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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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MSN Messenger FREE

MSN Messenger FREE

The old school IM service comes to iPhone

5
3

FREE

2
Flirtomatic
1
3

FREE

4
SwiftKey

SwiftKey

Speed up your texting, with this predictive text keyboard wunderkind

4
3

FREE

5
Proximitips

Proximitips

Localised content for local people

3
3

FREE

6
Tweet Library

Tweet Library

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

2
3

£5.99

7
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

8
Good Reads

Good Reads

An app dedicated to reading books, not Reading the place

5
3

FREE

9
PingMe Messenger

PingMe Messenger

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

3
3

FREE

10
Buffer

Buffer

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

4
3

FREE

11
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

12
GetGlue

GetGlue

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

4
3

FREE

13
UberSocial

UberSocial

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

4
3

FREE

14
META Friend Locator
3
3

FREE

15
Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz

Putting all your IMs in one basket

3
3

FREE

16
Chat for Facebook

Chat for Facebook

Like a poor version of actually chatting to friends

2
3

£2.39

17
Fancy

Fancy

A Pinterest-alike app – Fancy that?

4
3

FREE

18
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

19
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

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Facebook Touch

Facebook Touch

Not even sure why this was created

1
2

FREE

21
GyPSii

GyPSii

A mobile social network that enables you to share location information

3
2

FREE

22
Tweetdeck for Android (beta)
4
2

FREE

23
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

24
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

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Who’s Near Me Live

Who’s Near Me Live

Oddly encroaching local social network

2
2

FREE

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TweetCaster for Twitter

TweetCaster for Twitter

A clever Twitter app designed with BlackBerry users in mind

4
2

FREE

27
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

28
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

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Tweetie 2

Tweetie 2

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

4
2

£1.79

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Nulaz

Nulaz

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

2
2

FREE

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Glympse

Glympse

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

4
2

FREE

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Buzzd

Buzzd

Get the inside scoop on what’s happening around you

3
2

FREE

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Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger

Integrate Windows Live Messenger into your BlackBerry with this free application

4
2

FREE

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Foodspotting

Foodspotting

Love food? Then tell the world around you about it

4
2

FREE

35
Chat on Facebook

Chat on Facebook

Makes it easy to chat with your buddies online

4
2

£3.99

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Twidroid

Twidroid

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

4
2

FREE

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Facebook

Facebook

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

4
2

FREE

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Tumblr

Tumblr

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

4
2

FREE

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Twitter for Android

Twitter for Android

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

4
2

FREE

40
Qype
4
2

FREE

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Quora

Quora

To Quora or not to Quora that is the question

3
2

FREE

42
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

43
Friends

Friends

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

3
2

£0.69

44
Google Talk
3
2

FREE

45
Pixelpipe Save & Share online
4
2

FREE

46
Facebook

Facebook

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

3
2

FREE

47
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

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Tweetcaster Pro

Tweetcaster Pro

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

5
2

£3.25

49
Twidroyd Pro

Twidroyd Pro

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

3
2

£2.49

50
IM+ All-in-one mesenger

IM+ All-in-one mesenger

Send instant messages using various services

4
2

FREE

51
Find My Friends

Find My Friends

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

4
2

FREE

52
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

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Seesmic

Seesmic

Post to Twitter and other social networks with this handy client

4
2

FREE

55
Video Camera Lite
4
2

FREE

56
Zeebox

Zeebox

Perfect partner for your TV watching

4
2

FREE

57
Live Profile

Live Profile

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

4
2

FREE

58
Posterous

Posterous

Upload your missive straight to Posterous using your smartphone

4
2

FREE

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Poynt

Poynt

Knowing what to do where you are

4
2

FREE

60
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

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Seesmic

Seesmic

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

4
2

FREE

62
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

63
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

64
Foursquare
4
2

FREE

65
Tweets60

Tweets60

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

3
2

FREE

66
Facebook Album Sync

Facebook Album Sync

Download pictures you’ve been tagged in

3
2

£1.00

67
…I’m a WP7

…I’m a WP7

A social network for Windows Phone fans

4
2

FREE

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Facebook v1.1

Facebook v1.1

Version 1.1 adds in bug fixes and new functionality

3
2

FREE

69
LiveShare by Cooliris

LiveShare by Cooliris

A good idea, but not well executed

2
2

FREE

71
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

72
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

73
Seesmic

Seesmic

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

5
2

FREE

74
GroupMe

GroupMe

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

3
2

FREE

75
Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck

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

4
2

FREE

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Facebook

Facebook

Get the full power of Facebook easily on your BlackBerry

5
2

FREE

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Facebook for iPad

Facebook for iPad

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

3
2

FREE

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Foursquare

Foursquare

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

2
2

FREE

79
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

80
Dear Diary

Dear Diary

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

2
2

FREE

81
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

82
Echoer

Echoer

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

2
2

FREE

83
Facebook

Facebook

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

4
2

FREE

84
GyPsii

GyPsii

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

2
2

FREE

85
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

86
iTookThisOnMyPhone

iTookThisOnMyPhone

Uploading pictures to a number of clouds

3
2

FREE

87
Vimeo Viewer
2
2

£0.79

88
Flowd

Flowd

Foursquare for musicians? Not quite but there’s potential

4
2

FREE

89
Flickr

Flickr

An unobtrusive way to share pics

3
2

FREE

90
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

91
Facebook Messenger
3
2

FREE

92
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

93
Giftplan

Giftplan

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

4
2

£1.99

94
Shoot it!

Shoot it!

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

3
2

FREE

95
Facebook ContactPic

Facebook ContactPic

Add some flash to your windows contacts with Facebook photos

3
2

£0.69

96
Seesmic

Seesmic

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

3
2

FREE

97
MehDoh
4
2

FREE

98
Trill
3
2

FREE

99
Twitter

Twitter

You can’t get quicker than a Windows Phone Twitter

4
2

FREE

100
Mobnotes

Mobnotes

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

1
2

FREE

101
Google+

Google+

Mobile version of Google’s super-exclusive social network

4
2

FREE

102
Rate your day

Rate your day

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

3
2

FREE

103
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

104
BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger

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

5
2

FREE

105
Socially

Socially

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

3
2

FREE

106
Tweeker

Tweeker

Twitter without the social. Or the network

3
2

£0.85

107
Echofon Pro

Echofon Pro

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

3
2

£2.99

108
MySpace

MySpace

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

2
2

FREE

109
Gravity
4
2

£8.00

110
KakaoTalk

KakaoTalk

Send messages to other people across the Kakao network.

2
2

FREE

111
Google Places

Google Places

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

4
2

FREE

112
Facebook for Nokia

Facebook for Nokia

The full Facebook experience finally comes to your Nokia

4
2

FREE

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn

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

3
2

FREE