Posting 11/19/2010

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The Friendliest of Browsers

It’s important to stay on top of what’s happening in your digital life, right?  For many, that digital life is on Facebook.  It’s an easy log in and log out on a computer, but what about on your iPad?  With all of the resources that are available for the site itself, the iPad seems to have been left out of things.

There is a Facebook app for the iPod/iPhone and it’s pretty good for those devices.  And, yes, it will run on the iPad but it’s still at the smaller screen size.  It  really doesn’t take advantage of all of the display area that the iPad affords.  Sure, you can hit the 2x button, but it’s not the same.

For a while, I had just created a Mobile Safari shortcut and put that in my launcher instead.  It works fine since you’re working right in Facebook itself.  But, navigation is still best done with a mouse.  Using your iPad, your navigation demands are just a little more…..

Into the game, comes a very powerful little application called Friendly.  It’s available in both a Lite (Free) version and a $.99 pay product.  A partial list of features appears below, courtesy of the developers.

  • Read and comment your newsfeed
  • Chat with your online friends
  • Upload photos from your ipad
  • Read or write Facebook messages
  • Update your status
  • View your photos, and friend photos full screen
  • View and respond to events
  • Keep up with your Facebook notifications
  • Quickly login with multiple Facebook accounts

Navigation is quick and easy and you’re in and out of the areas that are important to you so quickly.  After just a couple of days, I found very little need to go into Facebook via the web at all.

Quick and easy access to your “wall”, toggling between your live feed and your news feed, check your events, update your profile, check your friends, access your Facebook messages – all are just a tap away – without the advertising!

In fact, the only reason why I feel the need to go into the website itself now is to let my so-called friends and family beat me at Family Feud!

If you have an iPad and you’re a Facebook user, you really owe it to yourself to check out this application.