There are many social media apps out there on the App Store, and navigating through them and finding the best ones can be rather challenging. That’s why we decided to sort out some of the best apps we found on the App Store, and we hope this list will be useful for you, too.
Facebook is one of the most famous social networks at the moment, and its app designed for mobile phones is very popular now, so I just had to mention it in my list first. This free app has a number of advantages over the mobile version of the Facebook website – first of all, it offers easier and faster browsing and navigation through news feeds, photos, messages and groups. Swiping through photo albums and using pinch-to-zoom to examine the pics more closely is also much easier in the app.
All the other key features of Facebook, including the chat and search, are also included in the iOS app. You can even play your favorite FB games on your iPhone or iPad and watch videos.
HootSuite is the next great iPhone app for social media addicts, and it gives you the opportunity to operate all your social networking accounts at once. Using this app, you can submit the same post or status update to all or some of your accounts, see the feeds of your friends and read the private messages you get. You can also make the app to upload the pics taken by your phone’s camera to one of your social networks.
You can even find out how many people have read your tweets and how many people have clicked on your links, so the HootSuite all can be very useful for business users, too. The app works on both iPhone and iPad, and it’s available via iTunes for free. There is an Android version, too, and it works on all Android devices, including the newest phones manufactured by Sony.
Similar to the previous app, Sociable enables you to operate up to five different accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Reddit. The app offers user friendly and easy to use interface that gives you the opportunity to update your status, photos and location in any of your networks. The app is available for $0.99 from iTunes.
4. Google Apps Browser
Using Gmail and other services by Google on Apple’s devices has always been a bit problematic, that’s why the Google Apps Browser is a must for all iPhone and iPad owners who still want to use Google’s apps. The app is available for $2.99, which is a good price if you take into consideration that it gives you access to more than 20 Google apps, including Gmail, Google Voice, Google Docs, Calendar and some social networking apps like FB, Twitter and Google+.
If chatting is what you like most in social networking sites, the Meebo app is made just for you, since it includes the chat services of a number of networks including Facebook, MySpace, AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. Unfortunately, the app doesn’t support Skype yet, but we hope this feature will be added in one of the upcoming updates. The app can be downloaded on your mobile phone for free, so if you’re a chatting fan, don’t miss it.