Yoono as a Twitter Client

Yoono is free software that allows you to connect and share with all your social networks and instant messaging services in one place. I’ve tried a lot of other applications that brought together my social web activities, like Pidgin (only Instant messaging), Digsby (very nice and more than only IM, but not portable) and Tweetdeck – beautiful UI, but, again, not portable and designed almost exclusively for Twitter.

When I discovered Yoono, life became worth living, or at least: I grokked finally how useful Twitter could be as a social dashboard, while still giving me the opportunity to IM and to share films and pictures. It is available as a Firefox add-on, that works fine with my desktop-version of Firefox, but for some arcane reasons didn’t talk with my portable Firefox. No problem, there is also a Portable desktop-version.

The desktop version has the “Discovery” feature for related websites and more, like the good old “Juice“- add-on (that isn’t compatible with Firefox > 3.5), so this feature is not available when I’m at my work. 🙁
well, you can’t always get what you want. 🙂

Via CrunchBase:

Yoono develops products designed to simplify social life on the web by centralizing all social networks and instant messaging in a single browser sidebar or desktop app. Yoono’s sidebar enables users to get friend updates automatically wherever they are on the web and update their status instantly across Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other social networks. Yoono also shows users personalized recommendations for related websites, products, videos, and more based on the page they are viewing. Users can share these discoveries with their friends via their social networks or IM clients.

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