TwitterFox vs. TweetDeck vs. Twhirl

TwitterIf you tweet and / or follow people of Twitter, you're likely not doing it at Few power users ever see their own Twitter backgrounds because it's far more convenient to tweet and follow people on Twitter via 3rd party apps.

I've tried three such methods: Twhirl, TweetDeck and TwitterFox. The first two are stand alone applications that you install on your PC while the last one is an add-on for Firefox. For my purposes, it's TwitterFox that has won this battle royale.

Just about everything I do for work and play happens in the browser. Until Chrome has all the add-ons I've become dependent on, I'm a hardcore Firefox user, and have been for five years now. TwitterFox lives in Firefox and enables me to follow and tweet without disrupting my normal processes. It's ubiquitous. Twhirl and TweetDeck are both great apps, but I'm happiest with TwitterFox.

Here's a cap of my TwitterFox in action.


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Hello, I didn't find any way to follow someone directly from twitterfox, when I see someone new I want to follow, I have to go to, login (I have several twitter accounts) and then click follow.

Twitterfox is good because you can switch easily from one twitter account to another, but I haven't found how to add someone to follow directly within twitterfox.

May 6, 2009 @ 7:46 AM

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