Digsby, the social media IM client that integrates with everything from AIM to MySpace, has had a Twitter integration built-in for a long time. In fact, their most recent update allows for simultaneous status updates to Twitter and other social networks.
DigsbyDigsby isn’t oblivious to this, and they’ve gone all-out on TwitterTwitter in their most recent Digsby upgrade, launching today. The Digsby Twitter client opens in a new window (unlike the current version), making more like a standalone Twitter client. But it also changes some of the normal conventions of Twitter, especially with its chronological timeline, displaying the oldest tweets first.
Digsby outlines some of the new features of its completely revamped Twitter client on its blog:
– Chronological Order: Digsby switches the normal convention by showing you the tweets that you haven’t yet read. It treats them a lot like email, and as you scroll through them the IM client will mark them as read.
– Filters: Since this app is a single-column Twitter app, filters are more important to quelling the noise.
– Notifications: You can reply and retweet right from your IM notifications (see the top image).
– Reply and Retweet right from popup notifications so you can stay on task and stay in the loop
– Auto-URL shortening and photo uploading: When you copy/past pictures into Digsby, it automatically uploads them and tweets them.
Still, it’s tough to see this approach conquering TweetDeck and Seesmic(), but it’s the direction Digsby needs to go if it’s to keep its place as king of social media IM.
Original: Ben Parr Mashable.com