TweetDeck adds Groups Sync and iPhone Application


imageTweetDeck finally announced a new version that includes an easy way to sync groups. At the same time, a TweetDeck iPhone application is now available for download in the iTunes App store.

You can forget my old clunky way of syncing TweetDeck groups and install the latest TweetDeck desktop beta.

Once the new version is installed, you will be asked to sign in or create a TweetDeck account. This TweetDeck account will be used to keep your groups up-to-date in the cloud. Use the same TweetDeck account on other computers and your groups will be automagically synchronized.

If you have an iPhone, you can download the TweetDeck application. Once again, you can sign in your TweetDeck account to have access to your groups on your iPhone.

The main reason I use TweetDeck is because of the groups feature. In the new version, I noticed some welcomed improvements in its speed, specially when editing groups. However, I feel that mass editing groups is still clunky at best. Hopefully, in the future, they will build a Web interface (or better TweetDeck interface) that makes it easy to browse through people you follow on Twitter and assign them to different groups in one page step.

A little while ago, Facebook recognized the need to manage lists of friends. All friends are not equal. I feel that it’s the kind of feature Twitter (and any social network) needs in their API. I’m glad the TweetDeck folks recognize this need, but I would love to be able to bring my lists in any other third party applications.