Facebook for Android official app is the third most popular free application at Play Store. Some Android phones have this official Facebook app pre-installed, thus many users don’t need to install this native (default) application manually on their android devices. But let’s agree to the fact that this “Facebook for Android” app is not that great in terms of functionality and user interface.
What’s the problem with the official Facebook app?
As per it’s user reviews at Android Market, this app keeps crashing on, it has syncing problem, poor integration with Icecream Sandwich (Android 4.0), it doesn’t display fields and buttons properly, etc. If you’ve tried this app and are not satisfied with how it works, you should see it’s best alternatives that we are going to discuss in this article.
Alternative Android Apps for Facebook
The default app for Facebook is no doubt used by millions but the smart one’s out there may require something with more cool features. Here we go.
Note: Facebook has improved it’s official app, and you should try it before going for alternatives. If you don’t have it pre-installed on your Android device, get it here.
This app provides blazing fast Facebook experience on your Android device. It comes with two versions: free and paid, the paid one is ad-free and has chat feature enabled. Download and read more about this app using the below link.
Atrium for Android has a neat and clean UI design and provides a fast access to Facebook. Some of it’s key features are push notifications, instantly see who’s online, cool smilies and much more. This app is free to use.
As most of our readers and friends have experienced, FriendCaster for Android is not working properly. It is available as free and premium app – the free version is ad-supported, that means while checking news feed, profile, etc we’re greeted with ads. Below are some screenshots of the FriendCaster app for Android:
Another useful alternative to Facebook app is Seesmic. Seesmic can not only be used for Facebook, but for Twitter, Google Buzz and Salesforce Chatter accounts also. You can easily share photos, videos and location using the service of your choice like yFrog, Plixi, TwitPic and YouTube.
Fast for Facebook
Fast app for Facebook is yet another alternative app for Facebook for Android. It’s a beta app which is getting good response from users. The fast performance and less battery consumption and memory usage is a plus point of this app. With Fast, you can use all Facebook features including chatting, upload and take photos, etc. It’s free and best supported by Android 4.0 ICS equipped devices.
Hope these apps have impressed you to use Facebook on your Android gadget, feel free to share your favorite Facebook app with us.