If humans are social creatures, the Mac users are the most social of all. Why? Because, Mac users use a superior OS, and superior apps.
If you’re a social Mac user and into Twitter and Facebook and Google’s Gmail, then you suffer from too-many-social-apps syndrome. Here’s a look at one app that pulls some of the pieces together (and forgets a few others).
Planet Of The Apps
Alright, maybe Mac users are not all superior. But most of us are. And we can recognize a good thing when we see it. Twitter the hot new trend. Facebook is the hot old trend. Google is your father’s search engine and gives you the mother of all email.
Wouldn’t it be nice to stop using multiple Mac apps to tweet, google, facebook, and email?
Social Pro to the rescue. Almost.
To keep it simple, what Social Pro does is what your browser already does. It combines the most popular social sites, Twitter and Facebook, with the most popular email, Google’s Gmail, and wraps them up into an affordable, usable Mac app.
This is too easy. Take a look at the basic interface. Buttons for your social apps. A button in the Menubar to see what’s happening.
It’s got to be nice to have all those social networking buttons in one location on your Mac, right?
It even does your Google account so you get Gmail and Gtalk. And Facebook chat.
You’ll like Social Pro because it brings the major social networks to a single location. It’s an inexpensive app that plays nice nice in your Mac’s Menubar.
While it doesn’t have all the social apps features, there’s enough of each to make Social Pro useful. And, of course, it’s just one app instead of two or three or more.
What’s missing? There’s no way (yet) to dig into Google +, but I’m sure that will come in the future when more people are using Google +. If you’re not going to like it it’s because it’s limited and costs money.
Wait. There’s more.
Then I got to thinking about consolidating all these social networks into an app from the Mac App Store, an app that does not cost much, but shouldn’t because there’s no try-before-you-buy option.
What my brain came up with was a super secret, multi-purpose Mac app, that does even more than Social Pro, costs less, and you already know how to use it. I opened up a Safari window, opened a tab for Twitter, one for Facebook, one for Tumblr, one for Google, and… you see where this is going, right?
As it turns out, the browser is a pretty good social app that brings in just about every social app you’ll ever need and they’re a click away. Yeah, there’s no real alert system, so your paranoia at missing out on something is likely to be fueled, but the price is right.