A RIM-built Twitter app should be on its way to Blackberry handsets this year, a preview on the Blackberry blog has revealed. Compared to Seesmic and TwitterBerry Blackberry apps, it looks pretty reliable, with the sort of sleek UI you'd…
Seesmic is getting set to launch a Windows 7 optimised version of its popular Twitter app.
There are lots of very cool features just below the surface. So for example if you want to see someone's profile you just touch the tweet. If you move your finger slightly to the right it brings up a host of other options such as retweet, favourite etc.
The latest Facebook revamp – version 0.6 – is great news for people who control Facebook fan pages, What the app enables you to do is manage activity on Facebook's fan pages as well as personal profiles, so you can update them at the same time as you update your Twitter accounts.
TweetDeck and Seesmic are desktop clients designed to make communicating on Twitter and managing your accounts easier.
Here they go, head to head: TweetDeck version 0.26 versus Seesmic version 0.4.
Look & Feel
Both TweetDeck and Seesmic are built using the Adobe AIR platform, and have a similar look and feel.
Seemsic appears to have more subtleties designed to make it easier to decipher tweets from multiple accounts at once, yet neither application is hugely customisable when it comes to the overall look.
If you only run a single Twitter account then seeing how applications handle multiple accounts won’t matter to you, but if you’re a “power user” handling two or more active accounts, you’ll find Seesmic offers more options for handling them.
Both applications let you view columns for each account’s tweets, replies, direct messages and so on, but Seesmic also allows you to view a single stream of messages from all your accounts at once, ordered by the time tweets arrive.
Whether this works for you depends on how you like to view accounts, but at least you have the option. TweetDeck (currently) doesn’t offer this.