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Social networking (17 programs)

  1. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Separates Facebook from your browser, No installation required, Manage from your system tray app, Avoid browser crashes
    CONS: No themes, Nothing new or unique
  2. PROS: Syncs chats and contacts to your desktop, More convenient than typing on a phone, Secure login method to protect accounts, Allows videos and images to be sent
    CONS: Will not work without your phone, No support for audio or video calls, QR Code scanning is the only login method, No real typing aids, such as auto-correct
  3. PROS: Great for multiple accounts, Fantastic on desktops and tablets, Very ad-light, Relatively fast
    CONS: Handles external links badly, Poorer on smaller screens, Hard to sort columns, Less image space than standard
  4. PROS: The H264 video codec is supported, A quick login process, It is possible to color code contacts and nicknames, Only six megabytes of memory is needed
    CONS: Might not work with all PC-based updates, Not suitable for minors, Some chat rooms are not moderated, Not compatible with other third-party video chat software
  5. License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Clean design, Notification of new mail, Easily hare to social media, Upvote/downvote through the app
    CONS: Loads slowly, No visual customisation options, Some accessibility issues (hard to read buttons), Difficult to open links in browser
  6. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Classier interface, Four connection categories, Highlights videos, music, and other arts, No ads, algorithm, and data collection
    CONS: Small community, May not appeal to noncreators, Some bugs and glitches
  7. License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Get notifications in Notification Centre, Access from menu bar
    CONS: App appears to be browsing only; no interaction, Not free, despite offering less functionality than website
  8. PROS: Easily view and create posts from within the app, Notifications keep you informed at all times, Notification audio can be customized, Stealth mode enables checking updates without notifying anyone
    CONS: Paid app for free service, Notification icon is the same as Gmail, which can be confusing, Desktop view is simply the Google+ website in a new tab, No longer useful with Google+ discontinued
  9. PROS: Supports keyboard shortcuts, Nickname coloring for better orientation in public chats, Supports sharing messages on Facebook or Twitter, Extremely handy notifications
    CONS: Too large drop-down fields, Closing the program could lead to a crash, The smallest font size is not small enough, Default colors aren’t easy to discern
  10. PROS: Searches can be made by hashtag, image description or location., Not much memory is needed., Data can be exported if necessary., It is possible to preview all images.
    CONS: Users cannot access their own saved pictures., Delays of up to ten seconds occur when accessing a new feed., "Nagware" is frequently presented to users., Temporarily leaving the app will cause it to crash.
  11. PROS: Emoji compatibility, Great for file transfers, Easy to use, Fairly fast
    CONS: Locks up with unexpected input, Sign-in issues, Not feature-complete, Very poor tech support
  12. PROS: Quickly view your Instagram account , No need to add the official Instagram app in your menu bar , The tab hides when you watch movies or play games , Not distracting and not in the way
    CONS: Free version is far inferior to the paid version , Just for looking and not for posting , Have to pay for the desktop version , Resizing needs hotkeys or screen-size options
  13. PROS: Passwords can be remembered, Multiple accounts can be opened simultaneously, Support for touch bars is offered, Numerous GIF images can be accessed when messaging friends
    CONS: Little technical support is offered, Some websites may not be able to be opened, Potential glitches when activating chat widgets, Older operating systems are not supported
  14. License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports multiple user accounts, Easily accessible from menubar, Automatically remove hashtags, Supports Facebook link preview
    CONS: Not much help available, Some buttons not labelled, Only supports Facebook and Twitter, Developer appears to have abandoned project
  15. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Facebook feed automatically updates with new posts, Add comments and like updates from within the app on your desktop, Transparency can be adjusted, Automatically becomes opaque when interacted with
    CONS: Extra features cost money, Push notifications often trigger before your feed updates, Users report tagging feature is buggy, Errors reported when set to open on startup

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