A bunch of Android apps Facebook users should know about
Facebook – everyone and their grandma is on it already, whether we like it or not. And many of the people who are on Facebook access their feed from a mobile device of some kind, be it a smartphone or a tablet.
However, the official Facebook app and Facebook Home aren't the only ways of accessing the world's most popular social network. In fact, a whole lot of Facebook apps are available from the Google Play store, including alternative Facebook clients, apps for easy browsing and downloading of Facebook photos, apps to protect your Facebook privacy with, and more. Below we've listed several of these Facebook apps and Facebook companion apps. All of them have a pretty decent user rating and are free to download. Check them out and tell us in the comments which ones you find useful!
Atrium is a fast and sleek alternative to the official Facebook client for Android. It has a clean user interface and features notifications, messages, emoticons, check-ins, and more. In case you're tired of the official Facebook app, give it a try.
Flipster is another app that is meant to replace the official Facebook client. It offers full access to the social network's most important features and it's supposed to be faster and easier to use. It has access to Facebook chats as well. The app is ad-free, and additional features are available in its Pro version.
Yup, you guessed it! Friendcaster is also a substitute for the Facebook client promising to offer a faster, smoother user experience. It comes loaded with all of the official app's features, but on top of that, you also get themes, support for multiple accounts, and the option to bookmark posts for future reference. Extra goodies are available in the Pro version of the app.
Ever wanted to save someone's Facebook photos onto your device? Then PhotoDownloader is the app for that. Just open your or your friend's album, mark the images you want saved and let them download in the background.
It's easy to tell what this app is made for, isn't it? Simply put, it collects the birthdays of your Facebook friends and alerts you several days in advance so that you can greet them on time.
This app will pull contact information from your Facebook account and add it to your contacts data. The cool thing about it is that high-resolution profile images can be assigned as contact photos.
Sometimes all you really want is to take a look at your friends' most recent photos, right? Then give PhotoHub a try – it has a clean interface and lists the photos your friends have uploaded for easier browsing and viewing.
Want to make a cool-looking cover photo that blends with your profile photo? Then here's an app that can do that quickly and easily.
Here's an app for the paranoid, or in case you just want your Facebook browsing history to not bee seen by anyone. It creates a sandbox for Facebook's mobile site in order to protect your privacy and to avoid the ability others to see what you've been doing.