Top 10 Twitter Clients for Windows

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, May 18, 2009

twitter1Now that we are done with the top 10 Twitter client for Mac OS X, we focused on the clients for Windows. There are some out of the ordinary Twitter clients for  Windows. Choosing the client that enrich your Twitter experience depends on your needs and conversely, on the features that the Twiitter client offers. Now that Twitter has become a part of our digital lifestyle. We need it by our side even while working on other projects. Whatever client you choose, the basic idea is to manage your tweets right on your desktop. We picked the top Twitter clients for Windows users. Have a look at the list of top 10 Twitter clients for Windows.

1. Twhirl


That’s the most popular Twitter client for Windows(2000/XP/Vista). No doubt, Twhirl includes features that most Twitter clients would envy. With automatic tweets with @usernames, search through Twitter Search and TweetScan, options for recording a video on Seesmic and more, Twhirl ensures rich Twitter experience. It also offers cross posting the updates to Jaiku, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn and several other sites.


2. Snitter


This is an Adobe AIR powered Twitter client compatible for Windows. Snitter offers auto updates tweet list, recent list of tweets, 20 most recent items in your timeline, 20 most recent replies,  20 most recent direct messages and more. Further, it has options for viewing and filtering the followers.


3. Tweetdeck


It’s a free Twitter client for Windows with some cool features. It’s one of the top rivals to Twhirl, already reviewed in our blog - TweetDeck Vs Twhirl Review. Tweetdeck edges over other Twitter clients with its Facebook integration. It manages the the Twitter account and Twitter followers more efficiently. Tweetdeck allows multiple columns and support for Twitpic and StockTwits, URL shortening, translation to more than 20 languages and more. There are separate column for direct messages, replies, and Facebook status updates.


4. TweetyBot


This is most simplistic Twitter desktop application for Windows XP or Vista. TweetyBot includes some exquisite features that are even lacking in Twhirl. It features a number of tabs with options for tweet, replies, directs and more. In addition, this Twitter client allows you to manage the Tweets. One of its best features is the Alert list tab. It provides pop-up alerts when your favorite twitterers update their status.


5. Twitteroo

This is a feature-rich Twitter client for Windows. This exclusive twitter client provides you with Twitter notifications, URL shortening and viewing friends timeline or public timeline. Browse to Twitter user page or personal websites.


6. Spaz


Spaz is an free open source Twitter client with attractive design and high customizability. Some of its key features include directory listing of users, built in global search, short URL creation tool, markdown syntax support and user-defined CSS overrides. Spaz also offers multiple themes and supports the user defined themes. Additionally, Spaz comes with debugging and development tools.


7. Witty


This is a free open source Twitter client for Windows Vista and XP. It is powered by Windows Presentation Foundation(WPF). This Twitter client
allows you to view status updates, replies, specific user’s timeline, twitter status, response to direct messages and more. It provides the links to open the users default browser. The new messages are highlighted with yellow fade technique. The beta version is also available.


8. Pwytter


It’s a free open source multi-platform Twitter client written in Python/tkInter. It offers a compact and intuitive user interface. The timeline switch includes User, Friends, Public, Replies, Direct messages, and Composite. Pwytter UI can be translated into 14 languages and all the languages are supported by unicode.


9. Mitter


It’s a simple crossplatform Twitter client with a clean and fully customizable interface. It supports  docking on systray. It can be easily  integrated with GNOME desktop. Additionally, it offers a console client.


10. Chirp


It’s one of the best desktop Twitter clients, given you have enough to afford it. Chirp is a real eye candy with top functionalities that includes direct messages, support for updates, replies, retweets, profile viewing, favorites and still more. To run Chirp on your Windows you’d need .net installed.



November 18, 2010: 4:04 pm

@Piyush - They re-named Chirp - it’s now called Blu. Click the link to Chirp and see 4 yourself!!

November 18, 2010: 3:58 pm

@Piyush: Nobody notices Blu because it’s never in their top 10. Nor should it be…..

November 10, 2010: 12:57 pm

Blu is the best one yet! And it’s not an Adobe Air app!

April 1, 2010: 2:42 pm

i installed tweetdeck and its great to use it.

March 27, 2010: 6:05 pm

Thanks a lot! I just installed Twhirl and i LOVE it

February 16, 2010: 7:58 pm

Nice article!

I think the Twitter client landscape has really changed in 2010. New approaches and design strategies have yielded some remarkable new Twitter clients. One in particular is TvvitterBug. It eloquently combines simplicity with great functionality and entertaining animations to give you the most out of your Twitter experience.

TvvitterBug 1.3 is just released and available on the App Store. This release brings together the culmination of all the features, capabilities, and functionality most sought after in an iPhone/iPod Twitter App, including:

1. All of the power you want, without the complexity you don’t.
2. Five (TvvitterBug exclusive) user-customizable Tweet Views.
3. Up to Five user accounts easily accessible from any view through a simple drag-down menu.
4. Persistent Tweets between launchings so you can view your tweets anytime.
5. Double-Tap Instant Update to easily and quickly refresh your tweet views on demand.
6. Built-in Photo capabilities to add photos directly to your tweets.
7. Built-in Translation support using any of the state-of-the-art web translation engines you choose, such as Google Translate, Yahoo Babelfish, or Promt Translator.
8. Built-in Web Access to view tweet embedded pictures and other URLs.
9. Editable User Profile, including setting a new Avatar picture.
10. Support for both “Fixed” and “Editable” Retweets – your choice.
11. Landscape support for both Views and Keyboard.
12. Automatic Language detection and display – great when you’re surfing!
13. Push Notification support.
14. Automatic last-state restore on subsequent launchings.
15. It also supports Lists, Spam reporting, deleting tweets, follow/unfollow, favorite/unfavorite, search of Message, From, and/or To in any timeline, Search and Trends timelines.
16. The same ease-of-use and lightning fast operation as the original version.

You can read more about TvvitterBug at

December 19, 2009: 1:42 pm

How come nobody’s noticed Blu?! its the cleanest, calmest and betta thn most of the twitter apps here…

November 10, 2009: 1:48 pm

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September 30, 2009: 8:40 pm

A newcomer Twitter client for Windows is Textwit, maybe you would like to take a look at it too (

May 23, 2009: 12:00 pm

i gust want to say some thing “great job”

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