We all know about TweetDeck and its derivatives, right? It seems that right now, the only options that you have for a desktop Twitter client would be TweetDeck and another Adobe Air-based client. Here’s the thing: I kind of hate Adobe Air. Sure, it’s a great way to build amazing desktop applications, but the runtime produces a lot of massively bloated applications. It’s not exactly the sort of product you’d want to add to your portfolio, right? You’d want only the best products for your computer.
– Echofon – back when it was known as Twitterfox, Echofon was actually a pretty solid client. However, when Firefox started to become slow and buggy, I stopped using Echofon. I haven’t found anything as good as this on Chrome.
– Hootsuite – this web-based Twitter client was one I actually used for the longest time. It was pretty nice, but I missed the toaster pop-ups on the bottom of my screen.
– Seesmic Desktop – this is a really great client. It has amazing Ping.FM inegration, and all sorts of plugins lets me use this client for a number of web services. However, it runs on Silverlight, and since Microsoft is pulling the plug on it soon, I don’t know if Seesmic has a future.
Hootsuite’s my favorite web-based Twitter client, while Seesmic Desktop runs a very close second place. I love Seesmic Desktop’s way to expand shortened domain names, by the way. What about you, what do you use? Do you have any suggestions?