Why would anybody need an alternative app for Facebook when there is already an official Facebook app? Because it’s terrible. Okay maybe not terrible, but it is dull.Facebook updating their app almost in a week.For some old device the updated apps can’t work properly.
So here is a list of alternative Facebook apps for Android..
Top alternatives to Facebook app for Android
Fast for Facebook
Fast for Facebook lets you choose a design layout upon installing, rather than having one thrust upon you. It lets you choose interface size (essentially the amount of “stuff” you can see on screen) and color scheme. It has a dizzying amount of options which are intimidating at a glance, but upon closer inspection make a lot of sense. It also employs some really nice gesture controls. Usually, I’m the first to complain about poorly implemented or gimmicky software, but swiping from the right side of the screen to bring photos into view is a wonderfully convenient feature. Pictures are usually the first thing I check out, and I LOVE that I can bring them on screen so neatly, it’s very slick. Also, swiping left to see all of the biography details of a person/page is useful too. I like it, but it does suffer from some problems when trying to display hi-resolution images, which often look fuzzy.
This is very popular Facebook app alternative. It looks stylish, with modern buttons and design and it doesn’t take much getting used to – all of the normal functions found in the standard app are here. Friendcaster relies quite heavily on swiping and it’s implemented very well, ensuring that swiping between info, wall and photos is a breeze.
It may be a little too similar to Facebook’s own app for me to really appreciate it, but it does have some really interesting options like news feed filters, which can be used to only view posts which contains links or pictures, for example. The news feed struggled to load in my test though, and because of the ads I’m not sure I’d prefer this app to the standard Facebook one.
Seesmic (Facebook, Twitter)
Seesmic is an interface for both Facebook and/or Twitter. and took just seconds to install and get started on my device. Despite the cartoon mascot, the interface itself looks very business-like, and is actually quite plain with regards to how it displays information. Images from the news feed or wall posts are shrunk down in size, so they must be clicked to see clearly.
I didn’t really appreciate how it displays my own page: without profile picture or banner. But if you’re the kind of person who gets annoyed by superfluous images and videos clogging up the actual words that people want to say on Facebook (i.e. you are the exact opposite of a normal facebook user) then this might just be for you. I had no issues with how it runs or speed of Seesmic at all.
Flipster for Facebook
Flipster for Facebook uses slide-in gestures like Fast for Facebook, but for me the implementation isn’t as strong. Sliding from the right brings notifications while on a person’s page, but because I check my notifications far less often than I check pictures, this doesn’t make sense for me. Still, bringing you directly to the news feed upon starting the appis the right way to do things, and the news feed also looks as it should (except for the low-res images as I’ve discovered is commonplace for these third party apps) and my profile pages also looks really tidy.
I don’t know why it offers the option to click through to Facebook in the main interface, and having a notifications button as well as a slide gesture seems unnecessary. Also, the search feature doesn’t always offer the most relevant results. But these quibbles aside I prefer the look and the most important features of Flipster more than the regular app.
Klyph for Facebook
Klyph may not be the most popular Facebook app alternative, but it does deliver a completely new new and very pretty looking interface. The main screen is the news feed, with the menu on the left side and notifications dragged in from the right. It all works very smoothly, and the way posts from your newsfeed bounce onto the screen is a likeable, though not exactly important, aesthetic touch. Scanning Facebook pages and your friends profiles also employs a smart minimizing profile picture “animation,” which, while hard to describe, is a simple addition that looks really cool. It makes your newsfeed quite large, and the pictures take a while to load, but the inventive look of the app has to be applauded