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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.

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    Ako KamanAko Kaman shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: An app for Mac OS  ·   · 
    OSIS SMP IPH WestOSIS SMP IPH West shared a merged idea: to make a Hootsuite app on Windows 8  ·   · 
    Gina JacobsonGina Jacobson shared a merged idea: Bring back support for Mac Desktop client  ·   · 
    Jonatan RønsholdtJonatan Rønsholdt shared a merged idea: Hootsuite Desktop Client Application  ·   · 
    sflsfl shared a merged idea: Deskopt client  ·   · 
    Ali Naderzad Ali Naderzad shared a merged idea: Make a true Desktop interface  ·   · 
    DanDan shared a merged idea: windows 8 App  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: You keep asking me why I am not using HootSuite and I KEEP TELLING YOU. I want a stand alone desk-top system for Windows.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: make a hoot suite dashboard computer gadget for PC so that hoot suite can be right on your desktop  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: I joined HootSuite but will not be using it as I expected it to be a freestanding desktop application in Windows.  ·   · 
    DanDan shared a merged idea: Code a Windows Desktop app (Standalone, not a plugin or browser shortcut, a REAL app)  ·   · 
    phinkphink shared a merged idea: offer a desktop app for windows.  ·   · 
    The Arcane ForgeThe Arcane Forge shared a merged idea: Hey I am suggesting that you make a pc app too  ·   · 
    Under Review  ·  Chris from HootSuiteChris from HootSuite responded  · 

    While we have no plans for a traditional desktop app, we’ll examine the use case scenario for one.


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      • Kate CaresKate Cares commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current web-based Dashboard is ugly and busy. It's not a pleasure to work with, and frankly, it's the main reason we haven't been using HootSuite lately.

      • Yes. Very good idea.Yes. Very good idea. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • sloopsloop commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 botkillerbrian botkiller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 !


      • NatalieNatalie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 CollinsJason Collins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • BobBob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • John Darrell AskeyJohn Darrell Askey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 GraceyR. Stephen Gracey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 regtSander de regt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 BrownDouglas Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • GabrielaGabriela commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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...

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