Showing posts with label twitterrific. Show all posts
Showing posts with label twitterrific. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

All of a Twitter

The past few days I've been playing with, and beta testing, Twitterrific 2. The new features are welcome and I'm delighted to note a few more of my suggestions (doubtlessly suggested by others too) made it into this release:

Apple menu bar icon
Spell checker

I only wish that the menu bar icon included settings options a la Gmail Notifier. This breaks, for me at least, human-computer interaction (HCI) guidelines. However, don't let that stop you from joining in the fun here.

Thanks Ged for letting me play in the Iconfactory's sandpit for a while.

A Twitter friend, Drew Benvie, social media adviser for Lewis PR and a blogging expert, is interviewed in today's edition of the Guardian newspaper Why are so many people blogging off?

Monday, 15 January 2007

Hailing Frequencies Open

Iconfactory's Twitterrific has been unleashed! It was fun being a part of the beta test, and I can't wait for my maverick suggestions to show up in a future release. I hope!

The following is taken from the Iconfactory's official announcement:

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of a brand new software product – Twitterrific. Over the past month or so, the workers have discovered the joys of Twitter (direct link to my page).

So what exactly is Twitter you ask?

Twitter is a social networking web service that lets you stay in touch with friends, family or even the public at large thanks to short posts or “tweets” that describe what you are doing at any given moment. The concept is simple, strangely addictive and fun through and through. Tell friends, colleagues or strangers what you are snacking on, your current interests, favorite websites or just plain goofy nonsense!

Twitterrific is a menubar application for Mac OS X that lets you both read and post ‘tweets’ to the Twitter network. The application has an extremely small desktop footprint and allows you to expand or collapse the interface to show as much or as little information as you desire. Wing your way to the Twitterrific homepage for more information including screen shots and keyboard shortcuts.

Throw in a dash of Iconfactory iconic goodness, combined with the fact that its totally free, and you have yourself a fun little desktop application that is just calling out for you to give it a whirl. Head on over to Twitter to sign up for a free account, add some friends (and some famous faces) and then download Twitterrific for your Mac. One thing to note: be sure to log out of the Twitter website before you first launch the app to avoid password problems, and you’ll be singing your tweets to the entire world before you know it. Have fun!