Ambientweet
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Minimalist Twitter client.   Demo ($0.99)
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Ambientweet is a minimalist Twitter client, and it is intended to just be left running in the background, as a way of watching your Twitter stream pass by.

Ambientweet shows just one tweet at a time. This is a deliberate design decision, which allows for a minimal user interface. This, in turn, means that the text can be bigger and there's no need for extraneous clutter like toolbars or buttons whilst you watch the twitter world go by.

You can use Ambientweet to post, reply and re-tweet, so it's perfectly adequate for adding to your stream and responding to
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Added support for multiple windows, each of which can be viewing a different timeline.
  • Moved window options out of preferences, into the menus, so that they can be set on a per-window basis.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Pripyat reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
This looks promising. I like how it animates through my tweets! :)

Bugs Found:

- It did show "No Tweets to show" for a few seconds and showed (null) when pressing the reply button, which shouldn't be enabled at that stage

Suggestions:

- I like the animated tweet mode, but there should also be a way of viewing all the Tweets I have. Sometimes you just want to scan them quickly and don't have 5 minutes time until it finally animated through all of today's feeds.

- The "reply" window doesn't fit to the main application, the UI is too different. Please add some consistency with this.

Continue innovating - looks very promising so far! :)
[Version 1.0b28]

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Elegant Chaos (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2011
Hi David,

Many thanks for the feedback and encouragement, it's much appreciated!
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Thyx commented on 21 Feb 2011
I was so close to congratulating them to avoid the MacUpdate hook:
"I've added a page to the Elegant Chaos website which lists the latest available beta versions of our software.
I'd like to avoid having people accidentally download betas without realising that they are getting untested software, so the main product pages will always link to the latest release version."
Then, I checked back...
[Version 1.0b21]

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Elegant Chaos (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2011
I'm probably being a bit dense, but I didn't quite understand the point of this post.

In this case the main product page also links to the beta, because there *isn't* a non-beta release as yet. That's why the version number is still 1.0bxxx!
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Thyx replied on 27 Sep 2011
Sorry for the confusion.

I'm pretty sure I thought about the common issue that people end up (and complain about) betas due to Macupdate's a little over-enthusiastic way to link to any cutting-edge version.
And I guess I thought mentioning available betas should imply some non-beta 'regular' version.
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Elegant Chaos (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2011
Ah, ok. That message on the website was written to apply to all of our software. Neu, for example, does have non-beta and beta releases. Ambientweet, on the other hand, is still in development, so there's only a beta at the moment. Once version 1.0 is out, the main page on the website will link to it, whilst the beta page will continue to link to bleeding-edge beta versions! I'm not sure which version Mac Update will pick up - but I take your point about it linking to betas.
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Version Downloads:230
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Demo
Date:24 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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Ambientweet is a minimalist Twitter client, and it is intended to just be left running in the background, as a way of watching your Twitter stream pass by.

Ambientweet shows just one tweet at a time. This is a deliberate design decision, which allows for a minimal user interface. This, in turn, means that the text can be bigger and there's no need for extraneous clutter like toolbars or buttons whilst you watch the twitter world go by.

You can use Ambientweet to post, reply and re-tweet, so it's perfectly adequate for adding to your stream and responding to what you read. What it doesn't include is lots of complicated functionality for viewing profiles, following people, managing lists and accounts, and so on. The Twitter website is great at that stuff, so why try to replicate it?


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