Node Mobile’s[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/freespeech/id416154560?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”freespeech” text=” Freespeech app for iOS”] conveniently offers group, text and real-time messaging acknowledgements in one convenient package. Best of all, it’s free.
Freespeech provides the same functionality as the iPhone’s native SMS client, but includes a social media feature set as well. You can add pictures to your profile, update your status and add friends. You can also include profile pictures so recipients can see who they’re talking to. There are no limits to how much you can send or receive, and the app allows you to text anyone, regardless of whether they use Freespeech.
With Group chats, you can easily add any contact or mobile number to a conversation, making it a conference-messaging style alternative. Any group member can add other friends to quickly build up the group. Simply provide a name, mobile number or any contact from iPhone’s contacts list to find and include a friend to your group.
The app’s realtime messaging features include notifications upon delivery and when the message was read. You can also watch them respond via the typical “example is typing” phrase.
Freespeech is a ‘best of all worlds’ kind of app, meaning it has weaknesses within each of its separate major features. This is especially true when comparing it to messaging clients that specialize in, for example, conference messaging. However, this app is remarkably useful if you prefer using a refined, well-rounded messaging client.
You can download Freespeech from the App Store for free. It’s compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.