Over the weekend we got word that version 0.20 of TweetDeck was nearly done and being sent to early testers (Iain, pls can I be an early tester for the next round) and planned for updating today (ish). True to form TweetDeck told me that an update was ready for me and I quickly said “Yes! Upgrade me!”. Here are the release notes for this new version:
Version 0.20 beta – 17/11/2008 (more info)
* – Added patches 0.19.1, 2 & 3 fixes
* – Added API rate limit info added to top right
* – Added no notifications for your own tweets
* – Added pulling maximum number of tweets on each call
* – Added user added to friend list when followed
* – Added user removed from friend list when followed
* – Added user added to friend list when profile viewed and already followed (and not present in DB)
* – Added Persian character fix
* – Added “clear read tweets” button to column function
* – Added deduping methods for each column type
* – Added control logic on adding columns – can’t have multiples of same content
* – Added unread tweets counter to each column
* – Added “in reply to” link to appropriate tweets
* – Added mark as read in one column now marks same tweet as read across all columns
* – Added deleting your own tweet & deleting a DM now actually deletes from twitter
* – Added your sent tweet immediately added to All Tweets column – live updating
* – Added column specific filter bar for tweet text, username, source & timeframe, both include & exclude
* – Added http://idek.net/about.html url shortening service
* – Added clicking on notification window will close it immediately
* – Added favorites column
* – Added an “add to group” button implemented in certain tweets & profile panel
* – Updated advanced search.twitter.com support – except “near:”, error with API
* – Removed local search
* – Fixed user avatar not showing or updating
* – Fixed display problem with < symbol
* – Fixed bugs with enter key showing new line & sending tweet when tweet panel not in focus
I am really loving being able to add someone to a group with a couple clicks. That is so convenient. TweetDeck also seems peppier this morning as well. I did have a small hitch in my update, I had a group of tweets from the CBC, BreakingNewsOn, etc (News headlines) that disappeared. I certainly could have accidentally deleted it, but it doesn’t matter I’ve rebuilt the list now (and it was much faster too ).
With the update to AIR this morning as well, it is becoming apparent that TweetDeck is going to be central part of my infostreaming hub. It is almost my dashboard for all info as it is. I still have NetNewsWire for RSS and Mail for email, but that covers it. Amazing isn’t it, moving from so many apps to just a few? Yes, of course Firefox is open to read pages and I’m posting with Ecto now (for the time being, not too keen on it’s spell checker), but when I need info, I rely on TweetDeck and NetNewsWire. Some info comes in via email, but not a heck of a lot. That’s correspondence now.
Focused attention, pulling many streams into one. That’s how to win the day in the new infoeconomy.
Update: Twitip has a review of TweetDeck, but it looks like only 0.19.3b was reviewed.