My pal Fahim has just launched a new Twitter client with a twist. Birdie – oh ha ha dude – comes with a nifty interface, some optional and marginally annoying sound effects when Tweets arrive (you guessed it) and the ability to save all incoming stuff in a local database on your computer for offline perusal and manipulation.
Now why would you need that, you ask? Well I can think of a lot of reasons why it might be cool to access your historical accumulated Tweets on demand, from an airplane, boat, train…well you get the idea. Not to mention the usefulness of having archived data from ages back close to hand, especially when you can group, filter and search on the database by word or phrase.
Anyhoo, it’s an Adobe Air application like Tweetdeck, which means complete cross platform goodness, and even though it’s still at the beta stage it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new Twitter client. Oh and you can manage multiple accounts from the single interface too.
Offline Twitter client – gives you access to your tweets even when you are not connected to the Internet. # Can store all your tweets, direct messages (sent and received) from the beginning of time, or when your Twitter account was started, whichever comes last :) # Brings in updates only since the last updated tweet, direct message etc. and so is faster than most other clients out there. # Supports multipe Twitter accounts from the same interface – allowing you to keep track of multiple Twitter accounts (and post from them) at the same time. # Contains buil-in search functionality which allows you to see only @ messages to you, @ messages from you, direct messages to you, direct messages from you, or tweets by an individual user.