the social software client

twhirl is a desktop client for social software such as Twitter, Friendfeed,, or seesmic


What is twhirl?

twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform.

Some of twhirl’s features:

  • runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OSX
  • connects to multiple Twitter,, Friendfeed and Seesmic accounts
  • displays notifications for new messages
  • shorten long URLs (using, snurl, twurl or
  • cross-post your updates to Jaiku and many other sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more via
  • post images to TwitPic
  • search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, and follow topics in near-real time with saved searches
  • automatically find tweets mentinoning your @username
  • record a video on Seesmic, and share it on twitter immediately
  • get your seesmic updates in real-time using XMPP
  • English spell checking

There are a lot more things twhirl can do to improve your experience, and it offers various configuration options to adapt to your personal needs.

twhirl takes twitter from cool to AWESOME!

— Wayne Arthurton (@warthurton)

Latest Changes

Version 0.9 (February 9, 2009)

  • added saved searches on Twitter
  • added searching for tweets mentioning @username
  • added support
  • added video recording
  • added real-time updates for Seesmic
  • added direct messages and favorites for and
  • added spell checking

Version 0.8.7 (December 11, 2008)

  • handling a change in twitter’s API for verifying credentials
  • upgraded twhirl to Adobe AIR 1.5

Find out more about this release on our blog, or have a look at the changelog for changes in earlier versions.


We want to know what you think about twhirl! Please send your feedback to or reply to @twhirl on twitter.


If you need help installing, configuring or using twhirl, always feel free to contact us on twitter by replying to @twhirl. Or go to twhirl’s feedback site and add a new feature request or vote on others’ ideas.

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