Wish you all happy holidays. During the last three months, a lot has happened:
Twitter has stopped its third-parties clients.
Or let’s say that they severely modified their API policy. Personally, I think Twitter has made a big mistake here. I’m pretty sure that there are a lot like me that hate the Twitter official website or phone application:
- Using multiple accounts is painful.
- Accessing lists is difficult.
- Memorizing the timeline position is almost not available.
- But I like its push updates – I don’t mean notifications only. And I think it’s the only application that enables you to manage ads.
TweetDeck was the trigger to my love of Twitter. It’s an old client that was doing the tweeting job in a way better than the official application itself. Twitter bought it later and kept it as web application only. They killed its mobile version. It’s still handy though for managing multiple accounts.
Other famous clients were: Tweetings, Flamingo, Talon, Plume, and Janetter.
HootSuite is the only application I know that has no limitations imposed by Twitter. But the mobile application itself is very limited comparing to its web version. It’s meant mainly for companies that have multiple accounts on multiple networks where they assign posting and follow ups to different persons. Thus, its subscription is very expensive.
Google is to stop G+
It has the best of Twitter and Facebook but it turned more into communities lately. It’s going to be shut down on Aug. 31, 2019.
Microsoft removed OneNote from Desktop Office 2019
It’s still available on Windows Store as a stand alone universal application but this is limited comparing to the desktop version. OneNote 2016 is going to be supported for one or two years more I believe.
Evernote dismissed some of its important employees.
Well, some read this as a bad news for Evernote and some argue it might be a good start. To be honest, I don’t think it’s easy to compete with MS OneNote and Apple Note.
Flickr has officially been merged into SumgMug now
Yet we are still able to login using our Yahoo’s credentials, Flickr is part of SumgMug’s pricing policy. The good news is that, at least, it’s still alive! However, their plans are expensive considering the free or low pricing competitors, i.e, Google, OneDrive, and Apple Photos
We said goodby to Charles Aznavour
We lost a big talent in music… May his soul rest in peace. May the peace reign in France and all World too.
As for me, life has been very busy lately so I apologize for being a way for three months 🙂
16 thoughts on “So, it’s been a while…”
I’ve wondered about you, I haven’t seen you in a long while! Good to see you, Mohanad! 🙂
Thank you very much. Good to see you too, Penny. Missed all the things here 🙂
Welcome back, dear friend! I hope all is well in your world. Big hugs!!
Thank you very much, my dear friend Linda. Things are much better… I really you miss you all 🙂
Good to have you back!
Thank you very much, Nick. The pleasure is all mine to be here again
Thanks for sending this post. I have been away so long myself. Dec 14th was the year anniversary of my husband’s sudden passing and I am still trying to get back on track. I’ve moved and there are boxes everywhere just sorta like my life. I know I should have been blogging through all this but I just didn’t have the heart. Thanks for reminding me I have friends out there and I need to check in on them. Have a blessed day.
Dear Darlene, I’m sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. Being in touch with good friends is usually very helpful. Here, we have a lot of those good friends. Writing also is always of a help… If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.
I was wondering where you vanished off to. Welcome back!
Thank you very much, William. I vanished for a while but honestly, getting back to writing and following all of your posts here was always in my thoughts. Life is just not that easy 🙂
Welcome back and thanks for the updates which are interesting.
Thank you very much, my friend. Glad you enjoyed this short updates 🙂
Very interesting Please read my first post
Thank you Rajanisingh. Yes, I like your blog. Thank you for letting me know about it 🙂
Great to see you back and hope 2019 is a brilliant year for you!
Best wishes for you and your family too, dear Nilla. Thank you