AppTones: Texts That Talk

Price: Free

AppTones: iPhone Video App Review

AppTones iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

There are a lot of messenger services out there. Most of them claim to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but they don’t give users many reasons to give up messaging the old fashioned way. But now there’s AppTones the iPhone app from AppTones that combines sounds with text messaging for a free service that’s a ton of fun. Go ahead, add some sound to your messaging. You’re about to find out what you’ve been missing in our iPhone app review of AppTones.


AppTones uses your phone number like a user ID. Simply download the app, complete a quick verification and you’re good to go. The app automatically searches through your contact list (with permission of course) to find contacts who have the AppTones app as well. They’re added to your AppTones contacts, and then it’s game on.

Choose from an extensive list of written quick texts and even more sound effects to compose messages to your friends. So now when you tell your significant other that you love them, you can send a quick smooch along with your gushy text. Mwwwwaaah! There are also devious laughs, beepers, buzzers, laughter, choirs and a ton of other effects. Test out your favorites before you send them so you can choose just the right one to get your point across.

AppTones organizes messages and conversations in two different ways, in a conversation list where you can tap on a bubble to continue the smack talking and in a sent/received listing. So either way, you’re in control of your messenger.

While there are a lot of messenger apps out there, AppTones actually bothers adding something to the service, which makes it way more worthy of your time than all those other apps. It’s a unique concept and the execution is spot on.

Layout & Design:

AppTones iPhone App Review


We actually really like AppTones’ default background. It’s fresh and fun and anything but boring. What else did you expect from an app that aims to revolutionize the way we communicate? The bottom tab design makes it easy to access the app’s different sections, your convos and the settings tab. Do we wish the app had some skins? Yup, we certainly do. But for a first offering this app is pretty sweet.

Overall Value:

For a limited time all that AppTones magic can be your’s for free. Isn’t that music to your ears? Ideally this app would always be free, so we can brag about how much money you’re going to save by using it to message for free instead of a texting plan with nasty overages. But, even app developers need to eat. Either way, as long as the price stays low we have no problem recommending AppTones. So go ahead, blow up your friend’s iPhones with a little audible love. This app is sure to make you smile.

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AppTones iPhone app requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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