App Reviews

Bump App Poster Image
csm_app
age 18+
App makes sharing personal info dangerously easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
Facebook App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
Top-notch social networking on the go; some issues for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
Foursquare App Poster Image
csm_app
age 18+
LEARNING
Location-sharing app useful for adults, risky for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
Gowalla App Poster Image
csm_app
age 18+
Foursquare-type social media app meant for older audiences.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
Textfree Unlimited App Poster Image
age 14+
Free alternative (with ads) for text-message junkies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
WordPress App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
LEARNING
Slick app for blogging on the go; older teens only.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Path App Poster Image
csm_app
age 16+
LEARNING
Fascinating social network focuses on 150 closest friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Burn Note App Poster Image
csm_app
age 15+
LEARNING
Self-destructing messages can be fun; don't expect privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice App Poster Image
age 16+
Powerhouse app with group video, text, calls; watch privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
Pinterest App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
LEARNING
Inspiration in an endless stream of ideas; some iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
Jelly App Poster Image
csm_app
age 16+
Ask a question, get answers, help others with cool Q&A app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Viber App Poster Image
csm_app
age 16+
Message or call with stickers, doodle for visual fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
Kuddle App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Photo-sharing app offers tweens good intro to social media.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
WhatsApp Messenger App Poster Image
age 16+
LEARNING
No text-overage worries, but teens are constantly connected.
Devices: iPhone, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows
(2012)
Twitter App Poster Image
csm_app
age 15+
LEARNING
Powerful social tool, but use privacy settings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Miitomo App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
Make a mini-me to talk with friends, take pics, play game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Telegram Messenger App Poster Image
age 17+
Versatile messaging platform for older teens and adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
Yeti - Campus Stories App Poster Image
age 18+
College social network shows substance use, post-sex snaps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
PLAYMessenger: Child Safe Chat App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Be social like the big kids; parents still in control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)

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