TweetDeck and Seesmic Desktop: a tough choice

Ever since TweetDeck appeared on the Twitter scene in 2008, I’ve been a user and a big fan. Since then, it’s been the primary way I interact with Twitter on my computer desktop. Even though I don’t use many of TweetDeck’s bells and whistles beyond its core purpose – sending and receiving messages via Twitter – it remains my third-party Twitter app of choice on the desktop. I could almost say the same about Seesmic Desktop, a competing app for interacting with Twitter (and, like TweetDeck, much more). I tried Seesmic Desktop when it first appeared last year. I liked it although as an early beta, it couldn’t really hold a candle to TweetDeck at the time. Things have moved […]

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A new Twitter app for Windows users from Seesmic

In my experience, the best way of interacting with your community on Twitter is by using a third-party application rather than via Twitter’s website. My app of choice on the desktop is TweetDeck, a product I’ve been using since it first appeared last year and which I’ve frequently written about. I also like Seesmic, an app with many similarities to TweetDeck and which is most often compared with TweetDeck in the various app popularity polls and reviews that appear from time to time. 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 – handy from a developer point of view in particular. Both […]

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The market opportunity for Twitter apps

For day-to-day interacting with Twitter, you can’t beat a good third-party app in my experience. As to which is the best one, that’s largely a matter of subjective opinion although some popularity measurement is good, too. My favourite? TweetDeck followed closely by Seesmic Desktop which I’m trying out. Those are what I use on the desktop and the laptop. I have other favourites for mobile devices. But if you look around, you’ll see that there are literally hundreds of applications you can use to interact with Twitter, nearly all for free. Here’s as good a popularity measure as any – the top 20 Twitter clients (third-party apps) as measured by numbers of users by Twitstat. The numbers update daily. I’ve […]

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