MetroTwit

MetroTwit 1.1.3075

Practical and attractive desktop Twitter app

MetroTwit is a Twitter desktop client with clean and modern design based on Microsoft's own Metro design language. It aims to offer all the functionality of the web app, but outside your browser. View full description

PROS

  • Attractive
  • Good range of settings
  • Customizable notifications
  • Integrated with the Windows 7 task bar

CONS

  • Still buggy
  • Some locale issues
  • Doesn't support multiple accounts

Good
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MetroTwit is a Twitter desktop client with clean and modern design based on Microsoft's own Metro design language. It aims to offer all the functionality of the web app, but outside your browser.

MetroTwit certainly looks good, with a bold design that's color customizable and looks great in Windows 7. The downside of that is the app doesn't have a standard interface. Like most desktop Twitter clients, MetroTwit is split into columns which can be added or deleted at will. You could have your Twitter feed, plus a search and your private messages, for example.

MetroTwit has optional popup and audio notifications, although a busy Twitter feed makes them almost impossibly intrusive! You can also choose your image and link shortening services. Overall, MetroTwit does a good job of putting the web app in a clean, attractive desktop client. What it is currently missing is support for multiple accounts, which many dedicated apps now offer.

MetroTwit is a neat desktop Twitter client, but it's in very early beta form, so you are likely to encounter bugs. However, we found it to be pretty stable and the design is refreshing.

Changes

  • Added CTRL+D keyboard shortcut for tweet favoriting
  • Added show retweets option for list columns
  • Added color accent previews
  • Fixed user profile long bios to fixed size
  • Fixed daily and weekly trends
  • Fixed favoriting own tweets not showing star
  • Fixed rare crash on application close
  • Fixed some columns incorrectly adding to taskbar count
  • Fixed filtering not accepting multiple words
  • Fixed “My retweets” column not showing clickable links
  • Fixed ads refresh rate for multiple account users
  • Attempted fix for crashing when blocking users
  • Fixed crashing when Twitter application access revoked for any application
  • Attempted fix for media previews to fit in very small displays
  • Fixed left/right arrow crashing when switching to empty column
  • Fixed rare crash on removing accounts
  • Fixed “open in browser” opening blank tabs
  • Fixed multiple Twitter activities duplication after multiple streams running
  • Fixed backlog flushing crash
  • Fixed rare inline error crash
  • Fixed rare media preview crash
  • Fixed block user tweets showing in search
  • Fixed removing corrupted cache items
  • Fixed blocked users retweets showing up in columns
  • Attempted fix for aggregate exceptions crashes
  • Attempted fix null twitter stream event
  • Fixed ad “share tweet” not working
  • Fixed changing themes causes new tweets to not be rendered
  • Attempted fix for crash with status deleted collection
  • Fixed settings multi-account horizontal scrolling overflow
  • Fixed combobox dark theme color for Windows 8 Aero Basic
  • Fixed Aero theme changing
  • Fixed TwitLonger setting not saving
  • Fixed infinite loop CPU/API usage when viewing conversation of protected account
  • Fixed random white pixels in UI caused by planets aligning and WPF
  • Fixed settings screen hiding sidebar preview when no image selected
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MetroTwit 1.1.3075