Yet another Twitter interface, but awesome
I'm not a massive fan of Twitter; I find the majority of tweets pointless, and sifting through the rubbish to find the worthwhile ones gets annoying after a while.
I'd almost given up, in fact, until I got into the beta of TweetDig. TweetDig is yet another Twitter interface, but yet it feels different. So different, in fact, I've given Twitter another go.
TweetDig is a simple Twitter interface, aiming to be the buffer between you and Twitter.
Folders: you can place all your tweets into separate folders, making them easier to digest. This might not sound like much, but when paired with the next point, it means a lot.
Filters: these are amazing. Basically, you can set up filters to place certain Tweets in certain folders.
Bear in mind TweetDig is in beta and the points raised below might have been fixed by the time I post this. Or, on the other hand, there might be more bugs.
Duplicates: Tweets from a few hours to ago to last year reappear at random intervals in my timeline, confusing the hell out of me.
Overly general filters: it'd be nice if we had slightly more controls over the filters we create. For instance, I have a filter to collect all the Tweets that mention “Vita” (as in the PlayStation Vita). However, Tweets with the word “invitation” and “vitamin” also get collected.
I would love a system similar to the CSS3 syntax, ^= for starts with, $= for ends with, etc.
General buggyness: all minor nitpicks, but sometimes it says I have some unread Tweets, but when I click to view them it says I don't have any. Also, the overall site can be a little slow at times, but they are scaling up and trying to match the demand I guess. Favourites error every time I add one, and when typing out a tweet, there is no auto suggest for usernames.
I really like TweetDig, and if I hadn't started using it, I probably wouldn't still be on Twitter, or at least check it as much as I do now. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants more control over the Tweets they see, and if you can get past the teething problems, it's a great service.
Plus, if the past few weeks are anything to go by, they'll keep adding new features and it'll only get better!