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SharedMinds Desktop – Quickstart

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If you are new to Twitter or if you do not have an account yet read the following article to get started:

By now you should have a basic understanding of Twitter and a valid account.

Go to Tools/Accounts and add your Twitter accounts. You can add as many accounts as you like. By default the first account you add will become your default account. You can change this later. For the default account you can select whether you like to automatically login to the twitter.com on startup.

Note: In order to use Twitter Search or to watch the Public Timeline you do not need a Twitter account. You can use those features right away.

SharedMinds Deskop - Tweet Mode

a) Main Menu / Toolbar

The main menu can be used to show / hide the navigation pane, status bar, toolbar and to change the visual style of the application. The option dialog and the account manager is accessible via the Tools menu. The About Box and links to helpful resources can be reached via the Help menu.

The toolbar can be used to show / hide the Tweet Pane and Twitter Search Pane. The toolbar is context sensitive and allows interacting with Tweet commands like Reply, Retweet etc.

b) Tweet Pane

It is possible to select one account or multiple accounts for “cross account tweeting”. Spell checking support is provided (currently English only). Click on “Shorten URLs” to shorten the Tweet URLs all at once.

c) Navigation

Use the navigation pane to … well … to navigate! The navigation pane can be turned off or switched to auto hide mode via the pin button.

d) Preview Pane Mode

Use this toolbar to switch between the different preview pane modes of the current view. You can select one of the following modes: Right, Bottom and Off.

e) Account Filter

If you have multiple accounts configured you can select if you like to see Tweets from all accounts or from a specific account only.

f) Different Views

You can view Tweets in different ways: Default, By Date, By Sender, Tweet View, List View and Photo List.

g) Tweet Rendering

URLs, #hashtags and usernames are rendered as clickable hyperlinks.

h, i) Tweet Details Pane

The tweet details pane can be either shown on the right, bottom or it can be turned off. For each URL, #hashtag and username a tab will be added  automatically and the referenced web page, picture, video, twitter search or user profile is just one click away and can be viewed right there. Pretty cool!

j) Status Bar

The status bar shows useful context sensitive information like how many request are remaining for a particular user.

SharedMinds Desktop - Twitter Search

k) Twitter Search

Use the easy to use search editor to construct your Twitter search queries. New search queries can be saved and existing ones can be modified.

l) Organize Searches

After saving your search query it will get a default name and appear as a new node under the search folder.

m) Grouping & Filtering

By selecting List View or Photo List you will be able to customize the view in different ways: apply groupings, filters and choose the columns you like to display. For example it is possible to choose from a number of different columns: Name, Text, Date, Bio, Friends Count, Followers Count etc.

For more SharedMinds Desktop screenshots go and visit the Screenshot Gallery:

SharedMinds Desktop - Screenshot Gallery

Download the latest version at http://bSix12.com/smd.

For updates you can follow @SharedMinds or @RainerFalle.

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