81 Free Apps That Don’t Suck

Social Networking


(Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

The iPhone’s Facebook app has everything a social butterfly could want. Beyond the standard news feed, users can read private messages; respond to friend requests; view, RSVP, and post to events; scroll through photos; and post status updates. Want more? Users can chat and share their location with Facebook Places. The Android and BlackBerry versions aren’t as robust or easy to use, so robot and berry lovers will have to settle for second and third best for now.



(Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

This app keeps it simple while offering all the tools you need to keep up with Twitter and Google Buzz. In addition to support for multiple Twitter accounts, Seesmic provides deep control over the look and feel of the app, notifications, media upload services, and location awareness. The iPhone version adds support for Facebook and Ping.fm, but the BlackBerry app pulls only from your Twitter feed.



(BlackBerry, Symbian)

An app that should be called “everything but the kitchen sink,” Snaptu not only lets you read and update your Facebook and Twitter feeds, but is also a one-stop shop for news from a long list of tech blogs and newspapers. You’ll also find simple games such as Sudoku.




This app lets you upload photos, text, quotes, links, and conversations to your Tumblr blog, as well as access your Dashboard to keep up with what others are Tumbling. You can also reblog or like posts right from the refreshingly simple interface.



(Android, iPhone)

One of our favorite desktop Twitter clients, TweetDeck makes social media multitasking simple and easy on your iPhone and Android devices. Swipe left or right to access columns of data from home feeds, mentions, Twitter lists, and more. The app even supports multiple Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Free Apps That Don’t Suck

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  1. Matthew Says:

    Communication, try Tango. It’s free and works between Android and iPhone.

  2. Stefan Says:

    And what about feed readers (RSS)?

    Is there anything for the android platform that matches akregator in terms of functionality?

  3. K. T. Bradford Says:

    I use NewsRob on Android for RSS feeds. It syncs with Google Reader, so I can manage subscriptions from my computer and the changes go to my phone.

  4. Jesika Says:

    WTF its only three apps? why does it say 81 if its only three?

  5. K. T. Bradford Says:

    Look at the bottom of the post, the other app categories are listed there. We thought 81 apps all on one page would be a bit much.

  6. Cj Says:

    Hey every1 try the app called (Line2), for a communication app you’ll love it!!!!!!!!

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