Microsoft Exchange works great for scheduling if all your friends are 54-year-old execs with BlackBerrys. Not the case? Weekly Schedule lets you keep tabs on where your friends are (and lets them know where you are) on a network they’re actually on: Facebook.
Anyone who has ever tried to find a roommate on Craigslist will appreciate the weirdo-filtering possibilities of Roomster. Folks with rooms for rent can advertise them, and renters can browse the people they would potentially be living with before showing up for the tour (eliminating that creepy moment when you find the doll collection and immediately leave).
While its not necessarily a Facebook app, PeerPressure helps you achieve your goals — whatever they may be — by posting your progress to your favorite social network. Behavioral studies confirm that you’re more likely to stick to a commitment if your friends are watching your progress.
Want to trumpet your message from the hillsides? Get a loudspeaker. Want to do it from Facebook? Try Causes. Besides offering a platform to speak out, you can allow friends to donate – and it works. To date, people have donated over $20 million through the organization.
Not seeing any apps you like? Create your own! You might not author the next Mafia Wars, but app builder makes it simple to create your own simple apps, like polls, quizzes, gifts and fan pages.
Facebook Marketplace powered by Oodle is a smaller but social version of Craigslist that’s a penny pinching student’s first resort. If you’re looking for a roommate or selling football tickets, you can be rest assured that you’ll know who you aree dealing with (since stalking their profile is just a click away). And you could hold them accountable should you get ripped off a few bucks. While Marketplace today is no longer the bustling gray market for used textbooks like it was circa 2007-2008, its clean interface and frequent (enough) listings by friends or second degree connections attracts enough new posts that you’re bound to snag a deal or two.
Is it possible to keep up with the inundation of information your friends publish on a daily basis? You’d have to be sitting at your computer 24-7 without breaks to monitor all of your friends’ conversations. Or you could just use Pixable, which is a photo inbox that collects and displays all of your friend’s important messages from Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. And if you want you can also view the trending conversations posted by social network users, like news outlets and celebrities that are outside of your circle of friends.