There are thousands and thousands of social networking and media apps for the iPhone and for Android, we all know that. But what about all the apps for Windows Mobile? Certainly, Win Mob is no where near as popular within the mainstream of mobile users as the other two, but does have a fairly comprehensive library of apps that are freely available.
So, if you’re a Windows Mobile user and you are in need of some social media and networking apps, look no further. Below you will find The Top 20 Free Social Media and Networking Apps for Windows Mobile.
YouTube for Mobile is a simple, fairly fast, and well-designed application for a variety of Windows Mobile phones that support landscape and portrait views. You'll search for videos through the search bar at the top of the screen, or through Top Rated, Most Viewed, or Most Recent categories. The results are displayed in a horizontal ticker, where you'll view a thumbnail image from each video and read the blurb and ratings below.
YouTube for Mobile »
With the Bebo app for Win Mob you can post status updates anytime, anywhere, view the latest updates from your Friends list, send messages and even call anyone from your Friends list. Take pictures on your phone and you can upload them straight to Bebo.
Bebo for Windows Mobile »
The Facebook app allows you to keep up with the latest news and posts from your Facebook account. You can show your friends what you’re up to institently while you’re out and about by updating your status, send messages, upload photos and videos.
This app is available for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, and Greek language versions of the Windows operating systems.
Facebook for Win Mobile »
MySpace for Win Mob is a free application that lets users stay connected with their friends–anytime, anyplace. MySpace Mobile lets iPhone users send and receive MySpace messages; browse their network of friends to check current statuses; upload and share photos; post comments on friends' profiles and photos; search for new friends, and stay up-to-date with MySpace bulletins.
MySpace for Windows Mobile »
If you use your Win Mobile to browse the net often the this Delicious plugin could prove very useful. Just like if you were browsing on your desktop or laptop and you want to share or save a bookmark to Delicious you simply click the Delicious button on your mobile and your done. The idea is to have a popup window that gets prefilled with the URL and name of the page you are looking at in your browser, lets you add a few tags, then submit it to del.icio.us when you hit ‘Save’.
del.icio.us plugin for Windows Mobile »
Tiny Twitter is just customizable enough to make using a Twitter client on your mobile phone comfortable without being overwhelmed with unnecessary settings and options.
You can adjust how frequently Tiny Twitter will check for new tweets, toggle sound and popup alerts, and adjust the size of the client's tweet buffer.
When actually reading and sending messages you can retweet, direct reply, and perform any of the standard functions like following and unfollowing.
Tiny Twitter – Mobile Twitter App »
ceTwit will pull all of the latest updates you've received from friends and display them within the client. You can set the program to 'Auto Refresh' to make sure you're always up-to-date with what everyone is doing. ceTwit has a full range of options for dealing with incoming tweets, available by choosing the 'Action' option while a message is highlighted. From here you can reply, send a direct message, open a link, favorite, follow/unfollow the poster, and much more.
Twitter for Windows Mobile is a today screen widget for posting, written in C++ to keep posting to Twitter very quick and lightweight. So, if you don't want a full blown app with lots of features and only something to take your message and post it to Twitter, then this is for you.
Twitter for Windows Mobile »
Quakk is an open source Twitter client for Windows Mobile, allowing you to view your feeds and post tweets from your Win mobile. The program is easy enough to use. Once signed in, you'll see a list of all the latest posts from the people you're following, in the form of a timeline. You can quickly change the view of the timeline to display either all tweets, only replies, or only direct messages.
Click on a tweet in Quakk and you'll be presented with three options: Send Reply, Send Direct Message, or Open Link, which are all pretty self explanatory. To send a tweet of your own your just need to select 'Tweet' from the Menu.
Quakk – Free Open Source Windows Mobile Twitter Application »
Nimbuzz is the complete All-In-One for Windows Mobile: Free calls, instant messaging, and file-sharing and status updates. From a single contact list, chat and call any of your contacts via: Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Facebook, MySpace, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), ICQ, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, studiVZ and Hyves (supports 3G, Wifi, EDGE and GPRS network connections). You can chat, update and send pictures, or videos with social network friends that are on Facebook, MySpace, studiVZ, Hyves and Gadu-Gadu.
Nimbuzz Mobile »
Kinoma Play is is awesome but sadly, not free ($30), but you can at least try it free for 30 days. Kinoma Play's cross-social sharing lets you share "everything with everybody": Share YouTube videos on Facebook, share Facebook photos on Twitter, share tunes via SMS, and much much more. It integrates not only with your social networks but also with all of the media content already on your phone and allows you to share them with ease.
Kinoma Play »
Vaayoo SocialBox is an application that combines social networking, media syncing, multimedia messaging and private communities in an easy to use mobile application. Click and instantly Share photos, videos and audibles from your mobile with your friends on multiple destinations: private Web Communities on www.vaayoo.com, Facebook wall or specific Facebook album, Twitter, Flickr sets, YouTube, emails and phones. You can also receive photo and video updates from them instantly.
Vaayoo SocialBox Lite »
Glympse is the easy way to safely share your location in real-time with others. Just send a Glympse to anyone via email or SMS. and you only share your location for the time period you choose, and then Glympse will automatically shuts off.
This Lite applications for the Plurk community that lets you use a lot of the Plurk features, such as: View All Plurks, did not read Plurks, private Plurks, responded to the Plurks, issue a new response to puff puff . There is support for these three languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and English.
Plurk Lite »
To use CellSpin, you must visit www.cellspin.net » and create a free account.
It is an easy-to-use mobile blogging application that lets you blog photos, audio, video, and text from your phone to popular sites like MySpace, Facebook, Google Blogger, Flickr, Picasa, Live Journal, Live Spaces, Typepad, Twitter and eBay.
Critter is just a fun Windows Mobile Twitter application for you and your pets. It allows you to see everything you need to stay updated and in touch with your favorite tweeps. Share and discover what''s happening right now, anywhere in the world. Send and read messages known as "growls" (or tweets) "Regrowl" or retweet your favorite messages.
In one free, simple and fully customizable mobile application, Viigo gives you access to things like: updates from your favorite websites, weather, flight search/status, sports scores, stock prices and portfolio tracking, showtimes for upcoming movies and audio podcasts. You will start you off with some popular default channels, but you can quickly begin customizing the app as soon as you launch.
Viigo – Mobile RSS Reader »
YomoMedia is a free rich media RSS reader application for Windows Mobile devices. It automatically retrieves any RSS feed, audio or video podcast and stores the content on the device enabling offline viewing and listening. Use this app to discover new feeds and view and manage your subscriptions. You can also create Bundles of feeds to share with others.
YomoMedia – Feed Your Phone »
Speeed Reader is a Google Reader client for Windows Phones. It connects users to their Google Reader accounts, allowing them to view and share articles on their Windows Phones.
Speeed Reader – Google Reader Client for Windows Phones »
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The author of this post has been Saijo George, he runs BestWindowsMobileApps, a site that reviews and tests the best and most interesting Windows Mobile Apps and Games so that there readers can make an informed choice before purchasing or downloading these apps. You can also follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.