Jakarta, Indonesia – Today Basil Salad Software proudly releases Scuttlebutt Pro 1.0 for the general public. Scuttlebutt Pro is a full-service Yammer client for Mac OS X. Scuttlebutt is a native Cocoa application written with the Mac power users in mind. Scuttlebutt was developed in response to people’s requests on Yammer’s user support forums (which is now offline) to have a native client for the Mac and not a cross-platform application based on Adobe AIR.
Unlike Gabble (another Yammer client for the Mac), Scuttlebutt Pro supports Yammer external networks (previously called “communities”) and allows simultaneous logins using multiple Yammer accounts. These benefits most to community managers and independent consultants who need to work with several different companies on Yammer.
The name “Scuttlebutt” is a play on ‘Water Cooler’ referring to the water cooler effect, where employees improves their productivity by gaining knowledge via chatters around the office’s water cooler. In turn the original idea of “Water Cooler” name is due to one of Yammer’s use as a virtual water cooler where people from different locations and time zones can share workplace-sensitive information conveniently and securely. However domain names watercooler.com nor watercoolerapp.com weren’t available for registration at the time (these domains were reserved but not used) hence Scuttlebutt was chosen.
Features and Benefits:
* Native Cocoa experience no Adobe AIR needed
* Services menu support post Yammer updates or send files to your Yammer networks from any Mac application
* Multi-account support be logged-in simultaneously to more than one Yammer network
* Notification center support get Yammer updates in the Mac’s notification center
* Background mode run Scuttlebutt Pro from the menu bar without any dock icon
* Developer console try out Yammer’s API calls, useful to integrate Yammer with your intranet applications
* Mac OS X 10.8.3 “Mountain Lion” or later
* A Yammer account
* An Internet connection
Pricing and Availability:
Scuttlebutt Pro debuts at 49.97 USD or equivalent in local currencies. It is available from the website with a 30 day free trial. We are offering all members of the media a free copy of Scuttlebutt for review purposes. Further information can also be found online.
Basil Salad Software is small software operation with the vision of creating delicious software for everyday use. We believe that good software should be simple, fun, and easy to use. We offer a number of OS X, iOS, and Android applications. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Basil Salad Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Neither Scuttlebutt Pro or Basil Salad Software are affiliated with Yammer Inc nor Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.