If you abandoned TweetDeck some time ago, you might be interested to know that Twitter has released a new update of the popular client it acquired back in 2011.
From an iOS 7 style update of the application icon to several improvements for writing and replying to tweets, TweetDeck may again appeal to Twitter power users. For a long time TweetDeck was unique for allowing users to create multiple columns beyond the Timeline. It is also one of the few Twitter clients that allows you to schedule tweets from within the application.
The new update now includes a docked panel on the left for writing and sending tweets, with the option to keep it open all the time. This feature retains the ability to send the same tweet to multiple Twitter accounts. Similarly, the Reply box is now inline, which allows you to see the original tweet you’re replaying to right above the text box. The tweeting feature also includes typeahead suggestions for usernames and hashtags, similar to how it works in Google+.
Another useful update includes a preview of an added image to a tweet before it’s sent. Unfortunately, you can’t just drop and add an image in the input box. You have to actually click and add image via a finder window.
Previous application features that new users may like include the options for a Dark or Light theme, the option to change the column width and font size, and the Mute options for temporarily stopping selected topics or users from popping up in your Timeline. Unlike with Tweetbot, however, you can’t schedule a mute times for individual followers or topics.
TweetDeck is a free download in the Mac App Store. Let us know what you think of the TweetDeck changes and upgrades.