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Top 5 Facebook apps that make business 2.0

August 14, 2009

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Ever try browsing Facebook applications for your business’ fan page? There’s something like 20 pages of applications to look through. No thanks.

So for your convenience, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the 5 best Facebook applications to make your business fan page 2.0 awesome. They’re guaranteed to make your fan page more robust and stand out among the crowd! (We hope.) Fans will flock to your site and your numbers will triple! (Probably not.) But really… these apps are available so why not take advantage of them?

Most Facebook applications that businesses would be interested in average around 2.5 out of 5 stars. This is actually a pretty solid rating considering many apps are developed by third parties (so sometimes experience glitches). Some apps have a 1 star rating which raises an eyebrow and are probably best avoided. The ones we’ve included in our list meet the average and most rate higher. They’re also high in monthly active users. Enjoy!

(And if none of the below strike your fancy, it never hurts to consult pages of similar businesses to yours and see what apps they’re using.)

1.  Define Me (2.6 stars/5)

An application that will provide your fans some interactive fun with a hint of danger (for you). The idea is users get to think up words to describe your business which then appear in a large cloud. More popular opinions are of course shown bigger in the cloud. It’s a great way for the community to get an honest assessment of what your business does and what the perceived culture is like. Also useful as organic branding research. The danger comes in since it allows anonymous users to define you – which sometimes results in unexpected/interesting cloud terms.

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5 Best iPhone Apps for IT

August 10, 2009

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There’s a smorgasbord of iPhone applications in the world – which can only lead to a download-happy user community. Don’t get lured into downloading or (worse) spending money on an app that turns out to be a mind-numbing waste of iPhone space.

For IT professionals, there’s always going to be iPhone enterprise mobility to help business flow, but these extra applications help spice things up and definitely add ease to work. AND they’re just so darn cool.

After sifting and review, here are our 5 picks for the best iPhone apps for the IT professional:

#1. FTP on the Go ($10)

Next time you’re away from your desk and your boss calls with a web site bug that needs immediate attention – no sweat – pull out your iPhone and go to this app. “FTP on the Go” is a must for any IT professional or Webmaster. It allows you to access your website and fix them through a built-in text editor in a safe and secure manner. For the low price, this is a great investment to keep you connected with your business.

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