So, Twitter just announced that TweetDeck is soon to be effectively crippled. They’re turning off and removing their mobile versions of the app and discontinuing integration with Facebook, which was one of the major selling points of the service for me. From reading the announcement, basically what I get from it is that not enough people are using TweetDeck anymore so they’re just going to take their ball and go home. I guess this was to be expected when Twitter bought TweetDeck and they immediately stripped out a lot of what made TweetDeck great, but it still bites to have my favorite social media client put on mothballs.
So, I’m in the market for a new one, and I’m open to suggestions. Ideally, I’d like to have something as similar to TweetDeck as possible — multiple Twitter columns so I can monitor simultaneous streams, a mobile version for iPhone, and Facebook integration. Also, preferably something that’s free or at least extremely low cost.