Softpedia Editor's Review for TweetDeck
Your personal real-time browser, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter and Facebook
Written by Elena Opris on December 11th, 2012
TweetDeck is a handy and reliable tool that enables you to keep in touch with what's happening across social network platforms - on your Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, LinkedIn, Foursquare and MySpace accounts.
The program's user interface is very slick with its tri-column view mode (you can place additional columns or switch to a single column view). You are required to create a TweetDeck account in order to access the software's features.
How does it work? You basically add your accounts from the aforementioned social networks (including multiple Twitter accounts), manage your Twitter lists, organize your information into columns, and search a column or a friend.
Furthermore, you can easily update your status on all accounts or just a part of them, and follow updates of your friends.
In the Settings section, you are able to narrow columns, enable keyboard shortcuts, the use of autocomplete for usernames, change notification window position and adjust notification sound, choose what categories you want displayed in columns, change TweetDeck colors and theme, select preferred language, use a global filter or sync, and more.
If you are a first-time user and cannot seem to get around the program, you can access TweetDeck support and view the well-drawn guidelines.
The bottom line is that TweetDeck is very practical software with an impressive appearance. On the other hand, the application uses a high amount of system resources, and it could be better organized for an enhanced users experience. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend it to all Twitter users.
Here are some key features of "TweetDeck":
· Catch up with overnight global twitterings as TweetDeck stores all updates whilst running
· Continual status updates of TweetDeck and Twitter
· Resize TweetDeck as either an unobtrusive column, full screen or anything in between
· Especially useful running full screen on a separate monitor
· Filter tweets using the tweet text, username, source or timeframe
· Auto updates from the Twitter API
· TweetDeck Account
· Internet Connection
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Edit your search columns:
· Now you can edit your search columns as you add new columns. That means there’s no need to continue adding new search columns as you refine your search to the result set you want. You can edit a single search column for as long as you like and instantly see your changes reflected in results. Simply click on the magnifying glass icon (top right of a search column) to expand the column options and change the search term right there. Hit Enter to submit the changed search and see the results straight away.
Set up list columns:
· Another simple but very effective new feature is the ability to open a list directly by typing its name in the search box. Before, viewing someone else’s list, especially a list you were not subscribed to, was only possible when opening a person’s profile panel and scanning down all their lists. Now all you have to do is type @username/listname into the search box. Instead of returning a search result, TweetDeck recognises you are lookin...