The Top iPad Facebook Apps

Facebook may be one of the top destinations on the web, but it's not always the most iPad-friendly experience. From photos that don't quite fit the tablet's screen to links that can sometimes be a little too small, it can become an exercise to fumble through Facebook.

Fortunately, there are plenty of great Facebook iPad apps that can pick up the slack. The Facebook clients listed here are free or contain free versions, so you don't have to worry about plopping down a few bucks just to take the app out for a test ride.

Plus, many of these Facebook apps feature multiple account support, so if your household has more than one Facebook user, a good Facebook client can come in handy.

MyPad

MyPad Facebook Client

  Apple App Store

What We Like

  • Works with more than just Facebook.

What We Don't Like

  • Poor user interface.

  • Last updated in 2017.

Originally named FacePad, MyPad offers support for both Facebook and Twitter, so it is great for those who want a single app to check the two most popular social media destinations on the web. But don't think you can just read what's happening on both places, MyPad also allows you to post your status updates to both Facebook and Twitter.

While FacePad is definitely more of a Facebook client than a Twitter client, this is a nice bonus. On the Facebook side of things, FacePad gives a Twitter-like feel to your news feed and offers a clean interface for checking out profiles, browsing photos and chatting with friends.

Facely

Facely for iPad

 Apple App Store

What We Like

  • Access Tumblr, LinkedIn, and other platforms.

  • Use Messenger without the app.

What We Don't Like

  • No update since 2017.

  • Displays ads.

  • Incompatible with iOS 12.

While Facely doesn't have all of the features of some iPad Facebook clients, it makes up for it by giving you a lot of space. Rather than use the customary split controller used by many apps, Facely gives the entire width of the screen to your live feed, events, places and other Facebook pages. It also employs a nicely sized font, so your friends' updates really jump out at you.

In addition to a nice way to hit your news feed, Facely also has a solid chat client. So even if you tend to use the Facebook webpage for most of your Facebooking, Facely may be worth it for chat alone.

Friendly

Friendly Facebook App

  Apple App Store

What We Like

  • Helpful security and privacy features.

  • Adjust the app theme.

  • Also log in to Instagram and Twitter.

What We Don't Like

  • Often has issues with image uploads.

  • Doesn't update as often as Facebook makes website changes.

  • Ad blocker isn't free.

Friendly is a face-lift for Facebook rather than a true client. Built on web technologies, Friendly works like a web browser with unique Facebook pages, and while this leads to some rather unfriendly behavior at times — like the top menu being scrolled off the page — it also allows Friendly to go beyond normal Facebook apps, giving you access to features like profile settings and Facebook games.

As its name implies, Friendly hopes to give Facebook a more friendly interface for the iPad, and in many respects, it achieves that goal. The fact that you can do so much with the app combined with its support for multiple accounts makes it perfect for households with more than one Facebook addict. And while it won't top a full featured iPad app like FriendCaster in the usability department, it does win in the features department.

Facebook

Facebook app

  Apple App Store

What We Like

  • Always works with the most recent iOS version.

  • Smooth user interface that's easy to use.

What We Don't Like

  • Lacks many customizations.

  • No option to hide ads.

The official Facebook app lacks some of the features found in the top apps such as multiple account support, but it does have a clean interface and promises to keep up to date on the latest Facebook features. The app makes updating your status, chatting with friends and viewing photo albums easy, but there are some areas where the interface could be cleaner.

A great choice for those who don't want to go with a third-party solution but find the official website to be a little too difficult to use on the iPad.

Flipboard

Flipboard for iPad

  Apple App Store

What We Like

  • Fun navigation style.

  • Hides posts that aren't considered stories.

What We Don't Like

  • Far fewer features than other Facebook apps.

  • Doesn't show everything from your feed.

Always deserving of a mention when it comes to Twitter and Facebook, Flipboard is a news reader that also connects with your social media. For Twitter, this means grabbing the links people share and turning them into a custom newspaper. For Facebook, Flipboard turns your news feed into an interactive magazine, complete with photos shared and the latest updates highlighted.

Easily one of the best apps on the app store, Flipboard is part of the must-have iPad apps list.