Mozilla Raindrop – An Alternative To Google Wave?

by Klaus on October 26, 2009

in Social Media, Software, Tech News

mozilla_labs_raindrop_logoGoogle Wave has been getting a lot of buzz in the world of tech lately, as more and more people are getting invitations and access to join Google Wave and try out the preview version.

Mozilla, the team behind applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird, now introduced their “alternative” to Google Wave. It’s called Raindrop. I’m putting “alternative” in double quotes as Raindrop is not really a Wave alternative per se, but more a way of collecting all your inboxes in a single place. It has some parallels to Google Wave though, and I guess it’s up to people’s preferences to decide which one they want to put their effort into using. Or both.

Raindrop accumulates your messages from several sources such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, E-mail, etc. etc. Plus it also makes sure messages from friends and family are getting higher priority than mailing lists and advertisements. Raindrop also allows opening of YouTube videos directly within the application, so you don’t have to open a new browser window/tab.

Raindrop is of course open source, so expect to see tons of plugins.

More information: Mozilla Labs Raindrop.


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John Samuel October 26, 2009 at 17:48

I really like everything Firefox. So I am looking forward to use Raindrop
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Klaus @ TechPatio October 27, 2009 at 15:34

Me too, so I’m excited to see Raindrop in action.
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christie October 26, 2009 at 17:54

That sounds awesome! I’d never heard of it but will definitely give it a try.
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Klaus @ TechPatio October 27, 2009 at 15:39

Looking forward to a “Wave vs Raindrop” post over at MiscBytes then 😀
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Ricky October 27, 2009 at 02:34

I did hear about mozilla’s project. Have u tried google wave? How is it?
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Klaus @ TechPatio October 27, 2009 at 15:40

Yes I’ve tried Google Wave a little bit… I don’t really see much use for it yet, but maybe when it’s “final”. The preview is buggy and quite limited.
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Ricky October 27, 2009 at 16:27

Thanx for the reply buddy. I really want to try google wave.But now i have an alternative to google wave.

Karen @ Blazing Minds October 28, 2009 at 09:54

Sounds pretty cool, I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for the available download when it’s available..
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Alan @ Basin Glass Co. October 30, 2009 at 05:13

Thanks for the info, had never heard of this new app coming out. I have heard a lot of people are disappointed by the Google app so it’ll be interesting to see what Mozilla does. Their web browser is awesome and has tones of plug-ins so I’m hoping Raindrop will have the same benefits.
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Juan Manuel Garrido August 11, 2010 at 18:11

Alguna alternativa a google wave?


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