Twitter client

I’ve tried out a few Twitter clients now:

Twitteroo (4/5)

Twitteroo was the first I tried, and I like it. It’s fast; it allows me to enter what I’m doing and tells me how many characters I have left (max 140); shows me a timeline of all my Twitter contacts/follows.

Spaz (2/5)

Spaz has possibly the worst name of any Web 2.0 technology I’ve come across. Probably until Mingr! comes along. It’s built on Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) and looks and feels great.

It has nice features like being able to easily reply directly to contacts, or reference them in tweets (using @username). It has a couple of nice themes/skins too.

But I just couldn’t get used to the name, so I uninstalled it. Seriously?! Why did they choose that name?!

Twhirl (5/5)

@frosty suggested that I try Twhirl. It’s also built on Adobe AIR but feels a lot more polished than Spaz.

As well as the normal timeline you can choose to see your own timeline, replies, directs, archive, favourites, friends, followers, and even use it to search Twitter.

I’ve just discovered too that you can send @replies and direct replies to folks by hovering over their profile avatar. It’s pretty much the perfect Twitter client.

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Gareth J M Saunders

Hi, I'm Gareth J M Saunders, 43 years old, 6' 4", married to Jane, father to twins Reuben and Joshua, and their younger brother Isaac. I'm a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and worship at All Saints' Church, St Andrews. I am employed as the Web Architect at the University of St Andrews.

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