Reluctant Blogger asked me about using twitter clients today so though I’d share a comparison of some of the popular ones. Obviously it’s easy to just use twitter via the twitter website or as many post via texting on their mobile phone or Instant messenger client but many people use a dedicated desktop client or an add on to their web browser.
Flock – the social media browser based on firefox has a twitter widget built in.
Twitterific – a small twitter client for mac OS X. I find it a little annoying to have to go into preferences to set the client view for either friend or public timeline but it supports growl notifications on OS X.
Twhirl – Very popular with a lot of people and recently bought by up and coming social video service Seesmic (so might we see video tweets soon?) it has some great features like the ability to search public tweets by a keyword subject though it does not provide a public timeline view at this time.It requires Adobe air to run.
Spaz – Another adobe air based client and currently my favourite. it supports growl notifications on the Mac and key for me is that it’s easy to toggle between friend tweets and the public timeline.Shame about the dubious product name though.
It’s easy to see what people are using as their tweets usually show what method or software they’ve used to post a message after each post.
It’s always good to hear about new twitter and micro-blogging clients.