I always like using lightweight utility applications on my iPhone. One of them that I used to use was called Duo+, a 69p app which allows you to update both your Facebook and Twitter statuses together. It also allows the use of location, but besides that not much. While it’s a nice lightweight app, it had a fair few bugs. Quite often it wouldn’t connect to Facebook, and when it did, it rarely allowed an update. The developer has tried fixing it, but it seems the latest fix now never allows me to update Facebook statuses, making it pretty useful. It was fairly unreliable before anyway.
The Sociable app effectively does the same thing, allowing you to update both your Facebook and Twitter statuses together. However, it has a great polish about it. The wooden effect given certainly gives a nice feel when using the app and makes it feel a lot more professional than Duo+, which quite frankly appears like a hastily put together knock-off in comparison.
The added advantage with Sociable is that on top of location, it allows you to add photos to status updates. This is great for keeping both Facebook and Twitter up to date with the same status and also photo that you may have taken. So far, I’ve found it pretty reliable, so I’m pretty happy with it and it’s worth the 69p over Duo+. If only I could get refunds for apps!
P.S. It also allows you to update LinkedIn and Tumblr statuses, but I don’t really use them.