New Twitter Client - Kiwi

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yukio, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. yukio macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've been a happy Twitterrific customer on both Mac and iPhone for awhile now.

    Recently, I've been fortunate to get an early peek at Kiwi from YourHead Software (of Rapidweaver plug-ins fame) - a new Mac Twitter client.

    It's a sweet piece of work - especially for those with multiple Twitter accounts. Clean design, intuitive.

    Yesterday, I got some invite codes to the early release which I'm posting here. If I get more, I'll post 'em too - but these are all I have right now.

    Beta Site:
    http://kiwi-app.net/beta-test/

    Invitation Codes:
    57849385
    9874FBB5
    3874B335
    78642955
    28643975



    PS I'm not releated in any way to YourHead software except as a customer of their plug-ins and via this test.
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, thank you! I've had my eye on this and now I can try it out. Thanks again!
     
  3. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    So whats with the "12 days left"?

    They want you to beta test for them and they only give you 12 days to use their software? No thanks....I'll continue to use Tweetie
     
  4. yukio thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's the number of days before that specific build of the beta software expires.

    For example - when I was on .71 it had 6 days left; when it self-patched to .74 it reset the days count to 12.
     
  5. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    So what happens after the beta test? Do you get some kind of incentive for providing feedback?
     
  6. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    I can't figure out how to leave feedback on that site.... I've been playing with it for a half hour or so and I already have some feedback. Where do I go to leave it? Thanks!
     
  7. yukio thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's on the page at the private download URL that you were emailed.
     
  8. yukio thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dunno about anyone else, but I'm holding out for a pony. :D
     
  9. yukio thread starter macrumors regular

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    here are some more codes:
    F7578349
    67476979
    384749F9
    B8472339
    9837FB69
    78378389
    593769B9
    49374949
    49372379
     
  10. wattsja macrumors regular

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    All used up :(
     
  11. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    thanks Yukio I managed to grab the last code on your list.
     
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  13. Kate. macrumors regular

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    Here's some more if anyone is interested:

    4B368346
    4B36B976
    5B364996
    723673B6
    9236FB46

    (I think I prefer Tweetie.)
     
  14. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. :)

    ETA:

    Not bad. I like the different themes.

    I currently use Tweetie (which needs a desktop update) but I'm going to try and use Kiwi for a few days and see if I'm convinced to switch.

    Here's 3 codes if anyone is interested.

    54863396
    B59669B6
    85969936
     
  15. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    #16
    Tweetie's UI is much much nicer and has pretty much the same functionality
     
  16. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

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    Here's another handful for anyone that wants to try out the beta.

    98874386
    99B789F6
    F957B936
    29874356
    49B78B76
     
  17. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    Tweetie also seems to use less memory resources. I've been keeping my eye on Activity Monitor and Tweetie hovers around 35MB while Kiwi is consistently over 75MB. Anyone else seeing this? Not a huge amount, but less is more!
     
  18. yukio thread starter macrumors regular

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    More codes from YourHead Kiwi team:
    9955BBB9
    99259339
    99956969
    F9754999
    2F462329
    4FB6FB59
    6F867379
     
  19. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    Two more codes:

    955BBBB5
    958BB335


    The more I use it, the more I really like it. I'm running Kiwi alongside Tweetie, and even though it does use a bit more memory, the UI is just prettier. It does lack a few features that Tweetie has, but not many. I do hate the icon, though!
     
  20. tasarang macrumors newbie

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    any more invitation codes that hasn't been used yet? :/
     
  21. peterlind macrumors newbie

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    #23
    Some fresh codes:

    27428995
    889283B5
    48529B35
    F8B2F365
    6862F985
     
  22. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    So what's everyone thinking of this client? I really like it. I think the UI looks great, and I love the ability to change themes. I like that the window can be narrow and you can still see all tweets. With tweetie it seems I have to make the window wider to see everything.

    I don't like the icon. I mean really don't like it. I also don't like that I can't see more than 12 tweets at a time. This very well could be user error, but I can't figure out how to expand this.

    Anyway, just wondering how everyone else is getting along with it. It's also not readily apparent how to give this exact kind of feedback to the developer.
     

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