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Topic # 141259 6-Mar-2014 12:08 Send private message

http://www.metrotwit.com/2014/03/sunsetting-metrotwit-all-good-things-must-come-to-an-end/

Bit of a bugger I liked that Twitter Client, can anyone suggest a good desktop alternative?



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  Reply # 1000081 6-Mar-2014 12:17 Send private message

Strange that there is no official Twitter app for Windows. Even though the official Mac app was previously Tweetie, it is odd that nothing has emerged for Windows.

The Twitter token debacle hasn't helped either, but I really struggled to find anything decent besides MetroTwit when I was forced to use Windows. I guess it's back to the website for those users then!

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  Reply # 1000084 6-Mar-2014 12:24 Send private message

It is the only desktop client that I use.

It's still working at the moment and I'll use it till it stops. A real pity.

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  Reply # 1000095 6-Mar-2014 12:36 Send private message

People who use windows rt are pretty stuck, because a tablet without twitter is a bit of a paperweight. You would think Microsoft would create some software.

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  Reply # 1000107 6-Mar-2014 12:56 Send private message

What it really shows is that not many people are interested in development for Windows outside the commercial space.

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  Reply # 1000111 6-Mar-2014 12:58 Send private message

I use Tweetro on my RT tablet.
As for the desktop? TweetDeck.




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  Reply # 1000127 6-Mar-2014 13:28 Send private message

gehenna: What it really shows is that not many people are interested in development for Windows outside the commercial space.

It's a bit sad, because the windows tablets are pretty good, but very poorly marketed towards the consumer. I mean they allow you to have split screen to run two apps at the same time, which is what samsungs selling point of difference is, but most people wouldn't know windows tablets can do that too. So you can use twitter while watching a video. Don't think apple tablets can do that.

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  Reply # 1000129 6-Mar-2014 13:31 Send private message

stuzz: It is the only desktop client that I use.

It's still working at the moment and I'll use it till it stops. A real pity.


"If you’re a current MetroTwit user, we apologise for the inconvenience but don’t worry, the apps you love to use will continue to work. However, we will not be supporting the app or releasing any major new features and updates."

I use it as well and prefer it over Tweetdeck and others.

They really seem to be making Twitter a mobile only communications platform.





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  Reply # 1000134 6-Mar-2014 13:44 Send private message

mattwnz: People who use windows rt are pretty stuck, because a tablet without twitter is a bit of a paperweight. You would think Microsoft would create some software.


The official Twitter app for Windows RT has been available for a long time now. It's there in the Windows Store.

If you need a really good paid alternative then Tweetium.

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/tweetium/4071d364-44bf-47ce-9eb7-d527e6f182a2




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  Reply # 1000136 6-Mar-2014 13:44 Send private message

xpd:
stuzz: It is the only desktop client that I use.

It's still working at the moment and I'll use it till it stops. A real pity.


"If you’re a current MetroTwit user, we apologise for the inconvenience but don’t worry, the apps you love to use will continue to work. However, we will not be supporting the app or releasing any major new features and updates."

I use it as well and prefer it over Tweetdeck and others.

They really seem to be making Twitter a mobile only communications platform.



The problem is that it will likely stop working within a short period of time when twitter updates their API or something else.

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  Reply # 1000137 6-Mar-2014 13:47 Send private message

mattwnz:
gehenna: What it really shows is that not many people are interested in development for Windows outside the commercial space.

It's a bit sad, because the windows tablets are pretty good, but very poorly marketed towards the consumer. I mean they allow you to have split screen to run two apps at the same time, which is what samsungs selling point of difference is, but most people wouldn't know windows tablets can do that too. So you can use twitter while watching a video. Don't think apple tablets can do that.


Apple tablets definitely can't do that

Windows is a proper powerful OS not a blown up phone onto a tablet

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  Reply # 1000142 6-Mar-2014 13:55 Send private message

nathan:
mattwnz:
gehenna: What it really shows is that not many people are interested in development for Windows outside the commercial space.

It's a bit sad, because the windows tablets are pretty good, but very poorly marketed towards the consumer. I mean they allow you to have split screen to run two apps at the same time, which is what samsungs selling point of difference is, but most people wouldn't know windows tablets can do that too. So you can use twitter while watching a video. Don't think apple tablets can do that.


Apple tablets definitely can't do that

Windows is a proper powerful OS not a blown up phone onto a tablet


That is true, the one downside of that though is that the hardware needs to be more powerful to run it, where there are still only a handful of windows tablets that I would consider . That will obviously change as hardware improves and more tablets run it, and they can get the form factor and battery life to match the ipad. Whereas iOS is reasonably light weight and was designed from the start as a mobile OS, so it's hardware requirements are less. 

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