Tweet7 is one of the best iOS 7 inspired Twitter experiences you could ask for

Tweet7 is one of the best iOS 7 inspired Twitter experiences you could ask for

Tweet7 is a new Twitter client by Halcyon Mobile, the makers of finance and budget app Dollarbird. With transparent menus, matching fonts, and a completely gesture driven interface, no space is wasted on menus and buttons.

The first thing you notice about Tweet7 is the face that it's clearly made for iOS 7. With opaque menus that show the layers underneath, you immediately know you're in a sub menu. To get back to your main timeline, just swipe back to the right.

The only menu bar in Tweet7 is a blue bar that runs along the right of the screen. You'll notice that it goes from dark blue to light blue. These three sections represent your mentions, direct messages, and profile. Swiping to the left in any one of these menus brings up the corresponding section. Just swipe right to return again to the main timeline view.

Tweet7 also features inline image views that are large and gorgeous. There's really no reason to even maximize images unless you really want to see the full version. Some people will love this feature while others may feel like it takes up a lot of space and results in more scrolling. I can see both arguments. Fortunately, if you fall in the latter group you can easily turn off inline images in the Settings menu which is accessible via your profile page.

Tapping on any tweet in your timeline gives you the normal options you'd expect to find from reply, retweet, favorite, and retweet with comment. You can view all your lists in Tweet7 as well through your profile page.

The good

  • If you're a fan of iOS 7, you'll love the interface
  • Complete gesture driven
  • A great option for new Twitter users that don't need insanely advanced features and don't care for the official Twitter app
  • Inline images are gorgeous, and if you don't like them, you can turn them off

The bad

  • No native push notifications
  • Sometimes auto-correct doesn't seem to work when composing tweets

The bottom line

If you want to see what a Twitter app made by Apple themselves would look like, look no further than Tweet7. It's simple, minimalistic, and will provide more than enough functionality for anyone but power users. The only thing I'd really like to see added in a future update is native push notifications.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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Palm Junky says:

Am I missing something or are there ANY twitter clients that have push notifications (other than for mentions or DM's - like Tweetbot)?

tennockey says:

What would one need notifications for other than Mentions/DMs?

ctt1wbw says:

Twitter's website gives you free sms notifications, so it doesn't matter what Twitter client you use, you get free ones from Twitter.

counterculture says:

I'll just wait and see what Tweetbot has in store before I jump ship, but this app does look amazing!

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stepchild says:

From what I can tell it this app doesn't show pics in lists. Or maybe I'm doing something wrong. Anyone have any ideas?

gogators361974 says:

It does show list...swipe to profile you hv the settings icon then the list icon next to it

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stepchild says:

I found the lists. My issue is it doesn't show pictures. It seams they have to be in timeline to show.

Trappiste says:

"If you want to see what a Twitter app made by Apple themselves would look like, look no further than Tweet7. It's simple, minimalistic, and will provide more than enough functionality for anyone but power users."

Hopefully this is less bug-infested than the Apple version would be...

metllicamilitia says:

I might have to check it out, but it's hard to replace Twitterific.

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bcpalma says:

Picked it up and gave it a shot. Doesn't seem to be a way to see trends or even replies to tweets. Looks pretty, but missing some major basic functions. Even for me, a guy who hardly tweets, this app comes up pretty short.

ctt1wbw says:

I bought it but I'm not really all that impressed. There's no counters, tweet marker support, read later support, the navigation isn't very clear... I really love Tweetlogix and Twitterrific.