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MetroTwit is a Sleek Native Twitter Client for Your Windows System

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Do you love the new Metro design and need a native Twitter desktop client for your Windows system too? Then you may want to have a look at MetroTwit.

When you kick-start the MetroTwit exe file it will download the necessary .NET Framework components if you do not already have them installed. Once that is finished it will then download the MetroTwit installation files to ensure that you have the latest release.

MetroTwit will automatically start once the setup process has finished. From there you can quickly modify the layout (i.e. visible columns, etc.), theme, and other UI features to make MetroTwit right at home on your system.

UI features visible in the screenshot above:

  • Top: Access the Settings in the center at the top of the window
  • Bottom: Add Column, Lists, Refresh, Tweet Window, Search Twitter, User Profile, and Twitter Trends

As you can see here the Settings are laid out nicely and very easy to navigate through.

Features of MetroTwit:

  • Drag and drop image support
  • TwitLonger support for longer tweets
  • Tweet breadcrumbs
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Auto-complete for user names and hashtags
  • Themes and accents
  • Resizable and reorderable columns
  • What The Trend access
  • URL shortening and previews
  • Windows 7 Taskbar integration
  • Quick-glance notifications
  • Flawless high DPI support

Note: Requires .NET Framework 4.0.

Download MetroTwit [via DownloadSquad]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/23/11

Comments (12)

  1. Kush

    A good attempt but it hangs many times.

  2. Luke Rogerson

    Wow, really like this. Thanks for the tip!

  3. AsianAngel

    @Kush – Sorry to hear that it is not working well for you. :( Perhaps an uninstall followed by a reinstall might help make it more stable. I have done that on occasion in the past to cure problems when a software was cranky…

  4. AsianAngel

    @Luke Rogerson – You are very welcome. ^_^

  5. tucker

    Looks nice, however – all I want is a client that can remember the last tweet displayed before being shut down, therefore when it starts up it starts at that tweet. I use the twitter website and have to spend a while scrolling down to a tweet I can remember reading and then reading the tweets above. Is this too much to ask?

  6. Joe

    I’d kill for something that looks as nice as this to have Growl for Windows or Snarl support…

  7. AsianAngel

    @Joe – Might be a cool thing to contact the different sets of developers about then and see what they have to say. ~_^

  8. Ben

    Great interface but horrible use of memory. 131MB? That’s crazy!

  9. rino

    still in beta :(

  10. Chris

    I’ve been using it for about a week and I really like it: simple, elegant.
    It only crashed once so far, which is pretty impressive for a beta software.

    I have a couple of questions:
    – what exactly is the “tweet breadcrumbs” feature mentioned in this article and on
    – is there a way to add a “My Tweets, retweeted” column?


  11. AsianAngel

    @Chris – Bread crumbs let you read a full Twitter tweet conversation back and forth without hesitation. ^_^

    As for the custom column you can not add that at this time. Perhaps a feature suggestion to send in to the developers though? ~_^

  12. Chris

    @AsianAngel – I’m familiar with this type of breadcrumbs:

    Are they similar in MetroTwit? Could you maybe post a screenshot showing them? I just don’t see them in the MetroTwit UI.

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