Archive for July, 2009

Review of Skimmer

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Skimmer is a Twitter/Facebook/Flickr/Youtube Adobe Air app. The idea behind it is great, but after using it for a few days it has proven not to be the solution I was looking for. First, I like to have the feed stay where I left off so I can continue to read new updates later. Most apps will do this if you scroll down a post. Skimmer did this as well… sometimes. Other times it would jump right back to the top after a new post was received. I could live with this, however, after using it for a few days it stopped updating. It went for almost a day without receiving any updates, even when I manually hit the refresh button. This is a huge problem.

Overall, I like Skimmer and what it is trying to do. It is just needs some more work to make it more reliable. I will be going back to Twhirl. I just can’t seem to find anything I like better.