Application to manage Twitter account
Even though Twitter's official application for Windows 8 looks seems the rational solution for users, it is currently poor when it comes to customization features. Fortunately, there is another project that Twitter developed to cover this. This application is called TweetDeck.
Unlike the app designed for Windows 8, it makes room for enhancements through timelines, customized columns, themes, keyboard shortcuts and more. What is even better is that it is free to use and compatible with all Windows versions, including Vista. The standard installer quickly unwraps TweetDeck and does not demand a system restart once the installation process is completed.
Ease of Use
TweetDeck is similar to an onion. The more a person dabbles in it, the more features they use and uncover. Due to this constant discovery, remembering how and when to use the variety of Twitter management tools can be a bit disconcerting.
If a person has forgotten how to use the management tools showcased in this Twitter app, the support and help options are excellent for quickly getting needed information. People also love the design of this Twitter app and the ease of navigation.
Although there are many buttons and tabs to choose from, they are grouped in a logical manner in different locations throughout this app. Adding colleagues, friends and others that people follow to lists or groups is a fantastic feature. It is a straightforward way to look for information within this Twitter client. At the bottom of each tweet near the posting title is a small plus sign. When a user clicks this icon, they are directed to the lists windows. Adding new groups is easy, and moving contacts to this list is even easier. All people have to do is drop and drag.
TweetDeck boasts a long list of features that helps users stay connected to the world with ease. One of these features is the trending column. This feature can take a user around the world tracking what is hot and what is not. A user can set the trend to a specific location or can trend worldwide.
Recommendations are another useful feature. Depending on who or what they are already following, TweetDeck makes suggestions about who to follow next - a good way for users to network with people or companies they would not have usually sought out on their own.
The biggest downside to this Twitter client is it lack of reporting features. A number of Twitter apps let people see how many followers are clicking on their links. This is useful if they use their Twitter account for business transactions. The other downside is that a user cannot access their Twitter lists on this app.
Although it is relatively fast, it can slow down when it has to deal with large volumes of tweets. This can make it harder for a user to monitor multiple search terms in real time.