One of the things I’ve always liked most visually in Vista and now Windows 7 is the Aero graphics.
Some apps take advantage of that very well. I’ve even written some apps myself that utilize it. All because I’m a sucker for the purdiness.
Chirp is a twitter client for Vista that I recently came across and it is not only pretty but also very functional.
See for yourself:
With *chirp you can view unlimited tweets. Just continue to scroll and tweets will load and display automatically.
New tweets and inline replies
Click the update icon from the bottom menu and a new text entry field will appear.
Tweets can only be a fixed number of characters per message. *chirp displays how many characters you have left using large numbers behind your tweet so you know when you’re about to run out of space.
And replying to a tweet couldn’t be easier: just click the reply icon and the tweet you’re replying to will flip, revealing a entry field. Direct messages and re-tweets work the same way.
See the full conversation
You get a tweet, but it’s a reply to something you said earlier and you can’t quite remember what it was you said.
Usually, there isn’t a good way to see the first part of your conversation, but with *chirp, simply click on the arrow before the username and voila! Your tweet will flip in-place revealing the first part of your conversation.
Choose your favorites
We know you follow a lot of people, but perhaps you follow some individuals a little more enthusiastically than others. We hear you!Once you’ve defined your favorite Tweeters with ‘Faves’, you’ll be notified whenever your favorite people tweet.