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Managing Social Network Messages

Published 05/08/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Adam Brown
What can you use the app for?

FanMix is used to aggregate all your social network messaging. From one place, you can access and respond to messages on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Disqus. You can use the app to search all your social media messages at once to find messages by certain people, or by other criteria. You can also sort messages by priority using a Priority Inbox or by marking them Important. It is a convenient way to keep track of messages from various networks if you use a lot of them.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

FanMix was created at the end of 2011. It's fairly new to the social media world. The growing popularity and number of social media sites could help FanMix's popularity in coming years but it is not number one in its class. The app was founded by the Alex Benzer and Charlotte Benevier, who also founded SocialEngine in 2007. The app grew out of the idea that social media messaging should work more like traditional e-mail.

What are the differences to other apps?

FanMix faces a lot of competition from similar apps. The history of the founders in social media makes the app a bit easier to use than others. The app has a slight difference in the way it allows users to prioritize messages from social media. It allows users to make some messages as Important. It also gives users the option to use a Priority Inbox. This helps users deal with clutter from social media.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The app is simple to use. It looks and works just like traditional e-mail. It should be a familiar process to almost all users. The easy use of FanMix makes it suitable for team collaboration. Marking certain messages as Important or Priority is easy. Most functions are just a matter of clicking on a certain message.

How does the registration process work?

The registration process starts with filling out a simple form. You write in your e-mail address, name and create a password. To start using FanMix, you have to give the app several permissions. The app requires access to your direct messages, your address books, and more. The app asks for different privileges for each social network. If you want to use it, be prepared to give it access to a lot of private social network information. The process must be repeated for each social network.

What does it cost to use the application?

The application is free to use. The free nature of FanMix follows the trend in most social media.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The application is mainly suitable for people who use social media a lot. If you use several social media networks on a regular bases, this app may be useful. It is not needed for people who use mainly one or two networks or people who rarely use social networks.

  • Aggregates messages from social networks.
  • Sorts messages by priority.
  • Easy message searching functions.
  • Can include blog comment threads.
  • Sign in through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

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FanMix pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : FREE
Most expensive plan (per month) : FREE

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