This post is mostly for Twitter users A.K.A Tweeps, I personally think this is the best desktop application for using twitter. However TweeDeck can also be used for many other social networks websites. This is a quick review on TweetDeck, how to use it and what’re the best things in it.
Don’t have a Twitter ?? This why I think you should have one. And If you have a Twitter and you are still not familiar with it. Read this Post and Make your self at home.
The best thing about TweetDeck that it is an Adobe Air application, This means it will work in the exact same look and feel in all famous Operating Systems ( Linux , Windows and Mac ). What’s so cool about it that it has an iPhone, Android and iPad version. Now adding to this incredible list is TweetDeck Chrome App.
It has a Gray professional look with editable color scheme from its settings. This is My TweetDeck color scheme – BG1: 222222 BG2: 333333 INPUT: 666666 TXT1: FFFFFF TXT2: FFCC00 and here are some links for nice Color Schemes. Here and here. It has two different looks, one of them is narrow one column look.
And another Wider view to see the maximum number of columns in one screen. I personally prefer this one.
Here is the list of the available social network to be added to TweetDeck. You can have one status posted on all of those websites from one place by one click. This will be a very long post if I will mention what you can do with all these. So I will only talk about Twitter and you can checkout the rest on your own. Or imagine it !
Now it updates instantly when any of your friends tweet. You will get this nice looking notification and a little bit annoying sound. You also have a Mentions column that will keep you updates with the tweets that mentions you and of course the Follow Friday (#FF). Another nice feature is you can add as many columns as you need, one of the columns you will eventually use is Search. You can add a columns that keeps you updated with #technology for example or any other topic. This is the Search column in my TweetDeck the topic is #GUC.
Alright, How awesome it is if you can tweet when you are asleep ??? YES, you can do that. By writing what would you possibly say while asleep ( mine would be : Burn in hell Barcelona ) then click on the timer looking icon, then insert the date and time you want this update to be. I’ve wrote some tweets that will be tweeted while i’m on a flight to Doha.
HOWEVER there is a useful way of using this feature other than tweeting while sleeping, is the ability to reach your followers even if they are in different timezone area. This way your tweets will reach everyone.
I’ve always needed that in my TweetDeck. This is how to do it. Go to Settings , Then Colors/Font , In the TweeDeck Font section , choose International Font / TwitterKey . Now you’ve got Arabic and Many other international languages supported.
An Awesome feature in TweetDeck is the sync feature, it’s very useful if you use Tweetdeck in multiple places ( Mobiles and Computers ). First you need to create a TweetDeck account, then Sync your account details. When you open Tweetdeck in a new place, all you need to do is enter your TweetDeck account and it will load all your details, accounts and columns. cool isn’t ???
Keep Tweeting guys and if you are on twitter Show some love, Tweet this post and FOLLOW ME
- TweetDeck App For Chrome Is Awesome (techie-buzz.com)
- The new TweetDeck for Chrome includes notifications (thenextweb.com)