Ok so we are getting closer…slow but sure. I’m testing out the TwitterFox app for Firefox (installed on my Flock browser) and so far I like it. It actually has (albeit drop-down vs. the tabbed I’ve requested and hoped and dreamed for in the past) solution to managing multiple Twitter accounts in one spot. The beauty of TwitterFox for me is that I use Flock for all my social media work and play. Since this sits nicely in the corner of my Flock browser, I don’t need to open TweetDeck or Twhirl on the side….AND with the new version of Flock that adds the Facebook notifications widget into the browser itself even though you can simultaneously look at other tabs that aren’t logged into Facebook, I’m now getting used to, and enjoying being able to check the lower-right hand corner to just see what is going on activity-wise with the tools I use all day. My only ‘con’ I’ve seen so far is that I’m totally addicted to how TweetDeck overlays 4 buttons on top of each person’s avatar. I find myself hoping all Twitter apps operate that way…oh well…not at all a showstopper for me though with TwitterFox..more of a personal nit.
The more I can do with the less apps the better and TwitterFox is pushing us another step closer.
In a perfect world I’d be able to use Flock and have a bunch of little icons on the browser’s bottom toolbar for Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, etc. that were always checking/active/displaying notifications or little indicators while I did other stuff, so that I could open one app – Flock – and see and monitor all. It’s pretty fascinating to watch it all unfold.