Present Brings A Higher Model Of Fb To The Mac Desktop
A just lately launched app referred to as Present turns Fb right into a native software for the Mac desktop. The app provides an alternative choice to recurrently (or maybe obsessively?) checking the Fb website in an open browser tab, with help for Fb Messenger, photographs, movies, customizable notifications, and extra.
Present is successfully a alternative for utilizing Fb by way of the browser, creator Scott Kyle explains. Kyle beforehand labored at Apple on iOS WebKit and iAd frameworks, so he is aware of somewhat one thing about Apple’s design aesthetic and that exhibits in Present.
With Present, Fb feels virtually like a part of the Mac OS X consumer interface, with a shortcut in Mac’s menu bar for accessing your buddy listing, inbox and notifications. The app additionally allows you to customise these notifications so you’ll be able to reduce distractions whereas you’re making an attempt to work. And once you’re prepared to reply, every dialog pops out into its personal window, permitting you to tug it round your desktop and place it anyplace you want.
The Messenger expertise helps group chat and stickers and entry to your “Different” inbox – such as you would have in case you have been searching Fb on the internet.
You can even come out photograph albums and swipe by means of them, in addition to come out movies, permitting you to observe when you do different issues. In the meantime, the app’s constructed-in Fb browser allows you to nonetheless take pleasure in browsing via Fb, however in a devoted app that helps tabs – and it enables you to return to the place you have been final within the feed, so that you’ll by no means need to lose your home.
As for why anybody would wish a devoted app for Fb on their Mac? Properly, should you’re not bought on the app’s little touches just like the pop-out albums, for instance, there’s the additional advantage of nonetheless being related with your folks with out regularly getting sucked into the Fb expertise and losing time. Shopping Fb on the internet may be a type of issues that may eat away at your day, and may kill your productiveness. Some customers even get so fed up with the distraction of Fb and the “drama” of all of it, they briefly droop their Fb account.
Present provides an alternative choice. With chat, notifications and pal requests within the menu bar and Mac OS X Notification Middle, you’ll be able to keep in contact with out having to continuously examine in on Fb.
The app is a $2.ninety nine obtain on the Mac App Retailer.