Top 8 Mobile Twitter Apps for Your Smart Phone
While we’d love to be tied to our desktops tweeting the day away, there’s a roof to keep over several heads so off to work you go. The tweeting doesn’t have to stop once we leave our desktop. No the takeover continues on your smartphone!
Whether you’re running Android, iOS, BlackBerry, webOS, or Symbian, there’s a Twitter mobile app for everyone. Here are 9 of our favorite picks across the market.
1. Twitter for iPhone, Official Twitter App
In April, Twitter acquired Tweetie 2, one of the most popular Twitter apps for the iPhone. It went from being a top paid app to an official Twitter app. Following the name change to Twitter for iPhone, Twitter also dropped the low price tag of the app to a grand total of free.
Twitter for iPhone includes handy new features such as search for your timeline, replies, and direct messages. Direct messages are also displayed in chat-style and can be deleted directly from the app. Other features of the official Twitter iPhone app include:
- Save tweets as drafts
- Geo-tag tweets
- Address book access of Twitter followings
Twitter for iPhone is one of the most full-featured Twitter mobile apps available, firmly earning its spot at the top of our favorite picks.
Ask any BlackBerry addict what Twitter app they’re currently using and you’ll hear UberTwitter more times than you care to. King of Twitter mobile apps for BlackBerry, users are touting the latest Beta-8 release. Sporting a clean and streamlined interface, UberTwitter includes key features such as:
- Multiple Account Support
- Trending Topics with background info on why they’re trending
- Full Twitter Lists support (Create, Edit, Follow)
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Video embeds
The field-goal for UberTwitter is being able to update your avatar and profile right from your BlackBerry. Now you can put some of those office photos to good use.
UberTwitter is available for free. A premium version of this mobile app can also be purchased for $4.99 giving you unlimited upgrades and no ads for 1 year.
Twitbird is another one of our favorite Twitter mobile apps for the iPhone. This app comes in three satisfying flavors: Free (unpaid, ad-supported, 2 accounts), Premium ($1.99, ad-free, 2 accounts, PUSH capabilities), and Pro ($2.99,ad-free, 16 accounts, PUSH capabilities).
Aside from small limitations in the free version, Twitbird offers full-featured access to many of Twitter’s best options. As my current default Twitter app for iPhone, Twitbird is far ahead of the pack. Features that make this app a must-have are:
- Address Book
- Inline picture preview
- Tweet music/Now playing
- Tweet your voice
- Tweet video(3Gs only)
- Save link to Readitlater, Instapaper or TwitBird
- Custom background image
- Mutual follow status between you and a user
Twitbird clearly takes the crown as the Twitter app with the most amazing features. We give this app bonus points for giving valuable features to everyone with excellent price points for a plethora of great options.
Touiteur is a free Twitter mobile app in the Android App Market. Its slick interface design is even worth the premium price tag to customize it with your Android wallpaper. Features that make this Android jewel shine are:
- Drop down tweet menu (similar to the Android notifications bar)
- Copy to clipboard functionality
- Old-style retweets
- Ability to retweet search results and tweets in trends
The app is also very fast and responsive, or maybe it’s the Droid X that I’m trying it out on. With the Premium version of Touiteur you unlock: multiple accounts, with view filtering, 3 homescreen widget sizes (4×1, 4×2, 4×3), and an integrated browser and picture preview.
The premium version also has more customization options, such as the light theme, changing the bottom bar color, LED color for notifications, and custom ringtones for notifications.
Where’s the save for later or Instapaper support? I guess you’re expected to use your favorites as a temporary bookmark tool.
Mobile Twitter Apps
- Twitter for iPhone, UberTwitter, Twitbird, Touiteur
- Seesmic, Tweetdeck, Spaz, Gravity S60