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Threadsy: One (thread) for all and all (threads) in one!

  • Nov 9, 2009
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Communication overload!

"I didn't get your message!  Did you send it on Twitter or write it on my Facebook wall or send me a Facebook message?  Did you send it to my GMail or my Yahoo?  I hope you didn't send it to the old aol or hotmail accounts.  Let me log into EVERYTHING and see if I can find it."

Do you ever have moments like this?  I used to, but now thanks to Threadsy those days are far behind me.  I get all of email as well as feeds from Twitter and Facebook in one browser window.  Heck, I can even instant message with Google Chat. 

*end cheesy commercial* 

Sorry for the commercial, but there are no good videos of Threadsy out there in YouTube-land.  OK, now for the review.

Threadsy is currently in private beta, but I came across a blog/review that had some available invites and I was able to snag one.  I have been hooked ever since.  If my computer is on one of my browser tabs has Threadsy running on it.


Obviously, you need to take a few minutes to setup Threadsy once you're in.  You can put in your username and password for the following supported services:
  • AOL
  • GMail and Google apps
  • Hotmail
  • Yahoo!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
I put in GMail, my own domain's Google Apps email, Twitter and Facebook with no problem.  


The main layout is spread into two windows: the Inbound and the Unboud.
  • Inbound is where you see all of you emails and direct messages on Facebook and Twitter
  • Unbound is where you see all Facebook status updates and Tweets for people whom you follow.
In the Inbound you can see ALL of your messages in one list.  There are icons so you can tell which account they came from.  You can also filter your messages so that you are only looking at one account at a time. 

If you click on a specific message in the Inbound you will see information about the person who sent it to you in the Unbound window.

(see YouTube video at the end for a visual display of the layout)


Sending outgoing messages is just as easy.  You can choose to reply right from a message or start fresh with "New Message".  You can send from any of your email accounts.  You can add attachements and do some text formatting right there.

For Twitter and Facebook Status Updates, go to the top of the Unbound window and just start typing.  You can add links and have the auto-shortened.  I'd like to seem them add in TwitterPic so that you can include pictures right in this window.


I love the search feature.  This is a real benefit of a unified message depot.  I can now search all of my messages in one spot.  If I put Lunch into search, I will get see emails from lunch.com, Facebook and Twitter messages containing the word "lunch" and maybe even that email inviting me to lunch that I forgot about.


Keep in mind that this is a beta product.  With that in mind, I have the following issues:
  • I have to refresh the page sometimes to get new messages or to get the Facebook tab to appear.
  • Contrary to the name, the messages aren't "Threaded".  I'd love to be able to open one message and see the entire conversation.
  • There doesn't seem to be a system wide Twitter search.
These small issues do not stop me from loving Threadsy, even in it's testing phase.  If you want to get in on the action go to the website and sign up for the beta & follow them on twitter (www.twitter.com/threadsy)

Communication In Control

"Really, you sent the address to me?  You don't remember where?  No problem.  Let me fire up Threadsy in the 'ole browser and I'll search for it.  There it is!  I'll just go ahead an Tweet it out and change my Facebook status while I'm up in here"

*end second cheesey commercial*

Hey...you made it to the end, so I have special treat for you.  Threadsy has allowed me to post a link so that YOU can sign up right now...no need to wait for invite: http://bit.ly/25dudA
OK, here's the video I told you about.  Don't blame me, it's the only one I could find:
Threadsy: One (thread) for all and all (threads) in one! Threadsy: One (thread) for all and all (threads) in one!

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December 21, 2011
Digital organization is the thing of the future.
February 20, 2011
Great write-up, Jeff! This sounds so incredibly handy in this digital age we all live in and I always have communication overload- where DID I red that?
February 21, 2011
Thanks! It's still not perfect, but I think 2011 is the year we see some real digital organization.
February 16, 2010
"I'd love to be able to open one message and see the entire conversation." Hi Jeff, may I suggest you try Silentale? Silentale does thread your tweets, emails and social network messages into one unified conversation + gives you a 360° view of your contacts across networks with their different profiles and the number of messages of all kind you exchanged with them. We currently support Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Apps, all Imap and Pop emails, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. If you want to keep track of your contacts and conversation WHEREever and WHENever they happened, Silentale is made for you. We are currently in private beta but I'll be happy to send you one or more invite codes if you're interested. Laurence (@lbret) from Silentale
January 08, 2010
This is an outstanding review. I cannot believe I was unaware of this site. I see many many young folks taking advantage of this portal-esque approach to digital organization. I'm heading over to check it out now! Thanks bunches brother!
December 18, 2009
Good review....communication overload, indeed!
November 16, 2009
I'll have to agree with @MelissaAq, I need this, NOW! For different reasons though. Mostly because I am trying to run a household, a baby-turning-toddler, and 4 part time jobs all at once! Thanks so much for the review and the link :)
November 16, 2009
I hope the link still worked. Let me know if it gives you a problem and I'll email my *source*! :D Enjoy the threadsy!!
November 16, 2009
It worked great, thanks!
November 10, 2009
I need this. Right now. My boyfriend and I never bicker but when we do its because "you never answered where we're going to dinner when I Google-chatted with you! I don't understand because it SAYS you were linked with AOL instant messenger AND you should have gotten a receipt in your Gmail inbox!! What do you mean 'you never got it'? THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!" Oh, the internet! Seriously though, thanks for the review!
November 16, 2009
Melissa - did you ever get to try Threadsy? Lemme know if you liked it or not. BETTER - write up a review! :D
November 10, 2009
here's a good overview video of threadsy from Techcrunch 50: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2168488
November 10, 2009
Thanks! That's a good overview, but probably too long. I can't believe that no one has put one together yet. Do I have to do it myself??? :)
November 10, 2009
DS, I'd love to see you do a review of Threadsy!

JD, do it.  Remember to make it cheese-infused!
November 10, 2009
Whoa, look at you and your tech reviews!  This sounds like the Trillian of social media.  I'll have to check it out when I get the chance!  And is it just me, or does that video not have sound?

By the way, those cheesy commercials are so me :x
November 10, 2009
Ahhh...we have the cheese in common!  Maybe we'll have to add Lunch.com to that list.   ;)

More tech on the way! I really need to review my Tilt 2! :D

Did ya see the link so you can check Threadsy out fer yerself??? As usual, I'd be most interested in what you think of it!
November 10, 2009
Cheese :D

Looking forward to that Tilt 2 review.  I don't think that I've ever seen anyone with one before!

I clicked on the link, but it's like, over 15 minutes long, will check it out later!
November 10, 2009
Doh, how did I miss that link? I just checked it out and it is impressive! Thanks for the invite code!
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#threadsy is impressive! So useful & such a sleek interface w/ so many features - I can totally see myself using it full time!
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threadsy is an online communication too that lets users discover more about people while exchanging messages.

It pulls together users' existing accounts and enhances them with relevant information from social networks and the public web.

threadsy is free and works through a web browser, there’s no need to download anything. It works with existing email addresses, Facebook, and Twitter

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