Archive of April 2009

April 20, 09

Falling in love with Tweetie, betraying Nambu

![NambuTweetie](/files/images/tweetfight.png "Twitter Fight") Yay, yet another [Twitter](http://twitter.com "Twitter") client for OS X [Tweetie](http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-mac/ "Tweetie for Mac") has been just released today. I've recently switched from Twitterific to [Nambu](http://www.nambu.com/ "Nambu for Mac") and absolutely loved the translate option and the Mail like interface – and wasn't really keen of moving onto a different one again, but decided to give it a go. And... I absolutely fell in love with it. So I had to betray Nambu... well, we'll see, maybe it's just a Tweetie affair or a short romance? ###Nambu * {.plus}Translate any tweet to English * {.plus}Built in option to hide from the dock * {.plus}It's free * {.plus}Decodes short links and replaces them in a tweet so you know what to expect * {.neutral}Growl integration (to break your concentration even more) * {.minus}No global keyboard shortcut to show/hide ###Tweetie * {.plus}Lovely interface and motion tweens (eye candy) * {.plus}Customisable shortcut to show/hide the app (as in Twitterific, I usually set it to **ALT + ~**) * {.plus}[Bookmarklet](http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-mac/more/) to easily tweet current browser's URL * {.minus}No hide from the dock option (could be easily fixed by adding <key>NSUIElement</key><string>1</string> to the Info.plist file) * {.neutral}No Growl integration (Colin reckons it will be there soon) * {.neutral}It's free but you have to like ads and the startup nag, otherwise it's $19.99 $14.95 (promo till 4th of May) Both Tweetie and Nambu have support for URL shortening services, marking read tweets and setting custom font sizes.
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