TweetDeck, a Twitter Client to Unite All Social Networks

We continue with the theme of the Twitter clients that I already started in another post in order to review them so that the newcomers to Android users are aware of the offer. I have to give shine to my favorite customer par excellence, TweetDeck, and I suppose that it would be many, given its capabilities and versatility when using it.

This Twitter client initially born as through desktop application Adobe Air, of which have never been a fan. In the field of mobile phones, and more specifically in the Android platform, It began distributing through beta private, unrelated to the Market, but it spread rapidly since on Android you can install applications without having to go through their Market.

I admit that when I bought the Nexus One, I used other customers, since TweetDeck It was very beta, in fact, own programmers complained that their private beta is broadcast without control. Subsequently began with the distribution of the public beta, until today that already is an application of the Android Market.

A detail to take into account of TweetDeck is that when using it for the first time, You can register with them and to stay there all your network users, that will remain synchronized in the rest of your computer / mobile. It is very convenient when you use multiple social networks and you’re changing the computer or phone.

Distancing itself from the rest

The differentiating feature between each Twitter client is the How to filter and present information and, with difference, TweetDeck stands out from the rest. The system of uses is to present the information divided into columns, You can configure to our liking, as many as we need, is there a limit?. In this way, we can have timeline, mentions, retweet, direct messages, lists and other networks each in a column. It’s so easy filter and find what interests us.

In addition it also gives support for Twitter lists, It is something that only a few customers, but to create lists, we will have to rely always on the website of the official version. To compensate this lack, You can add columns that are the result of a search, either a user or a tags.

In case outside little, with TweetDeck we can configure more than one Twitter account. To that we must add that it also carries integration to display your posts on Facebook, Foursquare and Google Buzz.Surely they will end up adding LinkedIn, which is already in the desktop version.

One of the novelties, already other clients to use, is the possibility of write a tweet more than 140 characters, for which hosts the full tweet on the web deck.ly (tweetdeck.com in short version), a link is automatically generated and adds the url at the end of the tweet. Simple and very effective.

Your settings

Of course when you want to write something gives you the possibility of Geolocation and Add a photo. These two possibilities are very comfortable. An advantage of TweetDeck with respect to the other customers is that when you write something, on the top of the text box select which network want to that you published, so, although basically a twitter client, can also be used exclusively to publish the rest of networks.

One thing that I really like is the subject of notifications. Each column can be configured with a different notification, namely, notifications in the status bar or the marker column, sound, vibration and light (only available on mobile phones that have the ‘Pearl’ of displacement, as in the case of the) Nexus One).

Perhaps the only downside that attributed to this Twitter client is that don’t have a @usuarios or #tags complete car. Having users solve is with a top 12 of your favorite, avoiding having to type them, but too few seem to me. When you have to answer several at the same time it can be a little annoying if you are not among those favorites. Finally, add that also It includes the publication of photos in yfrog and twitpic, in addition to url shortener.

Remember that, as with other customers and applications, has a desktop widget, but that will only work if the application is installed in the phone’s memory (at least with) Froyo 2.2).