- Head-to-Head: TweetDeck vs Seesmic Desktop
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- Last night I cheated on Tweetdeck and I liked it.
All these reviews focus on the features, but is that really that important. It might be obvious that the winner today is the loser tomorrow. The developments go so fast that features is just an arms race. I've been a good fan of TweetDeck, it satisfied my needs but I was curious to the other options. Nambu because it's a native Mac client and less memory hungry and Seesmic because it's more efficient with using screen real estate.
What did I learn... TweetDeck for me is still the winner! Before I explain why lets first look at the single most important feature of the applications. It's the MESSAGE! Tweets are a max of 140 characters, but with a lot of information. This information needs to be very efficient to read. If you compare the 3 different clients you see that the presentation of the message is very different.
So the reason why TweetDeck still rocks, just because it's a lot easier to the eye. It's just less tiring to read heaps of messages. Of course these are just my observations, but it would be interesting if someone could test this with advanced eyeball tracking facilities.