Neck and neck with Apple iOS in the world of mobile operating systems, Google Android is attracting millions of new users each month and its excellent app selection is growing wildly because of it. No matter what you need to do, you can be sure that there is an Android device and app that can do it.
If you use your Android device to keep up with your friends and family and engage in social media content, there are seemingly endless free apps to help you in your cause. Allow us to save you the time needed to sort through them all; here are the top free social media apps for Android:
Popular free app Foursquare allows you to more easily explore the world around you, no matter where you are or what you’re looking for. Geo-location features allow you to keep up with nearby friends, get deals on local shops and restaurants, and generally get the very most out of every experience.
Justin.tv has quickly risen to become a force in the world of social media for its unique ability to allow anyone, anywhere to stream video live to their social followers and Android users aren’t being left out of the fun. With the Justin.tv broadcaster app, you can broadcast your live feed using 3G or WiFi while on the go, chatting live with your viewers and using the built-in social media capabilities to get the word out about your show!
If using multiple apps for all of the different social services you use on Android is proving to be a pain in the butt, the all-encompassing HootSuite app has got you covered! Allowing you to manage Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare all from one interface, HootSuite packs an extra punch with its added features and smooth functioning. Tweetdeck for Android is another option here.
Photographers and bloggers alike will find something useful in the Orkut app for Android, a nifty tool that allows you to snap photos on the go and send them directly to your online albums while micro-blogging about your adventures all the while!
Instant messaging programs still play a huge role in the average person’s quest to stay connected to friends and family and Palringo brings all of your favorite IM platforms directly to your Android smartphone or tablet. Supporting MSN/Windows Live, AIM, iChat, ICQ, Yahoo!, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Gtalk and Facebook chat, Palringo has you covered from every angle of instant messaging, providing a single intuitive interface to control all of your conversations.
Blogging takes time and commitment that many of us don’t have to offer on a daily basis; micro-blogging, however, takes up no time at all! Tumblr, the world’s most popular micro-blogging platform, allows you to blog about your exploits while on the move using its official Android app. Featuring a built-in dashboard to monitor your activity and statistics and a share menu to easily spread your words to other platforms, the official Tumblr app for Android easily takes care of your micro-blogging needs.
Have time to share your thoughts in full, unedited? Even the full blogging experience is a breeze on Android devices with the official WordPress app! Giving you all of the functionality that you enjoy with WordPress on a PC, this app allows you to write and edit posts, view your blog’s statistics and approve comments quickly and easily on any sized screen.
Skout for Android lets you indulge the romantic and even naughty side of your social activities, bringing together a huge network of people looking for friends, fun and dates on a single social network. Keep in touch with old friends or instantly make new ones using Skout’s helpful icebreaker features; no matter your intentions, this app offers an easy way to stay in touch – and on the prowl!
If you are using more than one social media platform, make sure to set up your link in bio to create your ultimate social media landing page!