Now that many more of us are using our smartphones to carry out our social networking chores on a daily basis, the demand for apps that enable you to get the job done quickly and efficiently are growing by the day. However, with so many of these software widgets and websites around, it can be a little difficult task deciding on what’s going to be best for your needs.

If you’re a keen blogger then it’s a good idea to go mobile with your postings so that you can update your online activities whenever and wherever you’re headed. Something like WordPress is ideal for this, because it allows you to build a blog from scratch and then manage your content accordingly. The mobile version has been suitably fine-tuned to fit into a smaller space while the controls are as good as ever.

Evernote is another smartphone-friendly app that can be used to create rich text lists plus all of the other bells and whistles that blogging creators need when they’re putting together content when they’re out and about. Thanks to a neat little snippet view, you can harness all the power of the normal software program but use it to full effect even on a small smartphone screen area.

Tumblr continues to impress users both new and old and that’s not surprising because it’s one of the best blogging tools you can get for the smartphone device. It’s been cleverly downsized so that you can enjoy all of the usual features and functionality of the full version while it also has the capacity for integrating contacts from your address book too, so it works in a very efficient manner.

Another quick and easy solution for blogging needs is Blogger, which is a well-known application thanks to it’s incredibly simple to use interface. The mobile version is even better than the desktop counterpart, while thanks to it being thought up by Google means that it works really well with a Google account if you’re already using Gmail or their Docs online tools.

Needless to say, if you’re just after a way of social networking without the blogging then the Facebook app is another essential piece of software to install on your smartphone. Thanks to it being re-engineered to work on the smaller platform, you get all of the power tools of the desktop version, but it’s all really well condensed into the space of a smartphone screen.

This is really just a handful of the many and varied social networking apps that you can get for the smartphone handset. However, one thing to watch if you’re keen to explore this area more is that the quality control found on something like the Android Market can be a little hit and miss. So, before installing anything, it’s a good idea to read some reviews by fellow social networking types, just to ensure you’re going to use a program that delivers the goods.

Rob Clymo writes on behalf of Broadband Genie, the online comparison site for broadband, mobile broadband and smartphones. Follow the link to compare all the big broadband internet providers.