6 Free iPhone Twitter Apps


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There are so many apps for mobile tweeting, it can be a bit of a headache to find the right one. We decided to figure out which Twitter apps for the iPhone were really worth our while. Here is a review of 6 iPhone Twitter applications.

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6 Free iPhone Twitter Apps

  1. 1. Free Twitter iPhone Clients A review of six apps 09.12.08 ©2009
  2. 2. Modern life is becoming increasingly mobile. To keep up with our on-the-go lifestyle, being able to call people is now only one entry on a long list of mobile functions that come with cell phones. Which is great because our escalating involvement in social networking sites makes it nearly impossible to be in front of a computer often enough to keep pace with the flow of conversation. But there are so many apps for mobile tweeting, it can be a bit of a headache to find the right one. We decided to figure out which Twitter apps for the iPhone were really worth our while. ©2009
  3. 3. Overview Criteria I sat down with my co-workers and created a wish-list of qualities that we as marketing people want in an iPhone Twitter app. As usual, all the apps have to be free. Beyond that, we wanted to be able to: have an easy-to-use interface get the hang of it quickly manage multiple accounts have a search function save searches retweet/reply/favorite see mentions/direct messages update location with map tweet pictures tweet videos shorten URLs have other fun features ©2009
  4. 4. Apps to Review ©2009
  5. 5. ) e fon Lit itter k fic ion ee t (Tw ec rri r vis Tw n tD te ird tte ply ofo ee it itB wi im h Tw Tw Tw T S Ec FREE TWITTER iPhone APPS Have an easy-to-use interface Get the hang of it quickly Manage multiple accounts Save searches Retweet/reply/favorite See mentions/direct messages Update location with map Tweet pictures Tweet videos Shorten URLs Have other fun features $ Not for free No Yes ©2009
  6. 6. TweetDeck Application Interface: Pros Simple interface, Syncs with the desktop version, Status updates with your location, can tweet pictures and video, shortens URLs, quick follow And easy to manage replies, DMs and RTs Cons Need to manually create new columns for mentions, direct messages etc. for each account, No automatic landscape function Rating ©2009
  7. 7. Twitterrific Application Interface: Pros Quick search, view trends and nearby searches Change text size, Multiple account management, Easy to reply, Caches tweets so you can read them even if you lose wireless connection Cons Free version has ads, Interface is confusing, Premium version far too expensive, everything on timeline so there’s no digging back Rating ©2009
  8. 8. TwitBird Application Interface: Pros Clean design, Takes a bit of time to learn, Can tweet video and photos, use maps, shorten urls, use hashtag Cool extra features Cons Doesn’t support multiple accounts, Impractical navigation Rating ©2009
  9. 9. Twittervision Application Interface: Pros A fun, cool way to visualize tweets from around the world Cons Lacking a lot of Twitter functionality Plus my app crashed every time I tried to login with my Twitter details Rating ©2009
  10. 10. SimplyTweet Lite Application Interface: Pros Map, photo/video, nearby search, trends, Clean design Cons Does not support multiple accounts, Can’t save searches, Impractical navigation Rating ©2009
  11. 11. Echofon (Twitterfon) Application Interface: Pros Clean and easy, map, photo/video, easy to write replies Cons No extra features No group searches, Doesn’t support multiple accounts, Ugly design Rating ©2009
  12. 12. CONCLUSION There are some great free apps that give you the functionality you need, but you can’t get the really comprehensive stuff like Tweetelator Pro or Tweetie without paying. Among those that are free, many offer cool features, but aren’t practically useful. TweetDeck gets my pick as the best of the free apps because I’m a big fan of the TweetDeck desktop application, I can easily sync it with the mobile version and I can manage different accounts in a very organized way. ©2009
  13. 13. Links Read the entire review on our blog blog.theduffyagency.com/ Check out Twitter Tuesday for new Twitter tips and reviews every week. The Duffy Agency website www.theduffyagency.com ©2009