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twhirl is a desktop client for the popular microblogging platform Twitter that builds on the Adobe AIR runtime. AIR allows desktop software development using popular web techniques like XHTML/CSS or Flash/Flex.

Most of the features available on the Twitter website are accessible through twhirl. This software also adds a considerable number of usability enhancements.

AIR allows desktop software development using popular web techniques like XHTML/CSS or Flash/Flex.

 twhirl 0.9.7

Free to download




Website (dead link)

System Requirements
Adobe AIR beta3


Selected Reviews:
CEOWORLD Magazine, Derek Gathright, Scobleizer, Twitterrati, Simple Thoughts

Features include:

  • Connects to multiple Twitter,, Friendfeed and Seesmic accounts
  • Displays notifications for new messages
  • Shorten long URLs (using,, snurl, twurl or
  • Cross-post your updates to Jaiku and many other sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more via
  • Post images to TwitPic
  • Search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, and follow topics in near-real time with saved searches
  • Automatically find tweets mentioning your @username
  • Record a video on Seesmic, and share it on twitter immediately
  • Get your seesmic updates in real-time using XMPP
  • English spell checking
  • Remembering login credentials on users' computer
  • All-in-one timeline with tweets, replies and direct messages
  • Configurable auto-updates for the timeline
  • Displaying users' latest 20 status updates and direct messages sent
  • Sending status updates
  • Sending replies to other users (with quick buttons on others' statuses)
  • Sending direct messages to other users
  • Showing users' friends and followers
  • Deleting own status updates and direct messages
  • Input area can be hidden (configurable auto-hiding)
  • Multi-account support
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Sys tray / dock icon support
  • Audible and visual notifications
  • Viewing and (un)setting favorites
  • (Un)following users
  • Auto-updating the program
  • Changeable color schemes
  • Searching for public tweets (powered by terraminds)
  • Filtering the timeline

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