If you just can't wait to open your browser to see what's going on in your Twitter timeline, you'll appreciate this free app. Desktop Twitter from Twitter Brooks promises to keep you up-to-date with tweets from accounts you follow without having to go online.
Once installed, you'll need to authorize access to your Twitter account. Other than that you really don't need to do anything. Desktop Twitter sits in the system tray until activated, just waiting for tweets from your timeline. The compact interface is plain but easy to understand. It even has the same blue color scheme and uses the same terminology as the social networking site. This version also gives you two easy-to-use extras: the ability to unfollow someone and to copy a tweet to the clipboard. We also liked how easy it is to switch to a different Twitter account, a feature that power users who have multiple accounts will appreciate. As promised, new tweets are delivered almost instantly as they pop up in your account.
For those who like to follow Twitter closely, Desktop Twitter is a handy app that is as easy to use as the social media site itself. We did find that it didn't uninstall cleanly and left behind some Start Menu icons, but other than that, this free program worked as promised.
From Twitter Brooks:
Very useful twitter client for desktop. With this program you can almost instantly get a new tweet from your timeline and easily and fast switch between different accounts. The program support the following operational systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven.
What's new in this version:
Added: unfollow button, copy to clipboard function. Fixed: reduce traffic.
It can't be removed. It keep popping up every single time that I on my laptop. It doesn't show me any tweets at all and its terrible. I can't tweet and its logo isn't even twitter. I think Tweetdeck is much better than this because I use that and it is very good. It shows tweets, what followings do, the messages.
I do not like this product and I can't even uninstall it!!
I've never reviewed a product here before but needed to warn others. Sorry my first CNET review had to be this one but this app was rated very highly in its category.
I was really disappointed with CNET editors' high marks on this one. Previously CNET had been a trusted site; no more. After installing and giving my Twitter permission, this app created multiple window tray icons that, only let me update but did not pull up my timeline. On top of that, because I hastily chose standard and not "advanced user" installation, it changed the landing page in my Firefox and Chrome browser settings and installed spammy software that I had to manually undo. I'm scared of what else it might have installed.