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Build 67 – Twitter! Twitter! Twitter!

When we first launched Digsby, Twitter was not nearly as dynamic as it is today.  It has grown to become more than just a place for you to say what you’re doing.  When you reply to a tweet, you aren’t just commenting on an isolated newsfeed item – you’re participating in an ongoing global conversation.  We feel that most other Twitter clients don’t reflect this in their design.

Today, we are embracing this shift with a completely redesigned Twitter implementation in Digsby that is unlike any Twitter client you’ve seen.  Our goal is to make Twitter feel less like a timeline and more like a conversation.  Highlights include:

  • Single column user interface that doesn’t take up your whole screen
  • Tweets are shown in chronological order so you read the conversation as it happens instead of seeing the tail end first and reading it backwards
  • Digsby keeps track of unread counts but you never have to mark tweets as read. Digsby does it for you automatically
  • Whenever you open the Twitter window, Digsby brings you right where you left off so you can continue reading the conversation without missing a tweet
  • Conquer information overload by filtering groups of users out of the main timeline so it is the most useful view and not the most cluttered
  • Snapshot view of recent tweets is still available in the Infobox along with the added ability to reply and retweet right inline
  • Reply and Retweet right from popup notifications so you can stay on task and stay in the loop
  • Automatic URL shortening when you paste links and automatic photo uploading when you paste pictures or screenshots

We will be showing off the new functionality at DEMOfall09 later today.  You can watch the live demo at 9:50AM PST / 12:50PM EST – http://demo.com/

The rules of DEMO state that we need to make our public debut at the conference.  That means we couldn’t alpha test the Twitter implementation as much as we usually test releases so expect a few bugs. We’ll work diligently over the next couple weeks to iron out all the bumps and make it into the solid product you’ve come to expect!

If you run into any trouble, use Help > Send Bug Report to submit a diagnostic log and include steps on how to consistently reproduce the bug whenever possible.

Let us know what you think in the comments and spread the word!

Update 1 (9/22/2009 9:30pm PST): We are working on fixing a crash that happens on older AMD and Pentium 3 processors.  We’ll push out an auto-update as soon as it is fixed.  Also,  thank you all for the wonderful feedback about usability.  We want to make Digsby the best Twitter client in the world and we’ll start making iterations to tweak the things we got wrong and build on the things we got right!  Keep the feedback coming and please let us know how it feels after using it for a day or so.

Update 2 (9/23/2009 8:30am PST): We are working fixing two login issues.  First, if you are trying to log in with your email address instead of your username that will fail.  If you change it to log in with your username this will bypass the issue.  Second, if you have special characters in your password, it will fail.  Changing your password temporarily while we fix this will bypass the issue.

Update 3 (9/23/2009 2:55pm PST): Thank you to everyone for the wonderful feedback.  We just push the first update to the new Twitter implementation with the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused Digsby to crash for people running old AMD and Pentium 3 processors
  • Fixed a bug that caused users to get “Failed to Connect” when logging in with their email address in stead of their username
  • Fixed a bug that caused users to get “Failed to Connect” if they had special characters in their passwords
  • Brought back some old functionality to the infobox like seeing your most recent tweet and the ability to tweet from it
  • Added ability to hide unread counts in infobox and tray icon so if you don’t use the full featured “IM Window Style” interface, they don’t get in your way (Click “Hide” in the infobox next to the Alerts section)
  • As you scroll down in the infobox it will add more tweets to the end so you can see your entire timeline instead of just 20 items
  • Added “Mark All As Read” and “New Tweet” menu items to the right click menu
  • “Ctrl + C” now works in the “IM Window Style” view
  • Added some contrast to the bottom of the “IM Window Style” interface so the input area where you tweet from becomes more prominent


  1. Noel Henderson Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:29 am EST

    Finally, someone who shows tweets in chronological order. I can’t wait to see this in action. I hate always having to scroll down to the bottom and work my way up.

    Now, if only someone would do this for an iPhone app – or better yet, just make it configurable for any twitter client. I mean, sorting should be a dynamic option, not an arbitrary decision, right?

    Thanks for the great work!

  2. Jason Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:29 am EST

    Why are you guys presenting at DEMO, when you’re in violation of their rules?

    From DEMO’s eligibility page:

    “Products that are not eligible include:

    * Products currently in public distribution, either as a launched product or as a highly publicized beta test
    * Upgrades to an existing product”

    As your blog post states, this Twitter functionality is just an upgrade to your existing product (build 67, in fact!)

    So either DEMO is violating their own rules, or you guys are violating DEMOs rules. Which is it?

  3. David Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:31 am EST

    Before updating Digsby Was Loged in to Twitter account After Updated Unable to connect to Twitter Server :( not really a Happy Camper….

  4. j0k Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:31 am EST

    Good integration but there is a big functionnality you just remove :-(
    Why do you remove the right clic on twitter name > New status from the global list ?
    I have to double clic on my twitter name, then clic on 140, select Global status to twitt sth …. WTF? :-/

  5. Kelly Reardon Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:34 am EST

    Wow, fantastic work guys. Keep it up. Digsby just keeps getting better and better!

  6. Mike Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:35 am EST


    All companies are required to apply for presenting at DEMO, so I’m sure if they didn’t want us there they wouldn’t have approved us =)

  7. Hakimy Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:37 am EST

    digsby crashed after build 67.Can’t open it no more.Please fix this.

  8. jdeuel Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:37 am EST

    definitely need a faster way to update twitter, i’m with j0k, double click the twitter thing to set status, not launch a window!

    also, not a real big fan of the digs.by bar on shortened urls. Give us the option!

  9. Stanley Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:42 am EST

    It would be nice if you could instead show the Timeline, Mentions and Directs in descending order, or at least make it an option.

    Also, what happened to the Update button? It seems the only way to tweet is to open the Timeline or to reply to someone?

  10. unhuman Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:44 am EST

    I *LOVE* the new Twitter UI… But, the sorts on Timeline/Mentions/Directs should be customizable… The (default/unchangable) ascending sort is inverse to everything else on Twitter.

  11. Stig Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:47 am EST

    Same problem as David has, can’t connect to twitter after upgrading

  12. Crittias Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:47 am EST

    I’m with David: with the new release, Digsby won’t connect to the Twitter servers…

  13. Warren Benedetto Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:49 am EST

    Is it me, or did you remove my own current status from the top of the Twitter display, along with the ability to refresh or delete it? That was kind of essential.

    Also, it seems like the CTRL-L and CTRL-S options in the timeline window are not working (on Windows XP)

  14. Skrymir Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:49 am EST

    As David said, I was logged into Twitter before the update, and now after it, I can’t log into Twitter.

  15. j0k Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:49 am EST

    Where is the counter down (or becomming red) when you reply/retweet someone?
    Where is the “from digbsy/api/web” inside the global list ? There is just “minute ago”…


  16. Warren Benedetto Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:50 am EST

    Oh, yeah … and +1 on the double-click to set status instead of launching the timeline window.

  17. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:52 am EST


    You can update Twitter from the recently introduced Global Status Dialog. There are several ways to get to that.

  18. Karen Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:53 am EST

    I’ll do my best to watch the demo, mainly to see how the hell I’m supposed to update my status. It used to have my most recent update at the top, with an “update” link. Now, I have the links for new tweets. I don’t need that. I need to be able to update status.

  19. Mark Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:54 am EST

    I would have to agree with j0k, there’s a big hole now that you’ve moved the ability to change your Twitter status to the separate timeline window. Could you bring back the way you had it before? Until then I guess I’ll just be updating from TwitterFox…

  20. Terry Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:55 am EST

    Unable to connect to Twitter after upgrade.

  21. Steve Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:59 am EST

    This new build 67 is ignoring the setting to NEVER update friends tweets. I only want to see mentions and directs, but it is showing ALL tweets from ALL friends (too many for what I use Twitter for).

    Using Vista 64-bit.

    Otherwise a good build.

  22. Eric Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:03 pm EST

    It’s VERY easy to update your Twitter status still. You can right-click on the Digsby icon in your taskbar and select “Set Global..” or double click the Facebook icon and check the box next to Twitter. Awesome update guys. Keep up the good work!

  23. Jason Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:04 pm EST

    I agree with the others, WAY too many clicks to update your status. I want my double-click tweets back, not updating my global status. I don’t want to update my global status each and every time, I want to just send a freakin’ tweet. Bring it back, please.

  24. Ian Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:04 pm EST

    Here’s my concern, you can update you’re facebook status through the facebook toolbar in digsby and through the global setting command. You used to be able to do the same thing with twitter. Now, the ability to do it through the twitter toolbar is gone, yet facebook still has the option to change your status through the facebook toolbar. Will this eventually be removed? I prefer to be able to update individual statuses rather than global and like the ability to just select the protocol to change rather than using the global button.

    Also, I think the sorting order of tweets should be changeable. While I agree it should be more like a conversation, it doesn’t match any other Twitter application including Twitter itself. I like the notifications and starting where you left off, but I’m used to and prefer ascending order.

  25. Mark Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:04 pm EST

    The unread tweet count should also decrease just by looking at the tweets in the window you get by hovering over Twitter in the Digsby window. Otherwise you have to continuously open the separate window…

  26. Mark Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:07 pm EST

    @Eric It all depends on how you have your own Digsby setup. I personally have my accounts listed as the tabs on the bottom of the Digsby window, so no Twitter or other icons in my taskbar. If I right click on the Digsby icon and Set Global Status, I then have to UNcheck every other status to just get Twitter. Not too convenient.

  27. kaot Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:08 pm EST

    One word to the makr-read-feature: It would be nice to have an manual-button for that, since it may happen i read (and replied, thanks for that great feature) already in the notification, leave my PC, come back and see “1 new tweet” just to find the tweet(s) i already read as pop-ups.
    To shorten: Tweets you read as notification are shown unread in the timeline, that’s a little thing that bothers me.

  28. Hysterian Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:10 pm EST

    Newer up, older down, why reversed?

  29. Hakimy Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:12 pm EST

    I had to create a new account.this build caused digsby to crash.I guess it’s due to new stuff twitter is having now.I have to add all email,IM and social sites to my new account now without twitter since its obvious that it’s the one causing digsby to crash.

  30. Mike Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:12 pm EST

    @Mark the global status dialog should remember the accounts you have selected so next time it will have just your twitter account selected.

    @All Thanks for the feedback, we’re definitely taking it into consideration. As mentioned in the blog post we were unable to alpha test this due to DEMO rules; that’s where we usually get initial user feedback from. There are a few ideas mentioned here that we had thought of, but did not have time to implement for DEMO; there’s also a few new ideas that we hadn’t thought of and changes we will definitely be incorporating in the next build.

  31. Jaded Kitty Kimiko Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:18 pm EST

    I agree…. I miss the old way of updating, this is confusing and not in the fun way… also…. alllll my direct messages, and mentions are 6 days behind… after a good amount of time…. and it’s not saying I read any of it even though I’ve Already opened it all…..

    I’d really like it if I could group those I follow as well as this new thing that’s trying to be done, but some way to adapt the old update way should be incorporated.

  32. yonny Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:22 pm EST

    I also don’t understand why changing the status became so complicated…
    I liked the fact I can see the Archive/Mentions/DM form the main window I don’t understand why I need a all new window for that.
    You also remove my last tweet from the beginning of the list, that was useful…

  33. JeremyB Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:22 pm EST

    Agreed – New Tweet should be AT MOST one click or keyboard shortcut away when I have the window up. I do not like how many steps are involved now, even if it’s just 2 or 3.

    I do love the new ability to reply or retweet from the popup though.

    Would like to be able to click on the tweet and be taken to the tweet itself rather than the link in it. Only take me to the link in it if I click on the link. I know this is how it used to be. I’d just like both options in the window, depending on where I click.

  34. Martin Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:26 pm EST

    I echo the sentiments regarding the new inability to tweet purely via the twitter icon (other people are calling it toolbar; the little t in my notification area, whatever)

    When I want to update my global status, I click on the Digsby icon — Digsby being my global/overarching program. To update a particular network, I click on the icon for that particular network e.g. Facebook. Inconsistency in this regards is a BAD THING — why can I update my FB status via the icon, but not my Twitter status?

    The detour via global status -> uncheck networks involves clicks I don’t want to have to do. Especially since this removes a functionality from the previous version I am sad.

    :-( <– Me, sad.

    (so far the rest of the update is peachy, though)

  35. TJ Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:26 pm EST

    6 days ago you released a new way of doing facebook, today it’s a new way of doing twitter. Couldn’t the facebook release have been delayed so it was released at the same time as this twitter one?

    Seriously, I don’t see anything mind blowingly different about either of these services. There are only a certain amount of ways you can enter text into a microblog or display a social network newsfeed.

    I know you’re technically a beta program, but seriously do we need updates THIS often? Considering changing to a different multi-IM app if these updates don’t slow down. 1 every month or 2 is plenty enough.

    Instead of trying to mess with twitter perhaps in your next update you should consider trying to add features to IM like enabling MSN nudges for example, or VoiceClips. Things the stand alone IM clients support but digsby doesn’t would be nice. None of this oh wow we just made facebook come through in a different way for you stuff.

    In summary; Slow down the updates, alpha testers are here to bug test so there really shouldn’t be lots of bugs in every update that goes live to the wider Digsby network. I shouldn’t need to get a re-update of a re-update, of an update everytime something new is released. And make the updates relevant

  36. Karen Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:32 pm EST

    I’m also w/ @yonny. I liked having my mentions & DMs in the main window. I don’t like having to open a separate window to view them, and certainly don’t like the backwards order. I understand what you’re trying to do, but I want to see what’s current at the top.

  37. Offbeatmammal Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:38 pm EST

    glad to see you’re evolving the UX, but not sure this is an improvement

    1/ would like to be able to use my bit.ly account for links so I can track them with everything else
    2/ I miss having the mentions/directs available in the status popup
    3/ why create a new floating window with the cool features vs add the functionality to the old timeline popup window
    4/ not sold on chronological order.. so used to scrolling on twitter.com, reading email etc that it doesn’t really bug me … though like that it remembers where I was

  38. Enrique Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:39 pm EST

    Mys digsby it’s not working, after i turn on my pc, the digsby it was initializing and updating, and when it was reinitializing, it just crash over and over again

  39. Jaded Kitty Kimiko Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:40 pm EST

    note: after another reboot it updated to today

  40. Mark Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:46 pm EST

    I would have to say I like the timeline reversal, it’s bothered me in the past to scroll down through things backwards

  41. Hakimy Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:49 pm EST

    @ Enrique,I’m having the same problem.the twitter update is causing this.I created another account with all the accounts I had except for twitter and it worked.so you either create a new account without adding twitter to it or wait until they fix this.

  42. skamradt Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:49 pm EST

    Fantastic feature, this new twitter message window. The only minor issue I have run into so far is that if it is NOT displayed and one hovers over the twitter status icon to display the last few posts, the read counter is not being decreased… I’m thinking that it should be after 2-3 seconds. It currently requires me to open the message window to clear the counter, and these were tweets I have already read in the other window.

  43. Mark Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:50 pm EST

    Another issue: When I go to retweet something, first off when you hover over the options on a tweet, it no longer explains which is the retweet button, etc., may be confusing for some people.
    Second, it just opens a dialog box with the RT, but does not tell how many characters it is. I just tried one that is too big, and all it does is make the box red. How am I supposed to know how many characters to get rid of?

  44. Raul Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:55 pm EST

    Do the majority of your users link their facebook status updates to twitter? I surely don’t, I have a different audience for each service. And my IM is mainly for business contacts, so a Global Status is useless to me & anyone who has a similar situation. I understand that I only have to set the Global Status to only Twitter initially and it will remember, but then that eliminates the purpose of Global Status and annoying since Facebook has it’s on update option.

    The timeline counter is annoying if I have to open another Timeline window in order to clear it. The whole point of using Digsby for Twitter was so I can view my updates with one click, seeing that I have all these updates that I already viewed is aggravating to the point that I am uninstalling and until this is fixed.

  45. sayed Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:56 pm EST

    Wow, fantastic work guys. Keep it up. Digsby just keeps getting better and better!

  46. David R. Longnecker Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:56 pm EST

    +1 to the single window to add/respond to a twit. Updating Global Status isn’t a viable option–I don’t want to set my LinkedIn status the same as my twitter status or my IM status. Unchecking the options each times is also really annoying.

    +1 to using another URL shortener app; such as bit.ly. For now, this doesn’t affect me–I simply get my URLs as I always have from FireFox’s built-in bit.ly addon; but if you’re going to add the functionality, a few options would be nice.

    +1 to ordering. Having to scroll to the bottom is “readable” but almost counter-intuitive now days. We’re used to reading our emails, twits, etc with the newest at the top.

  47. Phil Goldwasser Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:59 pm EST

    How do we get build 67? My auto update does not work so I have to download the updates and install. When I click the download link I can only get 65 and the alpha release link gets me only 66.

  48. Raul Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:59 pm EST

    And guys, quit with the sending us IM’s to let us know about your demos. I don’t appreciate you using my desktop as an advertising board. If I want to follow your progress I would follow you on twitter or subscribe to your blog.

  49. Jordan Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 12:59 pm EST

    I would like to request the ability to stop the counts. Twitter is not email, I don’t want to have to open it and clear my unread messages. Those numbers in my taskbar are alerts, they tell me I have a direct message, an email, something for me. This is fast becoming annoying.

  50. Connor Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:03 pm EST

    After I updated, I couldn’t connect to the Twitter servers. Was able to before the update though.

  51. Karen Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:10 pm EST

    Well, the demo didn’t help me at all, since I don’t have mine set up w/ a ton of icons across the bottom of my task bar. The reason I go w/ an all-in-one app is so I DON’T have that.

    1: I don’t like having to open a separate box to update. I liked being able to click “update” to post status updates. I didn’t know about or use the right-click method, but having that back, now that I know about it, would be great.

    2: I don’t like having to open another window to view mentions or DMs. I liked having them in the main window. I also don’t like having them ascending (?) order. I understand what you’re trying to do, but since I already scroll down for email and when using the Twitter web interface, it’s not that big of a deal.

    3: It would be nice if it “marked” tweets as “read” when I hover over the Twitter icon/bar in my Digsby window. As I get pop-up notification when new tweets come up, I don’t also need to open another window to see what’s new.

    I understand that, to have it at this event, you couldn’t alpha test it. But was there no way to first get some user feedback on ideas you had? This just seems like it’s going to be a waste of time & energy on your part.

  52. @elporto Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:13 pm EST

    love Digsby good job Digsby a nº1

  53. Eric Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:13 pm EST

    Demo.com is completely dead. Is there a mirror?

  54. Mike Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:16 pm EST

    @Eric – yea it looks like all the digsby users rushing the site killed it =(

    haven’t found a mirror yet, but if I do I’ll post it. If anyone else wants to help me look that’d be awesome too!

  55. Luis Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:17 pm EST

    i’m trying this software… congratulations its very cool

  56. Enrique Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:17 pm EST

    @ Hakimy Thanks for the Advice… i will try it…. but to Digsby People: I’m not happy… although not too angry either. :P

  57. Brad Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:25 pm EST

    Digsby’s been good, but you guys have burned my trust.

    From the rash spyware decision, to the desktop self-promotional news spamming and now a really poorly thought out update like this without alpha testing (in order to do this presentation? which you spammed me with?) — I don’t feel like you’re on my side as a user anymore and can’t continue using Digsby.

    I’ll keep an eye out and hope things improve. Best of luck.

  58. Brandon Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:25 pm EST

    @TJ speak for yourself, i like getting regular updates, shows they’re working on the product, they could be like certain other IM clients and never release ANY updates *cough*trillian*cough*

    i really don’t see the hassle in digsby taking a few extra seconds to start up once or twice a month.

    i say keep the updates rolling, i like getting new stuff sooner than later so in small bits works fine for me :)

    that said, it sounds like there’s some good feedback here for the twitter update, hopefully everything gets sorted out, i don’t rely very heavily on twitter on a day to day basis so for me it’s not a big deal, but it’s obvious the new update has some kinks to work out and features to still be added and tweaked.

    either way thank you digsby for the continual support of a great app!

  59. Mikael Henriksson Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:27 pm EST

    You should have a look at Twidroid for android for some real Twitter integration. That’s what I use for managing twitter. Twidroid does everything…

  60. don hogue Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:31 pm EST

    am a new user of digsby am looking to see if i like seem to have some probalems with finding cam button , the rest seems good thow

  61. Rob Boek Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:37 pm EST

    This looks promising. I’d love to be able to use the space bar to page through the twitter messages.

  62. zkryamelad Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:40 pm EST


  63. phydeaux Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:51 pm EST

    I appreciate you continuing to work on making the experience better, but some things need to be options. For instance, having to use Set Global is terribly inconvenient when managing multiple Twitter accounts since I have to change the checkboxes every time I tweet from the other account.

    I thought it was great to have an Update link on each account so I could update that specific one easily. Personally, I never keep My Twitter, LinkedIn & IM statuses the same so this change has only become a barrier for me.

  64. denise Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:58 pm EST

    how do you update from digsby?? i cant seem to find out how..
    other than that i love the new update.

  65. Bruce Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 1:59 pm EST

    Honestly, I liked the Twitter interface 2 version ago when you could click on another name to add it to a RT.

    As it stands, there are 2 things that are making me consider using a different app for twitter:

    1. My own tweets do not show up anywhere. No, I’m not being vain, but seeing my previous tweet helps me know that it was actually posted, that it is spelled properly and when was the last time I posted something.

    2. The new interface for RT leaves a lot to be desired. With no character count it makes it a pain to try and update.

    Basically, Twitter is supposed to be fun. This update makes it more of a chore to get things done.

  66. zach solo Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:06 pm EST

    i agree with having your current status at the top with the update button, it really had a nice feel to it. even if it was option it would be awesome. otherwise great work, i like not having to log on to twitters web site if i just want to read messages.

  67. mrak Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:07 pm EST

    Let’s call this update what it really is, a way to force their URL shortener on us.

  68. jenny Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:17 pm EST

    Okay I love Digsby, and I don’t mean to say mean things but I HATE it. One of the reasons I avoid other aggregators or twitter clients is because it opens up a whole new window or program to control twitter! That’s what I LOVE about digsby–that it doesn’t pop open a new window. I agree with what Karen said earlier–I HATE THAT!

    I loved double clicking on the twitter section of digsby and getting a popup entry box. the new double click gets me a huge window and the cursor isn’t even in the entry box (that’s an easy fix).

    If you could disable the popout window in your settings, I’d be fine with it–if I could see @replies and DMs in the flyout without opening up the new window like it used to be that would be great.

  69. Mike Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:21 pm EST

    Repeated crash after upgrading to 67
    Is 66 available here anywhere, and I can I stop it from upgrading if it is. Thanks

  70. Raf Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:25 pm EST

    Please put back the latest twitter update of yourself at the top of the twitter pop out together with the little ‘update’ button. It seems to be a feature dearly missed by a lot of users the second it was gone.

    The facebook popout still has it, why not twitter :(
    I update my facebook status automatically through twitter (twitter linked to facebook) so twitter is kind of my global status :)

    Also I liked the favorites and others inside the pop-out beter then having to open a separate window to read them. Less windows is more :D

  71. Eric Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:28 pm EST

    @ Mike
    I use Twidroid PRO and it’s great. I can’t live without a Twitter app that let’s me integrate my Bit.ly API key so I can track my clicks without having to go to the site itself.

    Will we be seeing Bit.ly API key integration?

  72. phydeaux Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:31 pm EST

    Also, having to actually open the timeline in a seperate window to reset the unread count is terribly annoying. I only read tweets in the hover window. I don’t want to have to open a window and scroll through the timeline in order to clear the count, especially since I read tweets in 4 or 5 different clients.

  73. Anon Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:32 pm EST

    I wish it would mark tweets as read when i view them from the buddy list. I dont need to open a separate window to view my tweets. Its much easier to just view them from the bud list for me. This update just made things more complicated for me. oh well. cant complain i guess seeings how its free.

  74. Brijesh Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:38 pm EST

    Build 67 is nice, but twitter is not as slick as before. Here are my 2 cents. (This points might have been already covered in the comments above)

    1. Double-clicking on twitter account to update status is removed in Build 67. It was way quicker thn current method. The mere purpose of digsby is violated here. (which is less clicks and more work done)

    2. Digsby no more showing my current status at the top of the time line. Again, I have to click many buttons to see my current status. Not cool.

    3. The new feature(which open ups the new twitter timeline window) is nice, but dont remove the functionality of pre-67 build where I can just hover my mouse arrow over twitter account and it will show me twitters from others + I can click mentions/directs right in that poped up window. Mentions/directs are removed from hover-over-pop-up window in build 67.

    Bonus suggestion: It will be cool if digsby supported profiles. (Something like: changing profile to ‘work’ will disable all notification and make facebook/twitter text only without images)

  75. Thndr Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:48 pm EST

    I like how you guys are going at the new interface for Twitter. I personally hardly use it at all, and barely look at the feed of those I am following, so chronological ordering and filtering is great.

    However I have to agree with the others in wanting an options menu to configure how I can customize it.

    – Like toggling the ability to show/not show unread tweets in the twitterbar/taskbar icon.
    – Option to mark all tweets read, or just specific tweets read. (Basically an option to disable to Auto-Read and do it manually)
    – An option to show unread all unread tweets of each group
    – Ability to right click and Set Status.
    – Being able to change how tweets are sorted(per group)
    – In the Buddy List, option to have groups listed under the Twitter bar, with the ability to contract to just the twitter bar, or expand to show the groups you have enabled to show up there (an option you click while editing the group). This way you can see whats going on in that group quickly without opening up the twitter window.

    There is a small bug (or something) with the filter group option.
    – I made a few groups. I decided after clearing my twitter feed that I do in fact want a group to show up in the main timeline. I unmark the group, and they’re still filtered. I delete the group, and they’re still filtered. I have to restart Digsby itself to refresh the feed.
    – Same thing with adding new people to follow, they do not show up in the feed/timeline

    I also noticed while exploring the interface, that when you make multiple groups, you have to expand the twitter window itself to see the group icons. A minor issue, but still an issue.

  76. Evan Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:49 pm EST

    Can you turn off inline replies? I don’t like how I can’t see my entire text, how many characters I have left to go, and then easily edit/change if I go over 140.

  77. Kerri Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:51 pm EST

    Love it :) . Had a small issue that it wouldn’t connect after update but I just removed twitter and added it again (takes like 2 seconds) is working fine now..woo. Keep up the good work, love this software.

  78. blot Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:52 pm EST

    After updating, I also could not connect to Twitter. I noticed that I was signing on to Twitter with my email address, so I changed it to use my Twitter username and then Digsby connected just fine. Hope that helps!

  79. Evan Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 2:52 pm EST

    oh my god and can i turn off this bullshit new window stuff, it was waaaay easier to use (or at least in my workflow for me to use) the way twitter used to be presented in just one page.

  80. duepayer Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:00 pm EST

    Global status is just a bad idea all around. I agree with Raul that I have a different audience for each service that I use. Only on rare occasions do I link a twitter update to Facebook and I use Selective Twitter to do that with the #fb hash.

    I think you’ve broken Digsby more than you’ve “upgraded” it with this recent update. I no longer see my last tweet displayed, nor do I have the option to update twitter by itself without the global status menu. Upgrades shouldn’t take away existing, learned and useful functionality. I think that if you guys weren’t going for the big DEMO splash you may have caught a lot of these UI/UE issues in your normal beta testing. Although there are some improvements and innovative use of the “reply to” twitter API, I think that you should consider giving users an option to roll back to previous versions or opt out of future major updates, before pushing them out blindly.

    I don’t hate it enough not to use Digsby anymore. But I’m pretty disappointed.

  81. Scott Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:13 pm EST

    I love the ability reply from the popup notification. Lack of it is why I started using tweetdeck, and with it there, I can come back for twitter.

    1. I want to reverse the sort – apparently so does everyone else. The other tweet list already has it reversed. I rather suspect this will make it as an option into the next alpha build; thanks!

    2. I’d like to be able to mark a tweet as read from the popup notification – via the right click is fine. If I dismiss a tweet as read, I don’t want it to stay unread.

    3. I’d like control over how many tweets to show in the new window that are read. Or at least be able to dismiss all that are read.

    4. I’d really like to be able to send a tweet without opening the new twitter window, or the Digsby Menu, My Status, Set Status option. A right click on the twitter tray icon then Send Tweet would be best.

    Overall, thank you for a ton of great features. I’d really appreciate it if you could see to working in a few of these options I discussed above.

  82. Mike Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:15 pm EST

    Build 67 crashes loading contact window.
    How can I get 65 and prevent it from upgrading ?

  83. mathiepe Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:19 pm EST

    Hello Digsby!

    First, congratulations on releasing this new Twitter-version. It’s better now, especially if you want to use it as a more regular Twitter-application. Before this Twitter was especially useful to tweet-on-the-go by which I mean to update rapidly, now it’s more complete.

    Here are some things that would make it even better:
    - The upper-right arrow is a little bit hidden?
    - You can set notifications for new groups, but not for Mentions and Directs? That’s a bit strange. If you could make that happen, it would be absolutely brilliant.
    - Edit and Rearrange are only for Timeline, Mentions and Directs. Why not for all the other options available via the upper-right arrow?
    - I set the update frequency of one of my accounts to never, but that’s the account that updates most often? I temporarily set this to 30 minutes to fix this, but I’d only like to receive mentions and directs from that account.

    One error I found (or don’t know why this is, I had the same problem with TweetDeck) is that when creating a new group, not all the users I follow show up. I follow about 900 people.

    So, this is about it. Thanks for making Twitter via Digsby better and more useful. Always used Digsby to tweet (because I have it docked on my screen and it was quick), now I might also use it to read tweets via Digsby too, haha! The only thing we can’t do just yet is follow people and view their profiles via Digsby. All the other is taken care of, if I’m right?!


  84. Gallagher Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:26 pm EST

    An interesting update that just loaded on my computer. I will admit, I dislike the but appreciate the fact you have provided more features. When I look for a client like this, I looked for one that would combine my accounts, but also nto clog my screen.

    When I see the numbers up top, on the taskbar, it is a little annoying. There should be a features on the options menu that will allow the numbers to be turned off. Also, put the tweets, mentions and directs in descending order. I do not care what happened 27 weeks ago. I want to see the most recent at the top.

    I would also have liked to see the pictures on the drop down menu smaller.

    If I am griping, I do not mean too, it is just the Digsby before this seems to flow better and not clog my desktop.

  85. kentucka Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:26 pm EST

    double-clicking on the twitter bar to update my status is a must-have for me. it’s neat that the Global Update remembers what I selected last, but what if I constantly switch between facebook, myspace, the IM and twitter?

    the design of the new timeline window is awesome (although gray on gray isn’t exactly the most accessible way to display read tweets). Why couldn’t that design simply be integrated in the “old” timeline window that -still- opens when hovering over the twitter bar, but is basically crippled of all real functionality?

    I’m looking forward to further improvements here, I believe you’re on the right track.

  86. aronin Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:35 pm EST

    How AWESOME is this!!! Great implementation… finally something that is usable by anybody and everybody.

    Now, please do something similar for Facebook!!

  87. mathiepe Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:38 pm EST

    One more thing…:

    I have the update-frequency from my major Twitter-account set to 10 minutes. But when I tweet something at minute 7, for instance, only the new tweets from the three remaining minutes will appear in my timeline (after the time I posted my tweet), not the tweets from the first 7 minutes…although I didn’t read these.

    Anyone elso who’s got this problem, or am I doing something wrong / overlooking things? :)

  88. Ian Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:47 pm EST

    ^ dont listen to that… leave facebook alone

  89. SMELTN Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:51 pm EST

    As others have stated. Can not connect to Twitter since the update

  90. Mark Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 3:57 pm EST

    One thing that might be nice, when such updates come along that have issues and aren’t widely accepted by users, would be the option to turn off the auto-update, and even a page here where we could download older versions. That was 1 plus with the old original AIM client, as I hated what it turned into with AIM 6.0, so I stayed with (and I see can even STILL download) AIM 5.9, until better things came along such as Pidgin and Digsby

  91. Shaun Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 4:04 pm EST

    You must bring back the old way to update your status. I manage multiple twitter accounts, and this is the only reason why I use this program.

    Turned a bunch of other people in the office onto Digsby too, and we will disappear if it isn’t made simple like it once was.

  92. Damian Castillo Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 4:07 pm EST

    This is terrible.

    It’s confusing. I agree with the others. It’s hard to figure out how to send a tweet. That alone says a lot about this new setup. If you have a twitter client and can’t figure out how to send a tweet, you have a serious problem.

    I hate the floating window opening when I double click and then going to the bottom where it says 140 to click on Global Update when I was looking for a regular update.

    I think this is a terrible GUI and Design.

    The order of the tweets should be an option. In my case, I like the traditional order because I can see the latest tweet on top where I expect it.

    If people understood that Twitter is not an IM. This would not be much of an issue. It’s Micro Blogging. You give updates on your thoughts, your location or something on your mind. It’s not for asking questions and having conversations. If you wanted to do that, you should direct message or use Digsby IM.

    I hope with user feedback, this can all be changed to something that is actually useful.

  93. Damian Castillo Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 4:13 pm EST

    Just to be clear. Before this update. I could see my tweets easily and it took to clicks of the mouse to update my status.

    Now it takes 4 clicks and most people would not even know how to actually get there.

    Why click on Timeline to open another window?

    Now you have another window with the same information as the pop out list. So now what.

    “Hey, you see that little 140 at the bottom which means absolutely nothing to you” Click that to get yet another list, but wait. There is more. You still can’t send a simple update, you must now select Global Update.


  94. RauL Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 4:27 pm EST

    Amazing… Digsby keep getting better and better!!

  95. Mike Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 4:32 pm EST

    @Damian -

    it’s the same number as before (if you used to double click the twitter icon, that is). you don’t *need* to go to the global status dialog to set your twitter status. just type in the text field and hit enter.

    if you want to go to the global status dialog directly, there are several ways to do that. the status drop down on the buddy list, the status menu in the main digsby menu, and the right-click menu of the tray icon all have an entry for the global status dialog.

    as for the infobox (“pop out list”), (imo) it’s actually terrible UI design and (again, imo) never should have been used for something as interactive as twitter, or even facebook and myspace. it disappears when your mouse moves off of it, and is constantly resetting its position to the top. many users have asked for all of these to be viewable in their own proper window, one that behaves sensibly (doesn’t disappear when you move your mouse the wrong way, or jump around while you’re using it).

    again- sending a tweet is done in the same way it used to be (at least, one of the ways): double-click twitter, type your message, press enter.

  96. Gene Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 4:34 pm EST

    Plenty of people have said it already but I want to add to the choir. There needs to be an option to get rid of the twitter unread counts altogether. Twitter isn’t e-mail, and I don’t need to monitor every tweet that goes by. The little numbers in the corner of my screen are distracting.

  97. Bruce Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 5:00 pm EST

    After using this some more today, I have to agree with others. It is a total pain in the rear end to send Tweets now. At least with the old way, once you hit Update Status, the window would close.

    I’m trying to remember how it used to be done and I think the fact that I don’t instantly remember means that it wasn’t a hassle.

  98. kaot Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 5:03 pm EST

    I like that i don’t have to look and seperate new and old tweets and just see exaclty the ones i missed when i was away from keyboard but on the otherhand i don’t need a 1 (2,3…) on the twittericon for tweets i read thanks to the notifications – could you please add a “mark read” in the notifications?
    (and a “mark all read” for the twittericons in buddylist/systray) that would be really great.

  99. Richard Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 5:30 pm EST

    the old digsby i liked, this update is terrible. can no longer do a simple double click to tweet. and i have to scroll down the list to see the newest stuff… why would i want to see the oldest by default?

    and the whole reason i liked digsby was that i didnt have lots of windows springing up everywhere… which i now do.

    and the latest tweet should definitely always be visible at the top.

    the best thing is the about the new build is the ability to do saved searches – but thats about it for practical benefits…

    gonna have to look for alternatives if these problems arent fixed soon

  100. That one green guy Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 5:42 pm EST

    Hold on a minute..

    So really, in other words, you’re saying Digsby now has..

  101. Sunny Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 5:58 pm EST

    I supremely hate this, sorry.
    I don’t WANT to open it in a new window. I want to be able to read and update everything from the little roll out thing.

    If I wanted everything in a new window I’d use Aim, msn, yahoo, and twitter separately and I wouldn’t need to use digsby! :(

  102. John Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 6:07 pm EST

    I have to agree with many of the others. Why did you try to reinvent Twitter? Twitter is Twitter and people using Twitter and Twitterized applications expect to see tweets in a particular way and in a particular order. My recommendation is to either display Twitter feeds or display feeds from your own Twitter-like service, but don’t try to reinvent Twitter and the way Twitter feeds are displayed. At the very least, please make ascending or descending / conversation-style or Twitter-style a choice for people in the preferences.

    Also, I HATE (and I hate using the word “hate”) updating my status through the Global Status feature because I constantly have to uncheck the IM box, uncheck the Facebook box, and uncheck the LinkedIn box just to update my Twitter status. Please bring back the “Set Status” option for Twitter like you still have for Facebook and LinkedIn. Leave the Global Status for people that like that feature, but for those of us who like to post some things to one service and other things to other services, please let us do that on a service-by-service basis with our “Set Status” links.

    The new Twitter reply box has a few problems of its own too. First, when does it change to red? Does it show red when I’m over 140 characters or getting close to 140 characters? We never know because the character count is not there. Also, if you are in the middle of typing a reply and click out of the box with your mouse for any reason, the reply box goes away. For example, if you are replying to someone about some URL and you stop typing to go copy the URL from IE to your clipboard, when you look back at Digsby to finish typing your message and paste the URL, the reply box is gone alone with your half-typed message. This was never a problem previously because the Twitter reply button simply opened our friendly “Set Status” box with @username already populated. I guess this is yet another reason to bring back the “Set Status” link and box instead of relying on inline replies and Global Status updates.

    Otherwise, keep on innovating – just don’t innovate out features that people like or reinvent other services that don’t need reinventing. :)

  103. Thndr Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 6:08 pm EST

    After using the interface some more and looking at the comments, I have a few more things to input. (Hopefully helpful >_>)

    Personally I don’t see what the big deal is with people not being able to find how to tweet. It’s still simple. However due to the changes it’s probably not as obvious to everyone anymore.
    – So perhaps there could be a simple UI label on the input box in the twitter window to indicate the bottom is an input box (which people seem to overlook)
    – Return the ‘Set Status’ option to the right click of the bar along with the top of the Popup feed

    I noticed the twitter window doesn’t allow for manual refresh of tweets, always going at the interval set in your user account preferences. (Tried rightclicking and hitting reload, but that just reloads the whole interface back to Timeline)

    Also, there is no direct link to specific tweets. I know Twitter lets you click the ‘# minutes/hours/days/weeks ago’ to goto the specific post, perhaps you can have the same functionality?

    I absolutely love the changes that have been made and hope everything gets smoothed out. Maybe you guys can do an in depth video demo of what the new features are so there are less confused people.(Or at least post a link to the DEMO09 video when(if) that ever gets uploaded)

  104. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 6:39 pm EST

    While I’m not the most avid twitter user, couldn’t you make the info box a little more static (hover for temporary, double click to make the info winodws “stick”), then have all the functionality of the new window? Seems like that would be a nice middle ground here.

  105. chrisjames1971 Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 6:44 pm EST

    Yeah this new version totally sucks. I do NOT use digsby to update any status messages except twitter. I like the old twitter much better. Not even a retweet button anymore… looks like its time for me to put digsby down for now as well. Shame, was just starting to like it.

  106. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 6:54 pm EST

    @chrisjames1971 retweet is included. both in the infobox, and in the new interface. it’s the arrow that goes up and to the right. we’ve already worked out a bunch of the usability issues, just haven’t confirmed them all as fixed and made a build yet.

  107. Kyle R. Schlichter Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:00 pm EST

    Timeline/Mentions/Directs/Etc list is completely unnecessary. Cool, yes, but adds little to the functionality of the Twitter reader; the reader already provides a timeline list of tweets (in the same order as the twitter website) and by and large these numbers mean nothing to me. I care about how many new emails I have, not how many new tweets. An option to turn off this functionality and return to the classic list with text field would be appreciated.

  108. Jeff Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:02 pm EST

    @John It actually effectively still works like the old one. Double-click on Twitter, start typing, hit enter. No mousing around and clicking and unchecking necessary. There’s a text input field on the new Twitter window that is selected when the window is opened.

  109. ParkvilleMOm Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:03 pm EST

    My digsby keeps crashing today & can not connect. What’s up?

  110. Nicole Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:07 pm EST

    I love Digsby but this update is driving me crazy.
    The fact that I have to click three times to get rid of ‘unread’ twitter messages is the most irritating ‘feature’ I could concieve. It should be a setting if implimented at all. Please please please let me get rid of that! Also not being able to update status from pop up and having different windows for everything is beyond annoying. I don’t want to have to find another service because before this update Digsby was perfection.

  111. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:10 pm EST


    we’ve been getting crash reports which at the moment seem to be caused by the use of some SSE2 instructions on computers which do not support that instruction set. We haven’t yet figured out which piece of code is calling these instructions, so we don’t have a fix yet.

  112. Mike Boysen Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:12 pm EST

    My client updated today to build 24358. I added my Twitter accounts and they fail to login.

    How do I get build 67?

  113. Gilbert Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:14 pm EST

    Im afraid I’m with most other people on this one. The new independant twitter window design is great however it makes the infobox meaningless. I also think the top links and alert links are pretty useless.

    When you (single) click on the twitter icon it should bring up the new twitter window instead of the infobox (but still have the infobox hover functionality rather than a totally seperate window). Basically just use the new design on the infobox.

    Also updating tweets is too hard to find. Preferred the old way of updating with an obvious box at the top of the window (where the alert links now are).

    Finally I think you should have an option to sort tweets in descending or ascending order. I think I might be hard wired on this one.

  114. Raul Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:18 pm EST

    I don’t know about the majority of your users but I know for myself and many folks that I follow use Twitter at work. I don’t want to double click on the Twitter icon and have this huge ugly window pop up just so I can type up a quick tweet. I LOVED that a small, simple pop-up used to just come up and I could quickly send my tweet out.

    I agree that there’s a segment of people who use Twitter as a form of global IM, I do the same, but don’t take away options from folks who don’t.

    I’m sorry that you personally believe the pop-up is terrible UI design, but it seems by these comments that it was what set you apart and what many folks liked in Digsby. If I wanted a full featured, detailed Twitter experience I would… you know… actually open a browser. You are trying too hard to create a web browser within an IM client.

  115. Nicholas Orr Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:19 pm EST

    far out the moaners…

    I never used digsby for twitter because it sucked compared to destroy twitter. However since this latest update I’ll give digsby another shot.

    When it comes to updating twitter status I find it really simple, double click the twitter service at the bottom of the buddy list and start typing. Why is this SOOOO HARD??

    I like the pop-up notification on new tweets, matches the pop-up on new IM’s.
    I like the 3 views up the top.
    I would like to be able to click the people in the stream @name or name and see their profile summary in the timeline window (like destroy twitter), so focus stays on twitter timeline rather than being shifted to FireFox.
    I would like the search pane from destroy twitter as well, this way again focus is not shifted away from digsby twitter stream to FireFox :)
    I’d like to be able to skin the time line as the default skin wastes space.

    Well done guys – good work, looking forward to improvements,


  116. mrak Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:44 pm EST

    Sigh. Digsby is clearly run by morons. Truly.

    They’re the only bunch of people I know who could take a program with SO much potential and community-support and turn that into a mountain of bad PR and a program that now violates it’s own intended purpose. Digsby is supposed to be unobtrusive, integrate into your workflow and still allow you to communicate with the people you need to.

    Now, I’m reading that developer “Mike” has decided this is terrible UI.

    Using/recommending this program to people is becoming more of a hassle than it’s worth, honestly.

  117. mrak Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:44 pm EST

    Oh, and no one likes your Twitter update.

    One more thing, that guy on stage at Demo was a douche.

  118. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 7:46 pm EST

    OMG – i wish i coulda made it to the live debut! But, i can NOT wait to see what you guys did with Twitter, and play around with it! I used to use tweetdeck, til it became more of a…nuisance than anything. So, for Digsby to incorporate a feel for it now is just AMAZING! What else could someone ask for from a really kickass IM+Social Haven client!

  119. wendy Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:08 pm EST

    well i keep having up date on my too and it drive me nuts it doesn’t do nothing to it

  120. Dave Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:09 pm EST

    The number of unread tweets is utterly irrelevant and I can’t seem to hide/reduce this number without having to click and open a seperate window for Twitter. It’s useless and horrible!

  121. PNaw10 Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:10 pm EST

    What happened to the “update” link at the top of the Twitter window?!?! This update is a big FAIL. Don’t want to go to Global Status to update Twitter. I don’t even care much for the other new Twitter changes. I really liked Digsby much better BEFORE today’s update.

    Ever hear of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
    Granted, it was kinda broke because it didn’t always show my latest Twitter or Facebook status, even if I clicked update… but at least I could post new tweets without having to click in different places.

    The beauty of Digsby is having everything in one window, and most of it within one click. With one click, I can hover over my Facebook bar and see all the updates then, without clicking again, I can hover over and check my different Twitter accounts.

    With just one more click, I could update either (or everything). now it’s an extra click to update Twitter. This makes no sense, and it’s actually moving backwards.

    If nothing else:
    1) Give people the option to downgrade to previous versions.
    2) Warn people of what’s new and “improved” before forcing the update down our throats.
    3) Give us the option to decline aforementioned force-fed updates.

  122. joerams Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:11 pm EST

    Digsby video chat not working!!

  123. PNaw10 Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:11 pm EST

    “RT” Sunny from 5:58pm:

    I supremely hate this, sorry.
    I don’t WANT to open it in a new window. I want to be able to read and update everything from the little roll out thing.

    If I wanted everything in a new window I’d use Aim, msn, yahoo, and twitter separately and I wouldn’t need to use digsby!


  124. joerams Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:16 pm EST

    I used digsby coz i thought i can used the video chat with yahoo. but its really a big disappointment for me!!

  125. Kyle R. Schlichter Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:27 pm EST

    I for one would definitely enjoy settings to (1) remove the “unread tweets” notifications from the systray icon and top of single-click popup window, (2) remove “trending topics” from the single click popup window, and (3) add the ability to update from the single click popup window.

  126. Ben Ahlquist Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:56 pm EST

    I’m in super-full agreement with you guys. I *liked* the way Twitter USED to work on Digsby. Some of the new things are nice; but, it’d be great to have a preferences pane, cuz I am definitely not digging the chronological order thing.

    Update Global Status is the only way to update Twitter now? Well…I manage my personal and two work-related Twitter accounts, plus LinkedIn on Digsby. I have never, and probably never will, need to update all 4 accounts with the same status. Why did we think this was necessary, at least without providing us a preferences pane to revert to the way it was?

    I see what you’re doing with dig.sby…but I’m with the others–I prefer bit.ly (read: it’s got STATS).

    The keyboard shortcuts are not working on Windows Vista (and those things *better not* conflict with other programs, the OS, and their shortcuts!)

    It’s pretty sweet that this shpeal got you into DEMO. But this is FAR from the polished functionality I’ve historically loved about Digsby.

    By the way…I’ve participated in every survey and feedback opportunity you’ve given for us users…why did we not get any say in if we even WANTED these features? I know you had to keep this private as per the terms of DEMO, but come on…not a single poll or survey of “what would you like Digsby to do with Twitter”???

    I may not yet be disgruntled with Digsby, but I sure ain’t happy about it tonight!

  127. NffctlNtllct Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:59 pm EST

    I really HATE this. So much so that after only having it for a few hours I’m seriously considering looking for alternate products.

    The main reason why I loved Digsby so much to begin with is that everything was easily accessible. There was one amalgamated buddy list, and everything else was available off my system tray. Now, not only do I have to open a popup window just to stop the tray icon from telling me I have new tweets, but I also have to open up the window to view the tabs (timeline/mentions/directs) or write a new tweet.

    If I wanted to open up a new window, I’d @$#@$@ double click an icon to twitter.com.

    Also.. the new Facebook feed. It’s so huge now with those profile pics that take up have the popup. Again, if I wanted to see stuff exactly as it looks on Facebook.com, I’d go there. All the extra feeds are fine, but compact it up a bit more please.

    I’m going to be watching closely for the next alpha patch, and if things aren’t significantly improved, I’m sorry, but I’m gone. I just hope I can tolerate these annoyances until then.

  128. Brandon Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 9:10 pm EST

    @joerams good luck finding that feature on any im client BUT yahoo :/

  129. Steven Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 9:22 pm EST

    I enjoy the new Twitter interface however the notification #s are slightly irritating for someone that has slight OCD, attempting to “read” new tweets and clear the # of new tweets requires one to click on Timeline and pop out a new window, could you integrate a “Mark all read” button instead, just from the main Digsby Screen when you mouse over the Twitter section. Thanks! I appreciate the work you guys have placed into your client.

  130. peng Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 9:23 pm EST

    great job guys. digsby makes my internet life a lot easier. it would be EVEN BETTER if there was a way updates didn’t override the /res directories that contain icons and html templates, since i tend to modify some of them for my own needs

  131. Brownspank Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 9:51 pm EST

    Wow, am I the only one who appreciates this update? Before this build, Twitter was near unusable. Thanks for making it more manageable (with the unread counts) and chat-like (with its own persistent window)! There’s just enough TweetDeck in there to make this my primary Twitter client. :)

  132. SLeepdepD Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 9:56 pm EST

    I like the feature…however I just replied to someone that sent me a message in March, because Digsby just showed it like it was brand new. :(

  133. Warren Benedetto Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 10:17 pm EST

    The number of unread tweets issue is really nagging me. I get a pop-up from the system tray whenever new tweets come in. If there’s more than one, there are back/forward arrows. If I mouse over that sys tray window, and click through the back/forward arrows, I have clearly read the tweets. That should reset the counter.

    As it is now, I have to open the separate Twitter window and scroll through all the tweets I just read, in order to reset the counter. That makes no sense.

    Also, there should be a “mark all read” option in the right-click menu. Sometimes you just need to declare Twitter bankruptcy to alleviate the psychological pressure of seeing that number staring at you.

  134. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 10:21 pm EST

    @Steven, I’m pretty sure “Mark all as Read” is on the way; the only discussion: where do we put it? (my vote: at least the right click menu. not sure where else)

  135. Chris Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 10:22 pm EST

    @Warren Benedetto

    we know, it’s been a topic of intra-office discussion before today, just haven’t had time to get to it yet.

  136. ross Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 10:25 pm EST

    please can you KINDLY fix the block issue on MSN? If I’ve blocked someone I want it to be visible at least? Maybe a red line thru their names? Surely its not rocket science.


  137. forgottendiary Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 10:36 pm EST

    How exactly do I send a new tweet with this new build? O_o When I right-click, it doesn’t have the “new tweet” anymore…or am I looking at the wrong place?

  138. Offbeatmammal Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:21 pm EST

    Sorry guys. After using this for today I just can’t learn to like it.

    Digsby has gone from being a small unobtrusive but really useful tool to something that’s got a confused and overly complicated UI

    I’m really hoping that there’s another build coming tomorrow to fix some of this up otherwise I’m sure you’ll lose a lot of loyal users.

    There are other desktop real estate hogging twitter clients out there. I used Digsby because I didn’t want one of them.

  139. Ronaldo Santos Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:39 pm EST

    Não gostei muito da mudança… não gostei do contador e está mais difícil para postar… Abraços

  140. kyleabaker Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:51 pm EST

    I have a couple of suggestions for Digsby and Windows 7 since it’s right around the corner..

    1. The icons for chat windows are terribly plain in the new Windows 7 taskbar when someone is typing:
    I think that the typing icon is great but shouldn’t be the only icon used in such a large area. It would look much better if the users avatar was used the entire time with the typing icon overlaying it in the bottom right corner or something like that..

    2. It would be awesome to see more Aero and I think one appropriate place would be the details view when you hover over a contact.

    3. The new Jump Lists feature would be a great place to put quick stuff for chats such as Send File, Add Contact, Pin Contact for chatting when they are online (for someone you chat a lot with), etc. I think using it differently depending on the window (contact list vs. chat window) would be a great way to integrate it further.

    4. I instantly loved the design of a competitor products file transfers when they released details (Trillian 4.1). The way it will show the progress as the background of the taskbar button is very intuitive and I see no reason why it shouldn’t be implemented similarly in Digsby!

    5. Also, I’d love to see the message notifications (with the message and reply) show up with an Aero appearance.

    6. By default Digsby’s tray icon is hidden after installation in Windows 7. I was thinking it might be a good idea to set the contacts window icon to always appear by default upon installation (granted there is a way for you to do this). Otherwise it is stacked into the icon palette and a bit out of the way.

    I know some of these are skinning changes, but they could significantly help in making Digsby feel more integrated with Windows 7 and less of a third-party application. The recently updated default skin (Windows 7) is great, but it’s still just not integrating well visually.

    Hope those suggestions are useful. Still great work, thanks!

  141. Anonym1ty Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:58 pm EST

    CRASHED! leaves docked space on the desktop unusable until explorer is killed and restarted! Multiple attempts eat up maximizing space… can’t move windows over it.

    How can I downgrade?

    Other computer – worked… Is there a way to turn off this twitter thing… it’s obtrusive. I would like to have twitter there, but it constantly telling me I got zillions of tweets if messed up.

  142. Anonym1ty Said,

    September 22, 2009 @ 11:59 pm EST

    Can you temporarily roll back this update… i’m kinda #u@<#d because of it.

  143. Anonym1ty Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 12:11 am EST

    Please roll this back!

  144. WldCard Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 12:19 am EST

    Well, I’m not too thrilled with the overall function of the new Twitter UI, but more frustrating is that it’s no longer shortening ANY of my URLS … which was never a problem before when posting tweets linking to the news articles I’ve written.

  145. alexandrojv Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 1:59 am EST

    I sure would like to be able to mark some as read, and some as unread, since that thing doesn’t really work on knowing what I read

  146. Brdja Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 1:59 am EST

    It would be great if Tweets became read if you open popup from tray icon.

  147. Rille Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:04 am EST

    Hello, after upgrading to build 67 i can’t connect to hotmail mail servers anymore. It worked with the previus relase. Can you please fix this.


  148. rimmon Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:40 am EST

    Rather than fix some crashes on 10 year old CPUs you could actually make Twitter work again. :P
    Still fails to connect.

    Anyway, keep up the good work. :)

  149. Margolis Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:58 am EST

    The new twitter support is a big improvement. It makes it almost usable. But there are still some issues to make it really a twitter client to use:

    1. Let me mark new tweets as read without going to the “Timeline” alert window! I want to be able to:
    – right click on the notification item to mark all as read.
    – in the main twitter window (that opens from the notification icon) show me the new tweets and let me mark them as read. Why go to another window for it?

    2. Expended “in reply to…” – cool. Will be even nicer to have an option to expand the whole conversation and not just one by one. Will be useful if I can do this from the main window and not just the timeline window.

    3. A bonus – auto expand short urls.

  150. DarkDippy Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:38 am EST

    @Mike Quite agree that the fb/twitter/linkedin infoboxes (“pop-up lists”) are not ideal because of their lack of “stickyness”. However, I also don’t like having multiple windows. I would like to be able to view the new Twitter window combined with my buddylist window. At present I have the buddy list docked on the side of the screen. It would be great if I could click on the Twitter tab (at the bottom of the buddylist) and see the new Twitter window replacing the buddies view. Clicking on, I don’t know, a Buddies button should then restore the view. Likewise, it would be nice to have the MySpace/FB/LinkedIn feeds also display within the same window instead of as separate windows or popups.

    At the very least, an option to have separate windows or be able to dock all feed services into one window would be superb.

    Other than that, I am loving the new updates. Both the new Facebook and Twitter UIs look and work fantastically. The option to sort Tweets chronologically or reverse-chrono would certainly not go amiss though.

  151. Jamie Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:39 am EST

    Since this update I cannot connect to twitters servers. However it was connecting in previous versions it was managing to circumvent the restrictions on out router at work which bans twitter.com outright (but thats another story!)

  152. Doug Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:49 am EST

    @Chris don’t give us a mark all, just let us say that if we mouse over the popup or navigate the messages there then it’ll know we’ve read it. Same with opening the popup. If I do that then I’ve read the tweets. (BTW a “tell me again”, like the email would be great)

    I’d honestly rather not see the timeline window. It gets in the way with the streamlined old Digsby twittering I do.

    Also my current status isn’t shown anywhere except somewhere back up the timeline.

    Any chance we could get the old twitter status bar popup window back? double click to the timeline would be fine.

    BTW I tried and the “Set Global Status…” doesn’t remember the boxes I checked last time so I have to:
    1) right click or click to get a menu with the “Set Global Status…” option
    2) Click that menu item
    3) Uncheck IM facebook and linked in
    4) ready to tweet

    That’s 5 clicks to do what used to be 2 clicks or a double click

    Also not a fan of the inline reply/retweeting in the status bar popup. Mainly because it goes away when it looses focus, can’t find and then paste a URL or whatever I needed for my reply

  153. David Ruzicka Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:51 am EST

    1. When I double-click the twitter tab to update my status it opens a new window. It is good to have a new window for example for copy pasting pupropses in the middle of the typing.
    But why, again, the inverted list of recent statuses? When I update my status I don’t need this list. If you want to make it more like a conversation you should only open a window like this when I @ to someone, not when I update my status, and in this window you would have the list of the recent exchanges I had with this person, thant would be really useful!
    2. For self-centered bastards like me, it is more useful and enjoyable to have, at the top of the Tweet popup windows, my last tweet. The Alerts list should be on one line under my last tweet, for example.
    3. Bravo for the autoscroll stopping exactly where I left the timeline! But again this feature should be in the main timeline not in the new window. And it should be a preference auto-ticked, but still a preference.

    So far so good. I’ll keep posting if anything comes up after using a bit more the new Twitter UI.

  154. whiztech Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 5:31 am EST

    Wow.. I love the new Twitter integration. Its really awesome! Digsby is the best IM + social network client! Thank you Digsby developers!

  155. someone Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 5:41 am EST

    awesome ;)

  156. Joel Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:29 am EST

    Hi, I can’t connect to twitter any more, like some other people above :/

  157. Peter van Westen Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:35 am EST

    How can I go back to the former version?
    I really dislike the new ‘way to twitter’ with Digsby.

  158. alex negru Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:03 am EST

    what the hell?

    “Chris Said,
    September 22, 2009 @ 11:52 am
    You can update Twitter from the recently introduced Global Status Dialog. There are several ways to get to that.”

    no! i don’t want to double click twitter icon to update my tweets.

    you need to put again the “update” link text

  159. cc_zero Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:05 am EST

    Nice update but the forced URL shortening is a very very bad idea. I’m not going to use Digsby for Twitter until that thing has vanished. I have my own shortener for a reason.
    Besides, it’s generally a bad idea to limit the users freedom in any way. I haven’t found an option to deactivate the forced shortening so please add this possibility asap. Thanks.

  160. cc_zero Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:11 am EST

    Sorry, forgot something in my first post. Instead of just deactivating the forced shortening, you might as well make a kind of interface (or whatever you want to call it) available and the used on-the-fly shortener adjustable so it is possible to specify and use an own one. That would be awesome. :)

  161. Nick Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:36 am EST

    After the update I’m unable to connect to twitter. Tried removing and re-adding my account too.

    Oddly enough I added a secondary account and that can connect. But somehow on the first account I get “Twitter error, failed to connect to server”

    Yes the password is correct, triple verified it.

  162. Katherine Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:26 am EST

    I have to say that there are things I like and dislike about the new build. Having a count of unread messages is fairly nice. It would be nice to be able to clear them with just a right click and “mark all read”. It would also be nice if messages could be marked as read when they are right-clicked to dismiss them.

    My only other complaint is that it would be nice to be able to be able to choose the order you want tweets to appear in. Like SLeepdepD, I replied to a message from a long time ago because it was on top.

    Being able to skin the new twitter feed would also be lovely, but I think the functionality problems should come before the more cosmetic issues.

  163. John Meyer Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:31 am EST

    An unread count on a stream of data??? Are you kidding me??? Does anyone at Digsby actually use Twitter? And follow more than a handful of people? Twitter support in previous versions of Digsby was convenient and easy to use, now it’s a nightmare! If I want to see anything beyond the last 5 minutes I need to point my browser to Twitter.com or find another client that understands what Twitter is about.

    Goodbye Digsby, hello again Pidgin. Then I don’t have to deal with the commercialization either, just change all my passwords so they no longer match what you’ll keep in your database forever.

  164. ChrisS Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:44 am EST

    I just wanted to chime in that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new interface. I LOVE knowing how many tweets I still need to read, I like a lot that the chronological order thing is preserved. In fact, I disliked twitter before because the conversation always started at the end.

    I agree that some sort of “read” status for the pop-up window would be nice, to me it isn’t the end of the world to go into the main twitter window, but I’d prefer not to if I’m at my computer already.

    The only thing that would make this better (and I know/realize that this is WAY out there) is if there was some sort of server side sync of the read tweets. I would love if there was a way I could “mark” tweets as read on my iPhone and have it sync with my computer. I don’t use twitter on the go because there’s no way of knowing what you’ve already read in a good way.

  165. John Meyer Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:44 am EST

    Got so excited in my previous post I forgot, 2 fatal bugs:

    1. Scrolling down the Twitter feed doesn’t mark items “read” and there’s no “Mark All Read”. I can only assume I’m missing some way to mark individual items read, but in Twitter where the idea is “what’s happening now?” not “what did I miss?” that would take more time than reading all the Tweets (and that ignores the fact that most people scan them and only read a few).

    2. It doesn’t show all of my “unread” Tweets. I did eventually figure out that I could click a link at the top to open another window, but the sorting is borked, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to start, then scroll back up as I’m reading, completely backwards. It appears that Digsby is now handling Twitter like it’s e-mail or an RSS feed, 2 platforms which couldn’t be more different from Twitter. Unless these get fixed before the next non-alpha push, there’s 0 chance I will continue to use Digsby.

  166. Mike Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:51 am EST

    Wow guys, I have to say I’m actually disappointed with this new interface for Twitter. See below:

    - Right click > New Tweet I used constantly, all day long. It was quick and easy, now I have to jump through hoops just to update my Twitter status. I get that the global status is the goal and is supposed to make things easier, but what if I just want to tweet and nothing else? Now instead of right click > new tweet, I have to get to the global status dialog and UNCHECK set IM status (this was already unchecked when I would click new tweet), THEN type my new tweet. Or I have to double click Twitter, then a NEW WINDOW opens up (WTF?!) and THEN I can update my status, and then close out the open window. You’ve actually made tweeting way more complicated for me.
    - What happened to the Refresh link in the infobox? I kind of liked that, I could check for new tweets on my own schedule without having to have it done for me.
    - The new timeline is great, if it didn’t open in its own window! One of the reasons I loved Digsby was because all I had to worry about was an icon in the system tray. Now I have a frickin’ new window to open up to manage tweets. Before with the popout infobox, I could simply hover over Twitter, go through all of my tweets/mentions/archive/DMs right from the links at the top of the infobox, click click click click across everything, now I have a separate window I have to find every time I want to do this.
    - I agree with Warren as well, now the unread tweets thing makes me just plain angry. I used to see how many NEW tweets I hadn’t seen in the popup, now I see all UNREAD tweets, not how many were posted since the last time Digbsy checked, requiring me to OPEN A NEW WINDOW AGAIN and mark all my stuff as read, and then go on my merry way.

    I’m sorry guys, but it wasn’t broke, why did you “fix” it?!?!?!

  167. copaX Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:06 am EST

    Pretty disappointed in this update.

    1. I preferred the hover-over window to scroll through my twitter updates. Double-clicking to open a new pop-up window doesn’t make it much better than opening twitter.com.
    2. Why isn’t there an option to reverse the chronological order on the new pop-up window?
    3. Unread/Read counts? Personally this means nothing to me, and having to open the pop-up window and scroll through old updates was not intuitive at all.
    4. Overall Non-intuitiveness and lack of notification/explanation – Unless I missed something somewhere, this update came out and changed all the “rules” of how you guys handled twitter. Where was the notification that things were changing this drastically? I had to read through forum posts and blog comments to figure out that double-clicking on the twitter item in the status window would open up a separate window that would allow me to clear out my unread count. Was that intended to be intuitive to someone? Just a suggestion, you may want to get some people who are completely unfamiliar with digsby to do some UA testing, I think you’d get some interesting results.

    Overall, if I had a choice, I’d get uninstall this update.

  168. setrio Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:16 am EST

    Great interface but with 2 comments. 1- One button to enter the new tweet directly and avoid double click the tweeter icon and make the post (like before do the update button)
    2- The possibilty to arrange the way the tweets are show, i like to view the newest at the top not the bottom of the tweeter interface, for example.

  169. Margolis Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:20 am EST

    Ah, if you double click the icon you get to the timeline! OK, so forget some of my remarks :-)

  170. Jess Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:30 am EST

    I love the new chronological Twitter timeline. Over all, I’ve always been very pleased with Digsby and this Twitter update is the best improvement yet in my opinion. Good job guys!

    Now just give me a Mac client and I’m a happy, happy user… ;)

  171. Grizly Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:50 am EST

    Can’t connect to twitter after upgrade! It’s funny, isn’t it? :-)

  172. Allen Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:50 am EST

    I’ll just add my voice to the people who say this is stupid. Tweeting should be easy. You’ve made it hard, and in a separate window to boot. I don’t want more windows, I want LESS. That’s why I HAVE Digsby, understand? And removing my own status from the top of the window was equally dumb.

  173. katie Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:53 am EST

    very cool that you guys keep innovating… i appreciate you’re not getting complacent. that said, a couple things i just want to mention: i’m not a fan of the twitter “count”; the beauty of twitter is that you shouldn’t feel obligated to see what everyone’s doing all the time, and therefore feel like you have to catch up on tweets you’ve missed — you should be able to just jump back in whenever you have time and not worry about making it an obligation. the twitter count makes me feel like i have to clear out the numbers to be 0, which i really wish i didn’t have to do… not to mention that i have to pop up a new window to do so. in addition, i wish you still had the “update” link in the preliminary panel; it’s kind of a pain to have to go open a new window when i want to write a quick tweet. just my two cents… thanks!

  174. Matt Ruzicka Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:54 am EST

    I definitely like Digsby, am anxiously awaiting the Mac client for use on my home system, and regularly try to push it on my friends because it makes communication over a wide set of network extremely easy. However, I’m not sold on the new twitter changes.

    1. Seems I lost the ability to update multiple twitter accounts at the same time with the same message (odd requirement, but actually used it often).

    2. Don’t like having a second popup window. Always liked digsby because it was easy and quick to check twitter.

    3. Don’t like that I have to open the new window to get the update number to reset (though I do like the idea of the update notification).

    4. Related to the top three, miss the light weight and small update window.

    5. Like the concept of the timeline displaying in chronological, but since we are all used to working with twitter in the other way it is sort of like starting to print all your maps with North on the left, just because you think it make sense it would result n a lot of lost travels.

    Any way around, love that Digby development remains so dynamic and I know you guys will listen to your users so I have faith.

    Over all it would be nice if we could choose between “standard” and advance” interfaces or something. Just bug fix the old and only add new features the the new.

    Thanks for the hard work.

  175. Todd Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:08 am EST

    At first I hate this update, still not sure about it, but maybe it will just take time to get used to. Some criticisms:

    1. The Notification number on twitter is beyond annoying, and needing to open the timeline in a separate window to mark them as read doesn’t make any sense.

    2. When I right click on the twitter icon in my task bar there used to be an option for post new tweet…that’s gone now.

    3. Why when you open the timeline why is the newest tweet at the bottom? That doesn’t really make any sense to me.

  176. Lindsey Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:14 am EST

    Definitely don’t like this implementation. The unread twitter messages count is useless and just annoying. I wouldn’t mind it for @replies or DMs but not the main timeline. The reverse order is also disorienting.

    It took me forever to actually figure out how to update my twitter status. If I double click the twitter icon it looks like it just opens my timeline. I didn’t notice the plain white text input until the 50th time.

  177. Nico Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:17 am EST

    One thing I dislike about the Twitter-client:

    When you hover over your Twitter account in Digsby’s contact list, newest tweets are on top. But when you open the Twitter client, newest tweets are at the bottom. Please change that behaviour, so that they’re also on top.

    Besides this, it looks really great! Do you plan to make it skinable?

  178. Mike Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:27 am EST

    I guess the days of passive updates are long dead in this world. Increasing speed and size with minimal changes to usability are the way things used to work.

    I appreciate some of the new features but a lot of it I could do with out. I don’t have any desire to use to global status bar, it’s just one more window I have to open. I also don’t really care how many tweets I have left unread. It isn’t email where I get something like 100 a day. Some of us follow a ton of people and get almost endless tweets. When I have a number of unread anything I feel compelled to read them. I moved to digsby because I wanted everything in one location with out having to open a million and one windows, and I was pleased when I first moved to it. If making everything a separate window is the way you are heading though I’ll just go back to pidgin and look at everything online, because that’s what its turning into.

  179. Audrey Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:44 am EST

    Is there a way to go back to the old twitter functionality? I don’t want to make global status changes. I want a one or two click way to make a post to my twitter account.

  180. Eliz. Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:46 am EST

    It seems much harder (click, open new window, scroll down to bottom, etc.) now to just update my own Twitter status! Please put the ‘update’ button back at the top in the window that appears when you hover over a Twitter account name!

    Also, I’d rather see the most recent tweets first, instead of “picking up the conversation”.


  181. David Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:50 am EST

    I think it would be great if we would able to consolidate the new twitter window along with IM box into a single window!

  182. Travis Illig Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:51 am EST

    Twitter on Digsby now is FAR better than it was before. Thoughts:
    * I couldn’t figure out how to get to the standalone Twitter window. All I saw was the flyout window you get when you mouseover Twitter in the buddy list. I had to read some of these comments to figure out double-clicking got you somewhere. Not intuitive.
    * I use Twitter more like an ever-flowing river of information, not email or IM where I feel like I have to read everything. It’d be nice to turn off the thing where it remembers where I was last time I was looking at Twitter because I don’t care. I’m just looking at the latest.
    * I seem to be able to right-click on things in the Twitter window and select “Inspect Element” or “Reload.” “Inspect Element” brings up an empty “Web Inspector” dialog. Not sure what either of those options do.
    * If the scroll bar is at the bottom of the Timeline and new tweets come in, it’d be nice if it would auto-scroll the window to include the latest tweets. As it stands, I have to manually re-scroll the window down to the bottom to see the latest.
    * …and it just now crashed when I tried to scroll to the bottom of the window to see the latest tweets.

    I think this is definitely a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it’s not quite where I need it to be, so I’ll switch back to Twhirl until the next update.

  183. michael Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:20 am EST

    You guys nerfed the twitter client and decided what’s best for me and how I should use twitter. NOT happy. Don’t force me to use twitter the way YOU want me to, give me options to let me use it the way “I” want to. And right now “I” won’t be using the digsby/twitter interface anymore. This used to be so simple and easy to use and you guys complicated the crap out of it.

  184. angie Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:23 am EST

    I do like having searches added to timeline, but why does it have to open in a new window? Whole point of using digsby was to keep it all in one tidy little app, now I have to have multiple windows to tweet?

    Please, PLEASE just put timeline back, instead of recent tweets, which is really useless- seems stuck on stuff 30 minutes ago. I just want my whole timeline, inside the app.

    And, can we decide how we want to see tweets ordered, old to new or vice-versa? Seems I’m always scrolling around now, as I go back and forth between digsby and tweet window.

  185. Bitpop Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:43 am EST

    Digsby just seems to get worse rather than better! What’s going on? The URL shortener in Twitter is really cocking things up for me. I now can’t use Digsby for Twitter.

    Please, PLEASE get rid of this in your next critical update!!!!

  186. Tyler Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:48 am EST

    I would like to be able to filter a group out of the alerts quantity shown in the system tray.

    I only care about my main timeline and only want to see alerts when that changes.

  187. Griff Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:50 am EST

    How incredibly frustrating! Digsby seems to be taking steps forward and gigantic steps backwards. The auto url shortening is really frustrating, it forces your target page into a Digsby frame which is NOT waht most people want! Site owners want their content to be served on their own domain, that’s why they bought it! Digsby need to sort this out quickly or they will start to hemorage clients to other services.

  188. dodo Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:52 am EST

    i have been using digsby since the first days nad love it.
    but since the last 2 update i’m having an authentication error with the yahoo mail.

  189. Smoothy Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:58 am EST

    Oh wonderful! Digsby just went from being a really useful social app, to being a useless bit of crap taking up hard drive space. What’s with this TERRIBLE URL shortening? I won’t want my sites in your frame, I want people to see MY domain! And THEY want to see my domain too! You could at least have an option to enable/disable or heaven forbid, use the shortener of your CHOICE!

    Have a word Digsby!

  190. Tim Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 12:29 pm EST

    Twitter is for fags.

    Stop wasting time implementing retarded features.

  191. Linux Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 12:51 pm EST

    twitter is down for my digsby WTF?

  192. copaX Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 1:26 pm EST

    I’ve already commented once, but re-reading your blog post, something stuck out at me.

    “It has grown to become more than just a place for you to say what you’re doing. When you reply to a tweet, you aren’t just commenting on an isolated newsfeed item – you’re participating in an ongoing global conversation. We feel that most other Twitter clients don’t reflect this in their design.”

    When did this become universal? I don’t use Twitter that way. There’s nothing inherent in Twitter that makes me use it that way. Why are you forcing functionality on me that doesn’t connect with how I use Twitter? You guys took some serious liberties on that one. I think that’s what irks me the most about this. You changed the “rules” of how Twitter is supposed to be used, and you did it across the board and didn’t offer alternatives for those of us who don’t “communicate globally” with it.

    And I still can’t get over the fact that you hid functionality behind double-clicking areas of the UI that in my years of using Digsby I’ve never double-clicked before, without any kind of notice or “Hey, to get to our new Twitter functionality double-click this area that you never used to double-click before!”

  193. JohnJake Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 1:58 pm EST

    What happened to my Favorites?!
    I follow Guy Kawasaki’s suggestion and use the favorites as a way to mark tweets with my mobile client that I want to follow up on later. Completely removing the option to just view your favorites removes my ability to use Digsby for twitter.
    Why was it removed? It isn’t like there is no room for a simple link in title bar.

  194. Trompeta Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 2:31 pm EST

    How come the “can’t connect to twitter” comments re being ignored? Let me try this one more time… After the update I (some of us) can’t connect to Twitter.

  195. Martin Weigert Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 2:40 pm EST

    This update was not only very disappointing, it actually made me look for a new desktop Twitter app.

    The usability of the new Digsby Twitter integration is just horrible. A few examples:

    - Why did you remove the “Tweet” function from the main Twitter window? I had to search for minutes to find out that I can send a tweet by clicking on one of the alerts. But what if there is no new alert?
    - Same thing: Why did you remove the possiblity to send a new tweet from the Twitter logo in the tray by right clicking and choosing this option?
    - The chronological view is a disaster. What’s the point in opening the alert view and seeing 7 hours old tweets or a few weeks old direct messages first?

    For myself, it is clear: If you will keep this version, I will abandon Digsby in favour of another desktop app. Or better said, I already made this step.

    Seriously, if you don’t want to scare away all of your users, switch back to the old version.

  196. ps Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:12 pm EST

    I don’t know if anyone else noticed this, but now when you update your Facebook status from Digsby, it’s no longer a true status update. It’s a post from Digsby, complete with an icon and everything. I understand your need to advertise, but Facebook now thinks the updates are “posts” not true updates, and I wish your identification of yourselves was as unobtrusive as before. I just uninstalled Digsby, as I don’t like this latest update. Maybe it’ll get better with feedback — I’ll check back, but I’m not hopeful.

  197. Nathan Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:43 pm EST

    This is a REALLY disappointing release. The numbers over the T is distracting, and I hate not being able to tweet from the Twitter icon. What the heck is that?

    People use Twitter for more than just tweeting and following. I use it to update my Remember The Milk task lists, and not having easy access really stinks.

    I’m looking for an alternative to Digsby now.

  198. Greg Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:48 pm EST

    If I ignore the minor bugs (which I know you guys will resolve) I still can’t say I’m too happy about the major changes without options to keep things the way they were.

    Requiring us to open a separate window to fully interact with Twitter goes entirely against what I feel Digsby has always been about. Simple interaction with multiple sources of data. The new addition is clunky and to me a waste of time. I might as well have a quick link shortcut in my browser as it takes less time to use.

  199. Offbeatmammal Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 3:54 pm EST

    what were you thinking?!
    I’ve turned off the twitter integration because it was annoying me so much.
    Luckily Trillian also does a poor job of Twitter integration but … if I need to look for a new Twitter client then I’ve no need for Digsby.
    Can I have Build 66 back PLEASE

  200. Serhiy Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:23 pm EST

    cannot connect to twitter after update :)
    when the issue with non-alphanumeric symbols in passwords is going to get fixed?

  201. 21csm Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:26 pm EST

    I like your new Twitter approach. Though some time to use to it is needed :) I “miss” for only 2 features for now:
    1. embedded ability to short the URLs;
    2. ability to view my own previous tweets without visiting the site.

  202. 21csm Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:36 pm EST

    Aha! Just noticed your auto-shortener. Pretty nice! Also I have just read several comments above. This new Twitter functionality seems to be very disputable. But I’d like to agree with the most of comments from Travis Illig from September 23, 2009 @ 10:51 am. And to encourage you guys – imho you’re on the right way ;) Thanks for all the efforts you do!

  203. Dave Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:41 pm EST

    I would also like to see the new Twitter posts on top rather than on the bottom. It’s just a more standard convention for chronologically ordered information. Also having it one way (newest on top) in the mouse over fly-out and a different way in the new window (newest on bottom) is poor UI consistency.

  204. rimmon Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 4:53 pm EST

    I’m pretty sure this was the last major update you sent out without any decent alpha testing. ;)
    Should have skipped this DEMO thing and cared more about your users.

  205. mathiepe Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 5:21 pm EST

    I don’t get some of the comments here. Really, if you used Digsby to read tweets before, than you can only be happy they changed it now, no? I mean, I used Digsby to tweet because I have it docked on my screen and it was quick for tweeting, but I never did any reading with Digsby. It’s so unhandy reading and scrolling through tweets via that pop-out screen. So I think it’s way better now to actually use Digsby as a real Twitter-application. Ok, it’s still not ideal (see my posts before) but it sure is an improvement and I really hope they don’t go back to the old version, but just update what needs work and make some slight changes. But this is a good start. As for tweeting a tweet, that is just about the same (same number of clicks, same speed), only the view you get is different. So that is ok too. By the way, they’ve done a great thing by shortening the URL automatically, really cool!

    The chronological order…well, I had to get used to that. But I’m already used to it now after using it for one day. I follow over 900 people and I don’t miss out on many tweets when I have the time to read them. But I can understand that is a problem for most people, in contrary to my first paragraph, because I don’t understand these comments very well. An option to choose the order might be nice, but I’ll have to think if I’d switch to the ‘normal’ view or to the chronological order. I think this all depends on how you use Twitter.

    So yes, there is still some work. But yes, this is a good start also. More customizable (like everything else is in Digsby) would be nice (chronological order vs standard view, icons edit and rearrange for everything,…).

    I never used Digsby as Twitter-client before. Now I do. :)

  206. Sunflower Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 5:23 pm EST

    My 1st complaint ever. One of my email accounts keeps failing to connected no matter what I do.

  207. mrsbaer Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 5:52 pm EST

    Is there someway that updates arent forced on reloading digsby? Id rather be asked if I want to update first. This way I can wait and let the second set of beta testers do their job :)

  208. mrsbaer Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:03 pm EST

    Thank you for this latest update with so many little things we asked for!

  209. j0k Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:05 pm EST

    Great new release guys !
    I come back to twitter on digbsy :-)

    One other killer feature you should add, is sth that show if you read the tweet or not !

  210. j0k Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:06 pm EST

    btw, we still need the count down on the notification box when you reply/retweet :-)

  211. mrsbaer Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:08 pm EST

    *Silly question* where do you find -Added ability to hide unread counts in infobox and tray icon ?

  212. Chris Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:09 pm EST


    There’s a “Hide” link next to the alerts section in the infobox. on the right.

  213. mrsbaer Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:10 pm EST

    @Chris – Thank you so much! I saw “hide” but it was on the “alerts” line so I wasnt sure that was it! Thanks again!

  214. Nick Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:11 pm EST

    You are doing better. I’d suggest prepopulating the text input field in the twitter window with “Type here to tweet” which then disappears when the user puts focus in the window.

  215. Arangarx Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:11 pm EST

    Thanks! I guess I wasn’t the only one who wanted to not have to open the IM style window. Keep up the good work Digsby.

  216. Andrew Crowell Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:12 pm EST

    I dislike how the new Twitter alert window is BACKWARDS. Digsby desperately needs to add custom ordering settings. I *like* seeing new posts first. This option is so trivial you have no excuse for not having it.

    Also, your alert window needs a “mark all as read” button, as there are times I don’t care if 150 tweets are made, and would just like to clear this count. It is especially necessary since scrolling in the Twitter alert window will occasionally not pick up that every message was “read” if you scroll too fast.

    Also, removing double-click-to-tweet was a big mistake.

    Please remedy this, as this is actually a large downgrade in what was otherwise excellent software quality.

  217. Andrew Crowell Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:15 pm EST

    I retract the “double-click-to-tweet” statement, but the tweet area needs to be much more visible.

    Also I see there is a “Mark all as read” but it’s under a right-click context menu. Why isn’t it also listed in the Alert window itself? Redundant, sure. But redundancy is very important when it comes to friendly interface design, and having to right click on the tray was not intuitive.

  218. Alex Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:22 pm EST

    This all sounds awesome!
    I’m hoping that the URL shortener won’t be a Digsby shortener and will allow for bit.ly to be implemented by user API. That would really be awesome!
    Otherwise I’ll just stick with seesmic since that functionality is already available.
    I’m just sayin’…

  219. Lori Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:23 pm EST

    Still having to log in to facebook,myspace,twitter every time my browser is shut down.

  220. nedloh77 Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:24 pm EST

    Just wondering, is there a way, that if I log into digsby on different computers that it won’t show tweets that I’ve viewed on one computer as unread on a different computer.

    I read my tweets on my desktop in the morning and when I logged on later on my laptop all of the ones I read in the morning were unread.

  221. Offbeatmammal Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:26 pm EST

    yay! you’re listening :) glad things are getting back to normal.

    Still not a fan of that second floating window and the fact I can’t see mentions/directs in the default popup (infobox I think you’re calling it)

    Uninstall is on hold pending the next build :)

  222. rimmon Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:35 pm EST

    Ahhhh, amazing. I mean, still the forced URL shortening but the rest just got way better. I would suggest that you separate the new tweet input window from the timeline by a thick black line, though. The way it is now is still very…subtle.

    Thanks a lot for the fast reaction. :)

  223. Chris Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:40 pm EST

    @Andrew “mark all as read” can now be found in the right click menu on the account in the buddy list or tray icon.

  224. Jan Shim Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 6:57 pm EST

    “Reply and Retweet right from popup notifications so you can stay on task and stay in the loop”

    One of the things I like about Digsby’s popup notification is that it’s neat and elegantly implemented. However, with the introduction of Reply and RT right in the popup, the whole thing has turned UGLY. How about including an option for users who simply want a clean popup? Besides, I find the popup appearance too short and often not enough time to read the whole message let alone time to grab the mouse pointer and hit either one of the Reply / RT buttons.

    An option to disable that would be welcome and also maybe also an option to specify how long the popup bubble remains on screen.

  225. Tyler Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:13 pm EST

    I would really like to see a “Mark as read” on the twitter bubble so I dont have to open the twitter window every time a tweet comes in to mark them as read.

    Like it was said previously, I would also really like it if we had the option to not count filtered groups toward the number on the twitter icon in the system tray.

  226. chrisjames1971 Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:24 pm EST

    My hotmail account keeps saying authenticating. Removed it and re-added it. Whats up with that? Anyone have any thoughts?

  227. RJ Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:43 pm EST

    Overall nice job on the twitter, I look forward to see how it grows. To me though there should just be one twitter view option, either keep the infobox or the full featured window, with all the options.

    It seems like when i do get a tweet, and a number shows up on the twitter icon, only way to remove it is by viewing the full featured window and not the infobox one. Id rather single click then double click to the fully featured window.

  228. proxemics Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 7:45 pm EST

    wow. you folks really are the best. keep up the great work.

  229. Adrian Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:12 pm EST

    I like the changes, but I would like it if the PgUp PgDn buttons scrolled everything in the TimeLine window instead of just 1 message at a time.

  230. CNYRadio.com Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:17 pm EST

    How many more negative comments is it gonna take for you people to change things back to the way they were?

  231. Doug Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 8:48 pm EST

    Thanks for the latest update, it’s all much better. Now the only things on my wish list are having mentions and directs in the info box and turning off the in-line reply/retweet

  232. Mike Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 9:38 pm EST

    YES! THANK YOU! SO much better, I love it. I use the infobox constantly in an effort to keep my open windows to a minimum, and these changes are a fantastic improvement. You guys did a great job, thanks so much for listening to your users. There aren’t a lot of places out there that will make immediate changes based on user feedback. You guys rock! I’m still not completely sold on the timeline/replies popout window, but now I’m not completely reliant on it to send tweets etc.

    Thanks again! Two thumbs up! :)

  233. JohnJake Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:10 pm EST

    Any suggestions for a new twitter/social media client that is like the old Digsby?

    First they did the we will steal your CPU for “research”. (And did a good job apologizing.)

    Now they hijack my facebook updates and turn them into Digsby ads.

    They just make me feel dirty all over.

  234. dave Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:34 pm EST

    PLEASE allow configuration of the behaviour of a double-click on a sys-tray icon. I am really sick of it changing every time you guys update.

    I want to select a behavior which I want, and have it stick. For me – i do NOT want a double-click on twitter to open up a time-line. Maybe I want to go to the web page (that used to be the behavior) or maybe I want to have the status update box appear (that too was a behavior recently).

    I am really close to trying to block the autoupdate because this thing changes all the time. New features are one thing – changing the UI behavior is just annoying.

  235. Nicole Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:48 pm EST

    Thank you for listening and acting so quickly! I love digsby again!

  236. 4Feezy Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 10:59 pm EST

    Thanx for the new implementations in twitter, they’re awesome!
    I will definately agree to the time management for popup windows, the directs and mentions added to the infobox, the old auto-close feature after updating, and also options for the ‘reply/retweet’ and ‘mark read/mark all read’ inclusion in the popups.
    Other than that, keep up the good work!

  237. disgruntled Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:20 pm EST

    You’re running after useless social fads like twitter and facebook, and not caring about real work that gets done only using im. Well honestly, the twitter client is good. Earlier I had switched off my grid-computing module out of frustration with you for not adding buddy pounce, despite it being so high on feature request list. Now I’m dropping you altogether.
    Goodbye! Lemme know when you add buddy pounce and last seen. Till then, Its pidgin for me.

  238. Evan W. Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:29 pm EST

    Really great implementation! There’s one thing I would really like to see: notifications specifically for @replies. Right now you can enable/disable notifications only for all tweets or just Direct Messages, and it would be great to be able to enable/disable notification for replies as well.

    Hope to see this is a future release, thanks!

  239. aronin Said,

    September 23, 2009 @ 11:46 pm EST

    NOT ABLE TO CONNECT USING USERID… it just says ‘Connecting…’

    I am not sure why this was not addressed in the latest update… so many people have complained that they have not been able to connect to Twitter using their ‘UserId’ including me. So now, after the latest update, while I am able to connect using my email id, I am still not able to connect using my userid.

  240. 21csm Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 12:04 am EST

    Aaaa!!! Guys! I really love you for adding groups support for Twitter! Awesome! :)

  241. Nikhil Pai Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 12:44 am EST

    Good to see the old features back in the infobox. Now only if you could get the mentions & directs in the infobox as well. The browser window is the most useless thing that could ever be thought of & I don’t plan to use the launchable browser window even one bit.

  242. Peter van Westen Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 2:05 am EST

    I loved Digsby. And it was the reason I really started to use twitter. But now – sinse the twitter update – I have tried other apps to see if I can get the ease of use back that was in the pre-67 build.

    I must agree with CNYRadio.com:
    “How many more negative comments is it gonna take for you people to change things back to the way they were?”

  243. Ben Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 2:37 am EST

    So *how* do I actually upgrade?? Is it an automated in the background? Do I have to download something? I’ve been searching for 15 minutes, can’t find any info.

  244. Ben Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 2:47 am EST

    Ok, so I just need to restart Digsby and it’s an automatic update.

    Very nice, but since I probably only restart Digsby, what, once a month?? a notification letting me know to restart whenever there is a new up would be a great idea.

  245. Martin Weigert Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 3:16 am EST

    Thanks for listening to the user feedback and adjusting some of the features.

    The only thing I am still wondering is why it has to take me several clicks to come to my mentions and DMs if alerts are hidden… Why? I mean, don’t you want me to be able to use Twitter/Digsby as smoothly and efficiently as possible?

    I tried serveral other Twitter clients yesterday and still Digsby gives me most value. Otherwise, I wouldn’t even care to comment here, rather just switch to another client.

  246. ken Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 4:24 am EST

    I’m using AMD Sempron 3000+ and i could never get Digsby to work. It remains “connecting” after update, and i could not find a solution to this even after reinstall it a bunch of times. Downloading the newest build did’t help either. Is this a problem of Digsby with AMD? Anyone have the same problem? Please help me!

  247. ken Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 4:26 am EST

    By the way I’m using ESET NOD 32 3.0. I’ve turned off all firewall but still no use.

  248. lightgod Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 5:19 am EST

    Ahhh! Thats cool! I don’t know how do i live without it =)

  249. Anon Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 9:50 am EST

    Digsby….you guys rock! You came out with some new features and some people didn’t like it and you fixed that! That is awesome. But now you took trends away from the timeline….Oh well I guess we cant have it all. It is nice though that you listen to your users. I personally liked twitter the way it was in the first place. But you have brought most of that back. I especially like being able to mark all as read from the timeline. It would just be nice if you could throw trends back in the timeline somewhere….. Maybe at the very top???

  250. Scott Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 10:30 am EST

    @Mike – I appreciate the forward momentum on the feedback thanks, and hope that you will be able to implement more based on common feedback as time permits.

  251. Tony Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 10:36 am EST

    One issue that concerns me is the point some users have made already about the Digsby icon appearing in Facebook updates.

    If this is happening, it shouldn’t be. You may as well say other clients should have equal rights to add their icon, but they don’t.

  252. Chris Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 10:55 am EST


    “You may as well say other clients should have equal rights to add their icon, but they don’t.”

    Any app with the publish_stream permission does.

  253. Tony Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 11:20 am EST


    » “Any app with the publish_stream permission does.”

    But can that be revoked? In other words, making the updates appear without the vendor’s logo.

  254. Chris Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 11:28 am EST


    You can revoke (or not grant in the first place) that permission and digsby will still be able to show your feed. We do not currently have an option available to direct the updates through the older API.

  255. Hugo Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 11:36 am EST

    I’m having problemas connecting to Twitter.

  256. Warren Benedetto Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 11:38 am EST

    Props to the Digsby developers. The comments on this thread have been overwhelmingly negative. As a developer, I know how disheartening that can be. But instead of crying in your Red Bull, you bucked up and released an immediate fix to remedy many of the most pervasive complaints. Nice work.

    My complaints:

    - Removed my status message from top of pop-out window. FIXED
    - Mark all read for Twitter. FIXED
    - Hide unread Twitter counts. FIXED
    - CTRL-S and CTRL-L not working in Windows XP. Still broken. I actually don’t care, just thought you should know.

    One other thing … not a complaint, just a suggestion. I just recently noticed that the Facebook window and scroll forever, fetching additional posts when the scroll bar gets close to the bottom.

    That would be a really nice feature to have for Twitter too. Not sure if that’s possible given the throttling on API requests. Then again, you fetch all the tweets for the pop-out window, so you must have them stored locally somewhere, right? Maybe you could fetch more from the local store as we scroll …? Just a thought.

  257. Bruce Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 12:07 pm EST

    Nice work with the fixes to the Twitter interface. Remedied most of my complaints about the update.

    It would still be nice if you could open the new twitter window in a tab with your IM conversations. I might actually use it then.

  258. proxemics Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 12:59 pm EST

    love the new update. anyone else experiencing some facebook issues (not staying logged in) and/or issues with emails not marking as read?

  259. Chris Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 1:03 pm EST


    Facebook seems to be having issues right now. Both their API and developer blog seem to be down right now.

  260. Chris Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 1:04 pm EST

    and as I said that, things look like they’re coming back up again.

  261. Bradleycorn Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 2:02 pm EST

    Switched to Astra awhile ago. Just stopped by to check on Disgbsy’s progress. So glad I switched. I heard for over a year that core IM features like group chat were “at the top of the todo list”, yet every time a new release comes out, it includes other bells and whistles. Great, twitter is more fun now in digsby. Too bad I still would have to run multiple IM clients so that I can do group chat for work. I’m sure there will likely be a response to the post saying “group chat is at/near the top of the to do list”, but as I said, I’ve been hearing that for well over a year now, so I’ll believe it when I see it.

  262. phydeaux Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 2:30 pm EST

    Thank you for being open and responsive to the opinions of your user base. The recent updates have gone a long way to having the best of both worlds for those who like the timeline in a separate window and those of us who preferred the more classic Twitter interface.

    As others have said, one reason I use Digsby is because it sits unobtrusively out of view and, like a wonderful pet, comes when called. I value my screen real estate too much to clutter it up with more & more windows.

    So I truly thank you for giving us back a way to tweet from the popout window. Now if we can only make the unread counts an option that can be turned off altogether, it’d be terrific.

  263. David Ruzicka Said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 2:31 pm EST

    on win7 32

    with the last update:
    second time it is crashing while I was not here… It just freezes.

  264. Nikhil Pai Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 12:24 am EST

    I guess you should always follow the golden rule “Don’t fix something that ain’t broken”

  265. moataz Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 1:10 am EST

    just like that

  266. moataz Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 1:10 am EST


  267. Prasino Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 7:59 am EST

    Why doesn’t Digsby update automatically on startup? It is quite unpleasant to have to type one’s password (which is not even checked!) just to wait for the update to download and be applied, for Digsby to restart, and to type the password again.

    It would be a much better user experience if Digsby updated on startup instead of updating after typing the password (but before verifying that password and logging in).

    This has been bothering me forever.

  268. disgruntled Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 11:35 am EST

    Sorry, I shouldn’ve have put across my thoughts in such a way. Well you know you get angry only when you love something so much that you hate leaving it. Keep adding features, you guys rock :)

  269. Warren Benedetto Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 6:35 pm EST

    I’ll be damned. Did this latest update just add my latest request, pulling additional stories into the Twitter pop-out as I scroll? I believe it did. Everything I ask for, Digsby does.

    I would like Megan Fox to appear in my lap whenever I start up Digsby.

    … waiting …

  270. [deXter] Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 8:20 pm EST


    I still can’t see profile pics in the facebook feed popups! However, Twitter feeds work just fine. Here’s a snapshot:


  271. Ed Lynn Said,

    September 25, 2009 @ 11:38 pm EST


    Yesterday I would have said there were three things I didn’t like about this new upgrade. But you fixed two of them by today, so nice work! It’s clear you’re following these remarks and fixing the problems which get pointed out.

    So here’s my last remaining gripe… In the new twitter interface, when I click a link my browser steals the focus. I’d like to be able to open several links, then minimize or close the twitter interface – instead of being forced to go back and forth which is a bit dizzying. For the user of a tabbed browser this makes the most sense. So can you give the twitter window the option to stay on top until minimized or closed?

    And now here’s a suggestion… How about scheduled tweets and retweets? I’d like to be given the option to “update now” or “update later” when I type in a new tweet, or even when I just click retweet on someone elses, and also when I want to do a status update on Myspace, linked in, or facebook, etc. If there was an “update now” and an “update later” button, and clicking the “update now” button operated just like the current “update status” button does, but clicking the “update later” button brought up something to let me enter a time and date, or just choose in ___ minutes or ___ hours, that would be awesome. If it had a clock and calendar interface would be even better. Something to think about…

    All in all, I love Digsby.

    One last thing, folks… Please contact me about the affiliate program. Neverblue sucks, you can do better. Go to Commission Junction. But in the meantime, please email me about it, because I want to promote Digsby.

    -Ed Lynn

  272. Zez Said,

    September 26, 2009 @ 2:48 pm EST

    Thanks, I suppose, for this non-critical update (in this case useless for those who don’t use digsby for twitter). But how about ASKING if we want to install, rather than making us wait several minutes when we just want to check to see if someone’s online, or update our status quickly? If it’s a critical update, force-feed it; but otherwise, ask. It seems like there’s a new update every other day, and it’s rarely anything important, so why make us wait for it?

    Also, if the software has been updated in the last 24 hours, it shouldn’t even try to connect to the software update service again. Currently, as soon as it’s done updating, digsby loads and wastes time checking for updates again.


  273. xarolx Said,

    September 26, 2009 @ 4:01 pm EST


  274. alilim Said,

    September 27, 2009 @ 7:16 am EST

    hallo, are there any problem on facebook chat? i can’t login .. connection always failed. why? but i can login it’s social network. only that chat, always failed.

    regards, thanks

  275. Damian Castillo Said,

    September 27, 2009 @ 10:58 am EST

    So many people just don’t understand what Twitter is.

    Twitter is not about having or tracking conversations. So the whole idea that Chronological order is a better way is in concept incorrect. You should not be tracking conversations in Twitter. Twitter is for micro blogging. Not SMS, IM or Email.

    The ability to quickly pop up twitter, see what the latest tweets are and the ability to quickly update my status in the same window is what made the Digsby Twitter interface so great.

    Now with this new pop up, it’s annoying. If I wanted a new window, I will use a dedicated twitter client. I like using my IM as a quick way to look at tweets and send updates. I don’t need Digsby to try and be another twitter client.

    Digsby, you are loosing your focus. You are starting to try and be more than a great IM Client and it’s not looking good at all.

    I would not expect a good Twitter Client to add IM features, so why would you think Digsby needs to become a twitter client. I have a great Twitter client already.

    I like the quick check and update method from the past.

    It’s also too bad to hear Digsby themselves not understand what Twitter is. When you mention having conversations on Twitter, it makes my hair stand up. That is NOT what Twitter is for.

    Too bad so many people are just as confused and think this is a good idea. Just look at all the great Twitter clients out there. There is a reason why they work the way they do. Because THEY understand what Twitter is and what it’s not.

    Stick with what you do best. IM

    If you want to give us quick tools to update our Twitter and Facebook accounts, leaving simple as it was before. Don’t try to be something you are not.

  276. Pablo Said,

    September 27, 2009 @ 1:47 pm EST

    Great, Great!
    I have to try it, Twitter is so important in my comunications, and this new is excellent to me!

  277. said Said,

    September 28, 2009 @ 12:10 am EST

    thank u

  278. TBCD Said,

    September 28, 2009 @ 4:53 am EST

    Can u please tell me, how to find the related comments in your twitter client. Normally in Twitter, below the twit, you would see, in reply to, and if you click on it , it would take you to the related twit. how is it done in your client.

  279. Proximo Said,

    September 28, 2009 @ 9:12 am EST


    I don’t like the new direction for your Twitter Implementation.

    Before, Digsby was a IM Client that gave us the ability to quickly check other social network updates and interact in most basic way.

    Now Digsby is trying to be a Twitter Client. It’s confusing. Are you an IM Client or are you trying to be a Twitter Client.

    If you could at least give us the option to turn off the Chronological order into the way Tweets are supposed to work.

    Twitter is not for having conversations if you understand what Twitter is. This is why all the best Twitter Clients never changed this. Now when checking tweets, I have to scroll down to the bottom somewhere.

    Please add the option to turn this useless feature off. At least for those who understand what Tweets are and how they are used.

    It’s amazing to me that a company who makes an IM Client for having conversations, would actually think that Twitter is similar. Twitter is Micro Blogging and Digsby is IM. There is a difference.

    Digsby is the best IM Client I have ever used. It did what it needed easily quickly without adding too much to the Client. Please don’t become a bloated software that trying to do too much.

    Do what you do best.

    So for what it’s worth. I think Digsby is great, but please give us at least the option to make the Twitter Client function properly and allow me to turn off the Chronological order feature.


  280. Graham Scragg Said,

    September 29, 2009 @ 3:43 am EST

    I like the new interface a lot.
    Good work!

  281. kh_kh7112 Said,

    September 29, 2009 @ 1:10 pm EST

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

  282. lilikindsli Said,

    September 29, 2009 @ 7:14 pm EST

    aTInHA I want to say – thank you for this!

  283. Rose Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 5:51 am EST

    i’m so glad i found you guys. i love what you are doing and now that twitter (app) looks like fb (app), it’s much easier to use. great work, hope you are getting a lot of money :D

  284. Rose Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 5:57 am EST

    and don’t listen to those Twitter is not for IMing ppl. TONS, thousands, of ppl use it for IMing, as well as keeping track of new links, what’s hot, etc. You are doing a good job Digsby. Listen to the majority :P

  285. lilikindsli Said,

    October 1, 2009 @ 4:21 am EST

    XbTcig I want to say – thank you for this!

  286. Globals Said,

    October 2, 2009 @ 7:39 pm EST

    all good things

  287. Mathew Said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 6:16 am EST

    I quite like the new implementation.. however when replying to a tweet – the moment your mouse pointer leaves the box it closes the window.. this is annoying behaviour as I am a tablet user and the pointer is not static..

  288. Polprav Said,

    October 15, 2009 @ 7:01 pm EST

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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