MultiMi for iPad is a cool new free application that makes sharing and socializing across your social networks and email accounts a breeze. Share photos, update your status, check your inboxes and read your RSS feeds… all in one safe place.
With Multimi, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends on your existing accounts. Supports Facebook, twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Google reader, Read it later, Google plus, Picasa and much more…
"I have noticed one review saying that you cant link more than one Twitter account on the Windows desktop version, this is not true of the app. I have synced my two Twitter profiles and can easily manage both at once. Like many other media ‘managers’, or dashboards, you can write one status update and push it to any selected network or to numerous networks in one swoop. Jackpot!”
A leading PC Mag has reviewed Multimi and given it four out of five stars. They mention that MultiMi is a revolutionary way to interact with social media. Along with many features that keep you in the dashboard without jumping from one service to another.
Techno Mondo recently reviewed MultiMi and had this to say:
Zbang It LTD has introduced MultiMi a handy little desktop application that takes all of your social services, like email and networks, and crams them into one place. Of course, there are many other sites and applications that claim to do the same – and they do – but not like this. Not only is MultiMi a personal social network hub – you can chat, update your status, check your calendar, and share photos and documents. Collaboration has never been easier.
The usage of social media has doubled since 2007, and with 60% of adults now using multiple social sites, the need for reducing the time that you waste has increased greatly.
The more sites you use, the more your content becomes spread far and wide and thus it becomes necessary to require some kind of control. If you were using 25 different sites, some social media, an email account or two and an instant messaging service, how much time would it take to use these sites on a daily basis? Come to that, how much time would it take to even log in to that many different sites?
Based on an average login time of 15 to 20 seconds per site on a daily basis, the average user spends a total of 14 minutes a week logging into various accounts (email, social, IM) – extrapolated out over the course of a year that’s a total of 12.1 hours wasted just logging in to your social feeds and personal accounts.
With the meteoric rise of social media looking to continue over the coming years, many people are now turning to social media aggregators to improve their efficiency online.
With this in mind, and in light of their ongoing work to make the Internet a safer and easier place to operate, AVG has now partnered with MultiMi, an aggregating tool that combines all social feeds, instant messenger, cloud storage, blog feeds and multiple email feeds into one easily-accessible personal dashboard that will save you half a day a year in wasted time.
Not only does MultiMi save you time and effort across the board, it also acts as a powerful search tool, allowing you to explore your entire digital life with ease. The software is downloaded to and runs from your PC desktop making it swift and easy to use.
Also, with the news that Facebook users are happy to add strangers as friends, safety has never been more important as we can no longer guarantee that links shared by others are trustworthy. For this reason Multimi includes AVG’s powerful LinkScanner technology to ensure that any phishing or link scams are stopped in their tracks.
Save me half a day a year AND ensure that all the links I click and share and that my personal details are kept safe? It’s a no-brainer.
MultiMi Mechanics: Inside the New Digital Life Dashboard
AVG Product Team blog write about MultiMi:
MultiMi™ is a new desktop application designed to integrate and manage a user’s digital interactions. Encompassing social media and cloud-based services as well as traditional email-based communications, MultiMi is a new connection hub for our digital lives.
So how does it work? Bringing together several communications channels into one intelligently integrated dashboard is a complex process. But the mechanics behind this process are performed by a light autonomous piece of software that knows how to EXTRACT and POST information to the services the user wants.
MultiMi works by a process of defined steps, which can be summarized as follows:
MultiMi asks what kind of connection protocol is being used e.g. IMAP etc.
MultiMi establishes the input/output parameters required to communicate
MultiMi asks what kind of authentication measures need to be met
MultiMi asks what kind of legitimate information can be exchanged
MultiMi asks what length, size and shape of data can be exchanged
MultiMi examines who is sharing this information
MultiMi then integrates and aggregates the information found into a common view
Users can, for example, drag a tweet into an email, or drop email photo attachments directly into Flickr or Picasa. MultiMi integrates multiple channels seamlessly.
The power of MultiMi stems from the simplicity of the framework behind the application itself. Its ability to integrate data in the most scalable manner sets it apart from social network aggregators; all the information is brought together, digested and presented in a way that allows the user to move data around in a more manageable manner than if it were standing alone.
Taking control of content – empowering users MultiMi’s connection with AVG makes a lot of sense. As users open their doors to what is effectively a massive throng of guests all at once (i.e. potentially unchecked pieces of information flowing from numerous social media and communication channels) AVG LinkScanner® security technology is in place to give users the peace of mind that any links they click will have been scanned for safety beforehand.
Each individual service or ‘element’ (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc.) needs to be temporally ‘interrogated’ so that MultiMi can ask what the legitimate time frames to communicate with that service are. Conversely, MultiMi also allows the user to specify the frequency at which they receive communication from each element.
Eidan Apelbaum, CEO of Zbang It, says that users generally demand simplicity (99% of the population does, at least). However, more technically savvy users often want to have more interaction; although most applications come with default settings that many users accept, some users still want to customize their experiences with these apps. MultiMi gives the latter group the opportunity to tweak settings to suit their needs.
“We can modify the MultiMi application during its live runtime at the back end so if Facebook (or another element) suddenly starts to offer a modified service at some level, we can adapt to build this new update’s requirements into MultiMi’s live service in real time,” says Apelbaum.
MultiMi’s power is derived from its simplicity, as well as its ability to handle complex interaction technologies and manage them intuitively to present a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.
AVG Technologies write about the launch of MultiMi.
AVG is proud to announce the launch of MultiMi, an innovative new free desktop app that makes sharing and socializing across your email accounts and social networks a breeze. Chat, swap photos, follow feeds, update your status, check your inboxes and calendar all in one place.
Social networking is playing an increasingly important role in our methods of communication and there is a seemingly endless array of social networks and platforms to choose from. MultiMi is designed to be comprehensive, yet simple, allowing you to keep track of everything moving in your digital world without all the muddle of multiple logins and hopping from tab to tab (or, even worse, from window to window).
Stay connected MultiMi combines all your digital content, including email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube accounts, in one place. With drag-and-drop content sharing across multiple platforms, sending around holiday photos, great new tracks and hilarious cat videos couldn’t be easier. MultiMi has fully integrated real-time chat and Twitter feedsso that you can chat and follow what’s hot from the comfort and security of your desktop.
Stay organized Never miss an event with a calendar that integrates events and dates from across your social networks. MultiMi also syncs your contacts from every platform making sure that you’ve got the power to talk to anyone at any time. Never lose a post, link, attachment or email with MultiMi’s integrated and powerful search tool that allows you to search across all your networks, tabs, and the
Stay secure MultiMi helps keep online nasties at bay with the fully integrated AVG LinkScanner® giving you peace of mind that any links that land on your doorstep have been checked for unwanted surprises. Download MultiMi for free and leave repeated logins and bouncing between browser tabs behind. Just download, install and connect. If only everything was this easy.
MultiMi™: a new personal social media dashboard – see it to believe it?
J.R. Smith, CEO for AVG Technologies writes about how his first hand experience with MultiMi brought the internet.
I remember the first time someone explained the iPod to me. “Sounds like a Walkman,” I thought.
Or when I first read about the coming of today’s digital 3-D. “I saw Jaws 3-D and that was more than enough 3-D for me.”
To fully appreciate the iPod or digital 3-D, I had to experience them firsthand. And in both instances, I was completely blown away.
I know many people felt this way, and I think they’ll feel the same way about MultiMi™ , a free social media desktop app that provides a truly revolutionary way to stay connected with your digital life.
This isn’t yet another social network. This is a truly unique offering that makes it easy to surf, connect, share and collaborate with everyone, anywhere.
Chat, swap photos, follow feeds, update your status, access files on the PC and in the cloud, check your inboxes and calendar… MultiMi lets you do all of this and more from one powerful place, safely and securely.
But MultiMi isn’t an aggregator that overwhelms you with information. It’s an integrator that intuitively blends digital content in with your digital life—or lives.
Do you ever feel that keeping up with your personal, work and other communication streams a constant juggling act? With MultiMi, you can view, search, share and interact across all your accounts. Drag-and-drop emails into a tweet. Post email attachments directly to Flickr or upload Google Docs with an automatic link within an email. MultiMi makes the Internet what it’s supposed to be—easy.
History is littered with inventions that wowed us and then whipped us. We loved recording our favorite TV shows on the VCR, but we couldn’t figure out how to set the clock. The office copier was supposed to save time, but any time saved was wasted on fixing paper jams.
The Internet too has added complexity to our lives. It’s no coincidence that Real Simple magazine was launched in 2000. Lifehacker - five years later. The web gives us more information and opportunities, but also more decisions to make. Life in the home and office have become one. With mobile phones we can stay connected anytime, which for many means all the time. It can leave us stressed and relationships strained.
With MultiMi, the Internet can be useful again. And our digital lives, more manageable.
But you really do have to see it to believe it.
Please check out MultiMi and be sure to share your experience with us here. I’d love to hear from you.