TweetDeck has been Twitter companion ever since @MattJabs convinced me to try it. I was a great fan of @Twhirl until then but the dashboard like Twitter interface lets you track so many accounts in columns at once.
TweetDeck is an Posts on Adobe Air Twitter client and offers
- Multiple Twitter accounts support
- Facebook/Myspace integration
- Custom colors for the interface – theme support would be nice as I am terrible at picking nice color combos
- Twitter trends
- Individual column filters
- Notifications for new tweets, mentions and direct messages
- Ability to follow/unfollow users, report as spam, mark as favorite, etc
- Bit.ly auto-shorten url as you type a tweet and image upload support
- TweetDeck account keeps your columns and accounts synced across various computers and devices
Plus, TweetDeck also has a free iPhone app that again syncs the columns and accounts with your desktop counterpart.
One of my gripes with Tweetdeck was the inability to see my recent followers.
Guess what, TweetDeck 0.31 offers that and more! here are some of the new features in v 0.31
- Most recent 100 followers column – you can add 1 column for each Twitter account you have
- Keyboard shortcuts – just hit spacebar to get a Tweetie 2 like HUD menu to access quick shortcuts on screen with just keys
- New notification system – optionally choose the position of the notification window in one of four corners of your screen. And you can retweet, reply, favorite right from the notification window (Digsby anyone?).
- Plus you can set notification options for column by column basis!
- You can now add Facebook fan pages! (Here is ShanKrila & Top iPhone Resource fan pages)
- Plus dozens of bug fixes (complete changelog in the link below)
TweetDeck is THE BEST twitter desktop client IMHO. It continues to evolve and the developer has his ears open for the users’ request and responds to them with timely updates.
If you have stuck to the web interface of Twitter so far. I highly recommend trying out a Twitter desktop client like Blu or TweetDeck or even a professional web twitter client like HootSuite. I started enjoying tweeting more after I switched away from the web based Twitter.
Maybe you would too if you tried it.