Thanks to Shane Gibson, I’ve recently made the switch from TweetDeck to HootSuite last week and I couldn’t be happier. This is the best Twitter client I’ve used to date. It has many advantages over Tweetdeck, the most important of which is that it’s browser based.
Being a browser based Twitter application means I can use HootSuite from any computer and not just my own. HootSuite also uses way less resources than TweetDeck but offers additional features like timestamp tweeting and stats so you can find out how many people clicked on your links.
With HootSuite, you can manage all your Twitter followers and accounts in a single application. You can create as many columns as you want in order to separate your followers into groups. You can add new tabs to track keywords or other Twitter accounts. Add your Ping.fm application key (and a Group, if desired) to send new tweets from HootSuite to your Ping.fm account. Add your blog RSS so it sends out a new tweet when you have a new blog post. HootSuite even allows you to add editors in case you don’t want to write the tweets yourself. I can only see celebrities and the President of the United States using that feature.
If you’re running TweetDeck, or any other Twitter client, give HootSuites a try. I think you’ll like it a lot.