You’ve Got Voicemail’s operation couldn’t be any easier.
With just a tap of the finger, the app allows you to send voice recordings, photos and videos to your contacts that have the application using an internet connection by way of WiFi or cellular network connections.
Being able to bypass SMS and MMS messaging is beneficial, especially when traveling outside of your cellular network coverage.
One of the issues at the moment with You’ve Got Voicemail is that the app requires you to have your own independent account to utilize the application. Since this a new application on the market, more than likely your personal contacts won’t have an account set up.
If you want to send one of your friends a voice message, photo or video, you’ll have to send an invite to their email first to invite them to create an account. Ultimately it will be helpful for everyone in your circle to do this, but it may slow things down in the short run.
We do have a concern that the take up of You’ve Got Voicemail may be hindered due to the fact that iOS 8 has its own “messages” app with a new feature that is capable of sending voice messages.
For many people looking to send voice messages, photos or videos, using iMessage is probably the path of least resistance since it is already integrated within the operating system. However, a big caveat here is that all of the people you want to connect with must also be using iOS 8.
If you would like to send voice messages to a friend that has an android device, then You’ve Got Voicemail is the way to go because android users are able to download it from the Google Play store as well.
This cross-platform functionality is likely to be extremely important for companies whose employees are free to BYOD (bring your own device) and so must deal with inter-employee communications using both iOS and Android devices.
Appearance and Layout:
The overall layout of You’ve Got Voicemail is very streamlined and easy to use, with all basic functions of the app just a tap away.
The UI of the app is well done and it won’t take long for anyone to figure out how to use it.
With that said, the actual style and appearance of You’ve Got Voicemail seems a bit outdated. Although the icons are easy to read, the look and appearance of the app would benefit from a more modern design.
You’ve Got Voicemail is very functional, but I believe that it would be more appealing if the app incorporated a style and design similar to iOS 8 or other similar apps that feature more current graphic design work.
You’ve Got Voicemail is free to download and use, and we definitely appreciate that this current version of the app doesn’t have any ads either. This ad-free factor not only allows for a cleaner appearance, but it also frees up screen space.
Overall, You’ve Got Voicemail is a perfect option for anyone interested in trying out a voicemail service a bit different, and more widely useable, than the traditional built-in platforms.
You’ve Got Voicemail requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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