Dear Lifehacker, I’m getting a bit overwhelmed with all these social networks, and I really don’t feel like posting manually to each one every time. I know there are a lot of apps for updating Facebook, Twitter and Google+ at the same time, but which ones are the best? Sincerely, Social Stress
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You aren’t kidding. There are a lot of apps out there that sync Facebook with Twitter, or Google+ with Twitter and Facebook, but it seems like we gain one and lose three every couple of weeks. Right now, there are a few services we definitely think are a cut above the rest, though, so here are your options.
Share To Twitter And Facebook
If you’re only a Twitter and Facebook user, you have a few apps to choose from. Obviously, the official Twitter app for Facebook is always a good choice. It stays updated since it’s made by Twitter, but be forewarned it will send every tweet you make to Facebook (excluding replies). That means if you tweet a lot, you could really annoy your Facebook friends.
TweetDeckfavourite Twitter client for Windows
Alternatively, the Selective Tweets app for Facebook can get the job done without a separate app. Just append the #fb hashtag to any tweet you want sent to Facebook, and it will show up on your Facebook profile as well (without the #fb hashtag). Since this is connected to your Facebook account, it also works for anything you tweet from your phone, which is nice.
you can use the awesomeifttt
Share to Twitter, Facebook And Google+
These aren’t the only services out there, but they are definitely the best we’ve found. You have a lot of browser extensions you could use, too, but none seem to be better than the above services, and they require you to use a certain browser (not to mention they won’t work from your phone). Hopefully this helps you find a service that’s right for you.
P.S. Do you have a favourite that we missed? Let us know about it in the comments.
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