Geeky/Programming Product Reviews

Pownce: really needed?

Yesterday I got an invite to Pownce ( Pownce is the next thing from Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg. It is an application that works on the web and desktop. You can send messages, links, files to your friends and to public. It is kind of like twitter but with more options, and there is the desktop aspect.


The desktop app is written on top of AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) – which is in experimental beta right now, which kind of sucks, but yeah, it works. One thing that I really don’t like, is that you can’t minimize the app to the systray, its open, or closed. Doesn’t seem like their are many options in the app as well. Basically a suped up flash app that runs on your desktop.

I have some friends on there, that I invited, that really aren’t my friends (that is the way I got an invite) – I have a couple invites left if someone that I would actually send stuff to would like one.

This app reminds me of an app I started a while ago, PeTuPe – to share files and such with your friends (which maybe one day I will just make and complete it). Just another p2p app/IM client. I don’t see any real benefit at this point, but maybe something more will come out of it.

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By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

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