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Vodafone Update – A twitter app for Android, Blackberry, iPhone and Desktop from Vodafone!

Vodafone Update let’s you update your status on many major social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace etc.

You can view status updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Myspace. @repy to your friends updates. Search twitter tweets in real-time. Upload and share photos. Supported for Windows and Mac.

This app is available for Blackberry, Android, iPhone as well as for the Desktop (Adobe AIR based app)


  • Social network app from Vodafone
  • Available for Android, Blackberry, iPhone and Desktop
  • Supports Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and LinkedIn
  • @Reply, Search tweets and upload and share photos
  • Supports Windows and Mac OS X

Vodafone Update Says

With Vodafone Update you can access messages from your Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn accounts. All in one app.


  • Vodafone Update – What’s happening right now on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn?

Suggested By

  • @cheth – Chief Web / Graphic Designer; Head Designer and Founder of CS. Current Status: Creative depot / Entertainment Desk of a Leading Weekly Magazine.

SocialVisor – Adobe AIR twitter app for those in a hurry

SocialVisor is a non-obtrusive Adobe AIR based Twitter app that quietly sits on your desktop without disturbing you.

Unlike desktop apps like TweetDeck, Seesmic etc. which take up the entire screen space (I’ve been thinking of getting a new LCD for my TweetDeck!), SocialVisor takes up only a small portion of your desktop. Since its built on Adobe AIR, you can use this twitter app on Windows, Linux as well as Mac.

SocialVisor makes use of Twitter oAuth for authentication. It supports all the functionalities you would want from a regular twitter app such as @replies, DM, favorites, Groups etc.

Twitter conversations are displayed as threaded chats. You can forward any tweet as an email. Share photos easily with your friends as well as comment on them. Split long tweets into multiple tweets.

Apart from Twitter, SocialVisor also supports Facebook. The ‘Groups’ functionality of SocialVisor lets you include both your Twitter as well as Facebook friends into a single group!


  • Adobe AIR based Twitter app
  • Takes up minimal screen space
  • Uses Twitter oAuth for authentication
  • Supports Windows, Linux as well as Mac

SocialVisor Says

Twitter and Facebook application



  • @socialvisor – A real person tweeting updates and announcements for SocialVisor: productivity focused Twitter and Facebook client in a Sleek, ‘stock-ticker’ like package.
  • @atamir – Entrepreneur + Founder/CEO of Intelemail & SocialVisor.com

MahTweets – Desktop Twitter and Facebook application

MahTweets is a free and open source desktop application supporting social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

A variety of third party sites such as TwitPic, flickr, YFrog etc. are supported. Pics shared using some of the supported third party sites are displayed inline thus making image viewing more convenient. MahTweets automatically splits long tweets for you.

A really useful feature is the option to filter hashtags. You can opt to exclude tweets which contain hashtags that clog your timeline.


  • Open source Twitter and Facebook application
  • Inline Pictures
  • Tweet Splitting
  • Auto expand shortened URLs
  • Filtering of hashtags
  • Multiple uploading services



  • MahTweets – Desktop Twitter and Facebook application


  • @mahtweets – I’m a WPF Twitter client.
  • @Aeoth – We are the League of Paul, fear us for we are one. MahTweets developer
  • @WillHughes – Not a people person. May explode without warning or apparent provocation.
  • @ShiftKey
  • @UXLuver – WPF/Silverlight designer. I got a black belt in Blend!
  • @NickHodge – Mercurial, Iconoclastic Professional Geek working for Microsoft. Doing stuff with open source & web communities. Lover of programming languages & @mrsnickhodge

Mixero – Every twitter users dream!

To be frank, I do not know where to start. I do not know if I would be able to explain all the features of this fantabulous twitter application! The more I use it, the more I like it. Yeah go on, you can say I’m in awe of this twitter app!

Mixero is clearly one of the best ever apps built for twitter. This isn’t just another twitter application, Mixero is what you get when you understand what a twitter user wants, when you analyze the requirements of everyday twitter users like you and me. It is this insight by the developers of Mixero that has helped them build this beauty!

1. Groups

To start with, Mixero supports groups. With every twitter user in the race to follow every other twitterer, groups come in handy to separate the ones that really matter to you.

2. Channels

Channels are nothing but saved searches. Create a channel with your desired keywords and you are good to track tweets you are interested in.

3. Active List

Once you become a pro at using Mixero, you would find that you have a lot of groups and channels to follow. Active List’s come into the picture here. Depending on your mood, you can have a set of groups, users and channels in the active list all at the same time. After that, you would only be seeing updates from twitterers in your Active List, helping you concentrate on what you are most interested in at that moment.

4. Context

As you dive further into Mixero, you would realize that having an Active List isn’t enough! You would want more than one Active List and this is where Contexts come into the picture. Create new Contexts with your set of Active Lists to go into each one of them. This way, you can quickly change between your various Active Lists.

5. Filters

You can filter any user or group’s timeline with keywords of your choice. So, one fine day you decide you would only talk to those twitterers who tweet about your favourite football club, just enter the clubs name in your filter and start your conversation with the right fellas!

6. URLs + Autocompletion + Smart Preview + UI

Mixero provides an option to shorten URLs as you type them into the update field. You can set your preferred URL shortening service in the settings page. You can also see the original URL by hovering your mouse over a short URL.

You must have come across some twitter applications with autocomplete before. But Mixero has one of the most unobtrusive autocomplete window! It’s so convenient to use as well as not use that option!

Easily preview pictures from TwitPic and Flickr. Preview frames from Youtube videos as well.

The Mixero panels are resizeable and you can create any number of panels of any size displaying any channel, group, contact or active list.

7. A Miracle

Stop worrying about losing all the Groups, Active Lists, Contexts, Channels etc. Everything can be synchronized, which means you’ll never have to create those groups all over again in case you change your PC or use the application at two different locations (work + home).

8. Coming Soon

Knowing that Mixero would soon be coming out with an iPhone application that supports almost all the features of the desktop application, I’m jealous of all you iPhone owners (how I wish I had an iPhone!)

As a parting shot I would say this

If there is an app you would use and say WOW, it’s Mixero.


  • Create groups and never miss out on your favourite twitterers
  • Channels to help you track keywords on twitter
  • Active Lists to view only selected groups,channels or contact
  • Context helps you view the desired Active List
  • Filters help you filter your timeline for words specified by you
  • Shorten URL and view Long URLs
  • Preview TwitPic, Flickr and YouTube
  • Create as many panels and of any size you wish


Mixero Says

The new generation Twitter client for people who value their time and are tired of information noise.



  • @mixero – The new generation Twitter client for people who value their time and are tired of information noise.

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DestroyTwitter is an Adobe AIR application offering functions and features on the lines of the popular TweetDeck and Twhirl.

You can use DestroyTwitter to update your status as well as a host of other things like @Reply, DM, faving etc.

DestroyTwitter also has Search integrated within it.


  • Get notified of new tweets
  • Search Twitter
  • @Reply, DM, Update and Fav your tweets
  • Displays unread tweet count
  • Keyboard Shortcuts


DestroyTwitter Says

DestroyTwitter is a robust but compact Twitter application built on the Adobe AIR platform.



  • @DestroyTodayFounder of Destroy Today. Developer of DestroyFlickr and DestroyTwitter. Web designer, programmer, photographer at Shaw Jelveh Design.


OutTwit is a twitter app built for Microsoft Outlook users.

If you happen to be one of those who use Outlook a lot then this app is just for you. You can easily twitter right from Outlook.

All the tweets that you receive will be saved and archived as regular mails and you can easily search over them using the search features that Outlook provides for email.

OutTwit even lets you search twitter, Shorten long URLs, send @Replies and DM to your twitter friends.


  • Update Twitter status directly from Outlook
  • Receive updates as Outlook messages
  • Archive, manage, group and search your tweets the
    same way you manage your email
  • Search, track keywords
  • Group tweets by sender, topic, etc using the Search feature
  • See new tweets at a glance
  • Assign custom folder and categories to new messages
  • Use Outlook’s “Reply” and “ReplyAll” commands to send twitter direct messages and @replies.
  • Automatically sort new tweets into per-sender folders
  • Shorten URLs with tinyurl
  • See graphs of your Twitter usage statistics
  • Tweets sent to you (@replies and direct) are marked with high importance, so you can see them at a glance


OutTwit Says

If you are a Microsoft Outlook user, you probably have it open all the time. Now you can update your Twitter status and follow your friends without having to open any other applications. OutTwit seamlessly integrates Twitter into Outlook.


  • OutTwit – Use Twitter directly from Outlook


  • @TechHitProductivity tools for Microsoft Outlook


  • Windows 2000, XP and Vista
  • Outlook 2003 or 2007

Submitted By

  • @greeneeyesjust a guy who loves twitter, a voracious book-reader, bike-freak, computer-addict


Jata is a desktop app that mimics GTalk!

More than the features, we are profiling Jata for the fresh take on twitter apps.

The web is crowded with Adobe AIR apps but a desktop app that looks and feels like GTalk, there’s none other than this.


  • Update your twitter status the way you ping your friends on GTalk
  • Click on a fellow tweeps status to @Reply
  • Displays count of new messages received


Jata Says

Jata is a Google Talk like Twitter Application which was developed using VB.net and Twiteroo Twitter API framework.


  • JataJust Another Twitter App


  • @shobankrA 23 year old techie from Trivandrum. Blogger, Developer and computer addict! 🙂


  • Windows

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AlertThingy is an Adobe AIR based desktop twitter app that lets you send and receive tweets.

AlertThingy is not as sophisticated and feature rich as the 2 most popular Adobe AIR apps for twitter namely TweetDeck and Twhirl but it has its own advantages with option to add not only twitter but a host of other sites such as Tumblr, Digg, FaceBook etc.

The app also provides the option to filter updates into 3 categories namely, Interesting, Very Interesting and Less Interesting.

AlertThingy is basically for those looking at adding several different status update sites to a single Adobe AIR application.


  • Support for multiple sites such as twitter, Digg, FaceBook etc.
  • Filter your friends updates into Interesting, Very Interesting and Less Interesting
  • Simple and intuitive interface making it easy to use
  • Integrated RSS reader so that you stay in touch with your feeds while you tweet


AlertThingy Says

All your social networks (including twitter, flickr, digg, facebook, jaiku, tumblr, TinyURL…) in one place!



  • @alertthingyA social network desktop client powered by adobe AIR
  • @HowardBainesA web strategy, design & development agency.

Filttr – Desktop App

Filttr has IM and an Adobe AIR based desktop app along with the web interface.

The Filttr desktop client is a full fledged app that lets you update your status, search over twitter and much more.

  • Visual and Audible notifications
  • Intra-timeline search – searches through the currently shown timeline
  • Resizeable




TweetDeck – the best Adobe AIR twitter desktop app

TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR powered application which strives to break down the various tweets into separate feeds and thus help users in better managing their twitter data.


  • You can group all tweets into different columns based on topic or a particular group
  • By default, there are 3 columns – Timeline, @Replies and Direct Messages
  • Full screen thus giving a clutter free interface
  • Stores all the updates so you never miss a single tweet from your friends again
  • Filter tweets using the tweet text, username, source or timeframe
  • Automatic update of tweets
  • TwitScoop and 12 seconds integration
  • Spell Checker!
TweetDeck Adobe AIR Desktop twitter app

TweetDeck Adobe AIR Desktop twitter app

Platforms Supported

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux

Official Blog


  • @TweetDeck – TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more.