The Skinkers application provides desktop alerts and tickers that use slick animation effects to deliver timely information from Salesforce.com via Spanning Salesforce feeds. Users can also easily add other web feeds through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
Skinkers Salesforce Alerts are by far the easiest way to get started with Spanning Salesforce, especially for users who don't want to have to learn about the technical plumbing that makes it all work.
To access the Salesforce.com feeds, you'll also need a Spanning Salesforce account. If you're not already a Spanning Salesforce user, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial at spanningsalesforce.com.