Desktop Twitter

Desktop Twitter


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 4 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
1.1.0
File Size:
758.13KB
Date Added:
June 30, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
38,336
Downloads Last Week:
351
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

Publisher's Description

Screenshots

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    1.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-4 of 4

  • 1 stars

    "This program SUCKS!!!!!"

    August 19, 2014   |   By Jamesthehawk

    Version: Desktop Twitter 1.1.0

    Pros

    Another annoyance!!!

    Cons

    It takes up space and don't work to well.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "THIS PRODUCT SUCKS!"

    October 10, 2013   |   By Nazanintch

    Version: Desktop Twitter 1.1.0

    Pros

    There are no advantages to this product

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    I do not like this product and I can't even uninstall it!!

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "malware also installed"

    June 08, 2013   |   By flatfilesoc

    Version: Desktop Twitter 1.1.0

    Pros

    never got to use program

    Cons

    malware installs

    Summary

    malware also installed: avg, We care

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "Buggy and left me with browser spam"

    February 28, 2013   |   By buongiornohk

    Version: Desktop Twitter 1.1.0

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    Terrible.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

  • Results 1-4 of 4

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Desktop Twitter
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Desktop Twitter

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK