The best desktop Twitter app
Twitter’s official desktop appTweetDeck has finally come out of beta, and joins the website and mobile apps as part of the redesign of the service.
TweetDeck allows you to follow any number of Twitter andFacebook accounts you run in one columned application. The biggest change with this version of TweetDeck is it no longer installs through Adobe AIR, making getting started that little bit faster.
The appearance of TweetDeck is largely unchanged. It’s clean and easy to understand, and still probably the best app for using multiple accounts. The default setting features aHome feed of updates from all your accounts together. Then there is the@Me feed, which shows all interactions with you on Twitter or Facebook. Finally there is an Inbox for Direct Messages in Twitter. You can add to any of these from a selection of things like Lists or Tweets, and remove any of them too.
TweetDeck is absolutely essential if you use more than one Twitter account. It’s easy to use, and very clearly designed, with the added security of Twitter’s official support. Making a real installer so Adobe AIR isn’t required is a great improvement on earlier versions too.
- Organizes information
- Nice interface
- Automatically updated
- Home feed can quickly get too busy