Tweetvisor is a Twitter client that I somehow missed the first time round, but it’s come back to the fore because it now supports lists. Brizzly, which Charnita Fance reviewed back in August) has been my favorite web based Twitter client for a couple of months now – a long time in the Twitterverse – but Tweetvisor has a few great features that just might make it a Brizzly beater.
Wide View Of Twitter
One of the things I love about the Tweetvisor interface is that, depending on the theme I choose (there are five), I can see my timeline, mentions and direct messages in a single window. I can also click on one of a dozen buttons to change the view to see:
- my updates
- saved searches
- hot topics
- feed reader
- user comparison
- tweets on demand
The tweets on demand feature is interesting, as it allows you to combine a keyword search with a people search. However, you will have to donate in order to see the results. Tools on the horizon include scheduled tweets and events live, both of which will add interesting functionality.
Tweetvisor also works for follower management. Click on the followers tab and you get a list of your followers with profile details and their latest update. You can see mentions,, send direct messages, follow, unfollow, add to lists and tag other tweeters all from this interface. This is one of the most useful follower management interfaces I have seen.
The feed reader is an interesting feature, though it would be useful to integrate buttons to tweet posts right from within the app. There’s also a link to see reactions to posts, via ContextVoice.
Tweeting is as simple as typing in a box or clicking on one of the icons within a tweet in your timeline. You can select the account you are posting from with a checkbox. Tweetvisor also incorporates URL shortening and photo posting via a number of sources. And in case you forget what your last tweet was, this is highlighted near the top of the page.
Every time you click on someone’s name, you get a new tab for them, so you can easily switch between your main timeline and their updates. This could be useful for core people you want to follow separately. There are always a few of those.
How Does Brizzly Compare?
So what about Brizzly? Are there any areas where it wins out? Well, the Brizzly interface is much cleaner, so it’s easy to see everything and it just takes a click to switch accounts. Brizzly also supports Facebook, something which Tweetvisor does not. Brizzly allows draft tweets, a feature I have never used, and it has its own photo uploader, which saves having to log into another account. I also quite like Brizzly’s explanations of trending topics on Twitter.
Much as I love Brizzly, there’s no denying that Tweetvisor offers far more features and has far more potential. Multiple account updating and built in analytics are just two more areas where it wins out. Once it allows scheduled tweets, it may be hard to beat.