The Mac Power User’s Yammer Client.
Easily engage your colleagues via Yammer without needing to keep a browser window open.
Scuttlebutt is a full-featured Yammer client made just for the Mac that provides:
* Native Cocoa experience that works great on retina displays.
* Full Support for Sharing Extensions – share from other applications into Yammer or share from Yammer into other applications or social media sites.
* Chat – Easily conduct multiple conversations from within Scuttlebutt via the new chat window.
* External networks (a.k.a Communities) support.
* Services menu commands – post Yammer updates from any application and attach files directly from the Finder.
* Background mode – run Scuttlebutt straight from the menu bar without any dock icon.
* Unified inbox – see messages from all the people that you follow conveniently in one window.
* Touch bar support – full context sensitive function keys on the new MacBook Pro.
Optional features available via in-app purchase:
* Multiple accounts – simultaneously connect to any number of Yammer accounts.
* Developer console – test out Yammer REST API using your account's privileges.
Yammer is the premier business social networking platform, a.k.a. Facebook for companies. Go to http://yammer.com to find out more.
A few things to note:
* Your Yammer network must allow 3rd party clients – talk to your administrator about this.
* You will need to be able to login to Yammer using a user-ID & password combination – SSO-only login is currently not supported.
Some of the new features in Scuttlebutt 2.0
You can now share links from Safari directly to your Yammer networks via Scuttlebutt. Likewise you can post presentations from Keynote or share files from the Finder or any application that supports Yosemite's sharing extension. Note that you will need to enable Scuttlebutt's sharing extension beforehand.
Scuttlebutt also supports Yosemite's (and other applications') sharing extensions, so that you can quickly repost updates to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or any other applications' sharing extension. Note that you will need to configure your LinkedIn (or other social media) account in System Preferences.
Easily converse with your colleagues in Yammer via the new chat window. Here you can easily conduct multiple simultaneous conversations via Yammer private messages.
You can mark people as VIP to quickly see their public conversation in your network. People marked as VIP are shown in the sidebar that shows any conversation that they take part in – regardless whether they were the thread starter or just replied to an existing thread. However you still will not able to see their private conversations to other people.
Integrated Combined Feed
The combined feed window have been integrated into the main window. Here you can see all messages from across networks and accounts. That is if you have more than one Yammer account, all messages that you can see are collected into this feed.
Scuttlebutt has been redesigned to Mac OS X's new look started in Yosemite. It features translucency, geometric icon glyphs, and sports a new icon to be more "at home" with Yosemite's built-in applications' icon styles.
There is now a built-in documentation that is fully searchable and loaded with useful tips how to maximize your productivity with Scuttlebutt.
- Moved away from Helvetica Neue and into San Francisco for content fonts and help fonts while still supporting Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite".
- Fixed missing images in the help book.
- Fixed crash when displaying latest private message of a user.
- Fixed crash when the session key becomes invalid.
- Updated crash reporting library.
Ratings and Reviews
If it worked, it wouldn’t be worth the price.
It’s broken. Can’t send PMs, can’t show timeline or group chats. Maybe it will be fixed? Maybe the developer should pull it from the store if it’s not going to be updated.
Considering the official Yammer app is (a) made with Adobe Air, and (b) discontinued, I’m glad this exists. That said, $30 is just not worth it unless you *hate* *hate* *hate* the web UI and have to use Yammer for work. I have to use Yammer for work. Can you guess whether I like the web UI?
Sadly, Yammer is an afterthought for M$, so an app like this probably wouldn’t survive at a lower price point. Then again, the price may be moot as I’m not sure the developer makes any money at all off it to begin with. Maybe the developer figured that out and that’s why it’s broken.
It’s okay, but not worh the price.
The app has potential, no doubt about that, but it’s not a $29.99 app—not yet at least. I also feel somewhat insulted that the author charges you more to add another Yammer account on top of the purchase. The two features I like the most are the snippit and the notification center support, but with that in mind, for that usefulness it should be a $4.99/app. My office agrees there could be a large adoption overall if the individual price was less per user, but alas, that’s not the case here.
A good start
I think $29.99 is far too much, but I gave this a whirl. The application is definitely buggy, but does work. In the first few minutes I’ve run into a couple of crashes, a few dialogs that haven’t shown, and a bunch of small bugs. (Text wrapping, window resizing, menu bar customizing, purchase required stuff, etc.)
I think the Yammer auth requires sharing your credentials too, doesn’t appear to be one of the token based auths yet.
If you’re super annoyed with the web yammer, this would be ok, but not recommended otherwise yet.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.