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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Test Drive The New Twhirl

TwitterMany of you who have already tried to use Twitter may find their web-interface to be a drag. You need to refresh the page every time to view the latest Tweets and keeping a browser window open actually slows down the system. Wouldn't it be better if you had access to a software which would let you read and send your Tweets without actually opening a browser. Here comes Twhirl in the rescue.

Twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform. It runs both on Windows and Mac and you can connect to multiple accounts in Twitter, Laconi.ca, FriendFeed and Seesmic. With the help of Twhirl you can not only read and post Tweets on Twitter, you can also cross-post twitter updates to Pownce and Jaiku, post images to TwitPic, search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, shorten long URLs (using snurl, twurl or is.gd) and a lot more. It is fully customizable and is very easy to use.

If this has aroused your interest then I have got more good news. Twhirl has announced a new version today which they are circulating as a preview to get our feedback. So in a way, we would test drive the new Twhirl. In this version you would not only receive Tweets which begins with your @username but also conversations which has your @username in it, so you would be able to know what people are talking about you, and thus you would be able to engage with them.

Then with this new version of Twhirl you can post your messages from Twhirl to Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Wordpress and a hoards of other services with Ping.fm integration. You can also record a video and reply to your friends straight from Twhirl. Twitter search and shortening of URLs is easier and has more options.

To get the new Twhirl you need to sign up here and then check your email.

Twhirl and the website http://www.twhirl.org were originally created by Marco Kaiser, a web and software developer from Germany. In April 2008, Seesmic, Inc. acquired Twhirl and continues its development. Marco joins the Seesmic team to work on twhirl and other projects.


1 Comment:

Akansha Agrawal said...

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