These days we live our lives online in multiple places: email, social networks, cloud-based photo galleries and documents, the list is endless. You can, of course, easily access them all from your browser, but switching between logins or browser tabs can be fiddly and time-consuming.
As a result, an increasing number of web services and applications are being developed that aim to provide a one-stop shop for all of these disparate services. MultiMi is one such tool, and despite still being in beta, shows a lot of promise.
Not only does MultiMi allow you to browse multiple services from a single browser-like window, it even does its best to merge them together where possible, so select Calendar and you’ll get an aggregate of your Google and Facebook calendars in one spot.
Once linked to a supported service – Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and just about any email account are supported for example – you can get an overall view of what’s happening now via the Home tab, or select another tab for a more specialised view, such as Social, Events or Messages. You can even browse the web and view documents, photos and other media – both online via supported services that include YouTube, Picasa, Flickr and Box.net or on your computer – through MultiMi too.
The program bends over backwards to be as accommodating as possible. For example, click on Connections to view people around you, and MultiMi will attempt to provide an overview of your communications with that person in all of the supported mediums. Select a post with a link in it and MultiMi will display a quick preview of the site (complete with its full URL if it’s been shortened) below the post itself.
Security is important, which is why MultiMi stresses that all of your login information is stored locally rather than in the cloud. It also features AVG’s LinkScanner, which aims to protect you against any malicious links you might encounter.