Twhirl

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    25,549
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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One of the first desktop Twitter services built on the Adobe AIR platform, Twhirl rolls the functionality of many ancillary services into one. For example, Twhirl automatically swaps in shortened in place of long URLs, sends photos to TwitPic, and searches for Twitter topics using a built-in TweetScan engine. In the settings, you can configure Twhirl to cross-post updates to Jaiku and Pownce, much like the service Ping.fm. An acquisition by Seesmic results in video tweets courtesy of that service.

Though cheery, the interface is also economical, providing extensive options for viewing and updating statuses and messages for all your Twitter, Friendfeed, and laconi.ca accounts without overcrowding the small screen. The preferences let you customize your receipt of tweet alerts, the program font, and network pings, but still no skinning. We'd like to see options for dark, sleek, and multicolored looks. We approve of the quick icons for sending messages, and for unfollowing, and blocking unwanted contacts. While no longer the freshest-looking desktop Twitter app, Twhirl's small size and full features are a convenience.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Did not work!"

August 11, 2013  |  By 4tires

 |  Version: Twhirl 0.9.4

Pros

None that I could find.

Cons

I couldn't make this work, no matter how hard I tried.

Summary

Since this piece of software got a good review, I decided to try it. I downloaded it, installed it, and did everything I was supposed to do, but I could not make it work. It just sat there and did absolutely nothing, so I uninstalled it.

In my opinion, this piece of software is crap.

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5 stars

"lets you see back in time if you are interested"

January 04, 2011  |  By teabird66

 |  Version: Twhirl 0.9.4

Pros

for those of us who are not on twitter all day it allows you to look back in time at what has happened if you are interested at that time easily.

Cons

getting linked pictures is not as easy as if you log in to twitter, but it is still painless.

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1 stars

"Requires my system password to DELETE it????"

February 21, 2010  |  By morgang48

 |  Version: Twhirl 0.9.4

Pros

I downloaded but decided I don't need it, so haven't tried it

Cons

When I try to delete the .app file, it REQUIRES my system password.

Summary

I'm very suspicious of any software of this kind that would require my system password to delete it from my machine. Anyone know how to get it off???

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4 stars

"Still my favorite app (but it's not being developed)"

September 30, 2009  |  By hemmeter

 |  Version: Twhirl 0.9.4

Pros

IM like interface. Doesn't fill the whole screen/
small font!!!!! Other clients insist on taking up too much space per Tweet
Easy nav

Cons

They stopped development on this app and are working on the less-cool Seesmic app. Not sure why.

Summary

It's been out of development for many months, but is still the nicest UI of any Twitter app. If you like the idea of having your Tweets in an Instant Messenger sized UI, this is for you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.4
Version 0.9.4 includes:
  • improved API request usage for Twitter
  • sharing images via yfrog
  • tweets posted to Twitter appear as "via Seesmic" now
General
Publisher Twhirl.org
Publisher web site
Release Date September 29, 2009
Date Added September 29, 2009
Version 0.9.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Blogging Software & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X, Adobe AIR
Download Information
File Size 1.57MB
File Name twhirl-0.9.4.air
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,549
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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