My Social Media ToolBox: Seesmic Desktop

by David Finch |
David Finch
David Finch

If you’re active on Twitter, you need to check out Seesmic Desktop. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with my Twitter desktop applications. I will admit from the start that I have been a huge fan of Tweetdeck from just about their beginning, but I always check out the latest apps to see if there is anything I would want to add to my toolbox. Usually what happens is the new shinny app doesn’t hold up to what I’ve been using and eventually I migrate back to what I’ve become accustomed to. However, that’s changed when I started using Seesmic Desktop.

Seesmic Desktop Features
My initial thought when I first download Seesmic Desktop was, OK it’s another attempt to be like Tweetdeck. It has similar features such as multiple panels, search, groups or what Seesmic Desktop calls “Userlists.” It also has the ability to integrate multiple Twitter accounts, Facebook, as well as the ability to sharing images and video.  To be perfectly honest, when I started using it I didn’t like it. It seemed a little clunky to me, but after a few days of giving it a chance I began to get won over.

The selling point for has been the ease in which I can switch between user groups without having to scroll to the hidden panels off screen. I also like how I can set up multiple search queries for all the brands and keywords that I’m monitoring. Currently, I’m switching between 9 user groups and 7 search terms. The simplicity for the user is once you set them up, there just a click away. The cool thing about it is that I don’t have to keep all my userlists (groups) and search term on the main panel. I can switch back and forth to the ones I want to engage and monitor at the time.

Seesmic Desktop Client Preview

I think Seesmic Desktop has put out the challenge to Tweetdeck. I’m also looking forward to see how quickly Seesmic Desktop responds to feature requests from within their community of users.

Are you using Seemic Desktop? What are your thoughts? Try it and let me know what you think.

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