Twitter Inc. is slowly reneging its only child in favor of TweetDeck, the adopted Twitter client originally coded by Dodsworth. Having poured new development resources in the latter, the folks at Twitter Inc. can proudly call TweetDeck 2.0 for Mac a success.
Version 2.0, released just recently in the Mac App Store, brings a redesigned user interface, a new option to choose the app color (dark or light), improved clarity of columns and Tweets, and the ability to change font size under Settings > General.
The profile panel has been redesigned as well. Improvements here include profile header images and more.
Actions like Unfollow, Block & Report spam now remove tweets from all columns, and you can now reposition pop-up windows using drag handle in the top-left corner.
The volume of the notification sound has been reduced, and retweets that have been repeated are no longer displayed in Timeline columns.
Lastly, your tweet actions are now available on Tweets in the Add Column menu, and $Tags are now “linkified,” says Twitter Inc.
The usual bag of fixes has been incorporated as well, including patches for some display issues with Growl notifications, and many others.
“TweetDeck makes it easier for publishers, marketers and power users to track the real-time conversations they care about,” says Twitter Inc.
“It brings more flexibility and insight to power users through a customizable layout that lets you keep up with the people and topics that matter most to you. And, you can join the conversation by tweeting, sharing photos and links to news stories, and more,” says the microblogging company.
TweetDeck requires OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later and a 64-bit processor.
As of June 2009, TweetDeck is the most popular Twitter application with roughly 23% market share, trailing only the official Twitter website with 45.7% share for posting new status updates.