Twhirl 0.9 – Excellent work #teamseesmic

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A new version of Twhirl hit the streets yesterday, as it came out of a beta where hundreds of people (including yours truly) have been testing and helping improve the new features. Here’s a feature rundown:

In a nutshell, here’s what’s new in Twhirl 0.9
-spellchecker (currently English only, can be deactivated in settings if you use Twhirl in other languages)
-your Twitter @replies will display even if you are mentioned in the middle of a tweet – don’t miss anyone quoting your name
-share all your updates to all your favorite social software via Ping.FM support: Twhirl now posts to Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more
-follow any topic in near-realtime: searching for a term or a brand and then activating it as a saved search it will bring all future mentions of it into your timeline
-record a video and post it straight to Twitter, then get your Seesmic video replies and follow the video conversation
-get new Seesmic replies and videos in realtime thanks to XMPP support
-support for bitly url shortnener with stats and history
-support for direct messages and favorites on laconica/identica

We’ve also fixed many bugs, including:
-“in reply to” references on Twitter and identica are now supported correctly
-drag/resize issues should be fixed
-pingfm support from Twitter and laconica/identica accounts
-pressing Shift-Space no longer creates two spaces on non-OS X systems
-@usernames, ‘Twhirl’ and ‘Seesmic’ are not marked as spelled wrong 😛
-copying URLs from timelines using the contextual menus is working now

And don’t forget the existing core Twhirl features that made it a success:
-multiple Twitter, laconica, Friendfeed and Seesmic account support
-runs on Windows and Mac OSX (and Linux)
-notifications of new messages across all of your accounts
-shorten long urls easily (using snurl, twurl or isgd)
-post images to TwitPic
-search tweets using Twitter Search and Tweetscan
-timeline filtering
-groovy color schemes to personalize your experience
-automatically checks for new versions

Some amazing stuff there and currently my favourite Twitter client. I haven’t spotted any tie-in to any live video streaming services yet, but the fact that you can record a video thanks to Seesmic’s service is a pretty great start.

So, if you think this might be for you, download Twhirl and give it a try!


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