Saturday, June 18, 2011

MetroTwit-A sleek Twitter Client for Windows based on Metro UI

Twitter is the best platform to keep you updated with latest events and trending topics. Twitter allow us to share our feelings in 140 characters and many twitter addict like me rely more on desktop clients rather than Twitter Web. Desktop client gives you ease to manage the timeline, mentions and DM in convenient way. There are plenty of Twitter clients out there for your desktop and mostly all based on Adobe Air like TweetDeck, Seesmic etc. Today I found the light weighted efficient Twitter client for my Windows i.e. MetroTwit.

MetroTwit is based on latest Microsoft .NET 4.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation 4 frameworks. It is a first-class native application that shines on Windows. It is inspired from Microsoft Metro design and optimized for Windows 7.The interface itself is clean, elegant and functional. MetroTwit having all the features one would expect from an All in on Twitter client. Since it is not based on Adobe AIR platform, I found the functionality is very smooth.
With resizable and reorderable columns you can manage your timeline, send direct messages, reply to your followers, view current trends, categorize favorite tweets and retweets and many more.
MetroTwit need Microsoft .NET 4.0 framework components to work. When you kick-start the installation it will download the necessary .NET framework component and then install application in your pc. After installing the application, click Sign in to begin the authorization. Enter the verification code from the browser during Oath process. By default it show three columns containing your timeline, mentions and direct messages. Tweetbox is present below these columns with “Add Columns”, “Twitter List” and “Refresh” button in left side of the tweet box and “Search Twitter”, “User profiles” and “Twitter Trends” button at the right side of the tweet box.

Let’s dive deeper into the MetroTwit:

Features of MetroTwit:

  • Tweet with Pictures
MetroTwit allows you to tweet pictures by simply drag and drop images from Windows to TweetBox. Currently MetroTwit support Twitpic and yFrog.
  • Tweet more than 140 characters
With TwitLonger, you can tweet more than 140 characters to express your feelings.
  • Get the Whole story
When you click on “View Conversation” button, you can read entire Twitter conversation without missing any beat.
  • Find out why hastag is Trending
Find out why the hastag or any word is trending on Twitter with”What The Trend”.
  • Infinite scrolling
Scroll your timeline to view all the tweets in your timeline.
  • Autocomplete for usernames & hashtags
No need to remember twitter handle or hastags. Simply start typing and MetroTwit find username or hastag for you.
  • URL shortening and previews
Send any link with URL shortener that automatically saves you space. And At the same time, hover the short link to view the original link.
  • Windows 7 taskbar integration
MetroTwit is specially optimized for Windows 7. A counter in the taskbar will tell you exactly how many unread messages there are.
  • Notifications
Keep track of what your friends are tweeting with the live notifications.
  • Themes and accents
Choose between dark text on light background and vice versa plus a selection of color accents to personalize the design. Better yet, match the application with your Aero Glass color for a more consistent look.
  • Resizable and reorderable columns
  • Supports Windows 7 thumbnail live preview
MetroTwit compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and need Microsoft .Net Framework.
MetroTwit still in beta form and may crash several times.
Download MetroTwit