Top 5 Social Networking Apps for the iPhone

As an iPhone owner you simply cannot go without a social networking app. Having one of the apps on your slick device allows you to get up and away from your seat and be on-the-move without having to be disconnected from the social networking world. In saying that however, choosing the right one for you and your social networking needs can be a daunting task as the iPhone offers its owners an overwhelming variety to pick from. No need to worry though! To help make your decision easier we’ve made a selection of what we believe to be the top 5 social networking apps out there.

1. Facebook

Who doesn’t use Facebook these days? If you happen to be one of the social network’s 500 million active users then the Facebook app is an essential app for your iPhone. The Facebook app is one of the best social networking apps that iTunes has to offer and it can do just about everything that the Facebook site can. Users are able to make status updates, keep track of their news feed, check-in to their location, chat and even upload photos whilst on-the-go. The Facebook app for iPhone is pretty much flawless.

2. Meebo

Meebo helps to declutter and simplify your social-networking chat life by bringing together dozens of chat services into a single user-friendly app. The networks that you can stitch together through Meebo include Facebook, AOL Instant Messenger, Myspace, Yahoo! Messenger, and many more. You may be wondering however, how long exactly is it going to take me to set up a Meebo account? The answer to that question is not long at all as the process of linking your accounts and adding friends is simple and easy. Meebo however may come as a disappointment to Skype fans as the network is not compatible with the Meebo platform.

3. Imo Instant Messenger

Imo Instant Messenger picks up on where Meebo falls short – it is one of the few chat apps that is Skype-friendly. It also supports MSN, AOL Instant Messenger, Facebook, MySpace, and many more networks. Imo Instant Messenger displays push notifications however the only downside to the app is that the push notifications only work for 72hrs after your last login. Aside from having to remember to check the app if you haven’t logged in for awhile, Imo Instant Messenger is a high-quality and an all-round sophisticated social networking platform for the iPhone.

4. My6sense

My6sense is one of the most unique social networking apps available to iPhone users. It is an RSS reader that personally ranks content from your social networking platforms whether it be Facebook or Twitter or blog sites or news sites. Confused? Wondering how it works? My6sense actually learns your reading habits through its Digital Intuition function so that the app can display the content that is most relevant to you. If you have My6sense on your iPhone you will no longer be burdened by wasting your precious time on sifting through irrelevant information and you can therefore spend more time reading about the things that you are actually interested in.

5. Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck isn’t the best Twitter app available, however it is the best free Twitter app and we all know that some of the best things in life are free. Its column-based dashboard allows users great flexibility in their Twitter interaction and makes managing multiple Twitter accounts relatively easy. Other basic Twitter functions such as sending updates, retweeting, direct messages and searching are also available.

Do you want to know the best thing about these top 5 social networking apps is though? Each and every single one of them is free. That’s right; you don’t have to pay a single cent to get these apps on your iPhone. So if this article didn’t manage to convince you of how fantastic these iPhone apps are then you’ve got nothing to lose by testing them out for yourself. Social networking is growing rapidly each day and if you want to keep up-to-date with your world you will need to get app savvy.


Guest Post by Daniel Scocco, the owner of Next iPhone News, a website where you can find the latest rumors, news and leaks about the iPhone.

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June 6, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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