Monthly Archive for October, 2009

ClickToFlash

ClickToFlash is a Safari/WebKit plugin that enables you to well Click to enable Flash. Really makes using Safari a more enjoyable experience. It’s a bonus that you can view and download QuickTime format videos from YouTube.

Tweetie 2 for iPhone

Tweetie 2 for iPhone just came out of the App Store [iTunes link]. Within a day of using it, it has taken the spot of Twitterrific [iTunes link] as my primary Twitter client on the iPhone. It has again raised the bar for mobile Twitter clients. Following are the things I like so far:

  • Swipe to “Go Home” — Swiping L-R on the top navigation brings you back to the main screen (I hope this gesture is adopted to the Mail app so it would work a little better with multiple email accounts).
  • OS X Dock-style Alerts —A very elegant way to show that there are new @mentions and dms — just a tiny glow under the navbar.
  • Full Persistence — It now caches previous tweets and reopening the app takes you back to exactly where you were before, in case you get a call or have to go to another app.
  • User Profile UI — It now follows the same UI used for user profiles on Tweetie for Mac which I think works very well when exploring Twitter. You can easily see a user’s previous tweets, @mentions, following and followers list, etc.
  • Edit Profile — It’s now possible to edit your profile from within the app itself.
  • Landscape Support — And it’s configurable.
  • Live-Filter — Now you can search within your stream so it’s easier to find a tweet you’ve already read and want to go back to.
  • j.mp (bit.ly) Integration — You now get to own the short urls you create via the app by entering your bit.ly details.
  • Threaded Conversations — Reply chains are now displayed on one screen like in the Mac version.
  • Drafts — Which you can also send to Birdhouse.
Now, I can’t wait for 2.0 of Tweetie for Mac.