Five New Tools for Maximizing Facebook
Since we’re talking Facebook today, I thought it would be a fitting time to share a few Facebook apps and Facebook-extending tools that recently launched.
All of these services are focused on helping you maximize your use of fan pages and personal profiles, either through streamlined marketing, setup assistance or connecting with other Facebook users.
Pagemodo’s Pagebuilder tool allows you to custom design and build your own Facebook page without any technical or graphics skills and instantly publish it to Facebook. It is a free service, and allows users to add pictures, embed videos, change the colors, type in a text, and more.
Not just limited to Facebook, Shoutworthy allows you to recognize people you’ve hired, collaborated with or simply witnessed do great work, and share their accomplishments with others through social networks. You sign up with Shoutworthy, then make a recommendation by selecting one of your Facebook connections and posting your comment on their wall and to Twitter.
Static 520 takes some of the overwhelm out of creating custom FBML pages for anyone not accustomed to creating content for the Web, or for those who want a quicker way to do it. You simply select the content and layout you want on your fan page, and Static 520 will create the code. Then you copy and paste it into your Static FBML app.
The Storefront Social Facebook app lets you create a shopping experience for your fans, right from your fan page. You can highlight products, encourage sharing, offer discounts and allow purchasers to click Buy Now and automatically be connected to your shopping cart.
Tabfusion offers a collection of apps for your Facebook profile or fan page that allows you to customize your tabs. They currently have apps for Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, music and a few others with a slate of apps listed as coming soon.
Have you used any of these? Are there other tools or apps that you use to do more with your Facebook profile or fan pages?