We’re very excited to share brand new updates for Seesmic Desktop 2. From spellcheck to scheduling posts to a brand new “Smart Search”, you’ll find quite a few improvements for managing your presence and staying connected.
If you haven’t yet tested out the latest updates, you can get Seesmic Desktop 2 and try them out here:
While the main feature is the synchronization with your Seesmic Profile, we also added or improved several things within the application:
- Synchronization with Seesmic Profile
You can now synchronize your Seesmic Desktop with the accounts that are listed in your Seesmic Profile. Simply go into Settings and log in with your Seesmic Profile credentials. If you don’t have a Profile just yet, you can create one from Seesmic Desktop. This post will show you exactly how to create a Profile from within Seesmic Desktop.
- Scheduled posts
You can now schedule posts to be delivered on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Salesforce Chatter.
- Conversation View
Click on the “in reply to” in a Twitter message to get the full conversation thread
- Smart Search
Once you get it, you’ll LOVE it. Sometimes you want to investigate more than just the current conversation thread (if available) from a person on Twitter. Simply add keywords to the search term box, and you’ll be able to track what a person says about you or your brand within their profile panel.
The Smart Search feature is ONLY through a user’s timeline. In our example, if a user mentions seesmic OR loic OR iTibz OR yama (as entered below) you will find all mentions in one stream.
Don’t forget that you can search through all of Twitter via the search box in the upper right-hand corner.
- Updated Profile Panel
We’ve added more features when looking up a Twitter user. You’ll find buttons to follow, unfollow, send direct messages and block people, as well as the same full controls that are available in a timeline.
- Hashtags in Replies
When replying to a message with a hashtag, the hashtag will carry over to your message in the composer. This feature can be configured in the Twitter plugin settings.
- Activities Column
This is a favorite feature that allows you to view who is following you, added you to a list, retweeted you, and more. We’ve updated this column to add a full control of actions, just like you would have in a timeline.
- Facebook Picture Preview when Posting URLs
When posting URLs, you can now post a full picture to your Facebook Feed. Simply add your URL, and click on the Facebook “F” icon to get a preview of the URL. Choose a thumbnail and click “Apply” before sending
- Post on a Friend’s Wall
Post directly on a friend’s wall through the Facebook Profile Panel!
- Updated Notification Timeline
If someone comments on your status, simply click on the notification link to go back to the original status update
- Keyboard navigation is available for highlighting items as you scroll through your timelines
(You can use the arrow keys to move from one item to the next, or you can use J and K for scrolling up and down like on Google+, and H and L for moving across your columns.)
- Spell checking integrated directly into the composer field
- New alert settings
- See.sc url shortening service available when connected to your Seesmic Profile
- The composer will change color when you approach the character limit for your selected services
- Highlighted new feed items (when activated in Settings)
- Timeline items can be marked as read and can also be hidden
- The sidebar can be hidden, as well
- Other bug fixes and performance improvements
For more details and explanation about these new features, head over to the help post for this update!
We are very excited to release this new version. We hope you will enjoy it as well.
If you have any questions or issues, please submit us a ticket on our Help Desk with as much information as possible, so that we may get back to you as quickly as possible.
The Seesmic Team