So Twitter is suddenly the hot web meme of the moment, and I’m a Twitterin’ with the best of them. And it’s fun.
But I don’t like keeping a browser window open just for browsing and posting Twitters; and I don’t tend to have a compatible IM app open very often either. I’ve been on the hunt for something that’ll do the same job, but unobtrusively.
So far, the most promising looking option is Ben Ward’s Twitgit, a Dashboard widget that displays your (and your friends’) latest posts, and includes a posting form.
This is something of a milestone for me; this is the first Dashboard widget I have ever considered even remotely useful. I wonder if I’ll keep using it for long. I should think that there’ll be a normal application that does the same thing before too long, and I might well prefer that. We’ll see.
There are some other Twitter apps and hacks doing the rounds; the Twitter fan wiki is maintaining a list. Do let us know in the comments if you’ve found something new, or are writing an app of your own.