Just thought I would stop by and share some new, well maybe not new, but none the less nifty applications.
First one is called Digsby. This is a chat program, and combines AIM, GMail, Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, ICQ, and many many more into one simple, light on the RAM, application. I have been using it for a few days, and I love it. It does what any good chat program should do, and much more.
Next one is by Mozilla, the same people that brought us Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird and the likes. Now they have ventured into the media realm with an open-source media player known as Songbird. With an interface very similar to iTunes, it adds Windows Media Player, Real Player, WinAmp, Quicktime, and even iTunes compatibility into one application. I was a little skeptical at first since it is open-source, but I am very pleased with it thus far. Currently it is only available for XP/Vista, but being open-source, I am sure OSX versions will be out very soon. One of the things that pleased me was the fact that it is universally functional with ALL mp3 players, even iPods up to 5G!!! Only ones not supported are touch and iPhone. While it is in the early stages, it shows great potential, and is once again, also very light on the RAM.
I'm trying out Songbird now- pretty cool. I like the interface. I really don't like real media player, but occasionally I need to view a .rm or .ra file, so hopefully this will do the trick. It's not detecting my itunes libraries on the network though.