A personal news alert system


Particls, formerly Touchstone, is an “alerts platform” which keeps you informed about news that’s important to you in a non-intrusive way. You need to download Particls and tell it what you’re interested in being alerted on by entering in keywords and ranking various results you receive. I know this sounds a bit like LeapTag, which I screencasted yesterday, but it’s not. Particls displays alerts like a news ticker and you simply grab what you like. You also have the option to receive alerts in a pop-up that follows your mouse, sms, email etc. I will say that the mouse alert would most likely make me go bonkers but that’s why they give you options.

Right now Particls is invite only beta but they do have a great screencast overview on their site which is accompanied by the wonderful music of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

Particls Demo

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