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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.

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 money in $, £ and € to friends

With no fees and various security options, this app lets you easily send and receive money easily

Circle Pay — Send money in $, £ and € to friends

Circle Pay — Send money in $, £ and € to friends

For those who don't want to pay fees but still have a secure way to pay.

With Circle Pay, you just choose your amount and pick a contact or enter their details. 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 see your Circle Pay balance. Then, choose to send with a debit card instead if the amount exceeds your balance. Security settings include Touch ID and a password. You can also use two-factor authentication and set the amounts for sending and withdrawing money.

Why we love it

Circle Pay is fast and easy and the fact that there are no fees makes it 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.

Tiny Tower - Free City Building

Build your tower and keep its bitizens happy

Tiny Tower - Free City Building

Tiny Tower - Free City Building

For those who like to build and manage cute digital worlds and characters.

Tiny Tower is a building-based simulation game. You build your own tower, floor by floor, and put businesses in to earn money you can use to build more levels. Every tower has its own unique challenges and opportunities, and it's up to you to manage all of them and keep your skyscraper's pint-sized citizens happy.

Why we love it

Tiny Tower has cute graphics and a micro-scaled economy. You manage all aspects of your tower, and special events occur that give you unique opportunities to put in truly special shops and other occupants into your skyscraper. The game features GameCenter integration, so you can visit your friends' towers and see how they're doing.

Table Tennis Touch

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

Table Tennis Touch

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.

Bean Dreams

Endless platform jumping

Bean Dreams

Bean Dreams

For those who like platformers, but want an easier to control version with multiple objectives.

Bean Dreams is a fun and exciting platformer for iOS. With more than 70 different stages across 13 different dreamy worlds, the game distills the popular genre into one simple element: jumping. You’ll simply move left or right and attempt through each stage with beautiful art and a wonderful soundtrack.

Why we love it

Bean Dreams not only takes you through colorful, vibrant environments, but has quirky, upbeat music to go along with it. While the levels are challenging, they are not impossible, making the game enjoyable. If you like platformers then the easy controls, fun theme, and intuitive gameplay for Bean Dreams might be just the right mix for you.

The Weather Channel: Alerts, Forecast & Radar

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

The Weather Channel: Alerts, Forecast & Radar

The Weather Channel: Alerts, Forecast & Radar

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.

Scanner Pro - PDF document scanner app with OCR

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

Scanner Pro - PDF document scanner app with OCR

Scanner Pro - PDF document scanner app with OCR

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.