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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

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 XP/Vista/7
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 26,267
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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