What do we have here — it has been a busy day as Tweetdeck launches an iPhone version and gets an update on Tweetdeck Desktop. And now, the Seesmic team is launching a new version (0.3rc) of its popular desktop client. In case, you can’t update it through your desktop, it is because the new version is only available to TeamSeesmic members (just add your name and email in the form at http://desktop.seesmic.com to get it) And in this new version, we are talking about lots of new features and updates such as:
Multi-Account Posting with Smart Account Enabling:
We’ve upgraded the user interface to select which accounts to send posts to, saving you the time and effort it takes to post to each account separately. We’ve also added an option for Smart Account Enabling. With this feature turned on, this will allow Seesmic Desktop to change accounts when messaging your friends based on whom you are replying or direct messaging to. Seesmic will not change the accounts if you do not enable Smart Account.
Authenticated bit. ly Integration:
You can now use your own bit.ly account when using bit. ly as a shortener for Seesmic Desktop. By simply entering your bit. ly API key, you can now keep track of your URL clicks when sharing your links with your friends and followers.
New Services Panel:
Along with bit. ly, we have set a foundation for managing your accounts for sending images, and be able to set them in our new Services Panel. The Additional Integrated Account Services panel currently includes image services such as Pikchur (where you can set your own account), Posterous, TwitPic, Twitgoo & yfrog (which is currently using your twitter account). More importantly, this allows us to give you more options for integrated accounts with other services that will be coming soon.
Continued UI modifications, enhancements and fixes:
We’ve made continued modifications to the Seesmic Desktop user interface saving time when using Seesmic Desktop and space when reading your stream.
Some of the enhancements include:
Minimizing the message panel until you start entering messages to send
Enabling replies in your Facebook friends’ avatar to quickly add comments
Inline reminders of what account you are posting from
An added “Cancel” button to erase your messages in the message panel
Updated scrolling arrows for enhanced browsing
Ensuring all replies appear in your integrated timeline
and many other additional fixes
It’s pretty sweet and we can’t wait to try it out and you should really give it a go too. Here is a cool video to show you the new Seesmic Desktop in action.