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Thursday, February 18, 2010

TweetDeck v0.33.

Twitter appears to have become quite the developer's plaything. The number of Twitter related apps keeps rising despite Twitter's dubious appeal. One of the latest in the Twitter production line is called TweetDeck. TweetDeck is a new desktop client for Twitter that's similar to other desktop clients like Twhirl and Twitterific. However, TweetDeck claims to be different. 

It has a different interface than its competitors. Instead of the usual one-column of information at a time display, TweetDeck offers a customizable interface. You can make as many columns as you like to fit your needs. It's an Adobe AIR-based application that allows for groups to keep track of friends and competitors. Whenever you form a group, TweetDeck will organize into a column for you and over time will add your friends as it recognizes them. There's also a search feature made through Summize. And you can Twitter even when you're offline. It's free and currently in private beta. Simply download to use.  killerstartups

wiki : TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR desktop Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace application. Like other Twitter applications it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles. It is the most popular Twitter application with a 19% market share as of June 2009, following only the official website with 45.70% share for posting new status updates. It is compatible with several operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. An iPhone version was released on the 19th June 2009.

An overview of what's new in TweetDeck v0.33, presented by Richard Barley, TweetDeck Community Manager (@richardbarley)

TweetDeck v0.33 is available now to download from or you can obtain the .air file from here.

Here's an overview of what's new in this release:

* Thanks to TweetDeck now using OAuth calls to the Twitter API, you now have access to a greatly increased API limit (currently 350 calls/hr)

* You can now take control of your columns with the new Column Navigator

* See more media inside TweetDeck with the new previews for media from Youtube, Posterous, Flickr, Mobypicture & Twitgoo

* Edit your search columns without having to delete & recreate

* New help screen, giving access to forum search & one-click transmission of debug information to TweetDeck Support

* Lots of fixes and smaller improvements throughout the application