Have you ever wanted to use Facebook as a desktop application? Now you can with a new and innovative application called VisualSage. This WPF-powered app presents a unique way to browse and use Facebook by providing access to many of Facebook’s functions, including pokes, profiles, photos, and chat, all right from your Windows desktop. You can also use VisualSage’s built-in search feature to perform advanced friend searches and then organize your friends into groups via drag-and-drop.
In addition to simply providing an alternative interface to Facebook, VisualSage can create interactive representations of your Facebook “social graph,” which is your network of friends on the Facebook service.
Reviews of the app on Facebook are mixed. Some users are not able to get signed into the app or report other error messages appearing. I’m disappointed to say that I fall into that first category – I can never get signed in. But for those people for whom the app works, the reviews are glowing, so I’m definitely keeping my eye on this one. Perhaps an updated version will finally let me in so I can try it for myself.