Archive of April 2009

April 20, 09

Falling in love with Tweetie, betraying Nambu

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Yay, yet another Twitter client for OS X Tweetie has been just released today. I've recently switched from Twitterific to Nambu 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

  • Translate any tweet to English
  • Built in option to hide from the dock
  • It's free
  • Decodes short links and replaces them in a tweet so you know what to expect
  • Growl integration (to break your concentration even more)
  • No global keyboard shortcut to show/hide

Tweetie

  • Lovely interface and motion tweens (eye candy)
  • Customisable shortcut to show/hide the app (as in Twitterific, I usually set it to ALT + ~)
  • Bookmarklet to easily tweet current browser's URL
  • No hide from the dock option (could be easily fixed by adding <key>NSUIElement</key><string>1</string> to the Info.plist file)
  • No Growl integration (Colin reckons it will be there soon)
  • 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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