I use Twitter and Facebook a lot. In fact I spend more time than I would want to on those sites. Though I use TweetDeck for browsing Facebook and Twitter feeds, I feel a little bit of disconnect when the links I click open in a new browser window.
I guess someone out there heard me, because I came across a really good extension for Google Chrome called Layers, which provides users with a connected Social web browsing experience. It is like the media integration Twitter has, but for everything and done in a better way.
In a nutshell, Layers is a social web browser. It allows you to browse through your Facebook and Twitter feeds and allows you to preview links, videos and pictures without disconnecting you from the experience. In addition to that, it also allows you to like, comment and share content on Facebook and Retweet or reply to Twitter users from within their interface.
What Does Layers Do?
The Layers app for Google Chrome transforms the experience of surfing through the social web into an elegant, visual flow, providing users a beautiful way to get updates, view videos and share content.
- Let it flow: See sites in a beautiful, flowing stream
- Stop clicking. Preview, and watch videos, maps and images in a single place
- Connect. Watch what your friends are doing, saying and sharing on one channel
- Discover. Find stuff you’ll love and related to stuff you already like
- Stay up to date. Follow your favorite sites and blogs
- Keep it simple. Get the most out of your social networks using only the options you need
As you can see, Layers tries to make the social experience better by providing you with a neat platform that rocks. In addition to adding Facebook and Twitter feeds you can also add RSS channels to layers and browse them within Layers. They are also planning to add support for Google Reader so that you can read your feeds within Layers.
I have been using layers for less than a day now and totally love the experience. It is definitely one of the best Chrome Apps I have seen and makes my social experience complete.
This is a highly recommended extension for anyone who has a Twitter or Facebook account and want to browse their feeds elegantly. Download Layers for Google Chrome.