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.


  • 1. Free Twitter iPhone Clients A review of six apps 09.12.082009

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 ow of conversation. But there are so many apps for mobile tweeting, it can be a bit of a headache to nd the right one. We decided to gure out which Twitter apps for the iPhone were really worth our while. 2009 3. OverviewCriteria 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. Apps to Review2009 5. ) e fon Lititterk cion ee t (Tw ec rri r vis Tw ntD teirdtte ply ofoee it itB wiim hTwTw TwTSEcFREE TWITTER iPhone APPS Have an easy-to-use interfaceGet the hang of it quicklyManage multiple accountsSave searchesRetweet/reply/favoriteSee mentions/direct messagesUpdate location with mapTweet picturesTweet videosShorten URLsHave other fun features$Not for freeNoYes 2009 6. TweetDeckApplication Interface: Pros Simple interface, Syncs with the desktop version, Status updates with your location, can tweet pictures and video, shortens URLs, quick followAnd easy to manage replies, DMs and RTsCons Need to manually create new columns for mentions, direct messages etc. for each account, No automatic landscape functionRating 2009 7. TwitterricApplication 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 connectionCons Free version has ads, Interface is confusing, Premium version far too expensive, everything on timeline so theres no digging backRating 2009 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 featuresCons Doesnt support multiple accounts, Impractical navigationRating 2009 9. Twittervision Application Interface: Pros A fun, cool way to visualize tweets from around the worldConsLacking a lot of Twitter functionalityPlus my app crashed every time I triedto login with my Twitter details Rating2009 10. SimplyTweet Lite Application Interface: Pros Map, photo/video, nearby search, trends, Clean designConsDoes not support multiple accounts,Cant save searches,Impractical navigation Rating 2009 11. Echofon (Twitterfon)Application Interface: Pros Clean and easy, map, photo/video, easy to write repliesConsNo extra featuresNo group searches,Doesnt support multiple accounts,Ugly design Rating2009 12. CONCLUSION There are some great free apps that give you the functionality you need, but you cant get the really comprehensive stu like Tweetelator Pro or Tweetie without paying. Among those that are free, many oer cool features, but arent practically useful. TweetDeck gets my pick as the best of the free apps because Im a big fan of the TweetDeck desktop application, I can easily sync it with the mobile version and I can manage dierent accounts in a very organized way.2009 13. Links Read the entire review on our blogblog.theduyagency.com/Check out Twitter Tuesday for new Twitter tips and reviews every week.The Duy Agency websitewww.theduyagency.com 2009