Facebook is the most popular social networking site and is addictive. It is not a good thought of keeping it open all through out the time in your web browser when you’re sitting on your computer to complete your work. At the same time, it is important to get notified when someone sends you a message, a friend request or pokes you. Without getting disturbed or distracted, facebook desktop applications and their usage is the way to go for solving this problem. In this post, we will go through some of the best desktop applications for facebook.
Some of the best Facebook desktop applications
The following list contains a list of facebook desktop applications which have a wide set of features. Most of them notify users when a message is received, someone sends a friend request, pokes you etc., They also let users to update status, post comments and also upload photos.
1. Photo uploader for facebook
Many of us use Facebook, the social networking site to communicate with our friends and share our feelings. We do share a lot of pictures on facebook like profile pictures, pictures of an event which we have attended, parties etc., Photo uploader for facebook is a desktop application which helps with this process. Since this software works with Adobe Air, it can be installed on operating systems that run linux, windows and mac. Photo uploader for facebook application works by getting the necessary permissions from Facebook site after getting connected to it through its API.
Not only does the application helps in uploading photos, but also helps in editing them before they are uploaded. The process of uploading and editing the pictures is also very easy. You can tag someone in your photos, add comments and do everything that you can do on the desktop version through the web. Besides these features, the aplication also provides the users with the ability to use Facebook’s most common features like check timeline, comment and like posts made by others, look at profiles, check events, send private messages, see friends list, organize groups, chat with your friends and family members in your contacts list and upload photos in a simple manner.
Besides the above said features the Photo uploader for facebook application also lets you get the latest news from your friends without the need of loading the complete interface. In short, the desktop application gives you the ability to browse facebook but through the application.
Fbquick is a facebook desktop application that helps users to get instant profile notification on desktop. The notifications that the application provides to the users include messages, poke, wall, group invite, event invite, friend request, tagged photo, share.
With Fbquick, you can have all the fun that facebook provides plus a lot more without the need of a web browser. The application helps you to get connected to facebook without the need of a web browser and helps in staying connected with friends, groups and events.
Fishbowl is an open source windows desktop client through which you can handle facebook and keep in touch with your friends and family members. The desktop application provides a friendly way or reading and publishing news. With the help of Fishbowl, you can quickly update your profile, review and upload photos to Facebook.
4. Bloom – The best Facebook photo uploader
Bloom is a desktop application that helps in uploading photos and videos easily and efficiently to Facebook. It also helps in downloading albums and view the photos that have been uploaded by your friends. With the help of the application, you can upload photos to an exisiting album.
It comes in two versions, the free version and the pro version. The differences between the basic and pro version are support for Facebook pages, convert image formats, ability to download albums and technical support for the product. A step by step tutorial on how to use the application is also written here antaki.ca/bloom/tutorial.php
5. Facebook Notify Me
Facebook Notify Me is a simple open source windows tray application which helps you to get connected to Facebook and notified when ever you get a new message, receive friend request, someone pokes you or get an invitation for an event.The .NET application connects to Facebook using Facebook API’s using .NET Facebook Developer Toolkit.
6. Facebook Desktop
Facebook Desktop is a windows program which has a small memory footprint. The application requires .NET framework from Microsoft to be installed and is supported on Windows Vista, XP, 2000 systems. The application notifies the user when a new message is received, new wall posts are made, when someone pokes you or a new friend request is received.
Facedesk is a stand alone application which helps to surf Facebook without the need of opening it in a web browser or have it clutter your work space. Start the application and shift between various other applications you’re using by using Alt+Tab (Windows) & Cmd-Tab (On Mac)
Fosimo is a Windows client for facebook. It is very similar to Facebook messenger for PC when its features are looked at. It helps to chat with your friends, view online presence of your friends, view the profiles of your friends, change the status and upload photos.
You get updated instantly when a new status updates are made by your friends. If your friends also have “Fosimo” installed on their computer, you will see a small sign “*” near his/her name. The application gets updated whenever a new version is available.
The above are some of the desktop applications for facebook which can help you stay connected and leave the clutter on your web browser (more tabs) etc., If we’ve missed out an application or if you want to share your valuable feedback about the above applications, please do let us know through your valuable comments.