As Apple’s Mac App Store takes root and spreads throughout Macland, we’ll see a trend similar to that of the iPhone App Store. More apps. Lower prices. More apps that do less.
How much less? It’s probably related to the price. You get what you pay for. Here’s one of those inexpensive one-trick ponies that caught my eye this weekend.
Facebook, Hidden In Shadows
Facebook is everywhere. With over half-a-billion users, it seems as if everyone is on Facebook, friending and unfriending, stalking, chasing, or keeping in touch.
Mac and Windows PC users love Facebook and Facebook returns the love by giving out personal information when you least expect it.
Or, so the story goes. I keep Facebook strictly within the family and friends.
But, if I’m willing to give up the cost of a single Pampers or Huggies for my smallest toddler, I can have Facebook on my Mac in a whole new way.
Yes, boys and girls, guys and gals, your friends and unfriended alike can have their Facebook page staring back from within your Mac’s Desktop using faceTop.
With Facebook getting so much static by hoarding and then giving away private information, the way Facebook looks back at you is kind of creepy.
It’s a Facebook page, presumably yours, if you’re so inclined to part with almost $2-dollars, instead of donating to my West Coast Diaper Fund™, staring at you from somewhere out there.
It looks like your Facebook friends and family are caught between two parallel universes, fading in and out, in and out.
faceTop updates in the background so all you have to do is to hit the Hotkey that hides everything so you can see the Facebook image on the Desktop and get the latest updates.
faceTop can display the Titlebar, has a scrollbar option, lets you move it around and resize the Facebook page, features an active chat room, and comes forward to read, and fades into outer space when you don’t need it.
faceTop is the kind of Mac app, available only from Apple’s new Mac App Store, that might be a glimpse of the future of Mac apps—one-trick ponies of dubious value but at the price of pocket change.