Facebook Desktop Puts Messenger-Style Notifications in the System Tray

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 24th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/24/11
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