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An alternative Twitter interface for hardcore users

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ethan@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
Hey guys, this project was a result of my frustration with Twitter's UI. I use Twitter 99% as a newsreader, and Twitter's web UI is not really optimized for that kind of usage. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Get rid of modals 2. Thereby allowing for multitasking on Twitter (read through a comment thread on the right side while scanning the feed on the left, scanning the feed while watching a Youtube video on a Tweet, etc.) 3. Also minimize the number of clicks people have to make (by auto-expanding all vertical images, etc.) I actually wrote a post that elaborates on this--why I built this, and how this improves upon Twitter's own web interface, and why it's best for lazy people like me as well as hardcore Twitter users--please check it out: https://medium.com/@gliechtenste... Maybe it's just me who feel this frustration, but I guess the only way to find out if others feel the same way is to build something and listen. Would love feedback!
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ethan
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@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
Hey guys, this project was a result of my frustration with Twitter's UI. I use Twitter 99% as a newsreader, and Twitter's web UI is not really optimized for that kind of usage. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Get rid of modals 2. Thereby allowing for multitasking on Twitter (read through a comment thread on the right side while scanning the feed on the left, scanning the feed while watching a Youtube video on a Tweet, etc.) 3. Also minimize the number of clicks people have to make (by auto-expanding all vertical images, etc.) I actually wrote a post that elaborates on this--why I built this, and how this improves upon Twitter's own web interface, and why it's best for lazy people like me as well as hardcore Twitter users--please check it out: https://medium.com/@gliechtenste... Maybe it's just me who feel this frustration, but I guess the only way to find out if others feel the same way is to build something and listen. Would love feedback!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Woaahhhh nice work ha! Something is telling me you wanted to emphasise images/media? 🤔
ethan
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@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@bentossell Thanks! Yes, that was one factor. Also another was having to click less. Actually wrote a post on this, haven't published yet, but will update here soon!
Prateek Keshari@prateekkesharii · Digital Marketer
Brilliant work. Love it!
David Lumm@cyberneticdave · Software Developer
Nice work @gliechtenstein, great idea and frankly a huge improvement on the current UI. However I *do* like to see what's trending, at least somewhere. Is that something you could fit in as a toggle option?
ethan
Maker
@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@cyberneticdave thanks! maybe i'll just open source this so anyone can add features :)
Stowe Boyd@stoweboyd · futurist, researcher, iconclast
Revolutionary. I had stopped even trying to read my twitter stream in Twitter -- I have been using Flipboard as a better way to go. This might turn me around.
ethan
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@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@stoweboyd Thank you! good to hear you feel the same way!