TweetDeck Is A Slick Adobe Air-Based Twitter Client For Desktop

I hope you haven’t missed our previously shared Desktop Twitter client called “ MetroTwit ”. No offence, this is the coolest (resulting i...

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I hope you haven’t missed our previously shared Desktop Twitter client called “MetroTwit”. No offence, this is the coolest (resulting interface) Desktop Twitter client I have ever used. But there are some drawbacks with it. The main thing is, it is not go cross-platformed. MetroTwit works only on Windows. Where ours today’s featured TweetDeck works with Adobe air runtime platform. Which means you can run it wherever Adobe air can be installed. It supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Besides it has its own Mobile version. We have already reviewed TweetDeck’s Android version, which is quite comfortable mobile users. Today we are covering their desktop version. Join us after the break for more information.

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As I have previously mentioned, TweetDeck users Adobe Air runtime environment. So you need to install Adobe air before playing with it. TweetDeck supports not only Twitter but also Facebook, Linked In, Google Buzz, Foursquares and MySpace.

TweetDeck makes it extremely simple to choose a topic or keyword to follow -- just click on the Search icon and type in a word or phrase, and a new column appears showing all the public tweets that use that word or phrase. That column will stay as part of your TweetDeck interface until you decide to delete it.

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There are a number of other ways you can individualize your TweetDeck experience -- and it's very easy to figure out how to do it. You can create groups of specific accounts that you are following by choosing from a checklist of all your followed accounts. You can follow all mentions of your own tweets. A single click lets you jump in and out of "single column view," so that you can follow just one column for a while without having to eliminate the others.

After the first run, it will show a sign in menu which will tell you to sign in to your TweetDeck account. If you don't have one or if you don't want to use TweetDeck account, you can skip this step. You need to then sign in to your Twitter account via TweetDeck. If you want other social networks to be synced with TweetDeck, then you have to login there.

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After signing in has completed, TweetDeck will show your homepage with four columns on default (for Twitter). On the first tab, you see all the tweets by your friends. It is placed under “All Friends” label. Other tabs are marked as “Mentions”, “Direct Messages” and the final one is “Trending: Worldwide”.

By default, TweetDeck has a great deep grey layout which is similar to night mode view. You can change it to minimal white colour background from settings option. You can also create your own theme from their and Tweet with only one click.

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You are allowed to Tweet directly from TweetDeck. This will allow you to have great control over the tweeting. You can add upload photos from your PC or from your web cam directly from TweetDeck. You can also add or change your location. If you have entered any link, there will be automatically shortcuted via bit.ly URL shortening service. You can toggle between the actual URL and the short URL by a single mouse click over it.

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Another great feature is “Quick Profile”. By this, you can search for any people on Twitter by their is the name. Their profile will be viewed on TweetDeck also.

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It will show notification on just about system tray/top bar when someone has mentioned you or you got a new tweet.

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The only real downfall of TweetDeck for the desktop is that there's only an AIR version available, which makes it quite a lot slower than its native brethren that utilize .NET. Its memory footprint can get a little chunky, too. This is still one of the best Twitter clients out there, offering a nice balance of features and simplicity.

TweetDeck runs on Windows, Mac and Linux with Adobe air runtime environment.
Download TweetDeck from here.
If you do not already have Adobe Air installed, grab it.

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