In my experience, the best way of interacting with your community on Twitter is by using a third-party application rather than via Twitterâ€™s website.
My app of choice on the desktop is TweetDeck, a product Iâ€™ve been using since it first appeared last year and which Iâ€™ve frequently written about.
Both TweetDeck and Seesmic are built on the Adobe AIR developer platform, meaning the apps are multi-platform that can run on Windows, Mac and Linux computers â€“ handy from a developer point of view in particular. Both also offer apps for the iPhone.
If you’ve been using the existing Seesmic app, youâ€™ll see from the screenshot (click for a full-size view) that the new Seesmic for Windows app is very similar from the look-and-feel point of view.
Iâ€™m trying it and like it a lot based only on usage so far today. Things I notice are how quick it is compared to the version thatâ€™s built with Adobe AIR, and the small memory footprint: 74Mb of RAM, according to Windows Vistaâ€™s Task Manager.
Itâ€™s missing quite a few things Iâ€™m used to â€“ the right-click menu you get when you click a userâ€™s avatar is lacking some features, for instance â€“ but it is a preview, a beta, so expect some wonkiness in the early versions.
Great to see a development like this which reflects a clear need in the market for a Windows app as Loic says the â€œvast majorityâ€ of Seesmic users are on Windows.
Iâ€™ll contribute comment and opinion as I get to know Seesmic for Windows.