Help Me Tweet
June 13, 2014 2:08 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a Twitter client for Windows 8. Failing that, I'm looking for a way to force Win8's Metro apps to run as desktop apps, or a way to log back into a Twitter client that I've previously used.
posted by MeghanC to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm running Win8, and really, really want a Twitter client. Ideally, it would be a standalone application, but I can deal with a FireFox app if that's the best option.
The bare minimum of what I want from a client is the ability to mute users/keywords/hashtags and support for multiple accounts. It would also be super great if I could have popup notifications of @ messages, in-line previews of images, and if it could NOT do the thing where it jumps to the top of your feed every time someone posts.
TweetDeck is ok, but I have a bunch of accounts that I use, and managing that is basically impossible. Also, TweetDeck is unrelentingly horrible for reading back. I've previously used Janetter and loved it, but I'm on a new computer, and attempting to log in takes me to Twitter, where I'm told that the app isn't allowed any more users at this time. (I've used it previously under the same screen name/s, so I'm not sure why it has to authenticate again, but...) HootSuite is ok, but doesn't mute, doesn't do inline previews, etc. MetroTwit was the holy grail of Twitter clients for me, but they've ended support for it, and for whatever reason it no longer picks up changes to my account--if I follow someone new, they don't show up; unfollowing someone doesn't mean that they stop appearing in my MetroTwit feed.
I'm perfectly happy to pay for something--throwing money at Tweetium or Tweetro+ is just fine--but I emphatically do not want an app that throws me into the dreaded Win8 Metro interface. Is there a way that I can force one of these apps to run in desktop mode? Please help!