Birthday Calendar: Get Alerts For Facebook Friends’ Birthdays & Schedule Wishes For Them [Android]

If you belong to a social circle where forgetting your friends’ birthdays is considered to be no less than an unforgivable crime, and yet, you repeatedly fail to keep track of all those dates, then you should try Birthday Calendar for Android . Birthday Calendar focuses solely on helping you with staying in touch with your Facebook friends’ birthdays. Once configured, the app lists all your Facebook friends’ birthdays that are falling anywhere within the next 30 days on the calendar. Apart from that, the app displays the exact age that a friend will turn on his/her birthday, and the number of days/hours left before you can start congratulating and celebrating with them. That’s not all; there is also an option to create a custom birthday greeting that the app automatically posts to your friends’ Facebook Timelines at midnight on their birthdays. Read More

BlingBoard For Android: Widget For Call, Messaging, Facebook & Twitter Alerts/Updates

The option to check your latest email, messaging and social media notifications/feeds on your phone via homescreen widgets is one of the things the Android platform is revered for. Fresh to the Google Play Store, BlingBoard is a slick and beautifully designed Android homescreen widget that adds a bit of style to the aforementioned concept, and lets you view your latest missed calls, unread text messages, emails, Facebook and Twitter feeds under one roof. The widget is a collection of five main tabs that provide you easy and instant access to notifications pertaining to each of the aforementioned categories without requiring you to launch apps for each. You can view the 20 latest updates within each category, call your contacts back, send a quick reply to received text messages, and post directly to your Facebook Wall and Twitter timeline. Read More

Fast Facebook: A Faster, More Efficient Facebook Client For Android

Fast Facebook is an unofficial Facebook app for Android, developed by Team2Soft, that attracts with its catchy looks and, quite obviously, its title. As its name suggests, Fast Facebook is an attempt to provide Android users with a faster, more fluid alternative to the rather slow and slightly annoying official client of the world’s premiere social network. Read More

Kulisha Lets You Aggregate & Pin Social Feeds In A Clutter Free Interface [Web]

Normally, to stay up-to-date with websites like Facebook and Twitter, we have to visit the social networks separately and spend a great amount of time on each, but with Kulisha, it is possible to view updates, news, tweets and feeds from multiple sites at the same time. Kulisha is a social network aggregator that collects your social feeds into one central place, provides a more graphical experience, and then allows you to pin them, in a manner similar to Pinterest. This web application makes sure you get a richer experience by gathering all your feeds in a neat interface. It displays feeds in compact tiles and arranges them without any clutter or ads. The Facebook feeds have a dark blue line at the bottom, whereas Twitter feeds come with a lighter blue color. Read More

ViewTube: Watch Videos On Social Websites In A Separate Popup [Chrome]

If you like watching videos on popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ then, ViewTube is a Chrome extension that will enhance your video watching experience by letting you watch videos in a new and unique way. The handy tool basically plays the video in a pop-up that can be moved around and placed anywhere on the page, so you are no longer stuck at the same part of the page until the video ends. With it, you can read posts and watch videos at the same time without losing focus. Moreover, you no longer have to stop commenting or reading your feeds, since you’ll always have the video in front of you. More after the break. Read More

Get Instant Facebook Notifications On Any Website With MyStatusBar [Chrome]

Facebook addiction can take reach astounding heights; some people are satisfied with just checking their feed once in the morning and once in the evening while others seem to think everything they do or are thinking of doing is worth sharing with the world. If you’re somewhere between these two spectrums  and are looking for an easier way to keep up with your feed, try MyStatusBar. It is a  Chrome extension that adds a bar at the bottom of your window and notifies you of all activity that takes place on your Facebook account. This includes friend requests, comments and likes on a picture, pokes, invitation to an event and messages. The extension also features a search bar but does not allow you to share directly to your account. It’s simply a way to keep up with new activity and not to interact with friends on Facebook. Read More

PhotoBox!: View, Batch Download/Upload & Untag Yourself From Facebook Photos [Android, iOS]

All the usual gripes of Android users regarding the annoyingly slow official Facebook app aside, the app is currently missing the option to un-tag yourself from any photo. Enter PhotoBox! – a comprehensive Facebook photos explorer for Android and iOS devices that claims to be the very first solution to the problem. Initially exclusive to the iTunes App Store, PhotoBox! for Android is now available in the Google Play Store. Using the app, you can browse through, like and comment on your Facebook photos uploaded by friends and pages that you've liked, upload and download photos in bulk, and apply filters to them. The app also lets you search across the network for photos by album or friend name. Read More

iHome Sleep: Customizable Alarm App That Displays Social Media News When You Wake Up [Android]

There is no denying the fact that we all love sticking to our beds in the morning for as long as possible. Most of us rely on our mobile devices’ alarm apps to remedy that. While I have no specific complaints about the stock alarm app on my Android device, there are lots of users out there who crave for a more feature-rich alternative, but what better can an alarm app achieve than to wake you up from sleep? iHome Sleep might be able to answer that. The favorite alarm app of many iOS users has just made its way into the Google Play Store to re-define the way you use an alarm app on Android. Apart from being a handy alternative to your stock Clock app, iHome Sleep brings a plethora of useful features, including option to add multiple alarms with personalized tones and other settings, the Gentle Wake feature that plays a mild tune at whatever time you plan to wake up, customizable background sporting a beautiful clock and weather widgets, ability to log sleep timings and other relevant statistics, option to display important notes on wakeup and bedtime alarm screens, a homescreen widget to keep you apprised of the next alarm, and last but not the least, the luxury to natively sift through the latest overnight news from your Facebook and Twitter accounts immediately after switching off the alarm. Read More

Friendcaster For Facebook Updated With ICS UI, New Themes & More [Android]

When it comes to selecting a better (and faster) alternative to the official Facebook client for Android, Friendcaster by OneLouder Apps is the number one choice of a vast majority of users. This extremely fast, highly customizable Facebook client not only became an instant hit among users at the time of release, but also proved to be a great stepping stone for OneLouder Apps, as they followed up their good work with a series of other commendable apps, including SportCaster, 1Weather, baconreader and ChannelCaster. Friendcaster for Android has just been updated (to v5.0) with plenty of new features and a brand-new ICS-themed (Holo) interface. Other changes include new themes, extended settings for modifying push notifications, enhanced photo-viewing and tagging a post with multiple friends at once. The update also brings a faster, smoother experience, memory improvements and plenty of bug fixes. Read More

Manage & Remove App Permissions For Facebook, Twitter, Google & More [Web]

If you’ve granted permissions to loads of apps on multiple personal accounts over time, it can be quite difficult to figure out exactly where to go and delete them. A few days back we covered a web application called Bliss Control that provided us with a single directory of links to manage all our social networks' settings. MyPermissions is a similar tool that gives you one-click access to the app permissions page for multiple social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Dropbox, Flickr and more. While Bliss Control allows you to access multiple settings, MyPermissions is specialized for managing your apps on social media sites. With it, you can spend only a few minutes, and get rid of all the random apps that have access to your personal information. The service doesn’t require your login information to work, and merely points you to the right settings page on the appropriate website. It does, however, require you to be signed in to your social networking accounts. Read More

Generate Playlist For All Videos On A Particular Webpage [Chrome]

Everybody loves watching videos from sites like Facebook and YouTube, but sometimes, searching for videos/tracks in unending lists and feeds can become frustrating. So, if you're sick of scrolling Facebook feeds and YouTube playlists for music or entertaining videos, then Moovu Video Clipper pulls all videos from a particular webpage and lets you play them in a beautiful interface, without any clutter. With it, you can literally transform any webpage into a playlist and turn your browser into an amazing platform for viewing, collecting and sharing videos. Moovu makes sure that you stay tuned with all the videos on the web and never miss one again, with the best part being the fact that you can listen to all of them sequentially, without having to open all those YouTube links or scroll back and forth through your feed. You may share videos with your Facebook buddies and even play them in a pop-up. The Chrome extension works perfectly on websites like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. Read More

Pixable: Browse Facebook Photos In iPhone-Like Interface [Chrome]

When we browse through our Facebook newsfeed, we come across a massive collection of all kinds of photos, uploaded by our friends and family. To see all these images we need a lot of time, and with all the effort, it is still possible that we might miss out on the ones that actually matter to us. This is where Pixable, a Chrome extension, comes in handy. This smart tool organizes photos in a gorgeous way and lets you see all of them in one slick pop-up. The extension is fully customizable, and after you’ve connected your Facebook account with Pixable, it instantly pulls photos from Facebook feed and creates a photo stream that you can view right in the pop-up. Additionally, Pixable ranks and sorts your friends’ photos based on popularity and your connections, giving you a more personal viewing experience. With it, you can flip through feeds like New Cover Photos, My Likes & Comments, Top of the Day, New Profile Pics, Most Recent Photos and others. The extension makes sure that you enjoy your friends' photos by following them, and receive notifications when they upload or when they are tagged in photos. Read More

noodzy: Hashtag-Based Control For Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Gmail [Web]

noodzy is a smart bar that lets you add simple tags to manage popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube and more. By having all your favorite and most frequently used social media services added to a single Noodzy account, you can easily share your messages and status updates with your online buddies without having to open multiple tabs. Using this nifty web app, you can perform multiple functions, like update your status, open Google to enter a query, view your wall or your friends wall right within the same interface, play YouTube videos directly on the bar and more. Read More

Icon Badger: View Count Of Unread Items For Pinned Tabs [Chrome]

While pinning tabs is quite convenient, you might lose the ability to see the unread item notifications that many websites add to the favicon. This is where Icon Badger, a Chrome extension, comes in handy. It takes care of the problem for you by placing a count of unread messages or items to the favicons of various popular websites.  This nifty little tool provides an easy way for you to see new items at a glance, even when your tabs are pinned or when you’ve got a bunch of tabs open. The extension works for many popular websites, such as Google Reader, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and more. Read More

View Larger Facebook Photo Thumbnails & Download Entire Albums [Chrome]

Better Facebook Gallery is a Chrome extension that provides you with larger thumbnails of Facebook photos and lets you save entire albums to your system with only a click or two. You will find a mode option that lets you switch between small and large thumbnails. Moreover, you can easily view them in a lightbox without any comments or likes. Photos can be saved one by one, or entire albums can be saved using the Ctrl+S keyboard shortcut. So, if you want to view photos without all the clutter created by the comments and likes, then Better Facebook Gallery can be quite useful for you. Read More

Schedule & Queue Messages For Facebook, Twitter And LinkedIn [Chrome]

You‘ve no doubt come across apps and extensions that allow you to manage Facebook and Twitter accounts at the same time. With the recent change in Twitter’s API, some of you might just be in the market for a new app or service to manage both your Twitter and Facebook feed. GrabInbox is a Chrome extension that works in conjunction with a web service. It lets you manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feed and also schedule status updates and messages. It allows you to choose what type of activity you want to monitor for each account and gives a single dashboard to view it all.  The scheduling options let you schedule messages for a later date and time. GrabInbox lets you easily share any webpage that you browse across your social networks. You can queue links and schedule posts for a later time and date. After you install the extension, a button is added right next to the URL bar. GrabInbox allows you to post the same links on multiple sites without having to open several tabs. You may add Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin accounts along with Facebook Fan pages. Read More

How To Fix The Facebook Chat & Event Syncing Error On Windows Phone 7

One of the biggest positives Windows Phone 7 has to offer is its Facebook integration. As of now, no other smartphone platform can claim to have the level of Facebook integration that WP7 has. The coolest part of Mango's romance with the blue social network is the availability of Facebook chat in the stock Messaging hub. So, it really is a big deal if anything goes wrong with Facebook chat in WP7. The issue we are about to discuss might not have been encountered by most Windows Phone 7 users, but the deep Facebook integration the Mango platform enjoys with the social networking giant makes error 83CF1109 an important problem. If you are wondering what error 83CF1109 is, wonder no more. You might have encountered it even without knowing. It is an error code which shows up when your Facebook account, which has been linked to your WP7, fails to sync properly, and the Settings menu always shows the message of “Attention required” under the “email & accounts” section. The consequences for this are pretty troublesome, as you might end up losing all the syncing of Facebook events with your phone’s calendar. In addition to that, other problems might start rearing their ugly heads too, like losing Facebook chat integration with the Messaging hub. Luckily, a fix exists, and you can find all about it by reading on. Read More

TimelineRemove: Hide Facebook Timeline For All Profiles [Chrome]

Facebook timelines have been met with a mixed response. People who hate it are generally concerned about the items that will be pinned to your timeline for everyone to see unless you remove the ones you’d rather forget about. Aside from the embarrassing implications of timeline, many users have taken cover photos as a great way to express their creativity. That doesn’t mean everyone is now happy with the timeline though. If you don’t like the new Timeline feature on Facebook and want to view profiles in the old style, then TimelineRemove is the perfect Chrome extension for you. This tiny, but handy tool disables the new Facebook timeline feature and restores the classic look, without changing the timeline behavior for other visitors of your Facebook profile. The extension basically works by hiding the timeline, so you can view your own and others' profiles in the old style. TimelineRemove works automatically once installed, and a button is added to the toolbar that lets you toggle the timeline on and off, whenever you want. Read More

Get Google Search Results With Facebook Likes, Tweets & Google+ Shares [Web]

Google With Social Stats is a pretty slick tool that lets you view Google search results, along with social stats such as Tweets, Facebook likes and Google plus shares. These social stats are a good indicator of an article’s popularity on the web, and help you decide whether or not to read a particular write-up. It displays standard Google web search results, along with image thumbnails and social statistics, so you can easily find the best content on the web. The service has a simple interface, which is easy-to-use and retrieves results instantly. Read More

SocialShoutings Lite: Post To Twitter & Facebook In One Go [Mac]

We’ve covered apps in the past that allow you to manage multiple social network accounts from your menu bar. Facebox is one such app, covered last year, for viewing your Facebook feed, messages and posting updates. Social Lite is another app that lets you view feeds from Facebook and Twitter and view messages in your Gmail inbox. SocialShoutings Lite is a free Mac app that lets you post to Twiter and Facebook at the same time. The app shows a character count and supports URL shortners, Goo.gl, bit.ly, j.mp and is.gd. Read More