Twitter and Facebook meet Outlook

Skip the interface craziness and stay current with Twitter and Facebook using Outlook.

It's official: I think everybody is on Twitter or Facebook, and some people use both! If you have Outlook, two new add-ins make keeping up easier than ever:
  • TwInbox is for Twitter users. This free add-in lets you read new tweets and send updates and even new tweets from inside Outlook.
  • Facebook users can try FBLook for a similar experience.
Part of the fun of Twitter and Facebook is the online interface experience, which you definitely lose with both add-ins. However, if you enjoy the social interaction and don't care about the interface, one or both of these add-ins might be for you. If you use either, let us know how you like them. Tell us what works for you and what doesn't.

By Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.