Happy New Year everyone!
Always on the prowl for new Facebook apps for the iPad, I stumbled across Facepad a few days ago and I’m pretty impressed. An iPad-only Facebook app (but then why are you looking for an iPhone replacement?), it takes its lead from the official Twitter app (or so it appears) with “slide-across” panels and responsive features. For now, its replaced my standard Friendly for Facebook app – although I’ve only stored Friendly in a close-by folder, since Facepad still feels like it’s in beta form at times.
I’ve noticed a few things that I’m hoping get fixed in the next update:
- When searching friends, the background “Search Friends” text in the search box doesn’t disappear when you type in the name.
- Panels sometimes seem to “stick” open or disappear and have to be requested again
- Some of the font seems disproportionate (e.g., the hyperlink address font is bigger than anything else in the post)
- Imbedded ads. OK – I know it’s a free, ad-supported app but I would be more than happy to pay the $1 or $2 to get rid of them.
- No multiple logins
There’s a few other minor things as I explore, but the more I use the app, the more I’m enjoying it. It’s sleek looking, responsive and will be staying on my main iPad screen for the foreseeable future.
Oh – one last thing. Apparently Facepad doesn’t work on iOS 3.2, so if you haven’t upgraded your iPad’s OS then hang tight on downloading Facepad.
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