Create a desktop client for HootSuite
If you could create a desktop client for HootSuite (a native one), it would be a real boost to your excellent service.
It could be written in something like Qt, so it would become cross platform and also very fast.
We need an app for Mac OS to manage accounts because we need to use website and its not so cool
It's very uncomfortable to keep opening browsers to schedule a tweet or a post. Please make the app.
Pls create a desktop App for Mac.
What is often mentioned in this forum (this Chrome thing, e.g. here: http://feedback.hootsuite.com/forums/40182-hootsuite-com-web-dashboard/suggestions/1945809-hootsutie-should-have-a-desktop-app-for-mac-and-wi) does NOT work on Mac.
An actual non-browser application for Hootsuite.
So you have the feeling of a real application. And so that you do`nt have to open your browser each time you want to use Hootsuite.
If can build a windows desktop client and make it real time refresh will be powerful enough to replace the dying tweetDeck.
and not this ersatz you came up with which is basically just like a web browser. Besides, the interface's weakness quickly comes into focus when one clicks on flickr or instagram links (or any link for that matter) and is taken back to ... a web browser! You need image/video viewer integration. I'd be willing to pay a couple bucks more per month to have a more performing desktop app (I'm on MacBookPro)
A windows 8 app that can be launched from the new start menu and have access to your account.
You already make a stand alone app for Apple computers but not for Wiindows. I don't want to have to run it in a browser.
I joined HootSuite but will not be using it as I expected it to be a freestanding desktop application in Windows. I am not interested in somethging that only operates in a browser.
Can't believe this doesn't exist already but you really should have a standalone windows desktop client app.
The lack of one has made me choose to not use HootSuite until they do.
Browser plugins and shortcuts aren't going to cut it for anyone doing serious social networking on a windows machine.
the solutions offered now are Prism, which is dead, or Chrome shortcuts. i'd rather a dedicated application. this alone is keeping me with tweetdeck and it's a memory hog. help! :)
I think that it would bee a good time to make one science tweetdeck was taken by twofer and mortally wonder the app. So this would be the best time to do it and if you make one make a notification pop up FYI
While we have no plans for a traditional desktop app, we’ll examine the use case scenario for one.
Yes. Very good idea. commented
Due to fact that Hootsuite can be slow while beeing used in a Browser a desktop client would make sense. Look at what Tweetdeck was offering at the beginning.
Hey guys, this is really a great idea. Seriously, you already have iOS apps, which means you have a codebase in Xcode and probably Swift - it wound't be that much extra work to make an OS X app, and the benefits would be huge.
I concur with the previous poster: I don't do any "serious" work in a web browser. They're for collections of small and unimportant things, like that junk drawer in the kitchen. Your web site doesn't even work like a proper web site (panels slide open and won't close, links defy showing a url on hover), and really, I'm just not going to leave this open all the time. I'll leave an app running all the time, but a web browser is for momentary things, not ongoing work.
Another vote: please, a proper desktop client for OS X.
Please re-examine the use case. I don't use a web browser for anything that demands "real" work - they crash, they're resource hogs, they're cluttered with all the *other things I'm also doing in a web browser!* Think about focus for a moment.
I use TweetBot for my single-use tweeting, on my phone and on OS X. I use a mail client, not a web browser. I use a calendar app, not a web browser. I use an RSS feed reader with an embedded browser for keeping up with my news and industry, NOT A WEB BROWSER.
For anything that I have to do that's "real work," I don't use a browser, I use a real application. Not a cross-platform tool that works poorly everywhere, but an application that was written properly and well for OS X.
Browsers were a great idea for cross-platoform everywhere, and the dream was still alive even 5 years ago. But we've optimized them, they've come a long way, and they are JUST NOT AS GOOD as a well-written, native application for the environment where it's found.
Your back end is great. Your web site is just accessing your back end. So is your iOS app. So let OS X have the same good experience that iOS has, and give us a proper application, not a "we're still trying to make this web dream work, still trying, wait how about this" partway-there experience locked up inside a catch-all tool.
you had one a few years ago !
A desktop app would enable system wide notifications to be an option so your users can be alerted to chosen events regardless of what window they're looking at. It would also give us a separate item on the taskbar something I find important, especially as Chrome has a RAM leak issue once too many tabs are open for too long. There are plenty of solutions that would allow it to be cross platform out of the box so you wouldn't need to create different apps for different OS.
I am not interested in your "Chrome App". I don't want chrome involved.
PAYING USER, I've given this idea 3 votes
brian botkiller commented
Since HS has killed fluid support, they've jacked up every ability we have to make a desktop app of HS. This is the dumbest crap ever. To expect people to always run their dashboard in a browser window is inane. Not that Hootsuite cares about anything like that !
GLAD WE PAY FOR THIS
Yes, please create a desktop application. With all the safari tabs i regularly have open, I often forget to look at the hootesuite one as it gets lost in the shuffle. When I used to use *gasp* Twitteriffic's desktop app, I found it super handy.
Jason Collins commented
The responsive web interface becomes unresponsive quite often, specifically when mousing over tweets to take action on them. It's frustrating, so I would really be in favor of a native Mac client.
yes please create a desktop app; it's be great to have one available in the Mac store. I also dislike web interfaces and would prefer a desktop app.
While your service is great, I don't use it as often as I should, never remember to login. If I had a desktop client that I could keep running like the old tweetdeck I would definitely use it more.
Luke Melville commented
A Windows Phone and Windows 8 app would be amazing. I'd definitely use HootSuite then.
John Darrell Askey commented
Even a third-party app, although unofficial and unauthorized, would be a help! I just created a Chrome "app" for the Hootsuite web page, which lets me open a mini-Chrome window. I tend to have too many tabs open and a stand-alone app (like this Chrome "app") would solve some of my computer performance issues (memory, cache/page file, CPU load, etc.) I have a similar app for LiveJournal, my main blogging platform, although I can also use the web page or the Microsoft Live Writer program. The app for LiveJournal doesn't offer a lot of features, but it's a lightweight program and meets my usually basic needs. A similar app or desktop program for Hootsuite would be wonderful!
R. Stephen Gracey commented
I miss all sorts of things happening in social media because I always have to return to the web client to see what's happening. I can't believe there's no desktop client for this....
Sander de regt commented
I've been using Tweetdeck 0.38 up until the very last minute, but now I have to switch. Hootsuite is very promising. I like the UI. The look. But I only run desktop clients. I want a seperate item on my taskbar. And I don't want my twitter experience ruined by my constantly open bookmarks etc.
So 3 votes for a Desktop Client for windows.
Douglas Brown commented
I use your service for only a small bit of what I could as I HATE web clients. I find that I close them down when I don't want to as it is a browser not an app. I'm running Chrome not HootSuite. Plus - it is slower in the browser...
Look at something like TweetDeck, Twitter is killing the old Adobe air version that really rocks so there is an opening for a great client experience. You guys do so much more but at the end of the day the client experience is what really matter to people's day to day usage. The experience I get from the HootSuite web client is poor so I only use it when I need it and I'm looking for a better client now as the TweetDeck client is going bye bye. :(
PLEASE --- give us a beautiful native Mac client!! PLEASE
Scottie J. Haines commented
Windows 8 app!
RE: I need this desktop app, it would be very convenient, and there is no other alternative but to tweetdeck, but it has a lot of problems, constant crashes...
I agree. Desktop notifications would make my job a lot easier and would push me to use hootsuite more often. Tweetdeck gets used more often cause of this function, not because I like it more.
Kat Smith commented
Windows 8 app please!
I need this desktop app, it would be very convenient, and there is no other alternative but to tweetdeck, but it has a lot of problems, constant crashes...
AdminSarah (Admin, Hootsuite) commented
Thank you for following up with me! We'll mark this as under review.