All the main features and tools in Mixero revolve around the concept of 'Reducing the noise' introduced by Erick Schonfeld in 2008. He noted that one of the main problems of Lifestreaming systems like Twitter is information overload that clutters the desktop and renders such services unusable. Mixero was the first application to respond to the need of reducing the noise with features like ActiveList, Filtering, Contexts.
Another step towards reducing the noise is Mixero' attitude to screen space consumption. While most of the Twitter clients try to consume as much space as possible to present data, Mixero can be turned into Avatar Mode that effectively minimizes the application to just the users avatar and the channel icons. This little icon cluster stays on top of the desktop and shows when new items are received.