Saturday, April 10, 2010

15 Tools and Applications to Enhance your Facebook Experience


Facebook has been founded in 1st Feb 2004. It is the world's largest social networks with over 400 million users. It had beaten many social networking sites like orkut, my space etc.

Facebook brings new change in social networking with lots of features like uploading photos, links, videos, sharing content, fan pages, games, much more still going on. We assembled most frequently used scripts and add-ons for Facebook users. It enhances the capability of working more easily and helped you to avoid spammers in Facebook.



15 Tools and Applications to Enhance your Facebook Experience

Facebook Friends Checker

Facebook Friends Checker is used within Firefox. It runs under the Greasemonkey extension Script. Facebook Friends Checker lets you to manage the friend list. It can help you to remove those friends who stopped your notifications, or probably cancel your friendship requests. It lets you to manage your friend list in every 2 hours. It will also work in Opera and Chrome as well.

ScrapBoy
ScrapBay is cool app for facebook, it is specially designed for enhance the facebook features. It is like IM that added one multiple features in one window. You can view photos, write post wall, facebook chat, opening multiple friends , Instant Pop-up notifications, even you can delete your unnecessary photos, notifications etc

Facebook Photo Uploader


Simple Photo Uploader is small app for facebook that makes easier for FB users to uploading the pictures. It can easily upload your photos by dragging your album. In addition, you can also choose your tag in these photos.

Facebook Organizer
Facebook Organize is handy app that lets you organize your friends list along categorize. You can sort out your contact list into groups, like Work Friends, Social Media, Bloggers, School, and Higher School etc

Task Master

Task Master lets manage your task efficiently. You can add your tasks, like categorize with its customize features of Task Master. You can select prioritize according to your task. It has simple interface that organize automatically.
    Facebook Toolbar For Firefox

Firefox is most customize browser just because its Add-ons. Developers are very keen to update or make new Add-ons.

Facebook toolbar For Firefox is another example of their creative work. It extends your facebook experience into your everyday browsing. You can search anything from this Search Box and get the information through DropDown results. There are more options like Get notified, Connect with Friends, share Content etc

Advance Wall's of Facebook

Although Facebook is offering existing feature in writing Walls (photos, links, videos, flash etc) . But , there is few limitation that removed with Advance Wall. It added extra features that customize your sharing through Wall. You can post change text size, images, images, videos, flash, graffiti, and color, along with many other things using the simple WYSIWYG editor.

FacePad


FacePad will be used in Firefox. It really make easier for you to download the entire album of Facebook. As you know, we have hundreds of photos uploaded in Facebook. This add-on help you to download any albums in one click. Even you can download any friend album from FacePad. But you need to be patient while it will start the download.

Facebook Mobile


Facebook is another fantastic application. It lets users to upload photos from your mobile camera, replying through mobile, pokes, wall Posts using text messages. Facebook Mobile app will displays recent updates from your friends and keep you up to date.

Last FM Music


Last Fm music app is for songs lover. You can make your favorite play list and enjoy the music. Even you can compare your track list with your friends and put your favorite Artist or Album images on your profile.

Graffiti


This is interesting app for Facebook users. You can draw on your friend’s wall instead of writing them on it. This app is called Graffiti. Even though, Yahoo and MSN has similar app like Graffiti.

Run Facebook without Ads with Facebook lite


Facebook is world number 2 opening website. It is fastest growing in socialworking and almost myspace, orkut etc are far away from it. Google Estimates the facebook's traffic that is around 370 million unique vistors and 200 billion pages views. now you can imagine, how facebook management is handling? how the advertisement, users, publishers are getting revenues. But, if you are annoying with the slow down of ads in sidebar and loading page problem.

Facebook lite is the version that provide the facility of run facebook without ads and other things that caused loading problem.

Below is the preview of main screen when you login to the lite version of facebook. you will see, how it is effective? i tested and also enjoying this useful version.

This is another preview seeing the friends profiles.

Couples of time, i faced the problem of Facebook chat box. because sometimes, it's appearing online or offline. This really disturbed. So, Facebook lite also provide the liter way of solution for facebook chat. now you can see the below image. It is quite easy and quickly.

If you want a simpler, lighter, faster Facebook, then Facebook Lite is definitely for you!


Add Facebook Events and Birthday to Google Calendar

Are you Planning for any events or Birthday? Google Calendar know, how it is important and keep in mind, They designed the Google Calendar that keeps you updates your notes on day to day basis. I know, you are all familiar with the Facebook and Google. However, It's quite difficult to manage or import all contacts from Facebook to Google in Google Calender? FBcal is a freeware app for Facebook,It's has simple interface, i also used this and recommended you peoples to install on your System, Once you granted the permission. you can share all your events, birthdays or else on Outlook, Mozilla Sunbird or Google Calendar.



  • Here you can see the two column on Right and Left side, you need to click on the "Or just Download a Copy". and save a file.

  • Now, you can see the icons of iCal, Outlook, Sunbird, and Google Calendar. So. click on the Google Calender or Either your choice.



As you see the above image, The next step , Adding all your events on the Google Calendar. So , Go to Setting of Google Calender and import Calender as like in Image. Browse the file and import your all events in your Google Calender.



How to chat on Facebook without opening facebook.com?

Yesterday, i covered the How to Download Your Facebook Photo Albums with click? Facebook is my favorite for chatting. But sometimes, Facebook creates the problem in use of chat. let me share with you, how you can chat without opening Facebook? if you find bit inconvenient, i found the awesome free websites for chatting.

There are three Web Based Tools for Chatting without Opening Facebook.
1. Chat on Facebook inside the browser

  • If you use the Google Chrome , you can open the Facebook chat from this link : Click here

  • In case of IE users try Gabtastik. this is a minimal desktop client that used for Facebook and send you notifications of new chats.
2.Meebo
Meebo is another tool for chatting and offered the web based instant messaging servies, It is supported Facebook Yahoo, Msn, Orkut etc In case of Facebook, you can sign in without opening the facebook.com and chat with your friends. In my university , facebook, Irkut, Yahoo or Msn messengers are blocked. So, this Meebo helps you to keep chat from website.

3.ChitChat

ChitChat is another web based IM. It's tabbed window to make it easy for you to talk. it's will show notifications in the tray. It's look like same yahoo, Msn or Gtalk.


How to Put Facebook Chat on FireFox SideBar? .

Facebook Chat is awesome and provide you to send online messages to your friends. But, if would say that sometimes, facebook chat bar at the bottom of the page troubled then what you should do? So , if you are using FireFox, you can place the Facebook Chat at the sidebar.
How to Put Facebook Chat on FireFox SideBar?

Step1

At the menu click on the "bookmark"

Step2

Click on the New BookMark tab and enter the following information


  • Name: Facebook Chat

  • Location: http://www.facebook.com/presence/popout.php

  • Check Load this bookmark in sidebar.



Step 3

Lunch the FireFox sideBar, Click Facebook Chat and start Chatting to your friends contacts inside the FireFox.