Just like Android apps, Facebook apps are growing exponentially in number. But just like the Android platform, Facebook app platform is also bogged down by the lack of a great centralized repository from where people can find, read about & install apps and comment on the usefulness apps as well.
Enter Appbistro. Appbistro is a great place to find third party Facebook tab apps. They have partnered with the best Tab Application developers to be the online destination of choice for Fan page admins. Each and every app has a professionally written review accompanied in most cases with multiple screenshots. Users can add their own thoughts on the apps and can also rate them. Let us go check out some cool apps from the Appbistro stable.
With an user friendly CMS like interface, Pagemodo’s Pagebuilder Welcome Tab allows you to spruce up your Facebook Page without having to use HTML or CSS. The image wizard helps you to resize images uploaded to suit the tab and as soon as you add a pic or input text, a realtime preview can also be seen. The type, size, color and justification of the font can be changed to make the textual content more appealing.
Pagemodo’s Pagebuilder Welcome Tab pricing is free, but if you want to add more features and remove their footer, you will have to choose any one of the $9, $19 or $59/month plans.
Work For Us is a arguably the quickest way to post job openings in your Facebook Page. The app makes applying for the job as easy as possible and the prospective candidates do not have to leave the Facebook page to apply for the job. Users have the links to recommend a job opening to friends right from the tab.
With the free account you can post only one job at a time. Paid accounts allow more postings, keyword search, job categories and the option to use Facebook advertising credits to promote your job postings.
Using the Facebook page to promote & raise money for a charitable cause or an open source project? Donations app facilitates integrating PayPal for your fundraising program. With a title of the project, a short description and a PayPal id you’re ready to start your fundraising campaign. A professional looking fundraising tab can be created with a custom header image and matching colored payment buttons.
The app has a 7 day free trial period and after that a one time fee of $11.99 helps you in seamless fundraising for your non profit.
Fan Appz is an integrated suite of multiple social media marketing applications for Facebook fan pages which helps you to engage, grow and monetize your fan base with Contests, Quizzes, Polls, Top5 lists, Promotions, virtual gifts and more!
The app offers extensive customization for the tab running a campaign and the multiple social sharing options opens up the possibility of it going viral. Top 5 lists and quizzes can be created for free and if you are looking forward to offer coupons & promotions, you will have to fork out $50 a month.
Monetizing the loyal fanbase of yours is now so simple with Payvment’s E-Commerce Storefront. The ecommerce app lets you build a professional storefront tab on your Facebook page. A full featured admin area allows you to manage your storefront and add new products directly from the Facebook page.
The payments are made via PayPal and Payvment’s tab allows you to upload photos, list Terms of Service, provide shipping options, offer coupons etc. to promote sales. This is a free app.
Tempt the visitors of the restaurant page on Facebook with the sumptuous menu items of cuisine with the Menutab app. To start with there are four default categories – appetizers, main courses, desserts and beverages. Custom categories can also be added based on your menu.
Simply type the item name, price and a short description to go with it and you will have the item saved to your menu. The app is free to use.
Developed and promoted by the famous online mailing list company Constant Contact, this app lets you convert visitors to mailing list subscribers. Users can sign up with just their email address or by providing additional details that you specify. The app can pull user information directly from their account without forcing them to fill an extensive survey form. The app is free for existing Constant Contact paid subscribers.
Are you selling your goods at Etsy? Now you can get the Etsy listings in your Facebook page too, to improve sales prospects with the My Etsy app. The app allows you list your items from your Etsy shop and favorited items as well. Your Etsy profile banner is automatically imported adding legitimacy to your tab. My Etsy is a free app.
Foursquare for Pages is a third party app created b White Horse apps that allows admins of Facebook Pages to share their Foursquare profile on their Facebook Page. Once the admin adds the Facebook page URL, the app instantly pulls your business name, address, map, check-ins and comments to their tab. This is a free app.
Poll is a free app useful to create and carry polls on your Facebook Page. Poll app has an easy-to-use, straightforward interface and allows adding pictures, videos or links into your polls. Once a poll tab is created, it also appears on your Facebook page wall attracting user attention to take part and register their views.
NetworkedBlogs app creates a user-generated blog directory to your Facebook page. With this app you can upload your own blog into the directory, as well as choose from over 300,000 other blogs to follow and promote. All he blogs listed are organized by topic or geographical location, making it easy for admins to target the right audience. This app helps in promoting content that aligns with the interests of your audience leading to increased user engagement.
Support for Facebook page is developed and maintained by the leading online support app GetSatisfaction. The app brings the power of Get Satisfaction’s social CRM & customer support platform to your Facebook tab. With this app installed, users can now post their questions, feedback, ideas and praise in the Support tab of your page.
All conversations are stored in Get Satisfaction servers ensuring that your content is permanently available. This app is for the paid subscribers of the online support service.
With this free application, it is now fast & easy to manage and customize your own promotions on the Facebook Page. Select a start or end date during which the promotion will run, create fields to gather user data such as birth year, gender, country and email address, and voila! you will have your promo up & running in no time. Promotions can be made public or can be locked down exclusively for your fans.
TabSite app is a simple & easy way to make available all the information and content about you or your brand on the Fan Page or personal page. Tab Site’s WYSIWYG editor to create a tab rich with content to promote your business. Photos, coupons, text can be added to the tab without having to knowing FBML at all. There is also the nifty feature to add sub-pages, which are essentially tabs within a tab.The app is free for personal pages and costs $5 a month for Fan pages.
With this app installed, a Simple sign in with your email address, name and YouTube login and YouTube Channels automatically imports videos from YouTube. From this tab, users can subscribe to your YouTube channel, comment on your videos and also invite friends to view them as well. YouTube Channels is a free app.
Fan of Twitter and have lot of pics uploaded to Twitpic? Twitpic for Pages lets you display images from your Twitpic account directly on your Facebook Fan Page. Integrating the two services is as simple as entering your twitter login credentials and the app will do the rest.
Once integrated, you can share individual pictures with Facebook friends by private messages or in the Facebook News Feed. This is a free app.
FFWD Videos offers a fantastic way to import all the videos to your Facebook account. Be it may from YouTube, Bright Cove or your own server, this app will import all the videos to be played in your Fan page tab. In the case of videos hosted in your won server, the app will need the RSS feed to perform the import. This is a free app.
Plancast is the easiest way to share events and other real-life activities with friends and now that you have all your friends in Facebook, Plancast Tab app brings planning goodness to a tab. The app atomically posts your newest plans to Twitter and Facebook streams. The app is free for everyone.
Now that virtual goods and gifts are the rage, you can have a virtual gift shop of your own with this app. Gifts for Pages is a free app and it allows you to create and distribute custom branded virtual gifts to promote your brand.
SoundCloud platform takes the hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.The app lists tracks from SoundCloud web page along with comments and a neat waveform display in your Facebook page.
That is not all. Appbistro has a bunch of apps, take them task and share your thoughts in the comments section.