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Context app review: enjoy a photo conversation



If you're always on the hunt for new and more engaging ways to chat with your friends then here's an app that can do just that. The Context app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to chat with friends through photos. Sure you could send text messages, but a photograph is capable of sending so much more emphasis, emotion, fun, and humor. Another bonus about this app is that it's extremely easy to use and fast so that your conversation will be smooth.

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Context - Photo Texting


Show It Rather Than Type It

Here's your chance to show what you're thinking and trying to say to your friends and family by enjoying a fun and engaging picture-based conversation. The way it works is that you type out your text message and then snap a picture to illustrate the message. This gives your message a whole lot more meaning and can also be helpful when you need your recipient to be able to see what you’re talking about. It’s got practical uses such as being able to snap a photo of where you are when you’re trying to meet, snap a photo of an item in the store you are debating about buying, and perhaps of a bill you need to be able to share with someone else.

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The app's most recent update involved a number of enhancements such as an increase in its speed, the ability to view your conversation history, and even the ability to send messages to more than one person at a time. The app has a strong 4.5 out of five star rating from users who enjoy using it and love how much more engaging it can make text messaging.


Type your message then snap a photo to send
Type your message then snap a photo to send

The User Experience

What I really like about this app is the fact that you can have a conversation adding in these photos and then you have a chance to see how the other person’s expressions, emotions, and even setting changes as you go along. This obviously adds to your conversation in a big way. When you first launch the app you’ll need to create your account so that friends will see your name and number when you contact them. From there you can search for your contacts in Facebook, your contacts book, and more.

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I find this one to be very fun to use and easy at that. The user interface has been designed to be simple, clean, and fun. I can see how this would become an addictive way to chat with your friends.


A fun way to have a conversation
A fun way to have a conversation

Context - Photo Texting


Pros and Cons


  • Very user-friendly
  • The user interface is clean and basic
  • Chat with your friends through a combination of text and picture messages
  • See a history of your conversations
  • Chatting is smooth and fluid



  • I had some issues when trying to sign up for the app; it kept crashing, and other users have had the same issue


Context screenshot
Context screenshot

Final Thoughts

The Context app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to enjoy more engaging and fun conversations with your friends and family.


Context - Photo Texting

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