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Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bamafan12, May 24, 2009.
What is the best available Twitter app based on, obviously, which is the best, and on price?...
I like Tweetie the most.
i think theres only 2 [app]TwitterFon[/app]
and [app]TwitterFon Pro[/app]
you can check out which each one does since twitterfon is the free version of twitterfon pro
not a twitter user so yeah i dont know all the info ha
hope that helps
edit:guess theres tweetie too, my bad
There is way more than those two.
lol yeah way way more at least 10
been using Twitterific at the moment
eh not a twiter fan and thats all i found except tweetie which i edited my post about, my bad.
Tweetie uses GPS to find nearby tweets. I like to use Twitter to keep up to date with local events so that is the perfect choice for me.
i like twitterfon the best
twitterrific improved beyond recognition with the last update, so if you have not tried or only tried and old version - give it a go....its free which helps
Just check Twitterfon, Tweetie, Lounge and Twitteriffic. All four make different things good and different things bad.
I currently prefer Tweetie - it was the first multi-account-twitter client on the iPhone, so I had no choice, but uses Twitterfon before (which i REALLY fast!). Now, all mentioned clients support multiple twitter accounts and I'll wait what features of the great Tweetie Mac client will make its way back into the iPhone version of Tweetie. Then I'll stay with Tweetie or switch back to Twitterfon Pro.
I don't get why Tweetie is so popular. It lacks the most basic function of a Twitter client: Marking new Tweets! You never know if there are new Tweets in the other two sections (Mentions, Messages) unless you switch to these. So this is a no-go for me (and it was criticized by iLounge a long time ago, but they don't change this strange behavior).
TwitterFon Pro can everything Tweetie can do, but with a better interface and a brilliant support.
Okay, okay... I'm switching. Stop yelling at me.
Seriously though, I am not really a Twitter power user. Tweetie has been just fine for me. But I will look into TwitterFon if it will make you happy.
I use Tweetie and Twitteriffic.
Tweetie because it's super intuitive to use. I like being able to swipe on a tweet and being able to quick reply, see the user's profile, or mark it as a favorite.
The only time I use Twitteriffic (free version) is when I wake up in the morning or am unable to check my account for long periods of time. That way I can see @ and d messages in the different colors in the timeline. I like the interface but I'm so used to Tweetie's interface that it takes me forever to do the same things.
Atebits is also working on the new 2.0 update to tweetie which is based off the code used for the desktop version (Which I also use, free version available) so I'd rather not jump ship when I know I'll be running back real soon
So did you ever try TwitterFon (Pro)? You can do all the things you mentioned just with one single tap - no need for a swipe first.
I used Twitterfon, not the pro one but I wasn't able to do all that in one tap
In Twitterfon you can:
tap an icon to make it a favorite
tap the user icon to add them to a tweet
tap on the text to have another screen come up to read the full tweet, view what client they used, buttons to reply, DM, RT, view profile, or view the timeline
In Tweetie you can:
you tap on a tweet and you get a screen to view the full text, View what client they used, reply, view profile, favorite, RT, Link to that Tweet, Email the link, Repost the link, or add to Instapaper
a short and quick swipe on a tweet give you three icons Reply, User, Favorite. When I hold my phone in my right hand (which I usually do) the reply icon is right under my thumb, activates, and i can start typing.
I'm not a fan of the numbers for replies and DMs. Cause I see replies in my timeline anyways adding a separate notification just means I have to open that section and scroll to the top. I get a ton of replies a day from the different people following me so that gets annoying (The desktop version of Tweetie notifies for @ tweets). When I get a DM I have Twitter send me a text message so I'm sure to get it the instant it comes in so a notification is useless to me.
That doesn't mean Twitterfon is bad by any means, (again I only used the free version) it just doesn't do things the way I like.
Does the Pro version offer up anything worth upgrading for?
I use TwitterFon Advertised version. It's ok, but it gets the job done non-the-less.
No, not quite right:
- Tap on the star -> Make it a favorite
- Tap on the the user icon -> Reply
- You always can see the full tweet, no need to tap on it
- Tap on a link or a mention to follow the link or see the details of the mentioned user
- Tap on the text -> Other screen for the profile, timeline, RT, DM
So just ONE click for reply or make it a favorite, no need to swipe first.
As I said, a marking of new tweets (with a different color and/or a number tag) is a must for me and really THE most important function of any Twitter client. Do you read all the last tweets every time you open Tweetie just to know if there are any new ones?
I thought the timeline in twitterific wasn't full text of the tweet but maybe everyone was just doing smaller tweets which is unusual for the people I follow.
Well in tweetie it keeps you on the last tweet that you were on. so scrolling up is all the new ones. That's why I use Twitteriffic when I wake up. It does the same thing but notifies you of the number of new posts. The colors it uses aren't as subtle as the ones tweetie uses either. So I skim for color first, then I start reading the rest.
Twitterrific 2.0 (or Premium ads-free) > beatiful UI, standard twitter features, themes, mark tweets, profile notes, search user, check user replys, instant paper, multiple account, etc