Friendly for facebook + messenger
By Friendly App Studio
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Friendly is a fast, simple and secure Facebook app. With over 8 million downloads, it is the leading Facebook app alternative for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac.
Unlike the official Facebook application, Friendly has been optimized to save space on your device, and preserve your battery.
For users with multiple Facebook Accounts, or families sharing a device, Friendly makes it easy to switch between accounts.
Friendly offers many ways to customize your Facebook experience:
- News feed Option: order timeline by Most Recent or Top Stories
- Pick your favorite color
- Setup a 4-digit passcode to secure access to your account
- Quick navigation to your favorites friends
- Configurable birthday reminders
- Configurable AdBlock (save bandwidth and block ads and trackers)
- Read / Respond to messages directly from Friendly (no need of the messenger app!)
Many other small features differentiate Friendly for Facebook from the official Facebook app:
- Edit Comments
- Copy and Paste test to other applications
- Save Images
- Save to Pocket
- Save to Reading List
- Article View by Readability
GIVE FRIENDLY A TRY - IT'S FREE !
And don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything.
FOR HELP & FEEDBACK
Please visit our Facebook Support page: http://facebook.com/getFriendly
or contact us by email at: help @ friendlyappstudio.com
- Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc.
- Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook
What's New in Version 5.2
What's new in 5.2:
+ fix layout issues on messages, search and notifications
+ fix crashes while posting status, commenting and messaging.
What's new in 5.1:
+ iOS 8.3 support
+ "Saved for Later" quick access in Settings
+ Added Facebook search in bottom bar
+ Fixes notifications issues
+ Fixes news search issues
+ Fixes reported crashes
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Not really an app, more of a wrapper
Think of this more as a "Facebook Webapp++" (the same one you open in Safari, or used before the iPhone actually had apps), as it actually feels more like a wrapper around it (you can see this by what Facebook will call it when it requests access to your account if you have the right security settings enabled). You get the added bonus of push notifications for posts, birthday messages and it even manages to simulate Facebook's "Time Hop" clone. Overall though, it's snappier and a delight to use, my only negative is that you're not able to swipe though image galleries like the real Facebook app. This isn't too much of a deal breaker for me as the official app is a flipping mess. Friendly also has integrated Facebook messenger (again, probably because it's actually a wrapper for the Facebook website). But I just use the official Facebook messenger instead. I would have given this 5 stars, but deducting one for the lack of gallery swiping and another one for the fact when the app asked if I'd like to leave feedback, I got an error screen.
"Most Recent" is the default!
That terrible Facebook app, terrible Pages app and that particularly terrible Messenger app are all deleted and hopefully gone forever. Friendly is small in terms of memory and disk space, faster than Facebook's own apps by miles, and mostly works. Stability's a bit lacking but I can live with it. The two and a half quid to get rid of the ads is a bit steep but it works perfectly. Only downside is that, since it's an app, I've had to switch on platform apps in Facebook again but ten minutes locking down Facebook settings has taken care of most concerns. Most of all, "most recent" is the default display order for posts so no mucking about every time in Facebook to switch away from "top (sic) stories". Yay!
Great idea but missing some features
Great idea being able to log into more than one of your Facebook log ins. But please please please can you allow the ability to scroll through photo albums on the iPhone version? It's extremely frustrating. I've tried swiping left or right to scroll but nothing. Up or down takes you back to the previous page. It seems this app is lacking some standard features so I've reverted back to going on safari to view photos...such a shame considering I've just paid for the ad-free version too.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: 15 May 2015
- Version: 5.2
- Size: 10.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Developer: Friendly App Studio LLC
- © 2014 Friendly App Studio
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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