FoursquareX brings checkins (and a map) to your Mac desktop
Sure, having updates to Foursquare on your phone is cool if you're in the middle of a night out and looking for your next stop, but desktop updates are ideal if you haven't left the house yet. FoursquareX is a menubar app that hangs out in the background (and pushes Growl alerts, if you want them), but pops open to provide checkin options and a map. Before I had an iPhone, I wished for a better way to check in to laptop-friendly cafés without using Foursquare's clunky website. This is it!
FoursquareX isn't produced by Foursquare itself. It's actually the work of intrepid developer Eric Butler, who deserves plenty of credit for such a slick app. (Hey Foursquare, have you offered to buy this thing yet?) Fair warning to folks who are still on OS X 10.5 or below: FoursquareX is Snow Leopard only.