In Android, there are certain apps that you can use to manage multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts. There’s Hootsuite, Plume, Seesmic and many more. Now, what if you want to access Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus in just one place? Is there an app that you can use to access and manage these social networks? Well, there’s Networkey but first, let’s find out if it really works.
What Is It and What Does It Do
Networkey defines itself as the key to your social networks. It’s basically a free social media management app for Android. With this app, you can access and manage up to ten social networks. Simply put, you can log in to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, Tumblr, MySpace, Flickr and YouTube in just one place. No need to use separate apps just to log in to multiple social media accounts.
- Easy to use
- Stable and responsive
- Lets you manage multiple social networks in just one place – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, Tumblr, MySpace, Flickr and YouTube
- Ideal for quick and simple browsing through various social networks
- No annoying glitches and errors
- You cannot log in and manage multiple accounts of the same network at the same time (ex. manage two Facebook accounts; manage two Twitter accounts, etc.)
- You cannot use the app to schedule tweets and posts
- You cannot use the app to upload photos to Instagram
Networkey is a simple and straightforward social media management app. What it does is that it lets you access a total of ten social networks in just one place. Speaking of which, you can use this app to access and manage Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, Tumblr, MySpace, Flickr and YouTube.
The interface of Networkey is also neat and simple. Each social network is placed on a separate tab. So if ever you want to log in to Facebook, just go to the Facebook tab. If you want to log in to Twitter, just go the Twitter tab. The same goes for the rest of the supported social networks.
With Networkey, you are basically logging in to the web version of the above listed social networks. Thus, you cannot expect the app to give you a bunch of advanced options like scheduling tweets, posting to multiple social accounts at once, etc. As for Instagram, the app can only allow you to access your Instagram web profile. Therefore, you won’t be able to use it to upload photos to your Instagram account.
Apparently, Networkey has its own set of drawbacks. Functionality wise, it’s still lacking in many aspects but it’s good to know that it is stable and responsive enough for you to use on a regular basis. It’s just that you cannot really expect this app to provide you with tools and features that can be compared to that of Seesmic, HootSuite and even TweetCaster. It’s mostly intended for quick and simple browsing through various social networks.
All in all, the concept for Networkey is good but with its current list of features, there’s still a lot of room for more. In other words, it can still be improved by adding a variety of advanced tools and functionalities such as the ability to post to multiple social networks in just one press of a button. It would also be nice if this app can add support for scheduling tweets and posts.
On the brighter side, it’s a good option for users who do not like to frequently switch apps just so they could view and comment to the posts that appears on their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Instagram feeds.
Conclusion and Download Link
Networkey is good and simple. It does what it is intended to do and that is to let you access multiple social media accounts in just one application. It’s also stable and responsive. Plus, it’s free from annoying glitches and errors. However, it may not be the best choice if ever you’re looking for an advanced social media management app. It’s only good for quick and simple browsing but if you don’t have any problem with that, then go ahead and feel free to check it out.
Version reviewed: 188.8.131.52
Requires: Android 2.3 and up
Download size: 11MB