This post is just a quick research into the different apps that attempt to unify all of the different social websites. I just want one place to read the updates and one place to publish updates/thoughts.
For me, these are the sites that are on my radar:
Ok, so that’s the idea. Here’s some applications that I found:
The interface looks cool. It has multiple columns and you can add filters to show what you want in each column. The only problem is that it seems limited to just one Twitter Account and/or one Facebook account. Here’s the setting screen, and I don’t see where you can add anything else:
This option looks pretty cool too. They have a desktop app, browser app, and an iPhone app. (What about Android?) But, they don’t list Google Plus and Diaspora on their supported services list:
This option looks very promising because of the extension support. I couldn’t find any list of supported services, but it sounds like you could write an extension to support a new one if needed. It is a desktop app with versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
This project is an open source Linux desktop client. It came preinstalled on my latest Ubuntu installation, so I will probably play with it the most. It also doesn’t have Google Plus or Diasport, so I need to do some research there.
I will have to report back if I find a solution that works well for me. In the meantime, can you help? Please comment if you have some a useful tool or method that helps you keep up with the “social” world.