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

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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8 Comments

1. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

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

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This.

3. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 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)

5. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

4. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

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

6. CreativeTrendsApps

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2016

Thank you for writing about my app!

7. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 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.

8. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

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

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