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Folio for Facebook app aims to solve the clutter and battery drain of the original

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Folio for Facebook app aims to solve the clutter and battery drain of the original
The official Facebook app is often chastised for its battery drain and cumbersome interface to the extent that Facebook even released another official Lite version of the app, which is faster and takes a smaller toll on your phone's resources, yet lacks a bit in functionality compared to the original.

There aren't many quality third-party apps that try to right the wrongs with the original Facebook application, but the recent Folio for Facebook app shows that it can be done. While not affiliated with Facebook in any manner, and presumable not having full access to the social network's mobile APIs, Folio still manages to offer a very decent posting and notifications experience.

At the same time, it resolves the famed battery drain that results from the official app by letting you set your own syncing schedule which can be as little as a few seconds to a couple of hours even. Folio will rise, retrieve your notifications, and go back slumbering, instead of constantly waking up your CPU, taking a toll on the juicer like the original. 

You can also spice its interface up with 40+ different themes, and the developer seems quick to respond to issues and feature requests, like having the ability to set Top Posts as default instead of the Most Recent option. All in all, Folio is a lightweight, casual alternative to the official Facebook app that is easier on your hardware resources, so check it out from the source link below, if you are interested.

Developer: Creative LabsDownload: Android
Category: SocialPrice: Free

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posted on 08 Jan 2016, 07:23 3

1. fancollo (Posts: 130; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)

just use Chrome and enable notifications. there's no app doing it better than this

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 08:13

2. shaineql (Posts: 421; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


posted on 08 Jan 2016, 09:38 2

3. Charlie_boy (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)

yes.. Or you could also disable FB's background data. That way you control facebook (check it when you feel like it), and not facebook controlling you (asking you to always check/open its notifications)

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 12:01

5. Odeira (Posts: 275; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

Notifications DON'T appear in a timely fashion 50% of the time through Chrome. I use an IFTTT recipe, appears 95% of the time in timely fashion.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 09:52

4. TMHKR (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)

Wi-Fi mbasic.facebook.com, cellular 0.facebook.com. Screw notifications, I will be available when I choose to be available.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 12:37 2

6. CreativeTrendsApps (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2016)

Thank you for writing about my app!

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 15:00

7. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 311; Member since: 13 May 2014)

Great app! Uninstalled Facebook and now I'm using Folio. I'm gonna report if battery life will get any better. My first impression is that the app is very fast.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 21:36

8. Mfa901 (Posts: 291; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

I am using facebook lite...will try folio!!

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