Best Facebook Apps

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Facebook’s App Center isn’t just for games anymore, though the onslaught of Candy Crush Saga and Tetris notifications may say otherwise. The app center’s selection of content has been steadily growing for more than a year, quietly amassing a noteworthy library of content aimed just as much at productivity as entertainment. While the offerings are still meager in comparison to the likes of the App Store and Google Play Marketplace, the App Center is continues to grow in numbers and quality, touting tools specifically catered toward developing social networking strategies and for finding a carpool in your city (among other purposes). When it boils down to it, the best Facebook apps will execute one task remarkably well, whether it be a virtual hunting excursion or a real-life fundraising campaign designed to protect an endangered Bear population.

Here are top choice for the best and brightest of what Facebook’s virtual shelves have to offer, so you can spend just as much time being resourceful as — you know — not. Additionally, check out our handpicked selection of the best Facebook games, along with our guides on how to use Facebook and how to set Facebook privacy settings if you’re still figuring out the social media.

This article has been updated since it was originally published to reflect changes in the Facebook app space. Brandon Widder and Francis Bea contributed to this article.

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Best Facebook Utilities

Buffer

851584_376434722461744_1999575182_nBuffer: the media sharing app that lets you post using multiple social media accounts and simultaneously target a specific audience. The app allows you to automatically stagger posts, whether posting articles or images, so you can add content to a queue and disperse posts throughout the day or week. Moreover, you can share posts via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and App,net, and even add new updates through email and accompanying mobile apps.

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Buffer

Pipe

851595_627319787304395_1621999780_nUp until Pipe, sending 1GB files was next to impossible through Facebook. However, the industrious app now allows you to securely send robust files such as feature-length films, lossless audio files, and RAW images with ease. Once the person you wish to send a file to is online, simply drag and drop said file into the pipe and it will automatically pop up on your friend’s computer. Additionally, each friend receives the app when you send them their first file, and files can even be stored for up to three days when users are offline.

Pipe
Pipe

YouTube Tab

YouTube tab

Your YouTube profile says a good deal about you, possibly more than your Facebook profile ever could. Thankfully, the streamlined YouTube Tab allows you to embed a customized YouTube tab on your Facebook page, allowing you to broadcast your entire library of YouTube videos for all your Facebook friends to see. It also sports a bevy of features, including 720p HD playback, thumbnail navigation, a hashtag search, and the ability for others to comment and Like posts akin to a standard status.

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YouTube Tab

UPS My Choice

UPS app logoThough not exclusively a Facebook app, UPS My Choice app allows you to manage home deliveries directly from your Facebook account or mobile smartphone. The handy app provides proactive delivery alerts and informs you if a package is delayed or on-time, while offering you price quotes and rescheduling options on your assorted shipping packages. Unfortunately, the app only currently services domestic shipments traveling within the United States.

UPS My Choice
UPS My Choice

Waze

Waze LogoNeed a ride? Wanna carpool? Waze is all about letting you finding and culling rides from your Facebook friend list. The app syncs with your friend list and gives you an interactive map of your friend’s location in relation to your current position, and more imporantly, Waze lets you know where they’re headed with an ETA and live streaming. Furthermore, it informs you of potential toll routes, provides options for private messaging, and allows you to set a pin marking you exact parking location.

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Waze

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