I’m no longer working on Twitterlicious, it doesn’t work with Twitter and never will again.

Thanks for your support, I had a great time making this app.

I recommend trying MetroTwit.

Twitterlicious is a Windows app that makes using Twitter more fun. It handles all the hard work, leaving you to read and write tweets with the minimum fuss and distraction. Best of all, Twitterlicious is free!


  • Small and concise UI, shows maximum amount of information in a minimum amount of space.
  • Hides itself in the system tray when not needed, and pops up a notification balloon when there’s a new tweet.
  • Displays the real read status of each tweet, so you know which tweets are new and can see any that you’ve missed.
  • Automatically refreshes itself at user-defined intervals.
  • Properly threaded so it won’t lock up if is unresponsive.
  • Support for authenticated web proxies.


Twitterlicious Screenshot


Apart from the obvious internet connection, you’ll also need Microsoft’s .NET Framework 2.0 installed, which means you’ll need a computer running at least Windows 2000 above. I’ve tested it so far in Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP3, Vista, and Windows 7 and it works fine in all of them.

Now with version 2.0 you must have a Twitter account, you can no-longer just view the public timeline. Sign-up for a new Twitter account.


The bundled installer should put everything where it should be. Twitterlicious will now run at startup, although you can disable this by removing the Twitterlicious shortcut in the Startup folder in your Programs menu.


Twitterlicious nearly allows you to use it without the mouse, you still have to use the tray icon when you minimise, but everything else should be accessible with these shortcuts:

  • Ctrl + W — minimise the Twitterlicious main window.
  • Ctrl + R — refresh.
  • Ctrl + K — mark all twits as read.
  • Ctrl + Return — send update (same as clicking “Go”)
  • Ctrl + L — opens the link in the selected tweet in a browser window.
  • Ctrl + U — marks the current selected tweet as unread.
  • Ctrl + D — sends a direct text to the selected tweet’s user.
  • Ctrl + E — replys to the selected tweet (@username).
  • Ctrl + B — view the selected tweet in the browser.
  • Ctrl + T — view the selected tweet’s user’s website.
  • Ctrl + F — add the selected tweet as a favourate (currently disabled until API support is finalised).


Icons from FamFamFam’s Silk set were used, thanks to him for a great set of free icons.

The current bee program icon is taken from The Iconfactory’s QuickPix 2006. Thanks to them for the icon and Twitterrific in the first place!