Built on Adobe AIR, Twhirl is a stand-out desktop Twitter service that rolls the functionality of many ancillary services into one. For example, Twhirl automatically posts TinyURLs in place of long URLs, sends photos to TwitPic, and searches for Twitter topics using a built-in TweetScan engine. In the settings, you can configure Twhirl to cross-post updates to Jaiku and Pownce; it now also rolls in support for Ping.fm, itself a service that updates multiple social networks.
Twhirl's other goodies include spell check, improved search, and a Bit.ly link shortener. In addition, Seesmic users can record video, whereas … Read more