I’ve been working on refining some of the details of my original release of Trowl, and after testing it over an entire weekend of Otakon, I feel confident in releasing version 0.2 today.
This release adds most of what I outlined in my last post, as well as fixing some bugs and adding better error detection. Specifically, I added a new type of Growl for errors. If I get an error response from Twitter, or the app isn’t even able to make a connection to twitter.com, then you will get a Growl with the exact error. In a future release I will try to clean this up to be a bit more user friendly. (For example, it’s not really obvious that “Bad Gateway” is Twitter’s error for server being overloaded.)
As for actual features you can use, well: a picture is probably worth a thousand words:
These are new settings you can toggle. Two of them I outlined when version 0.1 was released: the ability to get growls of all @replies and all DMs. These are set to be enabled by default.
As I was using Trowl with Prowl, I realized that I didn’t really need to get push notifications of my friend’s replies to other friends. Sometimes it was something I was interested in right away – most times it wasn’t, and I was fine waiting until later to catch up on those details. So, I added the “Do not growl tweets that are @replies to others” for that purpose. If you’re not using Prowl, this setting probably isn’t as important, and is not enabled by default.
There is still some cleaning up I want to do, and other feature ideas I might implement. I’m sure there are more bugs to find as well. In the meantime, though, feel free to download and please send your feedback. I’m @mageuzi on twitter.