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TweetDeck - Twitter desktop client

Updated on September 27, 2014

A Twitter desktop client with multiple columns, follower grouping, Facebook integration and more

TweetDeck is a Twitter desktop client which you can download for free and it provides lots of great features and tools to help you manage your Twitter account and Twitter followers more efficiently. This Twitter client has some cool bonus features that helps you with other social media sites like Facebook as well. Is this the best Twitter client available in the market ? According to recent surveys, more than 70% of Twitter client users use TweetDeck. Also there are rumors that Twitter is having discussions with TweetDeck to buy the software, If that happens this will definitely be the client to use for Twitter. I have being using TweetDeck for more than two years now and I can safely say that it has helped me manage my Twitter account and Twitter followers more efficiently. There are many features available in this software that will help you manage your Twitter account, optimize your Twitter updates and track various trends on Twitter. Below are some of the cool features included in TweetDeck.

** Note - TweetDeck is owned by Twitter now, Although it is a good move the bad side is now they don't support other social networks

Features in TweetDeck

  • Support for Six social Networks

    Update - After Twitter acquired TweetDeck this support is no longer available. Now it only supports Twitter accounts

    TweetDeck now support six major social networks. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, MySpace and FourSquare. You can also support multiple Twitter accounts using the same window and the great things is you can update all these services at once as well. This is a great feature to have in your managing multiple accounts for various customers.

  • Multiple Columns

    TweetDeck allows you easily get an overview of all your accounts using columns. You can have one column to track your mentions, one column to follow some Twitter list you created, one column for direct messages and one column for your Facebook friends status updates and many more. If you're working on increasing Twitter followers then this is one of the best tools to manage your Twitter accounts.You can customize the columns according to your needs and without a doubt one of the best ways to utilize your Twitter experience and track the tweets that are really important for you.

  • Synchronize across multiple computers

    This is a great feature if your logging to the Internet via multiple computers. The usefulness of this feature has reduced a bit after Twitter introduced lists, but if you are accessing the Internet from multiple locations then this is a handy feature to have.

  • Integrated URL shortening via 6 services

    You can specify which service you want to use for shortening links. Then its just a matter of pasting the link and it will be shortened for you. If you are using a service like for tracking links you can do that as well after connecting your account. This automation saves you a lot of time helps you make best use of your 140 character limit as well.

  • Support for Picture uploading

    If you are frequently uploading pictures to Twitter the TweetDeck has support for that too. It supports five popular Twitter picture uploading sites which included TwitPic and YFrog. Its just a matter of selecting the picture from your computer, everything else will be done for you. How cool is that.

  • Optimize Your Twitter Messages

    If your using Twitter for business and marketing purposes it is important to optimize your Twitter messages. TweetDeck has built in features like recent hash tags, Tweet Shrink ( automatically shorten your message using well know abbreviations ) that will help you make best use of the 140 character available to you.

  • Translation available in more than 20 languages

    Want to tweet in your mother tongues , well TweetDeck has translation support for more than 20 languages.

  • Support for StockTwits

    Interested in the stock market ?, get live updates from recommended traders or from your friends who are already using StockTwits

The features listed above are enough reason for you to give TweetDeck a try, especially since it is free. Download TweetDeck or your can read my article about How to increase your Twitter followers.I will be sharing more great content on Twitter so follow me on Twitter to get them for free or visit my blog to learn how to make money online from blogging

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      denysaputra 6 years ago

      Wow thanks for the information. Looks an really interesting, but so far I didn't use any software of automatic tool to more followers. I just got naturally!

      Cheers! How to get LinkedIn connections

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      whoisbid lm 6 years ago

      I have not used TweetDeck yet on Twitter. I am afraid to use it but I think it is probably an unfounded fear since you guys seem to be doing fine with it

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      Anime-e 6 years ago

      I just got it and its really works nice!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens! - well done

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @pkmcruk: Thanks for the blessings and commenting :-) , TweetDeck sure is a great tool for managing Twitter

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      I use Tweetdeck all the time and it is so incredibly useful and powerful. Nicely presented information and blessed by a passing Squid Angel :-)

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @gwishes4u: You'll be glad I convinced you :-)

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      gwishes4u 7 years ago

      You've convinced me. Downloading it now! :)

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @NiedersJobs: With support to many social networks it sure is a must have tool now, Thanks for the comment

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      NiedersJobs 7 years ago

      I have tweet deck and if you are trying to do any kind of social networking it is a must have. I suggest getting it right now from this lens.

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @BarbRad: It does consume resources, but any application that runs on Adobe Air does take some resources and as you said it can be very frustrating if you don't have a powerful computer. As for the noise, you can create separate tabs for different lists and follow the ones you really want and it has more options like easily adding hash tags, following trends etc which will come in handy

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I like it, but I can't handle the constant noise it makes. Is there a way to turn off that chirping? Also, before I got a new and more powerful computer, Tweetdeck seemed to hog all the resources, slowing my computer almost to a stop sometimes. Other than that, it's wonderful. Meanwhile, Twitter itself has improved a lot, making it very easy now to follow a conversation thread.

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @rlivermore: Yep, it is continuously improving and with the support for list you group people much easier now

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      rlivermore 7 years ago

      I used TweetDeck quite some time ago; It sounds like it's about time for me to try it again, especially since it seems it has even more to offer now.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'll have to give it a try, thanks for the review.

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      NanaPoppins LM 7 years ago

      I wondered what tweetdeck was.. I have twitter but that is it! Thanks for explaining this :)

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      jonathanchandra 7 years ago

      nice info

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      Yeti_Works 7 years ago

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @mrpetem lm: Thanks for linking, TweetDeck sure is a great way to filter all those tweets

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      mrpetem lm 7 years ago

      Hi I am adding a link your lens into my lens on twitter add ons for firefox, thanks for sharing this.

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @richDik: Testing out Mixero at the moment and it looks nice, Hootsuite is the next in the list :-)

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      richDik 7 years ago

      I like Hootsuite

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @cbessa: Yep, its pretty much unbeatable when it comes to standalone apps

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      Paul 7 years ago from Montreal

      Tweetdeck is nice if you have multiple twitter accounts...btw it is also for Mac which is the one Im using.

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      cbessa 7 years ago

      There's a lot of web apps as good as tweetdeck, but when comes to standalone apps, there's no competition for it.

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      lankanwriter 7 years ago

      @Timewarp: Yep, its excellent when you have multiple accounts, even for single accounts there are benefits in grouping

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      irylle_12 8 years ago

      Hi Guys

      Yes, Twitter is so powerful and it helps a lot of people. I'm still on the process knowing how to use its power.

      Kind Regards



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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I'm still trying to figure out how to use twitter effectively.

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      smallpile 8 years ago

      till now twitter is hot and helping many. but new things are always on next door. so search and try promote