Quitter is a Twitter client that doesn't announce itself to the entire cube farm; it runs in a command window (or "DOS window"). There's no installer and no entries in the Start Menu; it will run from a thumbdrive. It's a single small EXE file (about 105k) and it stores its settings in a small XML file.
- Connects to Twitter through Command Prompt - Only 110 KB in size - Fast - No installation - Easy set-up to connect to Twitter
The only real con is that people not familiar with using a Command Prompt may struggle at first, but this app wasn't necessarily made for them.
Tweeting and checking tweets is something that should only take seconds throughout the day. Using twitter.com and other flashy sites requires opening a web browser and pulling up a brightly colored page. While at work, you do this and quickly shut it down. No one wants to get caught browsing, so you scan instead of actually read. Quitter changes that whole approach. You can launch this application and the Command Prompt looks like a part of your everyday work, especially if you're a programmer. Posting a tweet is quick and easy. You can leave the app running without fear of someone realizing you're on Twitter. For ultimate stealthiness, you can even change the name of the window.
Quitter was clearly developed by an avid user of Twitter. The advanced features include things like posting shorter URLs and grouping tweeters. It's a small app that leaves no installation footprint and can easily be deleted from a hard drive or simply launched from a thumb drive.