Of the desktop apps listed on https://joinmastodon.org/apps I tried:
Whalebird - Very nice looking interface, decent if you want to treat each account as its own universe because switching is slow. Has minor bugs
TheDesk - chosen as main 'cos it handles multi accs very unobtrusively. Also good customising and no-nonsense design (i.e. not that chic, classic JP app feel)
Sengi - Solid design. Handles multi accs well but starts up as a mini window and I hate it. Nav and menus are also painful
Getting started with Mastodon and the fediverse has its troubles.
Using native or vanilla web browsing only;
- following cross-verse is slow
- instances that block a lot of severs necessitates carrying multiple accounts and splitting up your identity with some precision and forethought
- normal web view is hideous lol, not attractive to someone in this day and age
- column view is not flexible enough!!!
- info about instances, about tools, about people, it's all really hard to assess at a glance
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