Had your fill of zombies and pirates? Despair when you're given another egg to hatch or offered a fish for your virtual tank?
You're not alone. Thoroughly fed up of crap Facebook apps, we searched long and hard to find useful tools and productive programs - and we found twenty.
These are all applications worth adding to your profile. Calendars and editing tools, blog feeds and mobile updates - there's not a super poke or secret crush among them.
If you know of any more, tell us about them in the comments section.
Facebook lacks a true calendar application. It stores your friend's birthdays and there's an events section - but you can't subscribe to this data or plug it into other sources. To fill the gap, give fbCal a whirl. It collates Facebook's birthday and event data, then creates iCalendar format feeds from it that can be read by Outlook, Google Calendar and Apple's iCal - enabling you to share the data with your favourite desktop (or online) calendar.
2. 30 Boxes Calendar
Need a more flexible calendar app? Then sign up for an account at 30 Boxes. This Google Calendar clone is free, easy to use and has a fast track sign-up process that'll have you creating calendars in minutes. You'll be prompted to add Facebook integration when you configure the service for first use. If you're a Google Calendar user, export your data using Calgoo Calendar and upload it to 30 Boxes.
You already know Twitter - it's the microblogging web tool that gives you 140 words to tell the world what you're doing. Like Marmite, people either love it or hate it. If you're a hater, then Facebook integration might change your mind. This app sends Twitter updates direct to your Facebook status - enabling you to synchronise the two and update from Twitter.com, your mobile phone or using one of the many Twitter clients available.
4. Flixster Movies
At first sight, Flixster Movies looks like another of those nagging apps that are always prompting you to take part in lame quizzes. And it is. But, it also enables you to rate and review films you've seen, then compare your ratings with folks on your friends list. It's a great social tool and a fine way to find out whether it's worth visiting the cinema to watch that big new blockbuster, or if it's better to wait for the DVD.
5. Cities I've Visited
One of Facebook's top applications is "Where I've Been", a tool that lets you place pins in a map of the world, ticking off destinations you've travelled to. It's great, but we prefer Cities I've Visited from TripAdvisor, an application that does the same job using the MultiMap API. It lets you share data with other friends who have the app installed and is a brilliant way to boast about your travels, or recommend places to your mates.
Facebook lacks any significant, built in image-editing tools - so Picnik is a must have if you're a regular user of Facebook's photo albums. Picknik is an online picture editing service, enabling you to crop, rotate, resize, colour correct and filter your images in your browser. The Facebook version gives you direct access to all the images upload to your profile, enabling you to do all of the above without leaving the site.
7. Scrabble Worldwide
There are two official versions of Scrabble on Facebook - one for the US and Canada and one for the rest of the world. There used to be a third, monumentally popular version called Scrabulous, forced to shut up shop by US Scrabble owners Hasbro. Undeterred, the developers launched a second word game application within months called Wordscraper. The official Scrabble looks the business, but many players prefer Wordscraper's simple interface. Why not try them both?
8. Last.fm Music
There are several apps that enable you to integrate music into your Facebook profile. iLike deserves a mention for its flexibility and superb playback console, but we prefer the Last.fm Music app. Pulling data direct from your Last.fm playlist profile, it enables you to embed playlists, favourite artists and even free MP3s into Facebook. Last.fm itself updates automatically as you boogie to tracks in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
9. My Flickr
There's already a photo album application in Facebook, but it's nowhere near as comprehensive as Flickr. The online image sharing service integrates seamlessly in this third party application. You can stream whole albums full of pictures to your profile or filter using date, tags, and other criteria. Some users have complained about a tricky interface, but we find it easy to manually update the feed and add images to Facebook profiles.
10. Page Manager
Here's a turn up: the first of just three Facebook developed apps to make our list. Page Manager enables you to create - and manage - Facebook pages. What are they? A page is like a profile, but about any subject. Use them to promote a band, build a shrine to your favourite telly programme or post recipes for spag bol. It's all up to you, really. Built-in metric tools enable you to track page hits and follow your fans.
11. Blog RSS Feed Reader
Blog RSS Feed Reader lets you add RSS feeds to your profile. You can add multiple feeds, configuring how headlines are sorted and formatted on your page. That means you can plug just about any blog into your profile or page, whether it's your own self centred scribbling or a favourite site with its own public feed. It's an unwieldy name for a simple and effective application.
12. Visual Bookshelf
Like Flixster Movies, Visual Bookshelf is a social application with rating and review features. Instead of movies though, you can tell everyone what you're currently reading. You can also add books you've already read, giving them scores and adding a few words of blurb. Best of all, the application suggests further reading choices based on your collection.
LinkedIn is essentially Facebook for dull people. With its focus on business networking it lacks all the bells and whistles common to other social sites, except one. You can write recommendations for your LinkedIn friends - a paragraph that serves as both reference and introduction to potential contacts. Testimonials adds similar functionality to Facebook, so you can finally mix business and pleasure. Watch out for some intrusive banner ads on this one.
14. MSN Messenger Button
Want to make it easy for your Facebook friends to add you to MSN Messenger? Give them Messenger Button. The application places an "Add Me to MSN Messenger" button on your profile, which connects with the titular instant messaging application and sends you a friend request when clicked. Simple. There's a version for Yahoo! Messenger users, too.
It would take a pretty hard hearted and tight fisted person to declare that Causes, one of Facebook's most popular apps, wasn't a worthwhile addition to your profile. You can use it to create special pages dedicated to educational, political or environmental issues. Built-in donation tools enable you to accept charitable payments and keep a running total.
16. To-Do List
As a tool for organising your time whether for work or play, there's nothing as helpful to have as a simple list. To-Do List gives you that the capability to create categorised lists within Facebook, so you can keep a tally of what tasks you need to complete while you procrastinate online. With colour coded listings and custom categories, it's effective and easy to use - and Facebook's a great place for it.
17. Friend Stats
Though not the most useful application on Facebook, Friend Stats is certainly one of the most interesting. Combining natural nosiness with mathematical wizardry, this application mines your Friends List for data then presents the results in bar chart format. Find what your films your friends, their average ages and political affiliations. There's even a bit of numerological data to be gleaned from your mate's names. Maybe you'll learn something about yourself...
18. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook's Marketplace is no substitute for a dedicated auction sites like eBay, but it is handy for local classifieds. Like other free ad services, Craig's List comes to mind, you have to wade through some spam to find the genuine offers. To make browsing easier, the classifieds are divided into categories - and you can add your own listings, too. Marketplace is added to your Facebook profile by default.
19. Facebook Mobile
Catering for Generation TXT, Facebook Mobile is exactly as it sounds. O2 users in the UK can upload photos, poke people and post wall messages using text messages sent from their mobile phones. Yes, the app version is restricted to one UK service - but any web enabled phone can access Facebook via the mobile site - m.facebook.com . T-Mobile users should be aware - you may need to alter your security settings.
20. Texas Hold 'em Poker
There are a few poker applications on Facebook, but with five and half million users Texas Hold 'em Poker is the ace in the pack. It's slick looking and colourful, with easy to follow prompts onscreen. You can play for free, with tokens instead of real cash, against other Facebook users. Your identity's safe unless you choose to reveal your name, so feel free to hone your gambling skills without splashing any cash before you hit the real casinos.
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