Seesmic have just released the preview version of Seesmic Web for Twitter. A web-based version of their hugely popular Seesmic Desktop desktop app, Seesmic Web also has some pretty cool new features not found on the desktop version.
The first (and really useful) difference is the threaded conversation option for direct messages. Now you don’t have to worry about trying to remember what you said to someone previously – it’s all there for you.
The next option is a rollover view of a particular user’s basic Twitter stats (followers/following). You can expand on this by clicking on the Profile tab and get the full bio details.
Some of the other features include:
- Single column mode (ideal for web users of the Twitter service for whom multi-columns on Seesmic Desktop and Tweetdeck are hard to manage).
- Search option where all your searches will also be saved to your main Twitter account.
- Unlimited columns, all with the ability to minimize window.
- Access from any computer.
Anyone that follows me on Twitter knows I’m a huge advocate for Seesmic Desktop. I like?Tweetdeck , but I just find Seesmic more suited to my use.
With the preview launch of their web-based version, Seesmic are making Twitter management easier again and I can see this being really popular with all levels of users.
While it’s currently missing some desktop features (the most obvious two being the Group option and Block User), it solves the memory suck issue of most desktop apps in one step – ?a major bonus. And as it’s in preview mode, these features may yet be added.
What do you think? Nice move by Seesmic or not enough to take you away from your current desktop application? Will Seesmic Web offer current Twitter web users a good alternative and introduction to management tools? Can you see yourself using it?
- Update: John Haydon made a really cool video on blip.tv on how to use Seesmic Web. I’ve embedded it below as it’s a nice overview of some of Seesmic Web’s features.