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Tweetdeck for Android is awesome!



I have been using Tweetdeck as my desktop Twitter client for quite some time. I love the ability to follow so many things at once. Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, etc… I can follow lists, my friends timelines, my mentions, direct messages, new followers, and more. It’s great for keeping up with everything. My 2nd monitor has 1/2 the screen filled with Tweetdeck and the other 1/2 with email. I never miss anything, unless I am asleep. In addition, I also used it on my iPhone quite a bit. I prefer the official Twitter app on the iPhone though, which is actually Tweetie, the best Twitter client for the iPhone ever.

Well, if you have ever used an Android phone, you would know that the official Twitter client for Android isn’t all that great. I don’t like it at all. Yesterday, I found out that Android TweetDeck went live couple of days ago. I promptly downloaded it and fell in love. It has a beautiful interface, adjustable text size, and more. I am reviewing 2 Android phones (Samsung Fascinate and Samsung Transform) back to back right now and I have to have a good Twitter client. It works well and it even has a big surprise, it allows you to speak your tweets. I tested it today and it works well. (Tweet 1 | Tweet 2 ) Even with my southern accent, it was transcribed perfectly.

Check out this video from TweetDeck:

What do you think? I have heard about some other Android Twitter clients being pretty good, but I don’t need to look any farther than this one.



  1. Michael Anderson

    10/15/2010 at 12:39 pm

    “official Twitter client for Android isn’t all that great”

    You are way too kind! :D It is awful. I stopped using Twitter on my Droid after that abomination completely screwed up my contacts and other crap … but glad to hear Tweetdeck is out and working well!

  2. Chris Leckness

    10/15/2010 at 1:06 pm

    I am too kind sometimes. :)
    It is pretty bad. It doesn’t really have any logical flow. I didn’t let it touch my contacts though.

  3. Hugh Briss

    10/15/2010 at 4:08 pm

    Twydroid Pro and Seesmic are two more very good Android Twitter clients but I do like TweetDeck’s interface a lot and use it regularly. Too many force closes though. They were really bad while it was in beta but understandable during a testing phase, but now that it’s out of beta they’re annoying.

    • Chris Leckness

      10/15/2010 at 4:09 pm

      Hmm. I haven’t had any issues yet. I will keep my eye out now that you’ve mentioned it though.

    • doog

      10/15/2010 at 8:20 pm

      Yeah, I’ve been using the beta since it was available and I never had an issue with force closes at all.

      There is only one thing that Tweetdeck for Android needs – the option to start when the phone starts, if you wish.

  4. Hofstra1997

    10/16/2010 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t hate Peep, it’s ok for an average user of Twitter.

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