Since the #newnewtwitter launched, many have interpreted it as a disruption. Twitter for iPhone and Android received updates which lowered ratings in their respective App Stores. If that isn’t enough change, TweetDeck was also stripped of some functionality in the new release.
A TweetDeck Alternative
Twitter wants everyone to use their native apps, but it won’t be a smooth process. I found a neat TweetDeck alternative called Janetter. It runs on both Windows and Mac, and has a pretty large helping of features. Some are probably holding on dearly to the Adobe Air version of TweetDeck until it stops working, but you may want to give this one a spin.
It has a familiar column layout, and supports multiple accounts. No Facebook or other social networks yet, but the developer(s) listens very intently on the Twitter account. In my opinion, Janetter is very similar to Yorufukurou in features.
Janetter supports native and “old school” retweets, plus Twitter’s image service and URL shortener. The most recent update added Read it Later and Instapaper.
Notifications are very similar to TweetDeck. Janetter has native popup notifications with sounds. However, the popups won’t show if using Mission Control (Mac) to switch routinely between applications. Fortunately, it supports Growl notifications as a work around.
I’m really impressed with all the functionality of Janetter. The settings are a little too widely spread out, but it feels even more real time than TweetDeck. I’ll continue to use the Mac version until something else comes along.
- Native popups on multiple work spaces (Mac)
- Location option
- Scheduling Tweets
- More Social Networks
If you try it out, feel free to discuss your opinion in the comments!
[News]Janetter,Twitter app for Mac v3.1.0 is out.Now Available in Mac App Store.If you haven’t install yet,get it now! janetter.net
— Janetter (@Janetter_jp) December 14, 2011