These days, if there is something you need to check or update on the go, there’s an app for it.  Whether it’s for business or for your personal life, the place to go for social networking apps for your smartphone is Google Play (for Android users) or the Apple App Store (for iPhone users).  Each of these websites offer a wide variety of social networking apps – some are free while others are available for a fee.  Here’s our list of the top 10 free social networking apps available for smartphone users:

 Top 10 Free Social Networking Apps



Facebook – share updates, photos, videos on your facebook profile and/or company page




Twitter – Get real time updates, share photos & links, follow new companies and/or influential people 




LinkedIn – Connect and grow your network, read up-to-date professional content from your connections or companies that you are following on LinkedIn




Google+ – share updates, post photos, view trending topics, add individuals or companies to your ‘circles’




YouTube – add favorite videos to your YouTube channel playlist, upload new videos to your YouTube channel, or discover new videos to share on other social media networks.



Pinterest – share your inspiration with others, pin images from around the web to your boards




Instagram – share photos directly to social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and Foursquare), customize photos with special effects,  follow your friends’ photos



Skype – free voice and video calls to anyone on Skype (includes Android, iPhone, Mac, or PC platforms)


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WordPress – write new blog posts, edit content, publish blog posts, and monitor comments while on the go.  Supports and self-hosted sites 



Hootsuite – easy to use social media management tool that you can use to manage multiple social media accounts from one dashboard.


 What is your favorite social networking app?  

Do you have a ‘must have’ app that we haven’t listed?


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