If you’ve used Facebook or Twitter, or, heaven forbid, both– then you know what I mean.
If you haven’t experienced withdrawal symptoms when you’re away from Facebook, then you’ll probably like two Mac apps that can increase your social media experience right from the privacy of your Mac’s probably already overcrowded Menubar.
First up for you Mac folks who can’t get enough inane, banal, non-human social contact is Tab for Google+ Pro. The jury may still be out on Google+ ability to compete with Facebook, but if you’re game or just plain lonely, give it a try.
Tab for Google+ Pro lives in the Menubar and gives you one-click access to everything you need that’s wonderful about Google+ (bear with me; I’m not used to stretching the truth).
All you need is a click away, including integrated chat, sound alerts, and nearly full screen mode (as well as a mini-unified mode) so you can access one of Google’s soon-to-be-huge social failures.
On the other hand, since you’re using Facebook or Twitter or both, you’re probably looking for the latest in thing among social misfits and addicts. That would be Pin Pro for Pinterest, this week’s social media craze, and the world’s largest online pinboard.
Residing in your Mac’s Menubar, Pin Pro for Pinterest gives you one-click access to check on Pinterist, upload photos, and a customizable hot key so you don’t even have to use the trackpad or mouse.
Also built in is full screen for OS X Lion users, a resizable window if you don’t want to follow the full screen crowd, and mobile mode which gives you the minimum view of Pinterest without using a browser window.
As an added bonus, and because your Menubar is limited in space but can always use one more app, improve your Facebook reaction time with MenuTab Pro for Facebook. What is it? Yep. You guessed correctly. It’s yet another Mac Menubar app that brings Facebook right to you without a browser to intervene.
All these social media sites have a few things in common. They take up a lot of time and reduce your personal productivity. On top of that, it seems as if each social site requires an individual app for access.
Why not just use a browser window? How selfish. Using a free browser to engage in social media just wouldn’t help stimulate the economy.