bTittleTattle: A Friendfeed Desktop Application


sobees Sobees, a desktop application maker, has jumped on the Friendfeed API application bandwagon.

Today, they released their Friendfeed desktop application entitled "bTittleTattle". It’s a standalone app that is apart of their bSuite applications, but does not require a beta invite.


No Hassle Sign In

To sign into the app, all you need is your friendfeed login name (case-sensitive) and a friendfeed remote key. Be sure to adjust the update time meter at the bottom of the app. Once you’ve done this, the application loads about 6 items at a time.



To see comments and likes on an item, simply move your mouse over an item and a sidebar will slide out displaying the comments and likes for the item. You also have the option of making the font bigger and adding more space between each item, which will be necessary every time you enlarge the font. However, these settings do not apply to the comment and likes box.

A great feature that Sobees has incorporated is the ability to filter not only by service,but also by text and users! You can find all the search methods at the top of the application. Towards the bottom of the application are left and right arrows that allow you to cycle through pages of items.


Not only can you see comments, but you can reply back to an item and like an item by clicking on the speech bubble and smiley face right inside of Sobees. The application can also display youtube videos and images. And though you can see images in bTittleTattle, you cannot play a video via the application.

The application comes with 3 different color schemes you can choose from: the standard green scheme (pictured above), a white scheme, and a red scheme.


One Of A Kind

While bTittleTattle could definitely gain some ground while we all drool over Alert Thingy previews, I was more concerned with CPU usage. It turns out that it’s actually not hard on your memory, though I can’t say the same for the rest of the bSuite. All in all, it just might keep me from visiting the Friendfeed homepage so often.

bTittleTattle is built in WFP and runs on Windows Vista / XP. It requires .NET 3.5. It will be available as sobees module but we decided to also release it as standalone application, just like we did for bTweets.

bTweets is their Twitter desktop application.

  • J. Phil

    I dunno.. that interface looks like it grabs a lot of real estate in the name of “cuteness”.. Well, wouldn't hurt to try it!

  • J. Phil

    BTW, now that I signed up for Disqus, I think I'll add it to my site!

  • Corvida

    It really doesn't take up all that much space. I promise!

  • Corvida

    Yes!! Disqus FTW! You won't regret it!

  • Marshall Kirkpatrick

    Windows!! Why are all the cool kids on Windows?? Have some sympathy for those of us silly enough to have bought Macs and make this an AIR app, please!

    BTW, great find Corvida!

  • Corvida

    lol I'll relay the message to the developer and let know if it'll be ported
    to other platforms too.

  • J. Phil

    Ok, got it working.. it integrates really nicely with my site!

  • Corvida

    I saw your post about it earlier!

  • Glenn Slaven

    Nice scoop! Where did you hear about this?

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  • Glenn Slaven

    Nice – insider info!

  • Corvida

    The Sobees developer emailed me about it. I've been using their suite for a
    while now, though it's been acting funny lately.

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  • Franklin

    This is excellent. I will have to try it.

  • jeffisageek

    I dont know I just dont think I can get excited about this one. just the look of it really doesnt do anything for me. I think I will wait for the next app :) good post though!

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  • martinj

    *argh* my eyes are bleeding…
    Long time since I saw an interface that were so ugly.

  • Corvida

    lol is it really that bad? I guess I have a preference for shiny apps. They
    do have 2 other themes though and the white scheme is much more…easy on
    the eyes. :)

  • martinj

    I might exaggerated it a little. But still can't stand a UI that waste pixels on extremely large borders/ window form creating “dead space”. And creating custom looking controls that doesn't blend very well with normal applications are just plain stupid.

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  • jigarme

    Is bTT .NET application (WPF) or is it Adobe Air app ?

  • jigarme

    Is bTT .NET application (WPF) or is it Adobe Air app ?

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