To start off, Twitter has, and will always be, a very weird and interesting part of the Internet for me. Millions of people posting pics, sharing stories and having conversations in 140 characters or less. Rich Mulholland once said, and I still believe it is the most apt description of the micro-blogging service, that tweets are like those cardboard newspaper headlines tied to the lamp posts that you read on the way to work every morning. Short sentences like “Walmart taking over” or “Lambie No 1 at No 10” give you a little bit of info, and you can then decide whether to find out more or not, but you’re still aware of the little news tidbit and won’t look like an idiot when the guys are all talking about it at the office.
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If you gotta have it, you gotta have it
So in our current state of online everywhere smartphone madness, it makes perfect sense to have a
If you’re not familiar with the Tapbots range yet, I suggest you take a look. They’ve basically taken your standard, nothing special at all apps (calculator, unit convertor, weight tracker etc.) and put a new spin on things, creating premium, robot-like versions by reinventing the concept behind the idea and blending it with a cleverly designed interface and original, quirky sound effects. Enough adoration, though, I will get to those apps at a later stage, let’s get down to business and have a look at what TweetBot does to make it the best Twitter client for iPhone.
Clean. Spotless even
First of all, Tweetbot is clean, spotless in fact. From the quirky icon to logging in, quickly working through the tutorial and loading up your new tweets, you’ll be hooked (well, at least I was). The design is crisp,
For you hardcore Tweeters out there, Tweetbot adds complex functionality like multiple timelines, customizable tabs and geo-tagging options as well. Tagging, retweeting and replying functions are all smooth and efficient. The sound effects really round this app up for me; they’ve (thankfully) steered away from obvious iOS-esque sounds and created their own unique and high quality sounds that add even more quirk to the app.
So, whether you’re like me and use Twitter to keep up with news and revered business leaders, or can’t experience anything without Tweeting it to your hordes of followers and adoring fans, Tweetbot is all you need. It’s slick, fast, good looking and has a cool icon that will be at home on any home screen. At US$2.99, it is a little more than you’d probably like to pay at first glance but trust me, you’re paying that little extra for a truck load of quality.
Category: Social Networking
Size: 9.0 MB
Available for iPhone