Breaking down the best, most must-have alternatives to the official Twitter for iPhone and iPad app
The official Twitter 4.0 for iPhone has a radically overhauled user interface which, while it might potentially make tweeting more discoverable and approachable to new, mainstream users, could also annoy and alienate long time, power users. Luckily, if you're one of he annoyed, the alienated, there are a variety of alternative Twitter apps in the App Store for you to choose from. These are some of our favorites, the ones we consider the very best, most must-have third party Twitter clients for iPhone and iPad.
There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, @Bitterblade asks:
I want a twitter app that syncs unread tweets between my iPhone and iPad.
We're going to switch things up a little this time, and instead of recommending a specific app, we're going to take a look at a service that can be used between multiple apps. To find out what it is, follow along after the break!
TiPb checks out the best, most must-have Twitter apps (that aren't Twitter) to load up on your iPhone
Twitter for iPhone recently updated to include a rather annoying and intrusive Quick Bar that has outraged most of its users. So much so, that it has been coined as #dickbar. One solution is to jailbreak and install Twizzler, a tweek that'll remove the trending bar from the Twitter app. However, for those of us who are devout members of #TeamPure, we must look towards other Twitter apps.
Follow along for TiPb's top 5 Twitter apps (not including Twitter's official app)!
Tweetings for iPhone is a full featured Twitter client complete with push notifications. Last week we looked at the iPad version of Tweetings, so this week we'll look at the iPhone version. In many ways, it's very similar. The layout is extremely similar and it also offers things such as push notifications. The iPhone version also adds themes into the mix as well.
It's definitely a worthy contender against the big guys like Twitter for iPhone (formerly Tweetie) and Twitteriffic. Read on for screens, a feature run down, and how you can win a copy of Tweetings for iPhone from TiPb!
Tweetings for iPad is a relatively new Twitter client. It comes not only for iPad, but iPhone and Mac as well (we'll look at the iPhone version next time). Tweetings is all around a very full featured Twitter client. It has everything from unread tweet management, geolocation tagging, now playing, nearby tweets, and even push notifications.
Tweetings has also recently been updated to support iOS 4 and iPhone 4. The update also fixed a couple bugs including one that really irked me -- scrolling. It only did it with certain themes but it was irritating nonetheless. The problem seems to have disappeared since the update.
Read on for a breakdown, pics, and how you can win a free copy of Tweetings for iPad!