Social media is growing so much that no one can actually live without these Social Media apps. But with time as the mobile devices are growing powerful, all the different developers are making resource-hungry apps. These applications have day by day became slower and slower on the older devices which are having low specifications, in order to counter this there are lite weight social media clients with which you can use all the social media without utilizing most of your resources on your mobile phone.
Today we are discussing some of the lite weight social media clients for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which are the most important social media applications for anyone today. These applications work on slow Internet connections and even on 2G Networks.
1. Simple Pro for Facebook
Simple or SimplyPro both are the same applications the difference is that the SimplyPro offers more features as it is the paid version of Simple. The application is a wrapper app for the Facebook where it will directly load the Facebook mobile view of the web.
The application will also enable you to use the Facebook messenger without any other application which is the main grieve of most of the Facebook users. Simple Pro also offers a small theming section with which you can theme your application to your liking. Do note that if you are using Simple for Facebook then it will also showcase you a number of different ads while SimplyPro costs 1.49$ which will get you rid of those.
2. Swift for Facebook Lite
This is another lite weight application for Facebook users on Android. The app is just 30MB in size and the developer claims that it uses just 20MB of RAM on normal uses and a max of 50MB on heavy usage. The main point of this application is about the RAM usage which is really impressive keeping the original FB application is the mind which is a RAM eater.
This application is for people who have a low-end device and need to use Facebook on the phone, or for people who need a lightweight application along with other application to optimize working of other applications. Swift comes with ads and hence if you want to get rid of those ads then you need Swift Pro application which is priced at 0.99$.
3. Tinfoil for Facebook
This is the oldest application for Facebook with which you can use Facebook on typically on any android device. The main advantage of this application is the permissions as the app is so good that it doesn’t need any permissions from you nor of a camera, nor of storage, or anything else, this means your data is safe with you, while you are using this application. The application is a free app without any ads and in-app purchases hence there is no reason to complain about a low amount of features in the application.
4. Fenix 2
With the name, it must be clear that this one is an update to the best twitter application in the past, Fenix. There are a lot of new features and kinds of stuff when compared with the older application and Fenix 2 comes with a lot of refinements. The application is optimized to be working on the older version of Android such as Android 4.4 and Android 5.0.
The Fenix 2 is available on Google Play and does support multiple accounts, a mute system, on the design wise it is a great application and there are even more which you will get to explore while using. There are even ways to customize your home screen which is a great way to ice a cake. The negative point of Fenix 2 is that there is no free version on offer even to try, as it retails for 3$ which is a higher pricing as compared to that of other alternatives.
Another great twitter application which has good design and interface. The interface is even available to be themed in a number of different ways. The application offers a number of different customizations, have multi-account support, a host of unique features, and have an advanced muting feature that everyone needs.
With the app, you can even schedule the tweets which are a fun stuff. The application is fluid enough to be working on the Android 4.4 and Android 5.0 although Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich devices will have a high time figuring to work with them. This application also doesn’t come with a free version hence you will have to buy the app in order to try the same.
This is another feature-rich application available for Instagram and also works with most of the Android versions even the oldest of devices can make it work. The application comes with a separate application to repost, download pics, and videos, with this application you can even create a collage and edit the images much better than the Android app available. Each post of the app is like a card which will pop up when you click on it to showcase the comments and the full picture, then you can swipe left or right based on the next or prev. image whichever you want to see.
This application is the best when it comes to productivity, but the application is not able to work without the original Instagram application hence it is not compatible with the older version of Androids. The application lets you download the photos and videos posted by anyone onto the Android smartphone, another great feature about the app is story download which is only available on selected apps till now. There is even a follow indicator with which you can see the list of people who are following you on the timeline.
With the Zoom function included in the app, you can even zoom in and zoom out of any image or video on to the network. OGInsta+ also have another app named Insta+ which runs without the need of the Instagram application, both the applications are free and are not available on Google Play hence you will have to sideload the application.
These are some of the applications which you can use on the older versions of Android and old devices, do note that these applications will also get slow with time, as not only the resource demand increases but the older devices get their internal degraded which can be the main cause of your phone slowing down.
It is better recommended to get a new mobile phone if you want to be radially connected to the Social Media world. Do let us know which is the best application according to you, and if you have anything better than the above then do comment in the comment section below, so it can be helpful for more people browsing for better applications.