I’ve been on the hunt for a social media and email aggregator for a while now. Digsby is great for quick alerts, and Inbox2 was great until it got buggy and then moved servers (actually, it’s still in the process of moving servers, several weeks on.) But I’m looking for something that displays all my social media activities and emails in one desktop app. Basically, Tweetdeck with integrated email.
Which brings me to Threadsy. Threadsy is actually an online application, much like Hootsuite, that displays all your emails (from multiple accounts) and your social media activity in one window.
Additionally, it pulls up all the social media information of a Twitter or Facebook user if they get in contact with you, including earlier tweets, images and other contact information.
Threadsy has two panels, one on the left for all your messages and emails, and one on the right for monitoring your Facebook and Twitter.
There are several things I love about Threadsy
- Twitter replies, Direct Messages, Facebook Messages and alerts all land in your ‘Inbox’, so you don’t need to run another social media application at the same time.
- It’s easy to use, with a quick setup and very little changes need.
- Having everything in one place makes your activities more streamlined, saving you time and avoiding procrastination.
- It refreshes regularly, usually within 10-30 seconds of the original accounts.
A few things that need improvement.
- Once it’s been running for a few hours, it really slows down. It’s easily fixed by closing the window and restarting it, but they’ll hopefully sort this in the future.
- In theory it picks up all the social media info of email contacts too, although I haven’t found many examples of this so far.
- I’ve got filters set up for a number of sub-folders. It gives the option to open these sub-folders, but I only seem to get a blank page when selected.
- The only social media accounts available at the moment are Facebook (not pages) and Twitter. Adding more accounts can be confusing too, as it’s often not clear which accounts a Twitter user is from.
- You can only post from one account, so it’s not an ideal option for dealing with multiple accounts.
The potential is definitely there, and I’m now using it along side Tweetdeck to keep on top of my online activities. Once it’s more suitable for multiple account usage and offers more stability, I’ll happily dump Tweetdeck and Hootsuite, and migrate across.
How do you keep on track of your online activities?