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Apr 182012
 
A little bug bear of mine, which has magically appeared, is the inability to keep my Twitter timelines in synch across the different devices and Operating Systems I use.  These are :

iPad 2
Android Phone (HTC Wildfire S)
OSX Lion
Windows 7
Windows 8
I’m not too worried about the Windows 8 part of things, but it drives me nuts when I want to glance at my phone and see the tweets that I have received since my last ‘proper’ reading of them on (for example) my iPad.
I know that some Twitter clients, like Echofon keep the timelines in Synch.  But to be honest they don’t cover all the platforms, and in my run throughs of Echofon between Windows 7 and the iPad, it didn’t appear to keep things in synch.
Then I read about Tweet Marker.
There are a bunch of clients that use the Tweet Marker web service to keep things in synch across Twitter clients.
I can just say after a couple of days that it just ‘works’.  I have purchased Tweetbot on the iPad, because it had good reviews, and I wasn’t really happy with the other clients I had tried.  On my phone I’ve gone for Plume (but I have installed, but not configured Tweetcaster).  On Windows I’ve gone for the only option listed on the Tweet Marker website.. and to be fair it’s not a pretty app to use.. but it does the trick.  For OSX I plan to go for Osfoora, I think.
I think I’m spoilt by Tweetbots interface.  Here it is when in portrait mode on my iPad:
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