Mixero didn’t just come running out of the gates based on Adobe Air, it came out with a plan to beat the other clients. I will have a screencast available also showing off what you can do. The slogan of Mixero is Reducing the Noise and they are well on their way.
- true read/unread marks
- avatar mode
- link expansion
- URL shortener
- a coming iPhone app (maybe Blackberry too please?)
- it goes on…
The middle column (all screenshots here) became important after learning the client interface. It can become a hub of what is recently updated as well as channels, groups and individuals. Basically a quick view of who updated and how many times.
Channels can be built around a keyword and even limited to certain users
Groups are easily created with type ahead ability to make adding users quick
You are able to preview not only pictures, but also YouTube videos right in the client interface. This gives you the ability to safely view linked pictures as well as move quickly through tweets. With the groups and channels you can streamline your experience further.
Multiple URL shorteners are available for you to automatically shorten URLs after a length you specify. You are also able to see links in tweets automatically expanded to see where you are headed before clicking.
Overall the UI is clean and customizable and comes with some themes built in. I was impressed at how I could open different panels, float specific parts and then I encountered the killers. First was true unread marks. In other clients when you mark a tweet as read it still shows in the timeline. In Mixero you can hide all read tweets (easily shown with a click) to only see the new items. Then I found the other feature.
Avatar mode. This new feature they put into the beta allows you to reduce the entire interface into pictures that can sit on top of whatever application you are running outside of Mixero. You then see updates from those (with unread count) and allows you to hover over the avatar and see the recent tweet. This boosts productivity incredibly by allowing to maximize screen real estate while following the flow. If it is too much, add some filters to trim it to even more pertinent information.
Whoa, as writing this I found yet another cool part. Tweets that are part of a thread have a tiny icon that when hovered over allows you to follow the full conversation! Too cool. Also when you reply it highlights the tweet you respond to as well as shows it is now a conversation.
So I know what you are looking for, the invite code. First you need the download link for the client itself and that is right here.
Once you get it loaded, enter your twitter username, password and the following first 50 47 people will get right in with this passcode! (TheSocialGeeks had to get some first)