best free non-memory hogging twitter client?

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  1. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    UPDATE: I discovered that Buzzbird is free and it's answered all my prayers about being good, low-memory and such. My question has been answered. Thanks to splitpea for the notice.

    I've searched around for ages, and I've yet to find that perfect one. Tweetdeck is infamous for leaking memory, as is Twhirl. Spaz does the same, and dashboard based ones (like chirp, which I currently use) are a bit too bare-bones. DestroyTwitter looks quite good, though. Any recommendations?

    While platform is irrelevant, AIR-based clients always seem to be the worst offenders.
     
  2. Scrimpy macrumors newbie

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    Really luvin' Tweetie. A quick check of Activity Monitor shows no inordinate use of memory.
     
  3. Forsaken thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks great, but the fact that it has a price tag really kills the deal.

    wait - there's also a free version, albeit with ads. I don't mind. *gives it a try*

    Nevermind - it's not supported by Tiger.
     
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    I currently use Twitterrific, although now that you mention it, it does use a fair bit of RAM. (It has been open for roughly ~24 hours and is using 120MB of RAM)
     
  6. Forsaken thread starter macrumors regular

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    Twitterrific has a price tag.
    Lounge is 10.5 and above only.

    As I said: It has to be free.

    DestroyTwitter looks best. I tired it out for a few minutes but removed it when I remembered it used AIR. What a generalization and a mistake. Does anyone else here have any experience with it?

    wait....twitterrific is free w/ ads too, and it works quite nicely. :D
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Twitterrific can be used for free, there is just an add an hour, nothing too bothersome.

    The adds just look like this:
     

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  8. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using Buzzbird. It's based on XUL (the platform that Firefox and Thunderbird use) instead of Adobe Air (which a lot of twitter clients use, which is what makes them so bloated). It's simple, but has a tiny footprint and is responsive.
     
  9. Forsaken thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually edited my post when I discovered that.

    My quest is over. Thanks!
     
  10. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    This is a large client, 66 mb.
     
  11. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    download size != memory footprint
     
  12. Forsaken thread starter macrumors regular

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    While desktop integration would be nice, Buzzbird actually seems to be better. thanks.
     
  13. Scrimpy macrumors newbie

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    Glad Buzzbird is working out for you, but, wow, that's an interface only a mother could love ;)
     
  14. mdesjardins macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually the author of Buzzbird, and I'm glad you guys like it.

    As it's author, I must be the app's "mother," and I must take issue with that.

    Even I don't love it.

    But I'm working on it... I've just checked a few UI tweaks into github today. But I'll be the first to admit it's still a little, um... harsh on the eyes? :D
     

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