TweetDeck is by far one of the most popular Adobe AIR based clients available out there for managing Twitter and Facebook accounts. It not only lets you view incoming comments and updates, but also has a built-in viewer for images and videos. For some, TweekDeck might be slightly overbearing since the constant updates very likely to distract one. MyCurrent is an Adobe AIR based application that lets you view your Twitter and Facebook feed within a news ticker bar on your desktop. The app lets you view an item by hovering the mouse over it, opens it in your default browser when clicked, and allows you to reply to any update from the ticker. You can post updates to both Twitter and Facebook from the ticker, and if you find it too distracting, you can minimize it to a corner of the screen. It will notify you with a small numerical badge if there are any updates. Read past the jump for more.
When you first launch the app, you will be taken to its settings. Add your Twitter and/or Facebook account. You must associate at least one account with the app.
Once you’ve added an account, a ticker will appear just above the taskbar. You can reposition it by dragging it from the left corner, and also resize the ticker by dragging the right corner. Clicking the app button on the left of the ticker bar opens a small panel for accessing old tweets and Facebook updates or visiting the settings. If you hover your mouse over the right corner, you will see a small notepad and pen like button which opens the compose update panel. A small arrow on the same side lets you collapse/minimize the bar. When posting an update, you can only do it to one account at a time. Just select the account you want to post to from the respective buttons at the top, and then compose your message.
In addition to posting updates, the app also lets you view items in your feed from the ticker. So far, it appears to be limited to viewing images only, however, it can open any and all items in your default browser when clicked from the ticker.
The ticker, whether expanded or minimized, remains on top of all windows that you have open, a feature that cannot be disabled. Another caveat is, it does not allow you to post simultaneously to from both accounts and that takes away considerable convenience. Since the app is still in beta testing phase, you can expect improvement and perhaps this slight flaw will be patched up soon. Based on Adobe AIR, it supports Mac, Linux and both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.