes use of 3D Touch buttons, so it's easier to get access to what you want. To toggle scientific mode, just 3D Touch the gear icon, and then choose the scientific option — you can also go back to basic mode this way too. On top of that, Calzy has 3D Touch shortcuts for toggling dark/light mode, currency rounding, and viewing the settings. ## Customize Calzy Your Way For the most part, the default keypad in Calzy works out well for me. But that may not be the case for everyone, so Calzy lets you customize pretty much everything. Just go into the Settings and choose "Keyboard Layout." Here, you can rearrange the buttons on the keypad into a layout that suits your needs. Perhaps you want the operator buttons on the left instead of right? No problem. Just long-press and drag to reorder. You can do the same with the Widget and iMessage extension. Calzy has a Light or Dark Mode, along with Extra Dark for those of you who prefer blacks instead of grays. You can also choose an accent color, in case the default green isn't good enough for you. There's also new app icon choices to choose from, if you want to match with your selected color accent.

Why we love it

## Do More If you're calculating long expressions, you may end up making a mistake somewhere along the way while inputting the digits. Calzy lets users just tap-and-hold to edit a single part of an expression, so you don't have to backspace the entire way or clear everything out. There's also a new "Spell Out" feature, where you can spell out a number in English or 65 other supported languages. Rounding numbers up is insanely useful in reality, and Calzy 3 has support for both decimal and currency rounding. This is great when you don't want to use a number with over five decimal places, for example. Calzy's also able to keep a complete history of the calculations you've made. You can check the History, and then take action on individual expressions if you want through a long-press. If you add a label to one, it'll appear in Bookmarks for easier reference. Bookmarks can be found in iOS Spotlight Search, so you don't even have to open up the app to check something. There's also Touch/Face ID support for locked calculations, because finances are a private matter, after all. ## Other Features Since Calzy 3 is a universal app for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, there's iCloud sync for your settings, history, and bookmarks across all devices. Handoff is also supported, allowing you to start a calculation on one device and then seamlessly pick up where you last left off on another device. For those who use Calzy on the iPad, there's Slide Over and Split View support, as well as Drag-and-Drop into other apps. External keyboards are also supported for those heavy-duty calculating sessions. Calzy 3 also has native support for English, German, French, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.