Ever since the Internet made a big blast in Information Technology, various services sprung, and communication is one that still dominates the market. Many players managed to make a name for themselves throughout the years, with Facebook being one of them, and applications like Facebook Manager letting you handle corresponding activities from the comfort of your desktop.
Stays hidden in the system tray
Taking only a little time to deploy all of its files through your system in order to properly function, you can check out the set of features in no time at all. However, to find the application, make sure to check where it gets installed, because searching for Facebook Manager solves nothing, unless you change Manager with Alert.
Once launched, it automatically hides in the system tray, and you can identify it by the small, email icon. Trying to access it brings up a small prompt which asks you to punch in your Facebook credentials, and accept some services so that it can grab what it needs from your account.
Leaves a lot to be desired
Logged in, you have the possibility to bring up the manager window with a single mouse click on the tray icon. The box can be moved around, with a tabbed layout that’s used to separate notifications, from messages, from friends. There aren’t any options to manage, so you just have to wait for someone or something to pop up.
Unfortunately, some time has passed since the application last received updates, and you might get stuck waiting for ages, with no messages, notifications, or online friends that appear on the list. Chances are it’s not going to properly work with new editions of Windows, even if compatibility settings are enabled. Even if it does work, stability issues can occur, and you’re dropped off right in the middle of reading a message.
On an ending note
All things considered, we come to the conclusion that Facebook, Manager is not part of the official service from which it got the name, and truth be told, we’re not that surprised to find a larger set of flaws than features. Starting with the rather difficult identification process and ending with sudden errors, you’re best off looking for alternatives.