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Old Tweetdeck, please come back!

tweetdeck-logoI tried. I really tried to like the new Tweetdeck version with its HTML5 powered interface, but I couldn’t keep using it. The basics like live URL shortening and the retrieval of all the updates I missed since I put my Macbook Air (or PC) to sleep are simply broken or missing.

How did this happen? Tweetdeck was snapped up by Twitter and this is the first significant version to emerge from the purchase. They essentially tore it down and built it back up without any of the substance that made the old “yellow badged” Tweetdeck the social media darling it was. Now it’s just an empty mockery of the Tweetdeck of old.

I hope they bring it back to snuff. In the meantime, I’ll be living with 0.38.1 and you can as well with these PC and Mac clients below. Don’t forget you will need Adobe AIR installed to use it.

I tried Seesmic, but it wasn’t as snappy or responsive as Tweetdeck.

25 Responses

  1. Clifton R. Farmer
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    To Whom:

    “Pretty” much my sentiments as well.


    Clifton R. Farmer (Randy)

  2. Gabocleto2
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    THANKS!!!!! searched everywhere to get this version!!!

  3. BettyRuth
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    Thank you so much! I installed the new Tweetdeck when I got my new mac. UGH. So glad to find the old version which is 1000% better than the new one. Figured Twitter would totally ruin it after buying it up. Thanks again for supplying the download. 

  4. nickk-
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    yess, thanks ! i searched a long time. THANKS !!

  5. Matthew Franklin
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    Well said and thanks for the links!

  6. Fangreaders
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    I tried the new version of TD and hated it, everything useful has been striped out and its very clunky. I uninstalled it and went back to 38.1 I am cross that Deckly was nuked though, I used it a lot.

  7. Libby
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    Oh, you’re a gem! Thank you!

  8. Tuesdayeveryday
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    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you – I HATE the new version – not nearly as customizable and too much jumping around! Thanks again!

  9. Marc-Aurèle Geffroy
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    Thanks a lot ! The blue version is a shame !!!!!

  10. Manas Ranjan Nayak
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    thanks a million times for the link. 

  11. chantal
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    thanks for posting this….the blue tweetdeck SUCKS! i couldnt get it to work on my new computer AT ALL.

  12. Kerry Lacy
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    Thank you very much. I’ve wasted days trying to find a suitable replacement. Problem solved! 🙂

  13. goodmoney
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    thank you very much, i damn near lost my mind when i couldnt figure out what the hell was going on

  14. Stanley Dany Pierre
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    Thank you very much, from Haiti

  15. Heather
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    Thank you so much. I was going giddy with the blue Tweetdeck. So far so good. This seems to work even with Google Chrome. Happy customer :))

  16. Lizsands
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    I have had to reinstall old Tweetdeck, but I’ve lost my timeline unfortunately – I wonder if you have any ideas?  I found you via Mediocre Mum by the way.  Thanks for any help you can give me

  17. Catrina Murray
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    File does not exist???!!! Please help!

    • No_Style
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      Please try now. 

  18. Catrina Murray
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    YAY thanks!

  19. Kelly
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    Thanks SOOOO much! Worked like a charm on a brand new mac. So happy to have my yellow birdie back!

  20. Alan Belle
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    Why does mine keep showing up in windows media player?

  21. NCshopgirl
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    Thank you!! I had a hard time finding the OLDER mac version. <3

  22. You’ve just made life much simpler for me again, the new blue version was doing my head in! I’ve been tweeting from the wrong accounts and going cross-eyed trying to read all the new blue columns – happy now 🙂 x

  23. Tessa
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    I’ve used this for a while now – it was fine as long as the instructions were followed. Appeared like magic on my desktop. I recommended this to an online friend who is frustrated to lose the old one. Thanks. Keep the faith.

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