Insta3D by Speed 3D allows you to turn selfies into animated cartoon avatars of yourself, so if you’ve ever wanted to have a cartoony avatar, this free app is what you’re looking for. While this isn’t the first avatar creator for the iOS and Android, there are features here worth checking out.

Miranda IM

Miranda IM is a free instant messaging client for Windows, and while it doesn’t have the fancy features of other IM clients, it’s very functional and provides basic but solid features. Most important, however, is that it’s free and easy to use. With this software you can easily add accounts from your other IM clients, and that’s only for starters.


GroupMe is a group chat app that allows you to organize the conversations you have with your friends. With the app you can arrange messages by specific groups / topics so one group has your conversations about basketball, the other about politics, another for your travels and so on.


Dubsmash from Mobile Motion is a simple messaging program that allows you to make short selfie video records and share them with your friends. Messages can be sent in single one on one or group threads, and each one can have videos and text, and what makes this unique is you can choose from a number of famous quotes and dub yourself over them, which can be pretty funny.

Yik Yak

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media app for the iOS and Android that enables anyone to create and look at “Yaks” within a specific radius, which for now is 10 miles. But unlike other anonymous social media apps it’s designed mainly for use with people near you, so the posts are more relevant.