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Top 5 Social Mac Apps for Social Media Management

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Social apps for Mac computers are programs or applications designed to help you manage social media profiles on various communication platforms.

A good social dashboard for the Mac desktop can be hard to find; more software seems to be written for Windows, even though Apple's operating system is in widespread use now. Most of the major social media apps, however, do work with Apple computers, just not all of them.

Here's a list of five highly useful social media programs for Mac desktop computers (most also have mobile versions for iPhones and iPads:

1. Socialite

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A useful Mac OS X application that can help you communicate with various social networks from a single interface. Free to try, $9.95 to continue using. Works with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and RSS feeds. Requires operating system of Mac OS X 10.6 or later (Snow Leopard or Lion) .

2. Tweetbot

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This app from a company called Tapbots was designed as an iPhone app for managing Twitter but it also works with your iPad and Mac desktop, using different versions.

3. Hootsuite

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This is the premiere app for managing multiple social media accounts. It's a Web service, not a desktop app, but it functions a lot like a desktop app because it has extensions that work with your browser. It's free for up to five social profiles; premium pricing gives you more accounts and flexibility and advanced analytics.

4. Twitterific

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Twitterific is a Twitter dashboard service that is optimized for Mac computers and Apple mobile devices. It is particularly good at managing tweets on iPhones and iPads. The Mac version costs $9.95.

5. Favs

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Favs is an app for managing your social bookmarks and favorite websites and favorites saved within the major social networks. It costs $9.95. The core app syncs your favorites from different social networks and your bookmarks. It's a newer app and requires Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) in order to work.
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