Tweetbot may have been the best Twitter client in its day, but new times are ahead. Twitter’s own official app may be more popular than the smaller third-party alternatives, yet developers keep releasing new ones every few months. This time the app is the fifth version of a classic client originally on the Mac called Twitterrific.
In version 5.0, the developer redesigned everything and equipped the app with a completely new set of navigation features. It’s much simpler and more intuitive than before, too. To evaluate its potential as a competitor to the great Tweetbot, I downloaded Twitterrific on its release day and have been using it frequently since. Keep reading for a full look at the app.
Just a few days ago, Twitter announced a new version of their API, and it’s a doozy. Although there has been plenty of lead time on these concepts, at the end of the day there is great concern in the blogosphere that the new rules will eventually mean the death of third-party apps like Tweetbot and Twitteriffic.
What do you think? Is this all much ado about nothing, or will we lose Twitter as we know it today? Let us know in the poll to the right.
Things change. People change. Times change.
We used to wind clocks and listen to the wireless, now we share what we had for lunch with hundreds of strangers and listen to music on our phones. My question to you this week is: how do you follow your favourite sites?
Once upon a time people actually had to visit sites they liked, but over the last decade a myriad of other means have grown up. Are you still a huge fan of RSS (I am), or do you simply follow every site you like on Twitter and look out for things that interest you?
Are you someone who loves the styling of G+ and would prefer to simply have your favourite content pop up in your stream?
Let me know in the comments if there’s a big way I’ve missed here, I’d be fascinated to hear!
Today I thought I’d take a different approach to the trusty Roundup and share some awesome people to follow on Twitter for iOS, Apple, and technology insight! It can feel pretty daunting trying to find good people to to follow, like shopping for Oyster Sauce in the supermarket (I’m still recovering from that expedition), but have no fear, I’m here to help.
Twitter is an awesome place to find people who are really switched on and engage with them in a meaningful way, getting snippets of revelation, humour, and the daily trivia of people’s lives has never been so easy!
I enlisted the enthusiastic help of the AppStorm team to hone and refine this expansive list, we all hope you like it. My only word of advice: be ruthlessly selective, or prepare to be swallowed by a deluge of carefully chosen characters.
The range of Twitter clients out there on the App Store is pretty extensive (for a comparison between some of the most common ones, check out my roundup from last October) and picking between them is quite difficult seeing as each one offers a different range of features, interfaces and customisation possibilities.
My favourite one (and the one I’m using at the moment) is Tweetbot as it offers such great variety in terms of features (including iCloud sync with my iPhone, which is an absolute lifesaver) and its generally simplistic yet powerful functionality. But now, in such a saturated market, there’s a new kid on the block.
Quip, which was released on May 31st by developers Glasshouse Apps (who are also the creators of The Early Edition, one of my favourite iPad news readers) is a new kind of Twitter client which focuses on your conversations and condenses your timeline down into a more manageable format.
I was lucky enough to snag a promotional code for Quip so let’s dive straight in and see whether it can knock Tweetbot off that top spot.
The range of Twitter clients for the iPad is numerous and, as a new iPad user, you can often get confused on which one you should download for your shiny new device. A few months back, I looked at several clients and compared their features with one another and I found that Osfoora HD is a pretty decent offering when it comes to tweeting on your iPad. It’s the brainchild of independent developer Said M. Marouf (there’s also an iPhone version as well) and features nearly everything you’ll want (and has a few tricks hidden up its sleeve!).
All sounds great doesn’t it? Let’s have a look at Osfoora HD in a little bit more detail.