How bad is "Blue Bird" tweetdeck?
January 13, 2013 6:18 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out what Twitter client I want for Mac OS.
posted by drjimmy11 to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was a big fan of the old, Adobe Air, "yellow bird" Tweetdeck. Then Twitter bought it, changed it to "Blue Bird" and, by all reports, ruined it. I've stuck with the old Yellow Bird, until today.
I've had a lot of problems where, when I open it, it won't load any tweets for upwards of five minutes. But now it's been hours and nothing. I suspect this is Twitter throttling API "slots" for unofficial clients, in an effort to kill them all. But whatever the cause, it kind of sucks.
So, has "Blue Bird" gotten better, or is there another client I can use? I've heard everything about Blue Bird from "totally fine" to "unusable." All I really want is columns for tweets and mentions, and to be able to see conversation threads when someone replies to me. And to be able to post from multiple twitter accounts. FB support is nice too.
*I am aware there are previous questions re: Twitter clients, but none are especially new and this kind of information changes fast.