Platform: Windows Vista
Number of downloads: 4918
Twitter has become the latest social networking craze and an ideal way of updating your friends and followers with information relevant to your daily experience. This can be a simple update of what you’re doing from hour to hour, observations or, for a business, it can be used to tell your users when a new feature has been added to your software release or similar.
Problem is, whereas the Mac has well designed clients such as Twitterific, the PC lacks a decent Twitter client. There are gadgets that enable you to receive Twitter updates through Google Desktop or the Vista Sidebar, but it’s better to have a simple tool that will enable you to receive updates via an update in your System Tray and drop in an update from time-to-time.
Blu is a brand new Twitter client where the design has been the main focus. It requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, which means it’s a Vista and Windows 7 only release. It looks like a Mac product, too. The only downside is that this reliance on .NET Framework 3.5, means that it requires a significant amount of memory just to send and receive basic Twitter notes. This will probably improve as the application develops.
Blu will do everything you need from a Twitter client. View notes, read conversations, reply and add your own thoughts. You can follow the development of the app through Twitter too, offering your own feedback to the programmers.