Quitter - A Quiet Little Twitter Client
August 5, 2009 8:52 PM   Subscribe

Quitter - A Quiet Little Twitter Client
Quitter is a feature-rich Twitter client that runs in a command window (or "DOS window").

I love Twitter, but I didn't love the fact that most of the desktop clients for Twitter were large downloads with visually-rich Adobe Air interfaces or big flashy websites. I wanted a quiet little Twitter client.

So I wrote Quitter.

Quitter is a Twitter client that doesn't announce itself to the entire cube farm. There's no installer and no entries in the Start Menu; it will run from a thumbdrive. It's a single small EXE file (about 105k) and it stores its settings in a small XML file.

With Quitter, you can...
- Read, post, reply and retweet.
- Organize the people you follow into groups and read tweets by group.
- Filter (or highlight) tweets from specific users or that contain certain #hashtags.
- Use URL shorteners like TinyUrl.com for tweeting URLs.
- Easily open tweeted links from other users in your default browser (no copy/paste needed)
- Send and receive direct messages
- Follow or unfollow other users

Quitter runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and requires Version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework or higher (version 2.0 was released in 2006; most Windows machines should have version 2.0 or higher).

Quitter is free (as in beer) and open-source and will always be both.

Quitter is currently a beta release at version 0.9. I started the project a month ago and my goal is to release a 1.0 version before the end of August.

Suggestions and feedback are encouraged.
posted by DWRoelands (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This is awesome. The only possible improvement I can think of would be to translate twitpic links into ASCII art.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:34 AM on August 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

mmmm, .net goodness!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:02 PM on August 9, 2009

Very well done. Nice and light. Please include an option to turn off URL shortening.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 1:49 AM on August 10, 2009

Sweet, you may also want to look at TTYtter for inspiration on other features.
posted by bertrandom at 10:17 PM on August 10, 2009

Thanks for the heads-up to TTYtter. I saw a couple of things there that I will definitely be adding before the 1.0 release.
posted by DWRoelands at 11:09 AM on August 11, 2009

Very cool.

A few anal-retentive comments on the website:

You have "Aknowledgments" on the front page.
You have [VERSIONTEXT] on the screenshots page.
The download link turns purple after you follow it which is low-contrast on the black.
posted by smackfu at 7:18 AM on August 28, 2009

Thanks, Smackfu!
posted by DWRoelands at 7:02 AM on September 2, 2009

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