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Best social networking apps. Facebook, MySpace and Twitter apps to keep your friends, family and co-workers updated on your latest musings.

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Facebook Touch

Facebook Touch

Not even sure why this was created

1
3

FREE

2
Friend Check

Friend Check

While limited in purpose and lacking multiple-account support, Friend Check provides a handy snapshot of friends in your social networks.

4
2

£0.69

3
Alamgam

Alamgam

A time-saving app for those that use Facebook and Twitter equally, but it’s undone by some sloppy elements.

2
2

£0.69

4
Echoer

Echoer

Sadly, there are too few Echoes to be useful, and those that do exist read like marketing blurb.

2
2

FREE

5
Tweetglass (formerly Quip)

Tweetglass (formerly Quip)

With Twitter clients so common now, Quip’s new twist on the regular Twitter timeline view, smart features and great design make for refreshing viewing.

4
2

£1.99

6
Quora

Quora

To Quora or not to Quora that is the question

3
2

FREE

7
Discovr People

Discovr People

A nice app, and one well-designed for its purpose, but we’re not sure that its purpose really warrants the cost.

3
2

£1.49

8
Giftplan

Giftplan

Featureful, well thought-out and looks gorgeous too. Never forget that anniversary again!

4
2

£1.99

9
Facebook Camera

Facebook Camera

There are niggles, and it won’t be for everyone, but it’s a good app and quietens Facebook’s noise.

4
2

FREE

10
…I’m a WP7

…I’m a WP7

A social network for Windows Phone fans

4
2

FREE

11
Cupple

Cupple

A bit of a solution in search of a problem, but it’s done nicely enough, and it’s free. Give it a whirl and see if it suits!

3
2

FREE

12
Skype for iPad

Skype for iPad

If you’re chatting across platforms or on an older iPad, you should definitely give Skype a look.

4
2

FREE

13
MehDoh
4
2

FREE

14
Who’s Near Me Live

Who’s Near Me Live

Oddly encroaching local social network

2
2

FREE

15
Fancy

Fancy

A Pinterest-alike app – Fancy that?

4
3

FREE

16
Zeebox

Zeebox

Perfect partner for your TV watching

4
2

FREE

17
Foodspotting

Foodspotting

Love food? Then tell the world around you about it

4
2

FREE

18
GetGlue

GetGlue

Check out TV shows and more and check in with this app

4
3

FREE

19
Facebook for iPad

Facebook for iPad

Everything you already love (or hate) – only with a few more niggles.

3
2

FREE

20
Evernote Hello

Evernote Hello

It could be useful, no doubt, but we’re not sure how many people will use it properly.

2
2

FREE

21
Buffer

Buffer

Buffer is a handy, well-featured compliment to its online service.

4
3

FREE

22
Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

An app with some useful features, but doesn’t make quite enough of a case for using yet another messaging app.

3
2

FREE

23
Proximitips

Proximitips

Localised content for local people

3
3

FREE

24
Find My Friends

Find My Friends

Apple’s personable take on Google Latitude impresses by keeping things simple.

4
2

FREE

25
Facebook Messenger
3
2

FREE

26
PingMe Messenger

PingMe Messenger

Looking for a free cross-platform texting app that ‘just works’? Try the reliable PingMe Messenger.

3
3

FREE

27
Live Profile

Live Profile

LiveProfile helps you stay connected with friends in real-time.

4
2

FREE

28
Tumblr

Tumblr

Tumblr is home to the most creative people in the world.

4
2

FREE

29
TweetCaster for Twitter

TweetCaster for Twitter

A clever Twitter app designed with BlackBerry users in mind

4
2

FREE

30
LiveShare by Cooliris

LiveShare by Cooliris

A good idea, but not well executed

2
2

FREE

31
Vimeo Viewer
2
2

£0.79

32
Friends

Friends

Handsome, clever, and full of potential, Friends has yet to hit the mark but should mature well.

3
2

£0.69

33
iStreamer

iStreamer

Shows enormous potential, but there’s a long way to go before the app will be worth your time.

2
3

£2.49

34
UberSocial

UberSocial

It’s lost Twitter from its name, but this is still for hardcore 14-character writers

4
3

FREE

35
META Friend Locator
3
3

FREE

36
GroupMe

GroupMe

A useful group messaging app that’ll surely become a serious force worldwide when it launches outside the USA.

3
2

FREE

37
Tweet Library

Tweet Library

Could become an excellent tool in the future, but this first release is patchy.

2
3

£5.99

38
Twidroyd Pro

Twidroyd Pro

Twitter app that gets the basics right, but the price for Pro is difficult to justify.

3
2

£2.49

39
Google+

Google+

Mobile version of Google’s super-exclusive social network

4
2

FREE

40
Dear Diary

Dear Diary

Dear Diary, I won’t waste any more time on you

2
2

FREE

41
Echofon Pro

Echofon Pro

Sports a reasonable set of features, but it isn’t pretty and lacks a sync feature.

3
2

£2.99

42
Facebook for Nokia

Facebook for Nokia

The full Facebook experience finally comes to your Nokia

4
2

FREE

43
KakaoTalk

KakaoTalk

Send messages to other people across the Kakao network.

2
2

FREE

44
Good Reads

Good Reads

An app dedicated to reading books, not Reading the place

5
3

FREE

45
IM+ All-in-one mesenger

IM+ All-in-one mesenger

Send instant messages using various services

4
2

FREE

46
Facebook Album Sync

Facebook Album Sync

Download pictures you’ve been tagged in

3
2

£1.00

47
Seesmic

Seesmic

Twitter and Facebook have a baby with a rodent’s face on

3
2

FREE

48
Flirtomatic
1
3

FREE

49
Trill
3
2

FREE

50
Posterous

Posterous

Upload your missive straight to Posterous using your smartphone

4
2

FREE

51
Tweeker

Tweeker

Twitter without the social. Or the network

3
2

£0.85

52
Google Places

Google Places

A smart Google Maps-based app that’s actually made by Google

4
2

FREE

54
MSN Messenger FREE

MSN Messenger FREE

The old school IM service comes to iPhone

5
3

FREE

55
Facebook v1.1

Facebook v1.1

Version 1.1 adds in bug fixes and new functionality

3
2

FREE

56
Flowd

Flowd

Foursquare for musicians? Not quite but there’s potential

4
2

FREE

57
Seesmic

Seesmic

Post to Twitter and other social networks with this handy client

4
2

FREE

58
Poynt

Poynt

Knowing what to do where you are

4
2

FREE

59
Twitter

Twitter

You can’t get quicker than a Windows Phone Twitter

4
2

FREE

60
Facebook

Facebook

You know Facebook, right? The one with the movie. It’s on Windows Phone 7 now.

3
2

FREE

61
Chat on Facebook

Chat on Facebook

Makes it easy to chat with your buddies online

4
2

£3.99

63
Pixelpipe Save & Share online
4
2

FREE

64
Rate your day

Rate your day

“Darling, how was your day” said the app.

3
2

FREE

65
Chat for Facebook

Chat for Facebook

Like a poor version of actually chatting to friends

2
3

£2.39

66
Facebook ContactPic

Facebook ContactPic

Add some flash to your windows contacts with Facebook photos

3
2

£0.69

67
iTookThisOnMyPhone

iTookThisOnMyPhone

Uploading pictures to a number of clouds

3
2

FREE

68
Buzzd

Buzzd

Get the inside scoop on what’s happening around you

3
2

FREE

69
Foursquare
4
2

FREE

70
Gravity
4
2

£8.00

71
Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz

Putting all your IMs in one basket

3
3

FREE

72
Flickr

Flickr

An unobtrusive way to share pics

3
2

FREE

73
Tweetdeck for Android (beta)
4
2

FREE

74
GyPSii

GyPSii

A mobile social network that enables you to share location information

3
2

FREE

75
SwiftKey

SwiftKey

Speed up your texting, with this predictive text keyboard wunderkind

4
3

FREE

76
Qype
4
2

FREE

77
Photobox2go

Photobox2go

Photobox.com has shot to prominence as Europe’s number one online photo service in recent times, so it’s about time it got its own iPhone app.

3
2

FREE

79
Video Camera Lite
4
2

FREE

80
Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck

The brilliant do-it-all Twitter widget makes an early debut on the tablet and makes an instant impact

4
2

FREE

81
Seesmic

Seesmic

Seesmic is an essential time-saving app for social networking fiends

4
2

FREE

82
Shoot it!

Shoot it!

Take a picture; make a postcard – with one simple click

3
2

FREE

83
Invite Me World Cup 2010

Invite Me World Cup 2010

What could be a useful World Cup 2010 calendar is wrapped up in a horrible invite system

3
2

FREE

84
Twitter for Android

Twitter for Android

Official Twitter client comes to Android – but only for 2.1 users

4
2

FREE

85
Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger

Integrate Windows Live Messenger into your BlackBerry with this free application

4
2

FREE

86
Tweetcaster Pro

Tweetcaster Pro

One of the best looking and intuitive apps, which caters to all your Twittering needs.

5
2

£3.25

87
BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger

One of the most popular applications ever from BlackBerry used by countless people everywhere

5
2

FREE

88
Facebook

Facebook

Get the full power of Facebook easily on your BlackBerry

5
2

FREE

89
Google Talk
3
2

FREE

90
UberTwitter

UberTwitter

For the control freak Twitter user, this is a super powerful application that will help you manage your social networking life

5
2

FREE

91
Twitter for BlackBerry

Twitter for BlackBerry

Twittering for the BlackBerry finally gets an official overhaul to offer up all the basic functions on your BB

4
2

FREE

92
Wordpress for BlackBerry

Wordpress for BlackBerry

The application from the blogger on the go who likes to use the BB keyboard to tap out some thoughts

4
2

FREE

94
GyPsii

GyPsii

Log in and create places based around people, locations, photos and more

2
2

FREE

95
WinMoSquare : FourSquare

WinMoSquare : FourSquare

The location-based social networking site comes to Windows Mobile, allowing you to play along with your other mobile friends.

2
2

FREE

96
Shozu

Shozu

Shozu promises to combine all of your social networking sources into one bubbling pot of tweets, updates, super-poking and comments.

3
2

£3.69

97
Facebook

Facebook

The world’s biggest and most popular social networking website works fantastically on the iPhone.

4
2

FREE

98
Tweetie 2

Tweetie 2

Tweetie 2 is the discerning Twitterer’s Tweeting app of choice for the iPhone.

4
2

£1.79

99
Upload plug-in for Facebook

Upload plug-in for Facebook

Upload plug-in for Facebook is the fastest way to share photos and videos on Facebook

3
2

FREE

100
Tweets60

Tweets60

Tweets60 brings Twitter to Nokia S60, and jolly nice it is too…

3
2

FREE

101
Socially

Socially

Socially aims to make social networking (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) more ‘natural’…

3
2

FREE

102
LinkedIn

LinkedIn

LinkedIn on iPhone puts your entire professional network on the end of your index finger.

3
1

FREE

103
HeyWAY Pro: Hey Where Are You Location Service

HeyWAY Pro: Hey Where Are You Location Service

Find your family and friends wherever they are at any time of the day with HeyWAY.

3
2

£0.59

104
Nulaz

Nulaz

Nulaz lets your friends see where you are, and vice-versa…

2
2

FREE

105
Foursquare

Foursquare

Foursquare encourages you to get out and explore your city and meet your friends more.

2
2

FREE

106
Mobnotes

Mobnotes

Mobnotes brings Twitter, Facebook and location based services to one app, in your pocket…

1
2

FREE

107
Facebook

Facebook

Microsoft’s dedicated Facebook app aims to deliver all your mobile social networking needs.

4
2

FREE

108
Glympse

Glympse

Fire up your GPS and let this app tell people your current location via email using online maps.

4
2

FREE

109
MySpace

MySpace

Microsoft’s freely available MySpace app lets you access your account on the move.

2
2

FREE

110
Foursquare

Foursquare

An app for the socially active, Foursquare rates by how often you check-in and out of specific local venues.

5
3

FREE

111
Seesmic

Seesmic

For those who take Twitter very seriously, Seesmic brings extra functionality of the site to your Android handset.

5
2

FREE

112
Twidroid

Twidroid

Read Twitter updates and respond to them straight from your Android phone.

4
2

FREE

113
MySpace Mobile

MySpace Mobile

Get to your MySpace page on the go, with this app that’s specially made for Android handsets.

4
2

FREE

114
Facebook for Android

Facebook for Android

Free Facebook from the web with this mobile app, which brings social networking functionality to your phone.

2
2

FREE