Our kids, on the other hand, can’t spell RSS. What we’ve been looking for is a single Mac app that lets us connect everywhere we want to be.
How To Be A Mac Socialite
For the most part, I’m not a fan of all-in-one apps. Apps that do 27 functions, none of them as well as a standalone, dedicated app. Socialite might be different.
It’s a single Mac app that connects to a variety of social sites online. Facebook and Twitter. Reddit and Digg. Flickr and Google Reader. That’s right. All those in one app.
It works. Mostly. But not always. But if you’re online often, Socialite is a big time saver. Everything is on a single app screen, and each element is a click away.
Socialite gives you Facebook profiles and status, each with a click. You’ll be able to check status, view photos, and update your own with a click.
The Twitter component features a Quick Send pop up window, multiple account support, and typical basic features such as retweet and lists, but you can also save searches. URL shortening? Yep.
Flickr lets you view your friends or family uploads, leave comments, and upload images. The Digg function simply lets you browse around for news items in different categories.
Google Reader syncs with, well, Google Reader and features an easy to use interface with sharing capability for articles. There’s also Socialite’s RSS Reader, just in case you don’t want to give any more information to Google.
All things considered, Socialite is a better, more efficient way to stay connected than opening up half a dozen browser windows and managing all the complexity, but each component falls short of the features from each social service. It’ll depend on which you prefer. A standalone app. A bunch of open browser windows. Or, a single app that does a little of everything.