Social Network OverView Lite: Your social feeds in one place

November 29, 2012
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    Social networking sites have become essential parts of some people’s lives. Keeping connected to friends and family using the Internet is now one of the activities one cannot afford to skip out on, most especially when the Internet is accessible anywhere and everywhere.

    Settling for just one social networking site today is not that common anymore; the more social networking sites you maintain, the more chances of not missing out on anything your friends or the whole community is currently into. With that said, news feeds are definitely important. Want an easier way to access not only your Facebook news feed but your Google+’s and Twitter’s, as well? Social Network OverView Lite is the answer, my friend.

    Social Network Overview Lite or SNOView Lite by Mario Ostwald sports a very clean and simple interface. There are no unnecessary frills and the app is actually really tidy to look at. Depending on your preference, you can set how many posts will be shown both in landscape and portrait mode.

    Whether you choose to show less or more, the posts don’t look cluttered and are neatly organized. There are three skins you can choose from if you want to change the interface’s look — modern, classic, and original.

    What’s great about this app is that you don’t need to key in your accounts’ passwords to integrate them into the app. Providing your username is enough and the app searches the username for you. After you’ve set up your accounts, your news feeds will automatically be shown on the app’s main screen.

    If you have set the number of posts to be shown either in portrait or landscape mode, for example, two posts, you can swipe from right to left to show earlier posts presented in pairs. Changing the number of posts to be shown also changes the number of posts that will be revealed every time you swipe to see more.

    SNOView Lite doesn’t only limit you to your own Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ news feeds. If you want to know each and every tweet about Gotye for example, you can look him up using the app’s search function. This function also works in Google+ and Facebook but may be a bit challenging compared to searching for a Twitter username. There are some Facebook usernames that can’t be searched, so using the app’s search function may not work.

    A widget may also be placed on your home screen for easier access to the app. You can also opt to disable update notifications from the app if you are heading to bed, especially when someone just updated her or his status on Facebook. Aside from disabling notifications, you can set the app’s update frequency while it is running in the background. If you still want to know who posted what, you can set the app to update you every 5, 15, or 30 minutes, or even every 8 hours.

    In the case of adding Google+ posts and news feeds, searching for my username didn’t work. Apparently, the username is composed of string numbers you can find on the address bar when you click on your Google+ account. Keying in the numbers worked for me and the app successfully added my Google+ news feeds and posts.

    Social Network OverView Lite is a very convenient app you should not overlook. Just take note, this app shows you an overview of your friends’ posts and news, but it doesn’t allow you to compose a tweet or update your status. If you want to see all your news feeds from Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ in one convenient place, you don’t need to look anywhere else; SNOView Lite does the job well.

    Download Social Network OverView Lite for free. Check out the paid version, as well, if you want to keep more than three news feeds. Head on to the Google Play Store and download this app to keep yourself updated on what your friends and family are posting.

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