Make greater and better connections with any of your LinkedIn contacts

Although it was a bit slow to set up (on our connection anyway), this app takes everything that is good about LinkedIn – the network for business connections – and gives it some very useful communication extras that work equally as well on 3G as they do Wi-Fi.

In order to get the most out of the app, you will need to have connections who are also hooked up to the Hookflash, and given that the app is relatively new, you will find many of them are not. You will have to ask them to join, so straight away there is a barrier here: the app will only work effectively for the contacts that you are on the most familiar ground with.

But when you do get going, you can start to communicate in a very different way. Not only can you send written messages in an instant, but you can also enjoy video calling. Much of this is available from various other packages but the idea is that this is a tool that expands on your LinkedIn experience and gives a level of privacy: for a start, you do not need to divulge any telephone numbers.

The audio quality is good and you are able to use the settings to get the sound to a level that you are happy with. It’s also worth noting here that you will really need iOS 5.0 to get the best out of the package.

Rated 4 out of 5

If you are a staunch user of LinkedIn, then you will really start to expand on its possibilities when you install Hookflash on to your iPad.