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Mixero – the new Twitter client to beat (with 50 invite codes)

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.

  • Channels
  • Filters
  • groups
  • true read/unread marks
  • avatar mode
  • link expansion
  • preview
  • 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)



About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


9 thoughts on “Mixero – the new Twitter client to beat (with 50 invite codes)

  1. Can i have an invitation please?

    Posted by planetgrafik | March 28, 2010, 7:35 am
  2. I want an invite:(

    Posted by Maryl Gonzalez | September 30, 2009, 3:10 pm
  3. i prefer using DestroyTwitter than Mixero..

    Posted by Taufiq Hasan | June 28, 2009, 9:13 am
  4. inv code is not active now… 😦

    Posted by asda | June 4, 2009, 1:48 am
  5. Anyone still have an invite?

    Posted by Todd Jordan | May 30, 2009, 2:41 pm
  6. Needs spell checking.

    Posted by Brian | May 28, 2009, 11:11 am


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