Apps You Can Use to Create Facebook Tabs - dummies

Apps You Can Use to Create Facebook Tabs

By Janine Warner, David LaFontaine

Although you can choose to add Page tabs from the tabs made available by Facebook, not everyone can develop and install custom tabs. To receive permission from Facebook to become an approved app developer, navigate to Facebook’s Developer page. There, under the Apps navigation heading, click Register as a Developer.

But maybe you don’t want to become an app developer. Luckily, apps are available that can help you take your Facebook Page to the next level without having to build a whole new set of skills. Here is a sampling of what’s available.


ShortStack provides users with prebuilt templates and themes, allowing you to create a great-looking final product without having to start from scratch. If you have fewer than 2,000 fans, this program is free. Other pricing options range from $25 per month to $250 per month if paid annually.


Tabfoundry is especially user-friendly for Facebook Page administrators who prefer drag-and-drop styling. Want to dig in a bit deeper? Tabfoundry also allows you to add background graphics and change HTML coding. A free version of Tabfoundry is available, but you also have the option of upgrading for $9 per month. This reasonably priced upgrade provides you with an unlimited number of tabs.


This tool costs $6.25 per month for three tabs but also offers a Pro version for $13.25 per month that provides you with unlimited tabs on up to three Pages. Like some of the other options, Pagemodo allows you to get started with templates, but custom options are also available.


Like Tabfoundry, Heyo is another drag-and-drop app that allows you to upload a background photo or logo. You can also drop in videos and links, allowing you to create an app that meets all of your needs while also providing consistent branding across your social media properties. Heyo offers users a free trial, but after the trial, it costs $25 per month.


Woobox is especially enjoyed by Page administrators who want to offer coupons, contests, and sweepstakes. This app allows a free trial, and then pricing begins at $1 per month for Pages with 100 fans or fewer. After you hit the big time and you have 100,000 or more fans, you’ll pay $249 per month.