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

QuickCom: Create Templates & Tweet Them From NC [Cydia]

Twitter has become a pretty important component of iOS, especially since the release of iOS 5. Another new feature which has proved to be really useful and popular amongst iPhone users, is the Notification Center, and that is why you have many Cydia tweaks combining these two aspects of iOS. QuickCom is the latest in the line of such tweaks, and it adds a shortcut to open the “Compose Tweet” box as soon as you tap it. However, there are many other tweaks available in the Cydia store which will let you do exactly that. QuickCom differs from its competitors owing to the fact that with this tweak you can define several contexts, or templates, and each time you use the QuickCom buttons, the new tweet box will show up with the selected template text already present. 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

JustUnFollow: Analyze Your Twitter Followings & Remove Non-Followers [Web]

Finding people who unfollow you on Twitter isn't an easy task, but a web application called JustUnFollow can make things easier. JustUnfollow is a simple Twitter app to find people who unfollow you or don't follow you back. With it, you can find your fans, check if a particular user follows you & whitelist other non-followers. The app is really easy-to-use, as it quickly finds and displays all your twitter unfollowers in a list. Additionally, other types of filters can also be applied. The app works seamlessly and finds each and every person who unfollowed you. You can then unfollow users that you want to. Note that free accounts can unfollow up to 50 users in a day. JustUnfollow lets you manage your Twitter account more effectively and makes sure you get rid of all that extra clutter. 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

Plume for Twitter Gets ICS Holo UI, Support For Posting Longer Tweets via [Android]

LevelUp Studio has the distinction of sharing the Google Play Store ‘Top Developer’ tag with just a handful of other renowned Android developers, and there is a genuinely valid reason behind this acclamation. The company is responsible for bringing two of the best Android apps around, Beautiful Widgets and Plume for Twitter to the store. Already a favorite third-party Twitter client for many users, Plume for Android just got even better with the latest update (to v3.0) that it has received. Among the most noticeable changes is a totally revamped Ice Cream Sandwich-inspired (Holo) UI. Not only is the app’s brand new interface in sync with the latest version of the Android OS, but also makes accessing core Twitter features a breeze. In addition to the revamped UI, the app now has support, which allows you to natively post tweets that exceed Twitter's 140-character limit. The app now supports uploading photos via too, and lets you resize uploaded images before upload depending upon the selected photo sharing service. 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

TwittaMatic: Schedule Your Tweets For Any Future Date & Time

Ever wanted to schedule your tweets while you’re away from your computer or internet? Well, TwittaMatic is the way to go. It is a desktop application that lets you add time schedules to your tweets, so they are automatically posted to your Twitter page when the target time is triggered. Simple isn't it? This is a very useful app if you have a habit of forgetting things and you might want to share something with your followers at some future date. You can schedule as many tweets as you want, as there is no limitation on total number, but you can only send one tweet per hour. Read on for the usage details. Read More

TwittStalker: Follow Anyone’s Twitter Activity Without An Account [Cydia]

It makes sense to be a bit privacy-conscious about your Facebook account, but Twitter is a much more public service, and it is meant to be used as a tool for broadcasting your thoughts to the masses. Still, Twitter is not like a blog which anyone can view, and you have to follow a person before you can get updates from them (you can still view them, though). However, if, for any reason, you want to subscribe to updates from any particular user without having to follow them, there is TwittStalker for that, a Cydia app which jailbroken iOS users can employ in order to create a customized Twitter feed without even signing in to Twitter, let alone following someone. You can add any public user to your TwittStalker feed, and then read all their tweets without the stalked user ever getting a clue. 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

MetroTwit Updated: Windows 8 Support With Filters, Undo Tweet Options

Twitter is one of the most famous social networking services out there. It allows you to keep yourself updated and get to know about events in real time. A lot of Twitter users prefer to use desktop clients rather than the web app because the desktop clients, such as TweekDeck, Seesmic, Sobees etc, provide much better viewing and management options than the web app itself. Back in June 2011, Usman covered a Metro UI based Twitter client for Windows called MetroTwit. At that time, the application was in beta, and lacked certain features as well as possessing bugs. Now, however, the first stable version of MetroTwit has been released, with Windows 8 support as the major highlight. The developers have introduced some very useful and much needed changes in the client, including Multiple account support (paid version only), filter support and undo tweet functionality. Keep reading to find out more about the changes included in the latest version. Read More

Highlight Text To Search On Google, YouTube, Wikipedia & More [Chrome]

Select Search, a Chrome extension, provides you with quick search options on popular engines, and can save a lot of time when you have to search the same term on multiple websites. With it, you can search Google, Wikipedia, Twitter with only a click or two. In addition to that, you can add other popular search engines to the pop-up and quickly search Google Images or YouTube for selected text. All you have to do is select some text on a website, and a tiny pop-up will appear with Wikipedia, Google, Twitter and Google Image search options. The pop-up is also active on text fields and is fully customizable. Users can add various popular search engines to the bubble, change the number of columns, transparency and more from the Select Search Options. Read More

Post Extra-Long Tweets As Images Using Scrivor For iPhone & iPad

The whole concept of Twitter is to let people broadcast their thoughts in a concise manner, where the focus is on conciseness. Though, there are many people, who aren't very fond of the 140 character limit. In fact, every once in a while, are all bound to feel like 140 characters just aren't enough to convey certain messages. That is where Scrivor can come in handy. This new iOS app lets users compose extra long tweets, with no word limit, and then post them to Twitter as themed images. Cosmetically, the app is pretty good too, and the background of each tweet that you send through Scrivor can be chosen from among those provided in the app’s settings. Read on to learn more. Read More

Bird Bell: Monitor Your Twitter Notifications From The Menu Bar [Mac]

We’ve covered Twitter clients for Mac in the past and what they all do is let you read your Tweets, Tweet to your followers, retweet people you follow, send messages and reply to tweets. There are, however, other things that one might be interested in when it comes to a Twitter client. While many people need these clients to monitor their feeds, there are people who need a client that will tell them when they have been followed or unfollowed. Bird Bell is a free Mac app that, in addition to notifying you when one of your tweets has been favorited, retweeted or you’ve been added to a list, also tells you if you’ve gained or lost a follower. The app supports Growl notifications, and lets you manage more than one account. 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

Android App Of Proximity-Based Social Network What’s Shakin’ Released

Based on the concept of location-based information sharing, What’s Shakin’ is a relatively new and innovative social networking service that lets users specify a radius around a particular location on map, from where they can follow all the proceedings taking place on various other social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Apart from specifying a particular point on map to follow social activities of other users, the service also lets you decide which users should appear on the conversation thread, and which ones should be excluded. In an attempt to help the Android users follow all the social activities taking place on Twitter from only their desired location, What’s Shakin’ has just launched its official Android client in the Google Play Store. The app lets you set a particular location and relevant radius on map, and presents all the latest from the What’s Shakin’ and Twitter world on a universal news feed. This means that you can get all the latest updates from a specific location without even having to be present there at that very instance. Want to post your own status message? No problems! With the app on running on your device, you can easily and instantaneously post to Twitter, as well as the What’s Shakin’ network itself. Read More

My Tweet Pal: Filter Out Junk Tweets Without Unfollowing Anyone [iOS]

There is always that one person on your Twitter account who thinks the world is all ears to listen to their precious thoughts, and just won’t stop tweeting. A simple solution to this problem might be to unfollow them, and forget all about it. However, this can lead to a lot of complications, and that’s why the person stays there, littering out timeline, and there’s not much you can do about it. Or can you? You certainly can, if you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Meet My Tweet Pal, an extremely useful iOS app which learns all about your Twitter taste, and shows only those tweets you are likely to appreciate. With this app, it’s you who decides what you want to see on your Twitter timeline. 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,,, and Read More