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