Alert Thingy is a popular FriendFeed desktop application that has been around for quite some time. Check out our head-to-head comparison of Alert Thingy and twhirl. In it we discuss Alert Thingy’s nicer formatting, comment features, theme support, posting to FriendFeed and Twitter directly from the client without using two separate windows, and more. Alert Thingy is definitely one of the best in this bunch.
bTT has a few irritants while installing – it requires .NET Framework 3.5 and during startup it will take a minute or so ‘authenticating the application.’ If you can stand these, the rest is a breeze. The application allows you to comment and like an entry without leaving the main application window. You can show or hide comments and filter entries by number of likes or comments. There is a black theme and a paper theme as well. I also just love the way the application flips itself between the settings page and the main application window.
Feedalizr brings in some interesting features like uploading videos from your webcam to your FriendFeed stream directly from Feedalizr, posting pictures to Flickr, and more. It also has impressive tab features including opening a new tab when you click on a friend’s name or icon to show entries from that particular friend. The application’s design is neat and very smooth – definitely among the best in this collection.