FACEBOOK’S NEW MATE? $0.99 | tinyurl.com/tla75-fella It seems unfathomable to pay for apps to access a service that is free, and the official app for that service is free, too. However, there is a key benefit to Fella, and that’s being able to scroll through your Facebook feed and access Messenger all in one app. Facebook all but forces mobile users to use the Messenger app to send messages, which requires either the regular Messenger app and all of the privacy compromises that go with it, or logging on to the mobile website and using Messenger with all of its privacy compromises, too. Fella is a wrapper — you log in, see your feed, and the messages icon is nestled in the row of icons at the top. Dig into the options and you can customise the appearance with different colours and textures. It’s all very snappy and easy to use since it apes Facebook, but there are a few quirks. The main one is that the app doesn’t scroll up when trying to comment, blocking the text entry box, but posting on your wall is fine. For the price, it’s possibly worth it for one convenience, but trading off for another may see you juggling between it and the mobile site.