8 Popular Twitter Clients Compared

Which are the best Twitter clients and how to compare them. Twitter is becoming popular day-by-day and thousands of people join Twitter daily. Many third party Twitter clients found their way into internet and there are many Twitter clients available for download.

These Twitter clients enable us to tweet and perform many other functions right from the desktop. Here are some of the popular Twitter clients that are being compared based on the features available.

Twitter Client/ Features

TweetDeck

Twhirl

AlertThingy

Seesmic Desktop

Price

Free

Free

Free

Free

Platform

Mac + PC

Mac + PC

Mac + PC

Mac + PC

Multiple Twitter Accounts

No (add in new version)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tweet Functionality

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reply to Tweet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Direct Messaging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delete Tweets directly

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

View Public Timeline

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

View Friends Timeline

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Photo sharing

Yes via Twitpic

Yes via Twitpic

Yes via Twitpic

Yes via Twitpic and webcam

Video Sharing

Yes via 12seconds

Yes via Seesmic

NA

Yes Directly

Multiple Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

URL shortening

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search functionality

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyboard Shortcuts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Message Notifications

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Total Points

14-15/15

15/15

14/15

14/15

Twitter Client/ Features

OrSiSo

Twitterific

Nambu

Twitterified

Price

Free

Free

Free

Free

Platform

Mac + PC

Mac

Mac

Mac + PC

Multiple Twitter Accounts

Yes

Yes

Yes

NA

Tweet Functionality

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reply to Tweet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Direct Messaging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delete Tweets directly

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

View Public Timeline

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

View Friends Timeline

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Photo sharing

Yes Directly

NA

Yes Via pic.im

Yes Directly

Video Sharing

NA

NA

NA

Yes directly

Multiple Networks

Yes

No

Yes

No

URL shortening

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search functionality

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyboard Shortcuts

No

Yes

No

No

Message Notifications

Yes

Yes

No

No

Total Points

13/15

12/15

12/15

11/15

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Dean
Dean

Seesmic does handle multiple accounts. I use it for this very purpose.

Rhys
Rhys

How & why does Tweetdeck & Twirl score the same when there’s a difference between them?

(Twirl handles multiple accounts & Tweetdeck doesn’t at the moment, just they said they will in some aribitary later version)

Denis Fran├žois Gravel
Denis Fran├žois Gravel

Nice Works. Thanks. You should indicate which version you have tested. The two lasts release of Seesmic Desktop support multiple Twitter accounts.

Paul OFlaherty
Paul OFlaherty

Seesmic Desktop actually does support multiple accounts. Always has!

wayne sutton
wayne sutton

Good post but why does everyone leave off http://tweetgrid.com ? It has a lot of the same features and is web based.

Chip Dizard
Chip Dizard

Where is Tweetie? I use it often I feel it is really good.

Wallace
Wallace

thanks for the great summary, seems TweetDeck is the leader at this market.

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

Seesmic Desktop does support multiple accounts. We have fixed the article to show that. Thanks everyone for catching that.

New
New

It looks like Twirl wins it, although I haven’t used this app.

chokilala
chokilala

yup. definitely everyone should check out destroy twitter. i think it’s better than tweetdeck. DT FTW!

Dina
Dina

Tweetdeck is the best twitter app ;)
Love it so much :*

chris
chris

Didnt know about these…thanks a lot

Kander
Kander

Good selection of Twitter clients are always happy to look after your review. Regards from Russia.