TwitBird

Nov 20, 2010 by

App Reviewer: Craig Arnold

Twitbird is a Twitter client for the iPod Touch and iPhone available for free ($1.99 and 2.99 for Premium and Pro, respectively).

Description

*****Top 3 (#1 Twitter client) in Japan and Korea “Social Networking” applications on iTunes*****

TwitBird is a fast, flexible and full-featured Twitter client for iPhone and iPod Touch, and iPad in Pro version. It’s got a lot of the cool features that you’ve seen separately in other Twitter clients but rarely together. From timeline to map search and four beautiful themes, Twitbird offers the advanced Twitter functionality beyond our users expect. And with its logical and intuitive interface, our users love being able to use all of Twitbird’s capabilities.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
● In-App-Badges to show number of unread tweets
● Landscape mode supported everywhere
● Address Book
● Official Lists supports
● Inline picture preview
● Tweet Music/Now Playing
● Tweet Your Voice
● Tweet Video (iPhone 3Gs only)
● Save link to readitlater, instapaper or save in Twitbird
● Four gorgeous themes
● Custom background images
● Geotag support (requires activation on Twitter.com)
● Mutual follow status between you and another user
● Advanced nearby tweet searching with maps

PUSH NOTIFICATION :
● Inter TwitBird Push comes with the app and works instantly
● Global Push is available as in app purchase: it will push any mentions and direct messages to you in minutes
● Supports Mentions and Direct Messages

OTHER FEATURES:
● View your twitter timeline, replies and direct messages
● Manage your favorite tweets
● Browse your following and followers and lists
● Compose new tweets with rich features
● Reply directly to tweets and send direct messages
● Follow and unfollow people or lists
● Twitlonger supports
● Uses secure connection (https)
● Custom searches
● Save your favorite searches
● Conversational Threaded tweets
● Twitter API Proxy (use Twitbird through a proxy)
● Rich feature settings
● Trending topics
● View and edit your profile including avatar image
● Find people
● Email tweets
● Delete tweets from twitter.com
● Picture preview inside message
● Shorten URL
● Upload photo to Twitpic, yFrog, MobyPciture
● Set nearby distance
● Unread/All message filter
● Block/Unblock

TwitBird comes in three versions – Free (ad-supported, 2 accounts, PUSH capabilities), Premium ($1.99, ad-free, 2 accounts, PUSH capabilities) and Pro ($4.99, ad-free, 16 accounts, PUSH capabilities, iPad-compitable universal binary) – all integrating the best features from other Twitter apps into a single, stable client.  With a simple user interface, you’ll have no trouble using TwitBird. See what others are saying about TwitBird in the App Store or on Twitter: @twitbird

For news, support or feedback, please follow Twitbird on twitter : twitter.com/TwitBird, or send email to [email protected]

Is the Twitter for iPhone app missing too many features? Do you find the UI outdated? Then you need to try TwitBird. It’s available for free. Why is it the best? Is it how user friendly the app is? Push notifications (only in Pro and Premium versions)? Speed? All of the above? Definitely.

The free version is ad-supported. Ads show up if you are viewing individual tweets, which is not a huge annoyance. Is it worth paying for? Definitely.

It’s also fast. It loads tweets so quickly you will wonder how you put up with the Twitter for iPhone client.

Graphics: 5/5 – 4 different themes to choose from, light and dark.
UI: 5/5 – Everything is well thought out, it’s very similar to the Mail app. It also has a search function.
Simplicity/Ease of Use: 5/5 – Everything is where it should be, no unexpected crashes.
Creativity: 3/5 – It’s not the first Twitter client, but it’s certainly one of the nicer ones.
Sound: 3/5 – No sounds, which I actually prefer.
Controls: 4/5 – It’s similar to the Mail app in the way the buttons are laid out.
Speed: 4/5 – Faster than most apps, but there are some that go that tiny bit faster (like Twitteriffic).
Connectivity: 4.5/5 – Loads tweets in a flash, hardly any waiting for me.
Entertainment: 5/5 – It makes Twitter for iPhone look like a bag of hammers in terms of fun.
Value: 5/5 – Definitely worth the 2.99.
Total: 43.5/50 or 87% – Overall, it’s a nicely thought out app, with lots of room for improvement, but still lots of great things.

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