If you have an i Phone or i Pad, your top choice would likely be Face Time, since its built into the operating system and works well.
But if you're rocking an Android phone or tablet, you'll need to pick another app to help you stay connected.
What's great: Of all the apps on this list, Imo is the easiest to use for video chatting.
What's not: There's no way to delete or hide contacts, so you'll see everyone in your address book who uses Imo, whether you want to or not.
For that matter, how can we make sure that our devices and data are safe from our little ones’ inquisitive tinkering?
In this article you’ll discover 18 things you can do to help kid-proof your i Pad or i Phone, and make it safer for your child to use.
What's not: The app's design is a bit confusing, because some of the same features are in multiple locations.
Free, i OS and Android Missing some of the bells and whistles that the other apps on this list have, Imo offers a simple, streamlined way to send messages and make video and voice calls.
That's great for people who just want to make a call and then move on.
For staying connected, video calling is still all the rage.
More personal than a phone call, but just as easy, video calling is often free and the feature is popping up in more apps, including Whats App earlier this year.
Luckily, there are plenty of choices to choose from, many that offer much more than Apple.