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Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


This week’s poll question is: Which Is Your Favorite Desktop Twitter Client?

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There are many ways to handle Twitter, one of which is through a desktop client. There’s a wide choice of clients out there, and more keep popping up the more popular Twitter gets. There are pros and cons to managing Twitter through a desktop app, and the available apps differ significantly from one another. So join us in the quest to find the current favorite among the sea of possibilities. Which is your favorite Twitter desktop app these days?


To keep the list from being too long, only the most popular apps were included, so make sure to tell us which app you use if it’s none of the above. And of course, tell us what you like about your chosen app!

  1. Hoku Sarroca
    August 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Twittter scares me! LOL I have one but omg it is just too confusing to try keep up... thank goodness I don't use it often

  2. Sabre
    August 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Saezuri probably the most stylish Twitter desktop client I've used & makes Janetter look very ugly.

    • Yaara Lancet
      August 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      That's complete new to me! Thanks. :)

  3. Richard Borkovec
    August 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    My "desktop client" is my browser, haha. I really don't see the use of DCs for stuff like Twitter and Facebook. You're going to have a browser open, why not just have App Tabs for them instead of a DC?

  4. Sushil Kathpalia
    August 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Actually i use android phone and it sufficient for me.It gave one benefit is that i check twitter whenever i want and no tension of notebook etc..

  5. Terafall
    August 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I don't understand why I would need a desktop client for twitter.The result is the same,I'll only put more apps on my computer and use more resources.Not to mention how it will affect my productivity.
    I think a web browser will be enough for me if I'll need to tweet

  6. Andi Meyer
    July 31, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Hootsuit - I use Hootsuit for Twitter and Facebook to schedule tweets and posts.

  7. 45f8035ca9ce54c53678df029ccfdd90
    July 31, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Google Reader

  8. Chara
    July 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I mostly use "YoruFukurou" , its free and highly customizable and sometimes Soicha Air (also free from what I recall). Soicha Air is on the style of Tweetdeck" (with columns etc).
    I also like very very much the trial app of "Tweetbot for Mac" which is free till the official release on apple store.

    Twitterrific, Tweetings and Janetter are also good, but on average, the ones I find more useful are "YoruFukurou" and "Tweetbot for Mac".

  9. Yang Yang Li
    July 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I used to use Tweet Adder before I stopped using Twitter. Tweet Adder is a Twitter marketing software designed to increase the number of your followers and "automate" your Twitter presence.
    Avaliable for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Tweet Adder is extremely powerful. It allows you to easily manage your Twitter list by following and unfollowing. Target potential followers based on keyword, hashtags, and people they follow. Send a personalized message automatically to increase their chances of following you. Unfollow people you have followed after a specific number of days if they do not follow you back. Those are just a few of the most useful features of Twee Adder.

    This software also includes a comprehensive Tweeting suite. Schedule when your tweets are to be released. Generate tweets so your followers always have something to read. Stay up to date on the most popular hashtags and tweets.

    Tweet Adder is an extremely powerful desktop client for Twitter. Alas, it costs $55 for the lowest tiered license.

  10. Suzi Love
    July 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I use Tweetdeck because I also manage a not-for-profit group.

    With Tweetdeck, I can have separate columns for Facebook and Twitter accounts, and can Like, Comment, or Retweet from each different account.
    Suzi Love

  11. Garey Boone
    July 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I've tried them all but am currently using yoono desktop client very similar to multimi but more compact in size. If there was a Flipboard desktop client it would rule them all.

  12. Mike Vaz
    July 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    For personal use, there's no need for a client in my opinion. Applications such as TweetDeck and Seesmic are great if you're a marketer or anyone who needs to pay attention to multiple accounts simultaneously.

  13. Carolyn
    July 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I use tweet deck!

  14. fainttanked957
    July 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Hootsuite is the best!

  15. Victor Ong
    July 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Unless someone can tell me what's so good about twitter, then I don't see the sense in using it.

    • Vampie C.
      August 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

      I mostly use twitter to follow company's whose appsI use.
      So I know what goes around there.

      OR I use it to follow my favorite artists. :-)

      I don't really use it a lot to tweet myself.

  16. Joel Lee
    July 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Sad to see my article wasn't linked. Just kidding! :) I've been using Janetter for a while if only because it's so light-weight. Thinking of changing it up soon, though. Guess I'll wait and see what people like in this poll.

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      Sorry Joel! I actually used it as reference for the options. :)

  17. Ronn Jordan
    July 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I don't use a desktop client and was hoping you could explain the need for one. Thanks!!!

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      It makes it easier to follow everything without launching your browser. Many of them also allow for scheduling tweets, and you can easily follow different streams on the same screen.

  18. RobertSBoone
    July 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    This is one of the few shortcomings of Linux. We don't want for Twitter clients in general, but the offerings all fall short. Hotot is my app of choice, but I would prefer better Ubuntu integration. Polly is decent, but not very well-designed, and relies almost entirely on the mouse.

  19. Jane Wayland
    July 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Seriously? Echofon, Tweetings and Janetter make the list, but not HootSuite?!?

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Hootsuite is a web client, not a desktop client. I included it at first and then thought everyone would get mad because it's not desktop, so I dropped it. :)

  20. mike
    July 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    HootSuite beats them all!

  21. Sam E.
    July 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    HootSuite -- and I'm not sure why you didn't include it in your list.

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Since it's not a desktop client. :)

  22. Tibor Szentmarjay
    July 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Sometimes, some time official Twitter client on Andoid.

  23. Tuesday Peacock
    July 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I'm not used to use e Desktop Twitter Client.If I'll use,Perhaps I'll choice TweetDeck.

  24. KRavemind
    July 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Don't use a dektop client, would probably ruin my productivity

    • Lambvolution
      July 31, 2012 at 12:55 am


  25. Vampie C.
    July 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I'm not really using a desktop client.

    I try to have web based clients for the most used services, So I have the same experience everywhere.

    Maybe next poll: best web-based twitter cleint. ;-)

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      I actually meant to just do a poll about clients, but since there are so many options, I decided to narrow it down and do just desktop clients. Which web client do you use?

      • Vampie C.
        August 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

        Sorry for the late reply.

        I use twimbow atm.
        I've used TDash before (also nice)

        • Yaara Lancet
          August 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          That's the first I've heard of Twimbow, looks interesting. Thanks!

  26. Manide
    July 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I've never use a desktop client. In fact, I even did'n know there is such a program :)

  27. Ian Birkin
    July 30, 2012 at 6:17 am


    • musicphann
      July 31, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Same here.

  28. Alan Wade
    July 30, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I tried Twitter many moons ago when it was fairly new and didnt quite get the hang of it and what I was supposed to be doing. Havnt used it since and dont see any change in that.
    Correct me if I am wrong but my very limited knowledge of it is that it is a slimmed down version of Facebook except you cannot write so many words, is this about right?

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      I had the same problem wrapping my head around Twitter, but once I dived in and created an account, things sort of fell into place.

  29. Andrei Anikin
    July 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I don't use twitter, it's not healthy :-)

  30. Lambvolution
    July 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

    i'm using trilian's very cool. we can handle a lot of social network account into one programs

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      You use Trillian for Twitter? I didn't even know you could do that. :)

  31. Va Du
    July 30, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I use TweetDeck. I find it more customizable and responsive than the others I have tried.

  32. infmom
    July 30, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I use the Adobe AIR version of TweetDeck.

  33. Lee
    July 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I use DestroyTwitter right now, but I'm downloading Janetter right now (first I've heard of it but the screenshots look nice).
    I really want one where I can just start off reading from where I left off, ideally one that syncs with an iPhone app.

  34. George_MultiMi
    July 30, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I use it MultiMi. It's the # 1 download on Cnet in this category. I'm surprised it's not on the list (and it's free).

  35. Yash Desai
    July 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    i really dislike twitter, i dont know what the big hoopla is about

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