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With all the fancy (and sometimes useless) online social applications and tools, it is becoming more and more cumbersome to just even quickly check up on things. Check your friends’ photo’s in Flickr, see their Facebook updates, see if you got mail, etc…

How many of us that are proficient on the web only have one (1) e-mail address? Congratulations, you’re a minority! You’re usually on Hotmail, because you need the MSN network for all your friends, you of course have a Gmail account coz that’s the best webmail service, you have a Yahoo account for Flickr, etc…

On top of that, you like to chat, and very often via several protocols: MSN, Google Talk or Jabber for the more professional environment, specialized groups on IRC, …

Surely you have experienced first-hand that keeping track of all these things takes a lot of time, and is not very exciting to do (visit the site, log in, check status, log out, NEXT, …). Wouldn’t it be great to just have one application (preferably installed on your local machine, so it’s fast), where you can do all of that? OF COURSE IT WOULD ! Unless you get payed to check all your private stuff at work; in that case, surf along.

I recently came across a small application called digsby, which is still being developed (currently in private beta) and tries to deliver all of the above. I tried it out already, and it does look very promising.
If you’re still reading, you’re probably interested. In that case, I suggest you click the link down below, and send them an e-mail to get an invite code, so you can try for yourself. They go more into detail on their homepage, so do like clickety clickety right away…

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Oh, by the way: I’m writing this post from within the latest installation of the Flock web browser. Never heard of it? Congratulations, you’re not (yet) a minority. But it does look like the combination Flock + digsby could work wonders for one’s busy online social life.

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Flock 0.5.11 Released

Wow! Just wow.

It’s only a tiny improvement version number-wise, but a huge improvement in features/functionality/completeness. If you’re a regular blogger, like I have become lately, this is just wonderful. You really need to check this out. I can use a lot of words, like so: “blogging with ease: with the topbar, you can browse your Flickr account with literally two mouse clicks. Or browse Technorati tags in it. Or even better: use it as a shelf, copying pieces of text from other sites, and then pasting them into your blog post”.

But I’d rather you check the ‘demos’ out on this blog. Click on the pictures, they will open a GIF and show you how easy it is to blog in Flock, and manage your Flickr account.

Bear in mind that this is still a developer release, meaning that it is not a finished product. It may crash and it may simply not work. It is meant to give an impression of what will be possible with Flock.

I wish Flock 1.0 was already here 🙂

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