10 Google Chrome Social Media Apps

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Google’s Chrome Web Store offers many applications for this browser. These include apps for business – to help with bookkeeping, invoicing, creating documents, scheduling appointments, logging phone calls and performing other business functions essential. They also include sales and marketing apps – for e-commerce, email, search engine optimization, and social media.

There are two main advantages to using Chrome apps.

  • The apps are cloud-based so that when synced with a user’s Google account, they can be accessed from any computer.
  • Apps are easy to install and offer functionality similar to desktop software.

Here is a list of 10 apps that marketers can use to manage their social media marketing efforts. Some of the apps are tied to third-party tools, while others only work in the Chrome browser. Visit the Chrome Web Store to see a full list.

1. Social Sprout

Sprout Social is a social media management application.

Sprout Social is a social media management tool to help businesses manage their social media engagement activities from a single dashboard. Clicking on this app opens a new tab linking to the Sprout Social website.

2. Facebook Power Editor

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Power Editor manages Facebook ads in Chrome.

Power Editor is a Facebook ad management tool that only works in Chrome. According to Facebook, Power Editor is a “free tool that replaces and enhances the capabilities of Bulk Uploader. Power Editor makes it easy to create, edit, and manage ads and campaigns in bulk, even across a large number of different ad accounts.

3. Facebook Cover Creator

This is a visual graphics editor for creating Facebook cover images.

This is a visual graphics editor for creating Facebook cover images.

This is a visual graphics editor to create Timeline covers for their Facebook pages.

4. SimplyCast Facebook Marketing

SimplyCast automates Facebook posting and building apps.

SimplyCast automates Facebook posting and building apps.

SimplyCast’s Facebook marketing software automates Timeline posts, as well as creating apps and centralizing third-party apps into a single account.

Features include building apps for emails, surveys, forms, and events. Users can also view reports on fan engagement with the Page.

SimplyCast offers a similar app for use with Twitter.

5. HootSuite

This app connects users to their HootSuite account.

This app connects users to their HootSuite account.

This app opens a user’s HootSuite account, similar to Sprout Social.

6. Hall Business Group Chat, Instant Messaging, Video

Traders can host private group chats via instant messaging and video.

Traders can host private group chats via instant messaging and video.

This app provides a hosted private chat service with group chat and instant messaging, which can be used with teams or as a customer service tool. It includes group chat rooms, instant messaging, video chat, and screen sharing, and is available for use on desktop computers and mobile devices.

7. Social Exchange

Use this app to increase Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

Use this app to increase Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

It is a social “traffic exchange” system to increase Facebook fans, Twitter followers, YouTube views and Google +1.

8. SocialSav Weekly Social Media Report

SocialSav is a free weekly social media report.

SocialSav is a free weekly social media report.

SocialSav is a free weekly social media report that helps users track social media performance and news in record time. It monitors key social media performance stats, tracks business competitors, and provides a list of the latest social media posts.

9. Streamie

Streamie is a real-time Twitter client that runs in Chrome.

Streamie is a real-time Twitter client that runs in Chrome.

Streamie is a real-time Twitter client that runs in Chrome. New tweets appear in the timeline as soon as someone posts them to Twitter.

10. Instagram tools

Instagram tools create PDF documents and slideshows online.

Instagram tools create PDF documents and slideshows online.

Instagram tools create PDF documents and online slideshow presentations from Instagram Photos.

How to Install Chrome Apps

Follow these steps to install Chrome apps.

  • Click the blue “Add to Chrome” button located in the upper right corner of each app’s profile page.
Add to Chrome button.

Add to Chrome button.

  • When you click on it, a window appears confirming that you want to add the application. Click “Add” to continue.
Add to Chrome confirmation window.

Add to Chrome confirmation window.

  • Once the app is installed, its icon is added to the browser’s New Tab page for easy searching and opening.
Application icons appear on the New Tab page.

Application icons appear on the New Tab page.

  • The first time you click on the icon, you will need to launch the application, which is done by clicking a green “Launch Application” button.
Launch app button.

Launch app button.

Chrome apps fall into three categories:

  • Link to Websites. Some apps do nothing more than direct users to their corresponding websites. Sprout Social and HootSuite are examples.
  • Specialized websites. Other apps are websites specially developed for use in Google Chrome and contain features not found on their regular websites.
  • Specific to Chrome. Some apps rely on certain features of Google Chrome and can only be used within the browser itself.

Conclusion

Google Chrome apps are designed to be easy to use. Because they are cloud-based, downloading complicated office software is no longer necessary. Merchants can take advantage of numerous business-oriented applications to increase productivity and manage sales and marketing efforts.

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