Exploring Different Versions of TweetDeck
There are several different versions of TweetDeck for different types of computers and devices. As of the fall of 2010, the following versions are available:
- TweetDeck for Desktop (Windows). Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows 98.
- TweetDeck for Desktop (Mac). Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
- TweetDeck for iPhone and iPod touch
- TweetDeck for iPad
- TweetDeck for Android
The Desktop versions of TweetDeck are designed for use on desktop and notebook computers. The other versions are designed for mobile use, keeping you connected to Twitter, Facebook, and so on while you're on the move. You can use TweetDeck for iPhone/iPad/Android to read and write posts from your mobile phone, anywhere you have an Internet connection.
That last point is worth noting. TweetDeck is a real-time social network interface. As such, your computer or mobile device needs to be connected to the Internet for TweetDeck to function. If you're not connected, TweetDeck can't access Twitter and the other social networks to retrieve new posts.