Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Twirl - Twitter Desktop Software

One of the frustrating things about Twitter is that you have to constantly refresh the screen to see any new tweets. This is unrealistic. I found a popular desktop application called Twirl that can help you keep up with current tweets. The program is pretty simple to use and to install.

Some of the things I like about Twirl are:

  • Easy to use
  • Can post you tweets to Pownce
  • Sound notification for direct replies
  • Can manage multiple instances. So if you have more then one Twitter account you can track them all.

Some of the things I do not like about Twirl are:

  • Can't get rid of direct messages or replies. I find that they keep appearing on startup even when I deleted them.
  • Can't click on a link within the pop-up notification box

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