Opera Twitter Widget

By | September 7, 2010 | 5 Comments


Opera Twitter Widget
Recently, Opera Software has released an update for its Twitter widget called “Twiget”. New version introduces quite a few UI changes, new features (including: bit.ly integration) and bug fixes.

One of the cool things about Opera’s widgets is the fact that you can simply run them outside your browser window, just like any other app.

Thanks to Twitter’s new authorization API, signing in is as easy as 1, 2, 3: launch widget, paste PIN from a newly opened web browser window and that’s pretty much it.

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  • monty

    This widget is actually pretty awesome.

    • http://www.sumake.eu narzędzia pneumatyczne

      Indeed.
      Hey nobody! I’m expecting your comment on this one :P
      Let me guess “yeah it can work for simple apps, but its no-use for professionals  and industry”

      • nobody

        couldnt be bothered to test it. i hate opera’ new way of installing widgets, cluttering my system etc
         
        my mobile twitter clients work brilliantly, and given how much time i spend on vacation recently, there is little chance that id change my habit of using only mobile (iphone/ipad/android) twitter clients
         
        as for rest of your comments – widgets are fun, but of very, VERY limited use. esp widgets on desktop are a completely silly idea as desktop is a place for powerful, mature apps, not toys.

  • Foo

    @narzedzia
    Let me try too!
    It would take up way too much of my monitor/desktop space.
    The important part, the posting and url shortening, is easily replaceable by an unobtrusive keyworded bookmarklet.
    Something like Pidgin, Gnome Do or Enso is more suited as a platform for an OS-wide implementation and Conky to keep track of new messages.
    Even better, don’t use Twitter. It just continues the awful tradition of limited messages that SMS started.

    • http://www.sumake.eu narzędzia pneumatyczne

      Even better, don’t use Twitter. It just continues the awful tradition of limited messages that SMS started.

      That is the whole different story