Scrybe, described by C|NET’s Rafe Needleman as the "demo of the gods," is a forthcoming Flash-based rich internet application that promises to handle calendar tasks, manage to-do lists, and gather Web clippings. I haven’t gotten to try the service myself (the site is accepting applications for private beta testing, just begun), but the 7-minute video demo (at links above) is damn impressive. Rafe has posted a review:
"It’s like using a Macintosh: these UI cues make it much easier for your brain to follow what your hands are doing with your mouse… The other huge benefit: Scrybe works offline. I’ll say that again: It’s a Web application, but when you’re not online, it still works. You can view your calendar, add things, move items around, print and so on. This shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is, since other online applications don’t work at all when they’re not connected. When Scrybe goes online, it synchronizes the data from your local machine to the Web."
I’m most intrigued by the thoughtful little innovations that seem to be spread throughout the app–multiple time zone management; easy printing of compact, foldable calendars; one-click gathering of Web clippings; and more. I think that it, along with other forthcoming Flash-based RIAs I’ve gotten to preview (more news soon), will really start to redefine the world’s understanding of what the Adobe Engagement Platform can do.