At a time when making phone calls is too heavy and texting is too time consuming, Roger is a pleasure to use. Built by former Spotify developers, Roger is like a walkie-talkie in that you press a button to send a voice message though it eschews live voice playback, instead recording your voice to let your friends and family listen with a simple tap when they have a minute. It’s perfect for communicating with individuals in different time zones, going as far as to display the weather and time of day in their location, and even works for people who don’t yet have the app.

Download it at iTunes – $Free