Tweetdeck is beyond doubt the most favorite Twitter app, second only to the twitter website. As Tweetdeck is now acquired by twitter, it is just an approval by Twitter team how important Tweetdeck is. But Tweetdeck needs best of the connectivity. I have been experimenting with Tweetdeck for the last few days, both the desktop version and now the Tweetdeck for Chrome, and I found both of them too much byte-consuming to be affordable for slow net users. Firstly, Tweetdeck is really too much difficult to install for slow networks as it installs online and requires a good connection. Again, the all simultaneously loading columns eat up lot many bytes.
Chitterim is an excellent app that uses Gtalk to send and receive tweets. As it uses Gtalk, you don’t need to install anything. Just visit Chitterim website, login with google, authorize twitter, add Chitterim to you Gtalk, and get going. It’s too simple, and it works wonderfully even with slow networks!
Chitterim is also a better option for those who love to keep things simple!! There is no show-off like Tweetdeck or Twitter website; not even display pictures. It runs in background while you are doing your works without distracting a bit (Tweetdeck is too tempting and asks attention again and again to check if there is anything new). Chitterim runs in background, and as you get a new tweet in timeline, it pops up via Gtalk; you can reply to it, make it favorite, retweet it, send a direct message to that person, or update your own twitter status directly via Gtalk.
Chitterim is really worth giving a try, even if you are using best of the broadband network. It’s simplicity, and its working in the background without disturbing what you are doing, makes it a perfect app for bloggers who want to focus more on their content.
And finally, it’s not necessary that you can’t use both apps simultaneously. Tweetdeck is a nice app too. If you have a lot of time to play with twitter, just start Tweetdeck; if you are busy in something else more important, just click off the Tweetdeck, and Chitterim would be running silently behind the scene with your Gtalk!
So do you wanna give it a try? Do give me your feedback, or tweet me @ganeshdhamodkar 🙂
UPDATE: Chitterim also auto-shortens the long links. The only thing I don’t like about Chitterim is we cannot click on the hashtags as they come via the Gtalk platform. Hope @chitterim would sort it out soon.