Just when I find a Mac app that does Facebook the way I like, Facebook becomes totally 1999. It’s a yesteryear social phenomenon. The only problem is that everyone we know is on Facebook; friends, family, fellow employees. And almost nobody we know is using Google +.
Maybe Google needs a few apps like the one we use that makes it easier to use Facebook than Google +.
Put Facebook Where It Belongs
Can you say, Mac Menubar? With half a dozen to a dozen apps open on my Mac’s screen during the day and night, screen clutter becomes a problem. Worse, browser windows are scattered everywhere. Where did I put that Facebook window?
FaceTab came to my rescue. This is an extremely inexpensive Mac app that sits in the Menubar, constantly checking Facebook for updates, always a click away so you can respond when you’re ready. But don’t let the location (Menubar) or the size of the pop down window fool you. There’s plenty happening with another click.
FaceTab monitors Facebook in real time, so you don’t even need the browser version; simply toggle between the quick ‘n easy pop down version onscreen to the full sized desktop layout version.
Inside is, well, Facebook. Chat. News. Profile. Inbox. Photos. Pages. Events. Notifications. Even Groups.
Update status with a click. Like with a click. Poke. Tag photos. View Facebook videos. All from a single click and without the clutter of the browser window.
In simpler terms, FaceTab is an app for Facebook. The FaceTab Menubar icon will change colors depending on what’s happening. Press the FaceTab hot key and the pop down mobile window is displayed. Click to toggle to the full sized app window.
As much as I like FaceTab, it’s missing one very usable feature. The notifications are too subtle. Stick Growl notifications in there and you’ve got something special.