The panel is divided into four sections, applications, documents, people, and Linux. Applications shows running programs and shortcuts to other programs. Documents shows currently and recently used documents as well as bookmarked folders. People shows Pidgin contacts and their status. Linux shows the workspace switcher, clock, and notification panel.
A lot of thought has been put into Gimmie to avoid some pitfalls that exist in other desktop navigation systems. Gone is the application-centric view that's common Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Most people only run a handful of applications regularly, so why make them the central topic of your computer screen?
Instead, Gimmie uses an innovative tabs-based approach to categorize everything on your computer. Not just the applications you have installed. You can quickly find friends, documents, computers on the network, notes, music, and just about everything else in a few clicks. All Your Stuff
Because your computer is a tool for performing all sorts of tasks, Gimmie tries to organize all the objects you use to make your life easier. Support for new kinds of objects are being added all the time, and Gimmie already knows about all these...
* Installed Programs * Connected Devices
* CDs and DVDs * Nearby networked computers
* Mounted network shares * Printers
* System Preferences * Administration Tools
* Bookmarked Folders * Office Documents
* Tomboy Notes * Audio Files
* Movies * Downloaded Files
* Saved Email Attachment * Instant Messaging Buddies
And since more and more of the things you use are located online, Gimmie is working to integrate all your favorite online resources:
* Flickr Photos (new!) * GMail Contacts (new!)
* Facebook Contacts (new!) * Google Office Documents & Spreadsheets (new!)
* LinkedIn Contacts (coming soon!) * YouTube Videos (coming soon!)
* LiveJournal Friends (coming soon!) * Del.icio.us Bookmarks (coming soon!)
* MySpace Contacts (coming soon!)
Instead of forcing you to remember where you placed a file, or the name you gave it, Gimmie lets you quickly search everything right inside its main tab. Looking for a contact you haven't talked to in a while, or a downloaded movie, or recent bookmark takes just a few keystrokes. Most tasks performed on computers involve interacting with the same things over and over again. So Gimmie keeps track of what you use, and allows quick reuse through the Recently Used category that's in each tab. And Gimmie allows you to bookmark any of the things you use regularly, so you find them instantly.
Gimmie Something Better.(The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Lady)(Brief article)(Book review)
Dec 01, 2009; gimmie Something Better Jack Boulware & Silke Tudor Penguin Press 375 Hudson St., New York NY 10014 9780143113805, $18.00...