Included in this release: Introducing the 1.6.0 Beta
What is DestroyTwitter?
DestroyTwitter is a compact though robust Twitter application built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR. It consists of a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets up-to-date using notifications that appear when a new tweet arrives. DestroyTwitter uses a minimal amount of memory compared to its AIR-based alternatives without sacrificing functionality and performance. As a result, it can easily run in the background as an automated process.
About the Developer
Jonnie Hallman is a designer and programmer based in Baltimore. He develops applications for fun between work and school. DestroyTwitter is his thesis.
DestroyTwitter opens with a login screen where the user's username and password are entered to access the application.
The main navigation in DestroyTwitter consists of two bars on the top and bottom of the window.
The Compositions are used for all outgoing communication. Each has its own attachment if any, but all have the standard components and actions. These include a character counter, URL shortener using is.gd, TwitPic integration, and drag and drop TwitPic.
There is a growing list of preferences in DestroyTwitter, giving users a lot of flexibility. The preferences are divided by section to keep things organized and improve readability.
- With a tweet selected, r replies
- With a tweet selected, t retweets
- With a tweet selected, s saves/unsaves
- With a tweet selected, m messages the sender
- With a tweet selected, u navigates to the sender's profile
- With a tweet selected, i adds the sender to the Include list
- With a tweet selected, e adds the sender to the Exclude list
- With a tweet selected, → opens the Dialogue panel
- With a tweet selected, ← closes the Dialogue panel
- With a tweet selected, up and down select the previous/next tweet
- Shift+up/down and Page up/down scroll to the previous/next group of tweets
- Home and End scroll to the top and bottom
- Cmd+K (Mac) / Ctrl+K (PC) marks all tweets as read
- Cmd+Shift+K (Mac) / Ctrl+Shift+K (PC) marks all canvases as read
- Cmd+T (Mac) / Ctrl+T (PC) toggles the Tweet panel
- Cmd+R (Mac) / Ctrl+R (PC) refreshes the current canvas
- Cmd+Opt+A (Mac) / Ctrl+Alt+A (PC) sets the Home canvas to All
- Cmd+Opt+I (Mac) / Ctrl+Alt+I (PC) sets the Home canvas to Include
- Cmd+Opt+E (Mac) / Ctrl+Alt+E (PC) sets the Home canvas to Exclude
- Cmd+Opt+L (Mac) / Ctrl+Alt+L (PC) sets the Home canvas to Links
- Cmd+Shift+I (Mac) / Ctrl+Shift+I (PC) prompts the Quick Friend Lookup for the Include list while in the Preferences canvas
- Cmd+Shift+E (Mac) / Ctrl+Shift+E (PC) prompts the Quick Friend Lookup for the Exclude list while in the Preferences canvas
TwitPic is available in all compositions and it can be prompted in two way—the twitpic button at the bottom left of the composition or drag and drop.
Away Mode pauses all tweet canvases in case the user needs to step away from the computer without it continuing to update. It can also be used to disable notifications in a single click without navigating to the Preferences canvas.