TweetDeck's posterous - All things TweetDeck and Twitter When it comes to Twitter desktop clients everyone I know uses TweetDeck.  But being the questioning type that I am I decided to do some research and that is when I discovered Mashable!  They had two great articles to help me decide, Twitter Desktop Apps and Seesmic vs. TweetDeck.

In the end I decided to install both Seesmic Desktop and TweetDeck.  TweetDeck is prettier, gives off a cool vibe, like you’re cool for using it.  Be part of the cool crowd and use TweetDeck.

Seesmic Seesmic isn’t as cool looking and has kind of a cartoonish icon.  My first impression was not as good and I ended up using TweetDeck more.

But I went back to Seesmic and am staying with it for a few reasons.

  1. When you look at your replies in Seesmic you can determine to which tweet was the reply you made.  I cannot figure out how to do that in TweetDeck.
    Update 07-27-2009: Previously when I clicked on the “in reply to” in TweetDeck it would not work.  But for my newer replies it is working and it displays it nicely in the client instead of opening a new browser window like Seesmic does.
  2. In TweetDeck whenever you shorten a URL with bit.ly it does not associate this shortened URL with your bit.ly account.  Since it does not do that you cannot track how many times people clicked on your URL.  In Seesmic you can configure it to know about your bit.ly account by giving your username and API key (which you can find in your account settings).
  3. This is more qualitative but Seesmic has been developing their product at a faster pace.

For now I am going to stay with Seesmic but considering the rapid pace and competition amongst the various Twitter desktop clients, I might be switching again soon.

What Twitter desktop client do you use and why?

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4 Responses to “Why I Use Seesmic Desktop Instead of TweetDeck”

Stephen Robinson wrote a comment on July 27, 2009

“When you look at your replies in Seesmic you can determine to which tweet was the reply you made. I cannot figure out how to do that in TweetDeck.”

You just click “in reply to” like you would of the twitter website.

seonghuhn wrote a comment on July 27, 2009

You know I did that repeatedly in TweetDeck with my replies and it would not work. But now I just tried it with some of my newer replies and it did work. And it actually does it better, it displays it in the client instead of opening a browser window.

I’ll update the post with this new information.

Loic wrote a comment on July 27, 2009

glad to have you with us and we hope you will stay with us! I would be interested to know which UI design parts you don’t like so that we can improve for a future version. Thanks in any case for this post.

Stephen Robinson wrote a comment on July 28, 2009

Oh I see, nice.

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