Google™ has been trying to promote its social network, Google+, for months, with little to show for it. Critics don’t want to hop on yet another bandwagon, and they’re quick to point out how most of the good features of the Internet’s new social hangout already exist on Facebook. There were few reasons to prefer Google+ over Facebook; however, the ability to drag and drop contacts between circles was one such feature that Facebook fan boys wished their preferred network would incorporate. Facebook hasn’t released this ability as an official feature; nevertheless, a group of developers did get together and released it as an app.
The name is Circle Hack, and it lets you arrange Facebook lists in a manner that mimics the circle of Google+. Once you add the app to your Facebook profile, it will direct you to a page where you can drag and drop your contacts into existing lists, which makes list management a whole lot easier. Plus, you can view dozens of your Facebook friends simultaneously, which is definitely preferable to Facebook’s default list setup screen.
To create a new list, all you have to do is to drag any contact to the white “New List” circle on the bottom left. A “Create List” link enables you to give a custom name to your new list, even after you’ve added friends.
The creators of Circle Hack have also made it simple to add multiple contacts to a single list by simply selecting them. Their icons turn blue to indicate selection, and you can drag a single member to the correct list, after you finish adding all the group members, to add all members. A green notification appears when friends are successfully added to your list.
Circle Hack is a simple app with a simple interface. The clean app takes up your entire browser, and it doesn’t allow you to do anything else with your lists. For instance, you can’t delete them, even if they’re empty, from the app. Still, Circle Hack is better than nothing, and it’s one less reason to consider forsaking Facebook for Google+.