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Twitterrific 3.0 – Latest version of one of the most popular Twitter clients for OS X, now with improved handling for direct and personal messages, as well as ad support (or optional $14.95 registration). For a free and ad-free alternative, many people are using the Adobe AIR-powered Snitter these days, though I personally had some memory issues with it.
Let Them Self-Serve – That’s the idea behind YouBookIn, an online appointment and customer management system that lets your clients schedule their own meetings with you and captures all the info you need to call them back and even charge them via PayPal. You even get a micro-site to promote yourself. Reminds me of Acuity Scheduling, which we looked at a while back.
Who Says OpenID is Useless? – I was just complaining that social networks aren’t leveraging OpenID, and along comes EnThinnai to prove me wrong. Looks like they’re mostly in the technology proving stage at the moment, with some interesting ideas but no critical mass of users yet. But if you join, anyone with an OpenID can be your buddy.
But What if I Don’t Want to Talk to My Neighbors? – YourStreet is a news aggregation site that tracks thousands of news sources and blogs, looks for locations in stories, and then plots them on Google Maps. It sense your location when you visit and shows you the local news, and lets you join conversations about it with other local members. (And if you don’t want to talk to the neighbors, you can override the IP-sensed location and tell it to show you the news from somewhere else instead).
New and Improved – ProjectSpaces, an online project management application that we looked at a while ago, has launched a batch of enhancements. These include more customization, nicer icons, more RSS, better exports, hierarchical task lists, and more. They’ve lowered the pricing too.