I am all for time saving ideas and things that will enable me to be more productive. When you put productivity and the web together you get loads of great online tools which excite the hell out of me!
This new tool might not come into this category directly but the idea is the same… it is honestly… or am I just getting over excited again? No! This tool brings IM, Email and Social Networks together into one simple, easy to use application. Digsby is the answer! I have been looking for something like this for a while now. I have tried many applications that claim to deal with multi IM clients but this one is a winner… it also checks twitter and facebook and displays a nice little bubble popup on the desktop.
It does save time because I don’t have to login to check facebook and twitter updates are shown to me on the screen so I can keep track of what people are ‘tweeting’ about… to list a couple.
The one thing that is going to be interesting to watch is the integration with facebook IM. I suspect that the user of facebook IM is limited at the moment as you have to be in a browser to use it. However Digsby enables you to use the facebook IM in a application… giving you the ability to manage one contact list (your facebook contacts) and automatically have them in your IM client. One to watch!
Try it out and let me know what you think!