Nowadays, we’re spread pretty thin on all the social network accounts that we have: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, etc. so managing them can either take a considerable amount of time, or they just don’t get managed like some of them should. Many of these social networks are much more enjoyable to use with an all-in-one type interface.
TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with new features and is now more in-line with the Web-version of the popular Twitter client. The update adds filters, enabling column filtering by Twitter handle, retweets, or media including pictures, videos and links. Also rolling out is an advanced search feature for excluding or including specific search terms.
Twitter announced this week that it will be discontinuing support for its Adobe AIR version of TweetDeck, as well as TweetDeck for Android and iPhone. The social network says it will be removing these applications from their respective stores in May, and that the apps themselves will stop working shortly thereafter. Facebook integration is also being discontinued.
If you don’t want to download a desktop app to use as your Twitter client, there are a few interesting browser-based apps and extensions that can do a great job of offering you all the key features needed to interact with your friends and followers. Persona, a free Chrome app, is not only a great Twitter client, but also offers users a slick interface to keep up with their Facebook accounts as well as RSS feeds.