Feb 04 AT 10:29 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Seesmic for Android adds multi account support and more

Seesmic for Android was released several months ago and it was met with many positive reviews. I’ve used the Twitter app on and off, but I stuck with Twidroid as my default client because of its multi account support.

We had the pleasure of meeting Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur at CES and I personally begged him for multi account support. It appears quite a few other people requested the feature as well, because Seesmic just updated to version 1.2 and added multi accounts along with a host of other new functions.

Changes for the latest version of Seesmic include:

  • Multi accounts
  • Remember scroll position
  • Adding an Extra Large text size option
  • Your profile information (avatar, number of following and followers,…) will now be updated automatically
  • Changing your Twitter account password will now be handled by the application
  • Composer now auto-corrects and auto-capitalize your words and sentences
  • Notifications are now cleared when the application is accessed from Launcher
  • Easily changing default account from the application’s Settings
  • Can remove a Twitter account simply by pressing on it

I had the chance to test out the latest client and it handles multiple accounts quite well. Users can add as many accounts as they want and then jump between them using the menu button.

It would be nice to have a unified inbox like Twidroid, but keeping the accounts separate can also have its benefits. One advantage that Seesmic has over Twidroid is the ability to easily cross post a message to multiple accounts by checking them off on compose screen. (Speaking of the compost screen, Seesmic beats Twidroid hands down with its layout.)

If you tried the first release of Seesmic and were unimpressed, give the latest version a try and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to drop by the official feedback page and give your input and feature requests.

We have to give Seesmic credit for keeping all their Twitter clients relevant while continuing to pump out updates. From Android to the web to the new Look (Twitter for the Oprah crowd), Seesmic is able to service a wide scope of users and they show no sign of slowing down.

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  • http://twitter.com/velazcod velazcod

    I like it a lot !!! but it’s still missing native RTs and a combined timeline for multiple accounts!!

  • http://Website Romedroid

    FINALLY! All I needed was Auto capitalization and Remember scroll position. Those were the two things that drove me nuts!!! I like to appear educated by capitalization of the beginning of a sentence. Also I don’t like reading my timeline backwards. I only have one account, but I agree that all Twitter clients should support multiple accounts. Great job Seesmic! Now the Number One Twitter client!!

  • http://Website Domino

    Nice upgrade and I’ll say Seesmic is on par with Twidroid. Both are good choices now but neither is perfect. Twidroid wins with feature and ease of use, while Seesmic has rather good user support.

    Long click/touch on any Twidroid’s tweet, out comes a menu with *all* choices for the tweet, like RT (both choices), share, reply, visit links etc. The entire application has very consistent interface in such a manner. Themes and dark background is a good plus. However, Twidroid has a non-existence support channel and nothing is answered, even for a paid user. Big negative there.

    Seesmic has a nice interface that is fast. However, interfacing is very inconsistent and one needs to click to view a tweet window to access “features” such as retweet or share, etc. Some of these functions are on screen, while others are in a hidden menu. On the plus side, Seesmic has responsive support for free users via Twitter and email.

    Overall, good development on both clients and the choice for users will be highly personal based on usage habits.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I definitely agree with missing the long press menu interface from Twidroid. I think it makes the entire experience much more touch friendly.

  • http://Website jeff uberstine

    i needs a widget like twidroid otherwise i wont use it

  • http://Website Deeb

    um Widget anyone?!

  • http://Website DistortedLoop

    I’ve only tried the free versions of TwiDroid and TweetCaster (I’ve only had my first Android phone (Nexus One) for two weeks), and both of those apps are a bit lacking in some regards.

    I’m going to give Seesmic a try just because of the enthusiasm of the developer in the linked video, if for no other reason.

  • http://Website Hamburgler

    Quote: “And no I have not smoked anything.”

    LOL. That right there is reason enough for me make this my default client.

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