The idea behind using a mobile device to access the internet and various online services is that not only can you get online from almost anywhere, but you can be kept up to date with the latest online happenings. Boxcar for iPhone ensures that you are informed of the latest activity in a range of social networks by sending out push notifications.

The app can be used to monitor your Facebook account, and you will be informed when one of your friends sends you a message or comments on one of your posts. There is also support for multiple Twitter accounts so you will be instantly informed of when someone mentions you or sends you a direct message.

Boxcar for iPhone can also be used to monitor email accounts - all you need to do is configure a Boxcar email address and all of your email can be forwarded to it to benefit from push notifications.

With badge notifications, it is easy to see at a glance which online services need your attention and there is great support for any social networking apps you may already have installed. For example, if you receive a notification about Twitter activity, you can chose to automatically open your preferred Twitter client.

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A great tool for social network users who want to benefit from instant notifications.