Matt Ryan is the Frugal Geek on Lockergnome. He regularly writes articles with ideas and tips to help you save money in technology and other areas. Today, though, he is talking about the Twitter App for Mac OS X.
Matt notes that it is simple to install and set up your accounts. His general consensus is that the “Twitter App for OS X is a solid release that has much of the same functionality you would find in a paid program. Though it may not have everything a power user might be looking for such as ability to post to multiple accounts with a single tweet, it seems like a solid candidate for the majority of Twitter’s users.”
Which Twitter client are you using – and why do you feel it’s the best?
If you have an iPad and a Twitter account, you owe it to yourself to check out the Twittelator app. This app is as close to the web experience as I’ve ever seen on an external client. It is very full-featured, and incorporates almost all of Twitter’s features. You’ll find geo-location, lists and list management, adding and blocking of people and more. All of these features are hidden in a good way. They are brought up quickly with a gesture when you need them and won’t clutter up the interface when you don’t.
The clean layout is fluid and has a lot of room. It takes excellent advantage of the iPad screen real estate. It doesn’t feel “cluttered” as so many apps tend to. The integrated web browser is genius. You can mail, tweet and open links in the native Apple Safari browser.
You can set your own wallpaper to make the app more of a “you” experience. Another cool little feature is that the app will automatically split up long tweets to allow longer messages. This may seem like a bit of overkill. After all – aren’t Tweets supposed to be less than 140 characters? Whether or not you’re a fan of extending those limitations, you have to agree that having the option to do so is a good one.
This really is an excellent client… the best I’ve tried for the iPad thus far. If you have other recommendations, email them to me so I can try them out. Being a Twitter addict – and an iPad aficionado – tends to make me demand the best of the best.
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