10
Jun
quicksocial

Since the dawn of social networking, users have been looking for a way to share updates across multiple services at once. Be it Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any combination of the three, a new app called Quick Social is here to make sharing your thoughts across different networks incredibly easy.

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The concept of the app is simple: throw quick links to Facebook, Twitter, and G+ update boxes in the notification bar, so you can share on a whim. It supports both text and image sharing across all three networks, but for more "advanced" capabilities, you're still stuck using each respective network's app.

The real allure of Quick Social, however, is its ability to share across the three networks at the same time (Pro version only). After enabling the app and connecting it to all relevant networks, you can opt to enable "Quick Share," which puts a fourth entry in the notification shade, allowing a single update to push the all three networks. There is one extra tap required in order for G+ sharing, but it's still a far cry better than typing the same update thrice (or copy/pasting).

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There is a free version of Quick Social that's unfortunately lacking the Quick Share feature and is riddled with highly-intrusive ads, but at only a buck for the paid version, it's worth the cost for the socialites who share across all the networks constantly.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Wojciech Skrok

    One of the best polish dev!

  • Leonardo Baez

    meh... quickshare (post in all social networks in one step) is only avaible for paid version.
    Also free version is terrible anoying with ads pop ups.
    Terrible recomendation AndroidPolice

    • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

      The ads are showing only when leaving and sometimes when opening the view. I wouldn't call them annoying :)

      • Leonardo Baez

        From developer's page: "The "free" version contains ads. Lots of them. They're meant to be annoying. If you want to get rid of them... well, buy the paid version!"

        nuff said

        • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

          I am the developer, hey :). Regarding this sentence - before the last update, the app was adding ad shourtcuts to your homescreen. It was annoying. But on Saturday, following Android Police's advice, I removed those ads and left only the full screen ones. But I forgot to change the app description. I'm changing it now!

          • ScottColbert

            Good idea. That type of snarky line is a good way to turn potential customers away.

          • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

            Changed to something definitely more friendly ;-). It should show up in 2 hours.

  • Mastermind26

    For someone who has family on G+ only and FB only, this is wonderful.
    1 place to share whatever with either. Spiffy!

  • http://www.evilnolo.com NOlo Tse

    In the case of Google Plus, can you configure to which circles it posts? or is it always public?

    • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

      Sure you can :)

  • Nathaniel Webb

    Bought pro version- it won't multi post unless i missed something. A toast notification says an error occurred, then it posts to twitter, but not google plus. Any idea?

    • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

      I don't see any report in my panel. Are you sure the official Google+ app is installed on your device?

      • Nathaniel Webb

        Yeah, i can get you a logcat tomorrow when i get to a computer. toast says it can't retrieve my facebook profile, but i have facebook sharing disabled (unchecked). It then successfully posts to twitter, and opens a share dialog with the text body inserted for google plus.

        • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

          Logcat would be great! :)

  • QwietStorm

    Damn son

  • http://thomashunsaker.com Thomas Hunsaker

    Rapido is a great alternative of you don't want to pay for the ability to post to multiple networks. Google+ posting is in beta stage. http://bit.ly/RapidoApp

    • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

      This ain't cool. It's like promoting a competetive app in the Play Store comments. Stop promoting yourself this way.

      • shonangreg

        I actually browsed down to the comments to see if anyone could recommend any other apps to post on facebook and g+. Thomas answered my question.

        I think you're being quite petty, Maciej. You're actually harming the reputation of Quick Social.

        Nonetheless, Thomas, even though your name is not hidden at all in either place, I think you should have mentioned you are the developer of the app you recommended.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

          Yeah, I don't mind self promotion but I like to be made aware it's self promotion whether it's blatantly obvious or not.

          • http://thomashunsaker.com Thomas Hunsaker

            Sorry, not trying to be sneaky. Full disclosure: I am the developer of a competing app. Rapido also includes a DashClock extension and has support for posting to Foursquare.

      • http://thomashunsaker.com Thomas Hunsaker

        The point of comments is to discuss the post and in the case of apps, alternatives to the one being reviewed. I'm not spamming the comments thread and bashing your app. I think your app looks great and love the notification options you've provided. We need more Android developers like you that get design and make pretty apps.

        • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

          I didn't meant to be offensive. But there's a lot of better ways to promote your app, seriously! Write an email to Android Police (and/or other Android blogs) and I'm pretty sure that if the app is noteworthy, they'll write about it. I promise I won't mention Quick Social in the comments! ;-)

    • Jim L

      Did you comment on your own app on the play store and say "Awesome developer"? LOL.

    • rod_z

      Any chance to implement photo sharing too? Btw, congratulations for your app.

      • http://thomashunsaker.com Thomas Hunsaker

        I'm undecided. There are a lot of variables, do you upload to each individually? Do you upload to a single service and then spam the link? I know it is possible, but I'm trying to figure out if it is even feasible with all 4 services.

  • Kahil

    Another prime example of how ads can ruing a potentially good app. As a dev myself, I understand wanting to be compensated for your work, but ads aren't the way to go. Not only do they not generate the return to make it worth annoying the hell out of users, but they turn users away, especially full screen ads. The goal shouldn't be to annoy the potentially paying customer into paying. They'll just take their money elsewhere. Yes, this app looks nice, but most users if given the choice between looks and function will choose function every time. Should have either made a very limited version for free with the paid upgrade, or simply just did a premium paid version. If it is a good app, users will pay the $1 to try it out. If they like it, they keep the app installed. If they don't like it, then they have 15 minutes to get a refund, which is more than enough time to test an app like this out.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    How well does this do with posting Status updates with pictures and links?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

      It has some usability issues like the fact you can't use a share button to post to Quick Social. You have to start the post from it's notification bar widget. You however add pictures. Also can you only post to two social networks easily. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that it will get better. But don't expect it to make your life much easier in many situations.

      • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

        I don't quite get what you mean by "can you only post to two social networks easily". Sharing from the share menu coming in the next update, so is selecting social networks in Quick Share. In the next release I'll change also my ads provider in the free version, as StartApp isn't liked by users.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

          My mistake I edited it to make it clear. For example if you'd like to post to G+ and Twitter but not to Facebook I can't find a way to do it that.

          • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

            Yes, as I wrote in the previous comment, selecting social networks will be possible in the next update. I hope to send it to my testers on Friday and start rolling it out to public on Sunday.

          • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

            No, I got that I was just clarifying my statement. Keep up the good work I like the design of the app and I think it looks great.

  • Zak Taccardi

    Is there anyway to utilize quickshare without wasting space in the notification bar?

    • http://lupine.cc/ Maciej Wilczyński

      For now, the notification is the only way to post. But things may change in the upcoming updates ;-

      • Zak Taccardi

        Cool. Consider me a buyer when that happens. It would be cool to get the same popup by clicking an app icon if possible.