Frequently asked questions (FAQ):
Q: Are there versions of this program for Mac OS X or Linux?
Yes, there is TweetMyMac
and a custom-commands-only version
for Linux written in java
Q: TweetMyPC has been released using which license?
We licensed TweetMyPC by the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) which you can find here:
Q: Is it safe to use twitter as the communication-way for controlling your PC?
Q: TweetMyPC doesn’t work at my Computer – what shall I do?
Known Problems Page
Q: What commands can I use?
See Custom Commands List
You can use the same commands more then once in a short time by just adding "## some random text" after the command. TweetMyPC will just ignore this additional text but still execute the command.
Q: Does it still work if my Windows-Account is locked and/or if someone else is logged in to this computer?
Yes, it still works as long as the application is running and has access to the internet - but some commands might not work because of missing permissions.
Q: How can I send a custom shell-command with parameters directly from twitter to my computer?
Add the file %windir%\system32\cmd.exe in the custom commands window. Then you can send a command like this tweet: “command /C <program-name> <parameters>” (without the brackets) – see
for more information or
Custom Commands List