Best Productivity Apps for Facebook
For most of us, landing that dream job means honing in on professional connections outside of LinkedIn. That said, Glassdoor can certainly lead to some opportunities. Working in accordance with the site the Webby Awards deemed the best employment site of 2012, the convenient app allows potential job seekers to look up salaries, company reviews, photos, interview strategies, and job listings for nearly company in existence. More importantly, the app links you up with your Facebook friends list, providing you with a host of inside connection for a job whenever available.
Fittingly, MapMyRun does exactly what the name suggests (pun intended). The app uses your smartphone’s built-in, GPS technology to track your and calculate various exercise components such as speed, elevation, duration, distance, and pace before automatically incorporating them alongside an interactive map on Facebook. Afterward, you can view your route, workout data, and overall history to see where you stack up against your set exercise goals. Behavioral studies confirm, you’re more likely to stick to a commitment when you post to Facebook. Why? Well, because everyone is watching
The only prerequisite for Causes is passion and the will to make a difference. Yes, there are countless games and fitness apps in the App Center, but Facebook has proven to be an instrumental component in many pivotal campaigns for social change. Causes offers a platform to advocate for political, social, or moral issues as well as being a medium for information about specific causes. Besides offering a platform to speak out, you can allow friends to donate — and it works. To date, users have donated more than $20 million through the organization.
Chances are, there are a good deal of apps catered toward helping you manage your Facebook profile or kill time, but what if you have an idea for an app that hasn’t made its way into the App Center? Application Builder is designed to help even the most inexperienced app maker create a basic Facebook app, providing a barebones means of creating lengthy quizzes and polls, fan pages, and gifts. It’s not overly robust, nor will it likely help you create the next Mafia Wars, but it’s a start.
HugeCity bills itself as a “global neighborhood event guide.” Despite that somewhat contradictory statement, HugeCity is a straightforward app for looking up events relevant to your location. The app syncs to your Facebook page and takes advantage to your Facebook friends and Likes, displaying a map of local events that are currently happening around your city at any given time. The app touts more than 5,000,000 events in circulation, so find a few worthwhile happenings in your region shouldn’t be too tough.
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.