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Yasst – a lightweight twitter desktop application

Yasst is a lightweight twitter application available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X as well as Linux.

It has all the regular features that a twitter application requires like sending tweets, viewing replies and mentions, retweets, DMs etc.

The app has a multi-column view. You can search twitter too. The best thing is that this application is available for all platforms!

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  • Send tweets, receive replies and mentions, DM
  • Image uploading
  • Multi-column view
  • Search for any phrase
  • View user profiles
  • URL shortening
  • Featured options menu
  • Follow/unfollow function

Yasst Says

A lightweight twitter thingymbob

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  • Yasst – lightweight twitter application for all platforms

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Twitt – Twitter app for Mac users who value a good user interface

Twitt is for all you Mac users who love a beautiful user interface more than anything else.

What sets Twitt apart from all the other Twitter apps is that it lets you modify the HTML and CSS and control the way tweets are displayed. Twitt supports Twitpic, img.ly and yFrog for image sharing.

You can add multiple twitter accounts. If tweets with particular keywords are annoying you and clogging your timeline, you can easily filter them out. New tweet notification is available which alerts you when new tweets come in.

Designers can create custom themes for Twitt.

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  • Twitter app for Mac users
  • Customizable tweet pages, just modify the HTML and CSS
  • Create themes
  • Supports yfrog, Twitpic and img.ly
  • Support for multiple twitter accounts
  • Filter tweets based on keywords

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Twitt Says

Tastes are always changing, and there’s no reason why you should be locked into one specific look by your Twitter client. Twitt allows you to easily customize the way content is displayed, using easy to make (and modify) HTML+CSS themes.

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  • Twitt – Twitter desktop app for your Mac

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Itsy – simplistic twitter app for Mac

Itsy is a small, lightweight and simple Twitter app for your Mac.

Itsy lets you view tweets and send @replies, DMs. Mentions are displayed in your timeline. There’s support for yfrog and twitpic. Itsy has Growl notifications. Twitter search is integrated which helps you search tweets.

Quickie

  • See and send tweets, replies, DM’s
  • Mentions integrated into timeline
  • Inline yfrog and twitpic viewing
  • Reply chains
  • Growl notifications
  • Twitter Search

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Itsy Says

Itsy is a small, simple Twitter app for your Mac.

Itsy won’t hog up your screen or do other crazy things.

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  • Itsy – Simplistic Twitter app for Mac

Tweetie – an awesome twitter app for your iPhone and Mac

Tweetie is probably one of the best and most widely used Twitter apps out there for the iPhone.

Tweetie has support for multiple Twitter accounts. You can easily view your timeline, mentions, favorites, retweet etc. Tweetie has an offline mode which you can use to read tweets, save links to Instapaper etc.

You can filter your tweet stream, post photos and videos on twitter. You can save tweets as drafts and in case twitter goes down, this can come in handy! Tweetie allows you to link your Twitter friends with your address book contacts.

Follow, unfollow, block users right from the app. You can edit your twitter profile from your iPhone. Tweetie basically has a whole lot of features and it’s worth a try.

Quickie

  • Seamlessly handle multiple Twitter accounts
  • Explore all of Twitter, from your own timeline and mentions, to the favorite tweets of your followers and friends
  • Full persistence: more than just caching tweets, Tweetie 2 restores your entire UI if you quit or get a phone call
  • Fantastic new offline mode. Read, tweet, favorite, follow, save to Instapaper and more even when you don’t have a connection. Your actions will be synced as soon as you go back online
  • Full landscape support
  • Live-filter your tweet stream
  • Post photos and videos, even configure your own custom image host
  • Vastly improved compose screen with recent hashtags, @people picker, URL shortening and more
  • Compose screen multiple-attachments manager
  • Drafts manager ensures you never lose a tweet (and you can even send drafts to Birdhouse)
  • Link Twitter contacts to Address Book contacts
  • Follow, unfollow, block and unblock from multiple accounts simultaneously

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Tweetie Says

The Twitter client that redefined Twitter clients is back, and it’s even better. Rewritten from the ground up with a fast and powerful new core, Tweetie 2 offers the most polished mobile Twitter experience around.

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  • @tweetie – rockin’ Twitter client for iPhone and iPod touch, follow @atebits for more

Echofon – Twitter apps for iPhone, Mac and Firefox

Echofon has twitter apps for a variety of platforms such as iPhone, Mac and Firefox. The apps now support Facebook too. An important and useful feature of all these Echofon apps is that they sync your unread tweets between the iPhone and desktop apps.

iPhone Twitter app

The iphone app (which I had covered earlier when it was named Twitterfon), has  a free as well as a paid Pro version. The app has push notifications, support for multiple twitter account and more.

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Twitter app for Mac

Echofon for Mac has  a nice interface, you can drag and drop photos for posting, the app syncs with your iPhone and sends instant notifications.

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Firefox Twitter extension

Keep up with Twitter while you browse the web using Firefox. TwitterFox is a Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ tweets on Twitter. Unread tweets can be synced with the iPhone app.

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Quickie

  • Twitter app for iPhone, Mac and Firefox
  • iPhone app available in free and Pro version
  • Sync unread tweets between the desktop and iPhone apps

Echofon Says

Echofon is a family of Twitter apps. Previously Echofon for iPhone was called “TwitterFon” and Echofon for Firefox was called “TwitterFox”.

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  • Echofon – Twitter apps that talk to each other

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  • @echofon – Twitter app for iPhone, Firefox and Mac.

Nambu – Mac OS X and iPhone client for twitter and other similar sites

Nambu is a client for Mac OS X which supports twitter and a host of other services too.

Nambu has all the standard features such as @Reply, Retweet, DM, Fav etc. that you would expect from a twitter client.

You can group your twitter friends thus helping you to view tweets from only a select few. This can be helpful for those who tend to follow a large number of twitter users only to find the timeline a bit overwhelming. You can now sort out the interesting ones from your twitter friend list and put them into a separate group so that you do not miss out on any of their tweets!

Nambu also has twitter search integrated. You are also provided with a conversation thread view. Multiple accounts are supported by this Mac OS X client and there is support for multiple columns as well.

Apart from twitter, Nambu also supports FriendFeed and identi.ca. tr.im is used for shortening URLs’ and pic.im is the service of choice for sharing images through Nambu.

Nambu has a free iPhone app as well.

Quickie

  • Mac OS X client which supports twitter as well as other similar sites
  • Facility for @Reply, DM, Retweet and Fav
  • Group your twitter friends for easy viewing of tweets from interesting friends
  • Twitter Search
  • Filters
  • Shorten links using tr.im
  • Upload and Share images using pic.im
  • View trends
  • Thread view of conversations
  • Supports multiple accounts
  • Supports multiple columns
  • iPhone app available

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Nambu Says

The Nambu Network is creating the best possible social messaging experience: seemlessly integrated with a superior look and feel.

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  • @ejwc – Part of the Nambu Network, working on nambu.com and tr.im these days. And oh yeah, China too.

Twidget – twitter dashboard widget for Mac OS X

Twidget is a Mac OS X dashboard widget that helps you easily update your twitter status.

The app has all the standard features you would expect out of a twitter app like auto refresh, ability to @reply and send direct messages, favourite a tweet, tracking conversations on twitter etc.

If you are a Mac user then do give this Dashboard widget a try!

Quickie

  • Displays 20 most recent public or friends timeline
  • Auto-refreshes timeline display
  • Easily show/hide timeline display
  • One-click refresh of timeline
  • Links to reply and Direct Message Twitter contacts
  • Link to mark tweets as “Favourite”
  • Recognizes replies and auto-links them to follow conversations

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Twidget Says

Twidget is a free Dashboard Widget for OS X that allows you to update your Twitter status.

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  • Twidget – twitter dashboard widget for Mac OS X

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  • @twidget – One stop shop for all things Twidget, the Twitter Dashboard widget

Twitterrific

Twitterrific is a twitter app for Mac OS X. It lets you read and publish tweets to twitter through your Mac.

The user interface is nice and takes up minimum screen space. The app also has keyboard shortcuts for quick access. There is support for multiple twitter accounts too.

You can get twitterrific for free but with Ads in it or buy it if you find the ads annoying.

Twitterrific is also available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Quickie

  • Clean, concise UI with small desktop footprint
  • Supports multiple Twitter accounts
  • Auto refreshing at user defined intervals
  • Replies and direct messages are displayed inline
  • Number of unread tweets shown in the Dock
  • Delete tweets from Twitter quickly and easily
  • Auto show / hide when new tweets arrive
  • Control over window layering and priority
  • Single click access to user profile pages
  • Switch between friend and public tweets easily
  • Keyboard shortcuts for list navigation and more
  • Control Twitterrific with AppleScript
  • Audio notification for new tweets
  • Hotkey to show / hide tweets

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Twitterrific Says

Twitterrific is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or “tweets” to the Twitter community website. The application’s user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum of real estate on your Mac’s desktop.

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  • Twitterrific – twitter app for Mac OS X, iPhone and iPod Touch

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  • @twitterrific – Your source for information about the Iconfactory’s Twitterrific application
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