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Twitter Desktop Apps

There’s definitely no shortage of add-ons and additional tools being released to make expand on the ever-increasing growth of Twitter.¬† Probably the most efficient ones that everyone can find a use for are the Twitter desktop applications that allow you to tweet from separate client in a small window instead of spending all your Twitter time on the actual website.

Right now, the two most popular Twitter desktop apps are TweetDeck and Twhirl

One thing that can happen once you build a huge list of followers is that you get overwhelmed by trying to keep up with the long list of non-stop tweets from your network. TweetDeck is a lightweight application that allows you to break down that information into organized groups that are a lot easier to manage.

The TweetDeck screen can be set up to be split into columns that show groups of messages separately such as replies, direct messages, but also can show lists of specified groups as well. So, let’s say you have poker buddies mixed in with your Twitter network of Internet marketers. You can have two separate columns¬† – one for poker, one for Internet marketing, and simply add users to the appropriate groups.

The organization in TweetDeck drastically kills the noise, and it’s very easy to use. This is definitely the top choice for a serious Tweeter.

Twhirl is quite a bit smaller than TweetDeck, with not as many features, but still is a great little application that let’s yo follow your Twitter stream easier than refreshing the twitter website all day.

If you don’t need all the organization features of TweetDeck, then you might want to try something a little more compact like Twhirl. It still has the main features you need like search, url-shortener, etc. You can also cross-post to other social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) which is a nice feature.

Regardless which app you choose, either will surely add convenience to your Twitter experience. Now, go tweet from your desktop!

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Jay Says:

    Great site!

    I actually recently switched from Twhirl to TweetDeck and soooo glad I did. The organization features that allow you to put your network into groups is awesome. It saves so much headache. Now, I can catch up on tweets in certain ‘groups that I specified”, whenever I feel like it, instead of scrolling thousands of tweets to find one from my favorites.


  2. Michele M Says:

    We use the Twitter Chat Room and LOVE IT! I’m now addicted!

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