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Do you remember when Facebook was only for college students? It seems so long ago now that anyone and everyone has a Facebook profile. With the addition of website pages, artist pages, and blog tools, I am on Facebook more now than ever. If you have a Facebook profile (as I’m sure most Make Use Of readers do) then you are probably aware of the 20,000+ applications that are available. While many of them are pointless, there are some that are quite good. Here are the top 5 facebook applications that don’t totally suck:

1. Scrabulous

Scrabulous Facebook app Scrabulous is the number one application in my book. I currently play online Scrabble with friends and family members that are located all over the globe. When I was growing up, Scrabble was always a game I enjoyed playing with my grandparents. Now that my grandparents are on Facebook, I can still play Scrabble with them via Scrabulous.

2. Where I’ve Been

Where I've Been Facebook App The Where I’ve Been application is interesting in the fact that you can share with others where you have visited, lived, and where you want to visit. You can compare maps with your friends and see where they have lived and visited. Where I’ve Been is not just limited to countries, it also has all the US States, Canadian Provinces, and other international regions. Check out sample map.

3. Texas HoldEm Poker

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Texas HoldEm Poker As a poker fan, I use this application all the time. I especially like that this application allows you to see if any of your friends or people in your network are currently playing. If you see someone you know is currently playing, you can join their table and even chat with them inside the game. One of the newest features actually allows you to create private tables with only people you know. One of the only drawbacks to this game is you’re only given a certain amount of chips every day, so you can’t keep losing and reloading your chips all day.

4. iLike

iLike Facebook app This application allows you to share your favorite music and music videos on your profile. You can also dedicate a song to friends. This is great to use with your significant other or for making fun of your buddies. Think you know music better than your friends? If so, compete with them in the iLike Music Challenge. Are you going to a concert soon? Let your friends know and see if any of them are also going with this application. The only downside is if you load lots of songs and music videos to your profile it can take a long time to load. If this is the case you can always use iLike.com

5. Flog Blog

Flog Blog Facebook app If you are a blogger and want to want to link your facebook profile and blog, this is the application for you. Flog Blog allows your friends to read your blog posts directly from your Facebook profile. Now I know you are probably worried about it taking traffic away from your actual blog, but don’t worry there are permalinks to your site. The great thing about this application is whenever you make a new post it will show up in your news feed. Flog Blog automatically updates via your RSS feed so that it includes your most recent posts. You can completely customize this application to display your posts exactly how you want.

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Which Facebook applications do you use? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Facebook Application Maker
    November 20, 2009 at 6:38 am

    it's a good list of facebook applicaitons, thanks for posting the list.

  2. Facebook Applications
    November 18, 2009 at 4:48 am

    The scope of facebook applications is really getting popular now a days. Every one wants to build promising facebook apps. Great list. Thanks for sharing

  3. Facebook Application Developers
    October 23, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Great Applications. Thanks

  4. anisa
    October 1, 2008 at 5:27 am

    GRAFFITI is one app i like. if you like drawing you will like it too!

  5. john
    May 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Great list, but other than flogblog, the apps you listed are more fun than useful. There are some really good and really useful ones out there as well.

    HTML Box: http://apps.facebook.com/htmlbox This does what it sounds like it does, while the UI's a bit wonky, it's still pretty useful.

    I used to use myRSS: http://apps.facebook.com/myrssfeeds/index.php until you mentioned and i installed flogblog. (Thanks!)

    I Want: http://apps.facebook.com/wantitnow/wants
    From ThisNext.com, its a way for you to use your friends on facebook to help you find cool stuff. You can either use the inventory on facebook, or insert by URL a product from any other site on the web.

    Files: http://apps.facebook.com/files/
    From Box.net it allows you to store up to 1 gig of files. While its a good way to store files, they're downloadable by any of your friends and theres not a way to restrict access yet.

    thanks for putting this together.

  6. DT
    May 13, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Those are indeed good applications, thanks for taking the time and making the list.

  7. Aibek
    May 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    good one :-)

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