With @tweetdeck going bye bye on iPhone, Android and desktop, it’s time to find an alternative

A developing story from The Verge, reports that Twitter is shutting down Tweetdeck for iPhone, Android and desktop.

There’s no question that Tweetdeck is one of the most (if not the most) robust of all Twitter third party applications. I’m a client and a fan and will be among the many who shed a tear when it’s no longer available. That said, it means it’s time to find a replacement.

I will most likely migrate back to Hootsuite. Remember them?

Hootsuite (www.hootsuite.com)
HootSuite is a browser and app (iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry) social media dashboard.  There are free and paid versions of Hootsuite. For the basic account users can add a maximum of 20 tabs per dashboard, 10 streams per tab and five social networks, including Facebook profiles, pages and groups, Twitter, Google+ and more. They also work with a ton of third party apps.

What about you? What will you use? Let us know in the comments.

 

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3 comments
stevegarfield
stevegarfield

Just the Air apps, not the Mac and PC client. 

michsineath
michsineath

I'm a big fan of Twitter lists, yet Twitter buries these in both the app and on the website. Hootsuite looks to be the most viable alternative at the moment, but the overall aesthetics and functionality is off IMHO. For example, Twitter lists don't automatically move up; you can't engage with Facebook through the desktop -- Hootsuite redirects you instead; and Google+ is only available for pages currently. The option to add Google+ profiles is currently being "voted on" here: http://feedback.hootsuite.com/forums/40182-hootsuite-com-web-dashboard/suggestions/3013058-add-google-personal-profiles. (Voted on???) Hootsuite is good for businesses wanting to easily manage and monitor their brands across platforms, but what about users who want to just engage... Currently, I operate (too) many tabs within Chrome -- Email, Reader, Tweetdeck, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest... If you know of a better solution, please share :-) I'm afraid Hootsuite, in its current iteration, just doesn't cut it. Again, IMHO :-)

alvinng
alvinng

I guess I have to go with Tweetbot for the desktop. The annoying thing about Tweetbot is lists do not auto refresh to the latest tweet, only the main timeline does that. The list will remain at which ever tweet you stopped at.