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From Filter to Aggregation: A Look at Threadsy

Threadsy-01I’m always looking for new and interesting utilities. The Internet is a wealth of these utilities and many of them are free. In this series of blogs I’ll go over some of the best and most interesting I have found – I welcome you to go try one of them and let me know what you think!

Last month I took a look at a web application intended to primary filter information better. That application, Brizzy, is still something I use. It’s a wonderful example of wrapping around a great tool (Twitter) and creating a filter to the noise. Another major revolution (in progress, if you will) is the move towards aggregation. The definition of aggregation is:

An aggregate is a number of people or things that are being considered as a single thing

Threadsy-02And Threadsy does that incredibly well. Threadsy takes your email and social networking accounts and aggregates them all into one, single interface. The sheer number of types of mail accounts supported here are incredible, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, Google Apps, even straight up IMAP servers. Threadsy also includes support for social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The result is an interface that is truly incredible. Many shots of the interface are all over the Internet.

The clear polish of this tool is evident in many of the interface elements on display. From the support for a number of accounts, to the ability to rename mail accounts to short names to the support for multiple Twitter accounts. This is the kind of aggregation you need if you hold a number of email addresses or Twitter accounts (and really, these days, who doesn’t)? Threadsy also does some of the things Brizzly does – like the automatic expansion of short urls (like bit.ly).

Threadsy is currently an invite-only tool. You can request your invitation by providing your email address hereĀ (Note: The service is now offline). Give it a shot.