Even Twitter itself does something that Facebook does not for Mac users. The most popular Mac, iPhone, and iPad Twitter app comes from Twitter and it’s free. What most Mac tweeters don’t know is that Twitter has a power users app called TweetDeck; more like a mini-social platform than mere Twitter app.
If you manage multiple Twitter accounts, and prefer to schedule your daily tweets in automated batches, rather than staying awake to tweet, TweetDeck is about the only game in town.
TweetDeck has the standard Twitter features, too, including search, mentions, timeline, interactions, messages, and so on. The claim to fame is the interface and a few options not found in the official Twitter app.
Setup TweetDeck in columns. One for timeline, another for messages, another for interactions, and even one for Facebook.
What? Facebook? In a Twitter app?
Yes. Not only can you setup multiple Twitter accounts and tweet from each one, but there’s an option to post from your Facebook account, too. But only one Facebook account.
The interface is minimalist, useful, and missing much of the panache of the Mac Twitter app (as well as some of the notification options). For multiple accounts, TweetDeck offers an option to schedule tweets so you don’t have to be around to hit the Tweet button.
I don’t care for the look of TweetDeck, but there is some value in having all those columns on the screen available for viewing with a click.
Still, it’s hard to beat free.