Friendsheet: View Facebook Photos With Comments & Captions In A Panel-Like Interface [Web]

Friendsheet, a brand new web application, displays Facebook photos in compact panels, just like popular social bookmarking site Pinterest. According to the developer, Friendsheet was inspired by the Facebook Timeline. The app works by retrieving all Facebook photos and displaying them in a visually appealing interface. The site works smoothly with speed and great performance. Each photo is displayed with captions and comments, so you can easily view details for each album and photo. Moreover, Friendsheet settings allow you to hide photo captions and comments for a more visual experience. Furthermore, users can comment, like, and search friend’s photos, and upload their own right from within Friendsheet. Read More

SmartSync: Associate Contacts In iPhone With Their Facebook Profiles

A few days back, we covered an iPhone app by the name of Syncy, which was an alternative address book for iOS devices, and integrated Facebook contacts with those present in the stock Contacts app. Rumors are afloat regarding the deep Facebook integration expected in iOS 5.1, and it seems fitting that we talk about another iPhone app which brings Facebook integration to Apple’s smartphone platform. Meet SmartSync, an app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which lets you associate the contacts in your phone’s address book with their respective Facebook accounts. Not only that, the app will also let you set up birthday reminders, so that you don’t miss another special day ever again. Read on to know more about the app. Read More

Revert FB Photo Viewer: See Facebook Images In Old Style [Chrome]

Changes to Facebook’s interface are rarely welcome. Not just the interface, if you so much as change the background color by a slight gradient, you will hear people complain about how their whole experience has been ruined. While not all these complaints have valid legitimate reasoning behind them, some of them really are the result of a genuine nuisance. One such valid complaint is about the Facebook image viewer which was updated and now presents all images in an album in theater mode. Recently, we covered an add-on for Firefox called FB Photo Theater Killer that can disable the theater mode for Facebook albums and photos. Revert FB Photo Viewer is a similar extension for Chrome that takes you back to the old version of the Facebook photo viewer from the theater mode. The extension runs in the background and instantly displays photos in the old style, once the page has been refreshed. Read More

Disable Theater Mode On Facebook & Get The Old Photo Viewer [Firefox]

Facebook has been cause for problems for a lot of people; whether it is because they’ve accidently shared an embarrassing photo with everyone in their friends’ list or because they wrote a status update when actually they were trying to send a private message. This all has nothing to do with how Facebook works and more to do with how people you use it but sometimes, Facebook itself does annoy a user. The majority of annoyances stem from Facebook making changes to its interface or it introducing new features without giving users an option to opt out of it. One of the more unwelcome features that Facebook introduced was the image viewer that displays images in theater mode. Some Facebook users are not really happy with the new Theatre Mode for viewing photos. This feature displays photos with a black background, similar to a slide show. So, if you don’t like it and want to browse photos the old way, then FB PhotoTheater Killer, a Firefox add-on powered by a Greasemonkey user script, disables the theatre effect of Facebook photos and albums. This handy add-on prevents opening of photos in the theatre mode and takes you back to the old style. Read More

Storify: Use Internet Photos, Videos & Text To Write Stories [iPad]

Writing isn’t easy, specially if you have to start something from the scratch. A writer’s block occurs so frequently that there are many iPhone apps designed to let users overcome this bane of people who have to be creative on regular basis. When you surf the iOS App Store, you will come across apps like Opuss and Storytree, which are pretty good options for letting people write with ease, and overcoming any kind of mental block. Storify is a new app in this genre (although the web service has been around for quite a while), and using this iPad app, you can start creating masterpieces using (via drag and drop) images, videos and updates from various sources like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Google. Read More

View & Access “Notifications for Facebook” From The Menu Bar [Mac]

We’ve covered several Facebook clients for Mac in the past, like Facebox and Social Lite, both of which are feature rich and let you interact with your account. Both apps effectively let you keep up with what’s happening on Facebook without having to open a browser window. While these apps let you stay in touch with what’s happening in your virtual life, it is somewhat counter productive. The fact that you have easy to access Facebook means you will be even less tempted to work. Notifications for Facebook is a free Mac app that lets you balance it out. The app, as the name states, lets you view your Facebook notifications only in menu bar. It regularly checks for new notifications and opens them in your browser when you click on one. The app lets you enter a shortcut of your choice that will toggle the notification window. Read More

Syncy Integrates Facebook Friends With Address Book Contacts [iPhone]

With the passage of time, Facebook has grown into a social network where people all over the world interact with each other on daily basis. Due to this importance enjoyed by Facebook, it has become somewhat cluttered, and at times, you might have to strive for a while before you can actually see updates from people you care about, rather than a Farmville announcement. If you have an iOS device, Syncy can prove to be the perfect solution for this problem, as using this iPhone app, you can view your Facebook friends as a list of contacts, and the app also lets you associate a Facebook profile with the contact details you might have got in the stock Contacts app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Read More

Kwout: Capture Parts Of Websites & Share On Social Networks [Chrome]

When we come across interesting images or other interesting content on website, we often share links with our friends in one way or another, but with Kwout, you can share stuff more efficiently by quoting specific parts of a webpage as images. This useful Chrome extension, allows you to select parts of webpages as an image with an image map. Once you’ve installed the extension, all you have to do is, place the selector box over the are you want to share ad upload it to post it on popular social networks. Users should note that all hyperlinks are still active even after the part is quoted. The images can be shared on popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr and more. Read More

youRhere: Save Your Reading Progress Within Any Article [Chrome]

youRhere, a handy Chrome extension, enhances your online article reading experience by letting you save articles that you can check out or share later. Not only does it save the article, it also highlights and saves the exact line where you left off while reading. Once the extension is installed, all you need to do is double click a line in the article, and youRhere will save the article and the exact line for you. Moreover, youRhere also allows you to share articles with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Read More

Facebook Analyzer: Get Detailed Breakdown Of Interaction Between Facebook Friends [Android]

The popularity of the pioneering social network service, Facebook, is growing at a rate of knots, so it is fitting to have such nifty tools at hand that let users keep a close tab on the various facets of their account, and let them monitor their activities on the network. Just recently, we covered an interesting Android app called Likes!, which displays everything that their Facebook friends have Liked on the network in one place. Here’s another handy app called Facebook Analyzer that displays a detailed statistical and graphical breakdown of your Facebook friends’ interactions with their friends on the network. Based upon the extent of interaction with each friend, the app also presents you with as many as four different score/rank sheets and relevant pie charts sorted by the total score accumulated on the network by shared comments, likes, etc. Read More

Voice Share For WP7: Record & Share Sound Clips To Earn Achievements

At times, the simplest of apps could prove to be really popular among users, as they provide just the right balance between fun and usefulness. Voice Share for Windows Phone 7 just might be one such app. The concept behind the app is nothing really new, but the developer has combined a lot of different features to create a pretty neat product. The app lets users record voice clips, and then share them with friends via SMS or on Facebook. This might sound a bit boring, as there are many other voice recorders available for Mango as well, but Voice Share has the edge over them in the sense that it lets you add graphical badges to your shares, and has an achievements system of its own, giving it a game-like feel as well. Read More

Facebook For WP7 Updated To Bring Cover Photos, Like Details & Privacy Controls

If you go by the news coming in these days, the Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 is pretty popular, and has amassed more than 1.2 million active users. However, that doesn’t mean that everything about the app is perfect. While using it, I, for one, felt the need to go to the web version of Facebook for doing stuff like viewing Likes on my posts and applying privacy settings to anything. Also, the app didn’t replicate the changes Facebook has gone through with the release of Timeline. Now, all that has changed, with the latest update (released just yesterday) to the official Facebook app for Window Phone 7, you get all the functionality which was missing in the older version of Facebook for Mango. Read More

AddFriend For iPhone: Use Bluetooth To Make New Facebook Friends

A couple of months back, we covered an Android app by the name of Add Friend that allowed users to add any person as their Facebook friend by merely touching two NFC-enabled devices. The developers of the same app have now released an iOS version of AddFriend, which functions on Bluetooth due to the lack of NFC in iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. While it might not be as cool as touching your devices to add a friend, the app does serve its purpose well enough, and can come in handy every time you have to add a person you meet in real life to your Facebook profile. Using the app is so easy that we can really see a lot of people using AddFriend on their iPhone to increase the number of friends on their Facebook account. Read More

Cobook: Mac Address Book That Imports Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter Contacts

The Mac Address Book isn’t nearly as popular as some of its other default apps, like iCal and the mail client. This is one of those apps that doesn’t universally wow Mac users, and many have one or two general beefs with it. Cobook is a free Mac App that is a viable alternative to the default app, the app lets you import contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The app can not only work as your default address book, but also integrate with the Mac Address Book if you’d still rather use it and sync contacts via iCloud. The app is easily accessible from the Menu Bar, and allows you to view all the information added for a contact. Since information is coming in from different sources, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, it combines the contacts into one. Read More

Copy Special Characters To Clipboard & Insert On Any Website [Chrome]

Special Characters, a simple Chrome extension, allows you to insert symbols and special characters on any webpage by copying them to the clipboard from a compact pop-up. The list of special characters is customizable and special characters of your own choice can be added to the list. Simply paste them and add a description from the settings. Once done, click Save, and you're good to go. You can then use symbols or special characters to get your message across on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, the symbols make statuses and tweets more interesting. The extension can also particularly come in handy for people, who can’t find certain symbols on their keyboard and have to use them frequently for studying or research purposes. Read More

Access Facebook News Feed, Photos, Events & More In Chrome, With Live Notifications

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but sometimes while we are busy working online, we just can't bother opening Facebook in a new tab. Facebook!, a Chrome extension, is a great way to be constantly updated with Facebook notifications, posts and more. Once you’ve installed the extension, you will be able to access feeds, statuses, calendar, photos, live notifications and much more through a compact pop-up. After installing the extension, simply click on the little Facebook button in the toolbar and you will be redirected to the login page, and once you're logged in, you can access your entire account within the compact pop-up. Another great feature is that, the extension has no ads or banners, whatsoever. With it, you can view posts, comment, update your status, track events, birthdays, view photos inside the pop-up and get instant notifications when you get a message or invite. It works exactly like the normal Facebook site, but works much faster. Read More

Navegas: Listen To Music From YouTube, SoundCloud & Your PC [Web]

Navegas is a slick online music player that can play YouTube, SoundCloud, Aupeo music, as well as music from your local system. You can instantly access tracks and songs from all these services, and create customized playlists, which can then be saved. All you need to do is log in with your Facebook account, after which you will be able to access music from all the various sources. To start off, enter a song or artist name in the search bar and find music on YouTube, SoundCloud or your Local System. As you type an artist/song's name, a drop-down menu displays a list of results. Select the track you were looking for, and it will automatically be played and added to the playlist at the bottom of the page. Read More

Create Video Slideshows From Images In Seconds With PhotoPixar

The basis of every social networking service is sharing. We share everything with the world and our friends, including images, videos, articles, our own thoughts etc, and comment on things shared by others. Whether this change in the way we interact is for the better or for worse is a debatable topic, because on one hand, people have begun sharing a lot more than they used to, but on the other, they now meet a lot less than they used to. So, there is an increasing gap in actual, interpersonal social contact. Social networking services like Facebook and Google+, and the now obsolete MySpace and Orkut, have been mostly used for one thing – Photo Sharing. These days, pictures of any event, both important and unimportant, are uploaded to Facebook almost in real time. PhotoPixar is an application for Windows that lets you create video slideshows of photo albums in minutes with effects, audio and captions. Read More

Hide My Tabs: Mask Page Titles & Favicons For All Open Tabs [Chrome]

Some organizations and companies restrict browsing certain websites that are not related to work, such as Facebook or YouTube. We all have been bored with work at one time or the other, and some entertainment can always be relaxing during such a situation. However, we always need to keep an eye out for our supervisor, or any other snitch, who might be passing by. You can close the browser window, but that would be too obviously suspicious, won't it? Hide My Tabs, a small, simple Chrome extension, helps you in such a case by quickly altering the title and favicon of all your open tabs, without closing them. The current tab will readily appear as the Google homepage. After installing the extension, a button is added to the toolbar, so whenever you feel somebody's prying eyes, click this button and alter the titles of all your open tabs. Read More