Twhirl adds FriendFeed, Alert Thingy adds Twitter
That brings the total number of Adobe AIR-based desktop clients for accessing FriendFeed updates to at least two. The other day we told you about Alert Thingy, a new desktop client for keeping tabs on your FriendFeed information. But just as Twhirl was busy adding FriendFeed to its repertoire, Alert Thingy's developers were adding Twitter integration, which means the two applications are now fighting for the same user base.
At this point, Twhirl has a much stronger Twitter client than Alert Thingy and Alert Thingy has a much more elegant FriendFeed interface. And both applications eat up more RAM than we're really comfortable with. But development on these desktop notifier/communication clients is happening at a pretty quick pace and both tools are worth keeping an eye on.