Social Networking Apps

Twitter vs. Facebook vs. Google+ vs. Instagram. The list is never ending! For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Social Networking Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of social media and networking applications in the App Store.


Buy tvtag – formerly GetGlue on the App Store

GetGlue is Social Networking for Media Addicts

When I first came across GetGlue I thought, "Just what I need, another social network."
The last thing I wanted to do was open another social networking app from my iPhone and check in, "like" things and earn rewards.

HelloTXT Seeks to Streamline Social Media Posting

HelloTXT Seeks to Streamline Social Media Posting

HelloTXT is designed to update your myriad of social networks from within one application. It is a great concept, but a bit buggy in its current form.

Earthquake Preparedness With iPhone and Quake SOS

Though I’ve seen a pretty wide variety of iPhone apps in every category and admittedly don’t know all of them by a long shot, Quake SOS is the first app I’ve seen that is designed for use in a natural disaster emergency.

Buy LoKast on the App Store

LoKast is Quick and Easy File Sharing and Social Networking

For most iPhone users the ease of social networking is a blessing and a curse (don’t get caught at work). But however you look at it, new apps that break the social boundaries are emerging all the time.

Pushme.to Puts Free Text and MMS In Your Hands

Want to send text and multimedia messages but don’t want the often costly monthly bill? Check out Treebune’s Pushme.to Lite, a free messenger app that enables you to send free text and MMS messages whether you’re in North America or abroad.

Increase Your Political Awareness with Visible Vote Mobile

Are your government leaders paying attention to you? They should be – and now you can pay more attention to them with Visible Vote Mobile. Visible Vote gives you quick access to your representatives in Washington, shows their real-time approval rating based on other users, and shows you how they are voting on the issues that matter to you.

Talking Tweet - A Twitter Client That Talks

Talking Tweet - A Twitter Client That Talks

If you’re big on Twitter and following tweets and ever thought, “Wow, it would be so cool if I could hear tweets instead of reading them,” then check out Talking Tweet for iPhone. This app is designed as a Twitter client that vocalizes new tweets using speech synthesis, which is supposed to result in a natural sounding voice and translate text in foreign languages to English.

Buy Riff Raters on the App Store

Riff Raters is Musical Social Networking

For those with musical talent or just an appreciation of musical ability, Riff Raters is a fairly new iPhone app that combines music with social networking. Riff Raters allows users to record and upload 20-second riffs, which, as the developer says, are like musical tweets.

Buy AutoRingtone Pro Talking Caller ID Ringtones: Create CallerID Ringtones that Talk with Cool & Funny Text-To-Speech (TTS) Voices on the App Store

AutoRingtones Pro Provides Endless Custom Ringtones for a Buck

In a you-type-it, it-says-it fashion, AutoRingtone Pro Text to Speech Ringtones combines No Ties Software’s entire collection of free ringtone makers (plus throws in a few bonus sounds and voices) to create an all-inclusive app.

Buy iSocialTrial for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr on the App Store

iGift4U Offers Quotes, Gifts, and More for Social Media

Social media app iGift4U is a repository of quotations, photos, emoticons, and product shots that can enliven your Facebook or Twitter feed. The content is pretty extensive and should satisfy your desire for extra goodies to throw at your followers and friends.

Instantly Take and Share Photos with PlaceSnap

For iPhone users who snap up PlaceSnap while it’s free, a new social networking experience awaits. PlaceSnap basically centers around GPS location and the iPhone camera. To use PlaceSnap, users must first create a free account with an email address, username and password.

Here Say Desperately Needs Some Early Adopters

The basic premise behind Here Say is this – you are at a place, say a concert, and you take a picture of the stage through the Here Say iPhone app. You post the picture to the community and attach a comment to it.

Buy Friend Mapper on the App Store

Friend Mapper is a Cool Concept for the Right Audience

Friend Mapper — Combine the iPhone's built-in GPS with our natural tendency to be nosy and you get a plethora of location-based apps that allow users to find, follow and map their friends.

Buy Sooshi - Social Sushi on the App Store

Sooshi - Social Sushi Still Too Raw

A number of apps are trying to get in on the social networking experience made popular by the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Sooshi - Social Sushi tries to supplement your other online identities by creating a real-time network with users you can interact with in real-time through your iPhone.

Buy BeejiveIM with Push on the App Store

Beejive IM 3.0 Shows Promise

Beejive IM 3.0 With Push has the potential to expand the iPhone's instant messaging capabilities. Despite a few bugs, it has some great features that IM power users should consider.
Beejive contains all major instant messaging applications: AIM, Google Talk, Facebook, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, etc.