TweetDeck for iPhone, take 2

TweetDeck for iPhone, take 2

TweetDeck hasn't launched an all new version of their popular Twitter client for iPhone -- they've launched a whole new app. It supports a ton of features:

  • All major Twitter features are supported: Sending updates, retweeting (native and old-style), favourites, mentions, direct messages and searching
  • Posting to multiple Twitter accounts is a breeze
  • Facebook status updates, notifications, wall posts, Likes and comments are all at your fingertips
  • Configurable, combined Home, Me and Inbox columns are standard, bringing all your feeds and notifications together
  • Fully flexible custom columns allow the combination of any number of different feeds, from all services and all accounts. You decide what you want to see, just pinch a column and start configuring.
  • Innovative navigation of Twitter profiles helps you discover new feeds that can all be added as columns at the touch of a button
  • See the conversation in context with tweets above and below in detail view.
  • Easily send long posts thanks to full Deck.ly support
  • Clean & clear compose window features image uploading, geo-tagging and username autocomplete for @mentions. Press and hold a link to auto-shorten using j.mp
  • Login with your TweetDeck account to speed through the setup process, or just provide a Twitter or Facebook account and get started.
  • Jump to the top of a column with a quick tap of the iPhone status bar.

With features, however, comes complexity -- starting at login and going from there. No doubt a lot of users will love the power but many more will probably shake their head and go backLike we said up top, it's not a new version so it won't show up as an update -- you have to hit the link below and install the new app. If you do, let me know what you think -- the Twitter client of your dreams or... of your nightmares?

[Free - iTunes link]

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TweetDeck for iPhone, take 2

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I am really disappointed in this “update”. I find the UI in this version to be absolutely terrible, offering only control buttons at the top of the screen to do a simple action like reply. Plus the fact you need to open a tweet detail window to perform an action or click on a URL link. Plus, no light-colored theme, no push makes this a very disappointing “redesign”.
On the plus side, I like the swiping to change timelines/lists and the inclusion of bit.ly for longer tweets.

Definitely 50% faster for me, loading multiple accounts for business. They didn't include support for bit.ly this is the only downfall. Yes with change you will get complaints as it takes a little time to get used to. Spend the 10-15 mins, read through their one page manual, and if you get stuck send a tweet to @iosdeck for a quick response. I like it.

The beauty of TweetDeck releasing the app as a New map instead of an Update is you can always go back to the 'earlier' version. Others have had radical updates and no way for people to use the simpler version they had been using.

Oops, hadn't noticed that they didn't name the 'new' version something different. So, you do NOT have the choice between 1.0 and 2.0 to install. :-(

Seems like a cross between the features of HootSuite and the UI of Twitteriffic, which is nice, but no push = fail.

No native push notifications, also pics automatically upload to yfrog which I don't use at all but give no option to select another service. Other than that, I love the new "update"

I think its a great update. It almost identical to its android version that was greatly accepted. The functions are simplified so i think most can easily use the app. The huge bonus with this app is consolidated timelines, you get multiple twitter accounts, facebook, and foursquare all in one timeline. Its not meant to be a super option filled twitter client. I like the position marker how it shows you much much longer to the top.

it looks alot like the android version of tweetdeck, which i hated when I had my android. The UI looks nice but Tweetbot is just much more simpler to use and the UI is even better then tweetdeck.

tweetbot has hands down the best UI anyone could possibly think of, but i find that the single tap, double tap and triple tap actually makes things more complicated rather than simplifying it. alsotweetbot is missing quite a few features that are available in this here tweetdeck. the loading of new tweets is really fast and the UI is simple and easy, yes you need to open a tweet to reply, retweet or open a link, but im okay with that.
still would like to find some themes and a dedicated settings page. and im quite fond of the fact that when viewing a tweet you see the conversation that tweet is a part of... both leading up to the tweet AND afterwards! which i havent seen anywhere else (but not claiming doesnt exist)
im making this my dedicated twitter (and maybe facebook?) client for a few days to see how it holds up with my tweet needs.

What happened to groups? This was the only reason I stuck with TweetDeck for so long. I am not interested in reading 1 big timeline of all the feeds I follow. I want to break them into groups. Ppl I know, famous ppl, deal accounts and so on.