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Best apps: for social networking

A person pressing a friend iconSocial networking has become a core marketing strategy for many small businesses. And keeping up with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn while you are out and about is now a lot easier thanks to some of the dedicated social media apps that are available. These are some of the social networking apps that can help you promote your business better

Echofon

Echofon automatically keeps unread tweets in sync between your computer, your iPhone and your iPad. It can notify you of mentions and messages.

Platforms: iPhone, Mac, Firefox

Hootsuite

A social media dashboard that allows you to connect to multiple social networks from one website. It helps businesses use social networking to launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow their audiences, distribute targeted messages and track the results.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac

UberSocial

UberSocial gives you a richer Twitter experience allowing you greater formatting and customisation options.

Platforms: iPhone, Android, Blackberry

Tweetdeck

TweetDeck is a desktop and mobile browser that helps you keep up with what’s happening on Twitter and Facebook. You can create groups, search Twitter, manage multiple accounts, and post tweets or share photos, videos and links.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Desktop, Chrome

Wordpress

There is a mobile version of this popular blogging tool so you can write and upload a blog from anywhere.

Platforms: Windows Phone 7, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Nokia, Desktop

Tumblr

Allows you to post new blogs on the move and also post quotes, photos, audio and video.

Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iPhone

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