Jonathan Snook has developed an Adobe AIR-powered application for twittering. He calls it Snitter!
- auto-updates tweet list every 5 minutes
- highlights messages sent to you via @ syntax (and makes a chirp)
- clear current list of tweets
- refresh list of tweets
- displays last time it tried to request an update (so you know if it crashed for some reason)
- view 20 most recent items in your timeline
- view 20 most recent replies
- view 20 most recent direct messages
- view and filter friends list by name and screen name (there is a current bug in the Twitter API that may result in missing friends if you have more than 100)
- view and filter followers
- links to easily @reply and Direct message users
- keyboard shortcuts to access each panel (t=tweets, a=archives, r=replies, d=direct messages, f=friends, o=followers, u=updates)
The application is cool but remember that it’s currently in the alpha stage so you’re bound to encounter a few bugs. I installed it on my workstation and currently using it to send new Twitter messages. Everything seems to be working perfectly except one minor bug. Whenever you try to access your Twitter followers/friends lists, the application pops up an Action Script error but as I’ve already written, Snitter is an alpha app so except a few minor bugs.
You can download Snitter from the official Snitter page.