Saturday, 09 February 2008

I don't think I have actually mentioned it here before (oops), but I use Twitter on a semi-regular basis to jot down PocketTweets Screenshot (click for the site)thoughts, post my "status" and keep an eye on what some other people are doing. My Twitter name is greghughes (go figure), so feel free to add me to your follow list, or whatever. :)

Twitter has a mobile client (at, but note that it only works on a mobile device) that works, but it's pretty basic and feature-incomplete. So, since I had some time this evening I decided to look around for software (to run on the PC) and web-based (for the iPhone) clients.

I found a few options, including a really nice web-based client specifically made for the iPhone (or the iPod Touch) called PocketTweets, which is clean in appearance and includes pretty much all the Twitter functionality. I can post my own Twitter updates (called "Tweets"), send replies to others, or anything else on Twitter I might want. It's certainly better than any of the other clients I found. Very cool.

Next I need to find a good Windows client that won't crash when run on a 64-bit OS. I've been using Snitter, which is pretty okay but doesn't quite work (update) reliably enough in my experience and I'm not much of a fan of bright and contrasty color schemes. Any ideas?

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Sunday, 10 February 2008 19:34:53 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
PocketTweets is great. Make sure you try and, too. They're comparable. Hahlo is my favorite of the bunch, though 99% of the time I use because it's WAY faster.
Monday, 11 February 2008 09:03:54 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Snitter has configurable update times (so you could refresh every minute if you want) and skins, which I think would address both issues. Switch your update time to one minute and change the skin to "Leopard" and you're good.

Note that Twitter itself has been having problems for a couple of weeks now so it may not actually be that Snitter is having problems, but that the Twitter service itself is having problems:

If you still want to try a different client, a lot of folks like Witty:

(And if you have a bug to report about Snitter, you can direct message it to Snitter:
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