I enjoyed you, Tweetdeck, I really did.
I love Twitter and I need a Twitter desktop client. Tweetdeck was that for a long while and I enjoyed it: the multi-columns, the groups, the notifications.
Then, just over a week ago, I had my screen replaced. I now have one of those large horizontal screens. It’s great for my style of multi-tasking, as I can easily keep several windows open along my browser. Naturally, screen resolution is higher too, and there’s the rub: everything looks sharper but much smaller.
It’s easy with browsers: all I have to do is hold down CTRL and scroll with my mouse and viola! large fonts, pictures, the works. When it comes to other applications, I need to find that place in the settings that lets you control font size.
Thing is, Tweetdeck just doesn’t have that. They’ve decided on a font and that’s it. Well, I’m sorry, but I need a microscope to read tweets on Tweetdeck on this machine. Or is it a telescope? one of the two :p
Apparently Tweetdeck isn’t even working on a solution. They have just released what they call a monster update. No font controls though.
Oh well, time to move on. I have tried Seesmic, but lo and behold, no font size controls there too, so finally ended up with twhirl. Not as flexible as I would have wanted it to be, but at least they offer several font sizes and I can live with the largest.
If you can think of any other Twitter client that might do the trick, please leave a comment and let me know – thank you!