Twitter has gone from a microblogging service, to a source of news , a social platform and even a communication forum.
But the Twitter website and the Twitter interface is completely bird-brained when it comes to facilitating these unintended uses of their service. The solution ? TweetDeck.
TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR application (read “black and cross-platform”) that provides an intuitive and easy to use interface to Twitter right on your Desktop. Your replies, Direct messages and Tweets from friends are shown clearly in three panels (which can be customised). You can send Tweets with the click of a button. Your URLs can be shortened using one of many URL shortening services right in the menu and you can post images to Twitter.
And finally, as if that was not enough. TweetDeck will work offline too and queue your tweets to be updated seamlessly the next time you are connected to the Internet.
I think I can stop looking for better ways to access Twitter.
You can TweetDeck from Tweetdeck.com .
*Adobe AIR needs to be installed first (if you aren’t nerdy enough to have that done already).