Scope is an app out for Android that takes all of your social media news from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, and Tumblr and packages it all into a smooth, easy-to-read format.
Sure, there are a number of other apps that combine SNS news feeds, but Scope combines each of the top 5 social media services. This plus a couple of other really neat features make Scope a must-download.
The interface is separated into three main areas. Let's take a look at the Personal Streams section first. "Everything" combines all of your SNS news into one chronologically-ordered feed. Under this are further options for Photos, Videos, Check Ins, Notifications, and Messages that info from across all of your registered social media sites.
The screengrab above is from my Photo feed, and you can see that Scope is taking pictures from both Twitter and Facebook and making one big list of photo updates.
People with a lot of friends may find it time-consuming to go through each and every social media site to check their feeds, but Scope makes this task much easier.
You can also make new posts to your accounts by tapping the plus button in the bottom-left and then tapping one of the icons that pop up.
This is handy when you've got a picture that you want to show all your friends, but it's a pain to post it on Facebook, then Twitter, then Tumblr, etc. Scope handles all of this at once.
One caveat: Instagram doesn't let unofficial apps make posts, so unfortunately you can't post to Instagram with Scope
The app is still in beta, so keep that in mind when using it. You may stumble across a few bugs here and there, which are to be expected. It seemed like Scope ate through my battery power pretty quickly, but it is such a good app that I'm willing to deal with that.
Ito-san, one of our editors, said this app really shines on tablets. If you've got a new Nexus 10 or other Android tablet, this app is definitely worth checking out.
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Time used: About 2 days
Device used: HTC J ISW13HT
Last updated: 10/4/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher
Translation by Jason Morgan