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Facebook Desktop Puts Messenger-Style Notifications in the System Tray

If you want to keep up on your friends’ Facebook activity but you hate keeping a tab open for Facebook, Facebook Desktop parks Facebook updates and a quick-reply function right in the system tray.

Facebook Desktop is an Adobe Air-based notifier that gives you simple access to updates as they occur and in replay mode (if you’ve stepped away from your desk for a moment). You can also post updates to your wall. To reply to the updates of your friends, double click the entry as it pops up; you’ll be directed to the actual post on Facebook as Facebook Desktop has no built-in reply tool.

Facebook Desktop is free and works wherever Adobe Air does.

Facebook Desktop [Adobe Air Marketplace via Digital Inspiration]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/24/11

Comments (1)

  1. Pat Man

    Much better idea IMO, use Pidgin and XMPP…

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