Although I’m a big Twitter fan, the company has its shortcomings. Fortunately, there’s no lack of third-parties more than happy to step into the fray.
Case in point is Tweetree, which has developed a better and more user-friendly online interface than Twitter.com. The biggest difference with Tweetree is it puts posts into a tree so you see someone’s original post and the subsequent replies.
It’s a small feature but one that has a major impact on how you use Twitter given there’s no need to provide any context or reference to the original post, which always consumes a few much-needed characters.
Another sweet feature is how Tweetree inserts content if someone includes a link in their post. For example, if you link to a photo, the photo appears within the stream.
It’s pretty impressive how just a couple new wrinkles can significantly change the Twitter user experience. While there are plenty of companies creating cool new tools for Twitter, the client hasn’t received as much attention so it’s encouraging to see companies such as Tweetree go after a fertile opportunity.