For quite some time Tweetdeck was my preferred choice when it came to social0000001504 media management software.  I’ve typically chosen software based solutions over web based ones for speed and performance when it comes to high touch computing.  And for awhile Tweetdeck was meeting my needs, but I just grew increasingly more frustrated with performance issues with the Adobe Air platform.  Constant software hangs, and slow downs just finally got to me and I decided it was time to take another look at Hootsuite.

I’m glad I did as I’ve really enjoyed the user experience with Hootsuite.  I’m actually finding myself preferring the web based experience.  It certainly doesn’t suffer from the slow downs I experienced with Tweetdeck.

So here is my short list of things so far that have me loving Hootsuite vs Tweetdeck:

  1. Tabs – Love the tabs.  Makes it dead simple from a UI perspective to organize multiple clients.
  2. Short Link & Monitoring – Love the ow.ly integration and how I can quickly get click stream information on what I share.  Combined with the Hootlet bookmarklet, it’s a great system.
  3. Web Based – Actually faster performance then Tweetdeck’s desktop application.  Also really like the fact that I can login anywhere and have access to my setup as is.
  4. Premium Upgrades – Moving to Hootsuite was not only a win for me personally, but also professionally as I will definitely consider their Pro and Enterprise level offerings for my team.  It’s great to have the flexibility to grow into something like that and the additional features around collaboration.

What’s your preferred solution?