Pokki: Put Gmail, Facebook and Twitter on your Taskbar
Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:03 PM
Give Pokki a try by downloading any of the featured Pokkies from their homepage.
Here is a screenshot of some of the featured Pokkies:
Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:04 PM
Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:56 PM
The developers make use of a "dirty trick". Pokki is designed so that it is always the first app right behind the start button. Proof? Ok, see the attached picture.
This is done by programatically extending the area that the start buttons sits in, enlarging it to the size of the start button + whatever Pokki apps you may have installed. You can see this by seeing the graphics discoloration between the pokki/start button area, and my next in line, real, pinned taskbar icon.
Let me make one thing real. Webapps are not real apps. If it cant be nativly compiled, then your wasting your time. But thats just my line of thought as a serious, freelance developer.
Anyway, Pokki needs to add in some code that lets it be dragged and dropped away from the start button. It is useful, Oh My Yes. Does it need more work? OMG Yes.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:57 PM
^ Those are IE9 pinned websites, but Pokki is different. You don't have to use your browser with Pokkies.
What's the difference? Each opens a window on your desktop, and each give notifications of activity.
Faster and smoother. Has notifications in the icons and a very good gmail account switcher built in.