Best Twitter app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gokunama, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I'm new to Twitter. I only want to buy one app, so I'm looking at buying the best there is. Recommendations?
     
  2. calvy macrumors 65816

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  3. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    i use Tweetie, supposebly the BEST twitter app, its not free

    but i jailbroke my iphone so i DL it for free
     
  4. Applepi macrumors 6502a

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    TwitterFon. Hands down. Free and is everything you could possibly want.
     
  5. return7 macrumors 6502

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    So you pirated $3 software? Not to be a jerk but do you understand how much such a thing hurts small companies? We don't all make millions of dollars selling 99 cent and 3 dollar software and it could literally be the difference of putting someone out of work. :( :confused:

    OP: Tweetie is great and worth much more than the than 2 candy bars you'll skip to buy it. I hear Twitterfon is also great, if you prefer a free client.
     
  6. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    iHope your phone gets bricked.
     
  7. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a

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    Are all paid apps free if you jailbreak?
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I like to use Tweetie mainly, but sometimes (on rare occasion) I use Twitterrific and Twitter.com.

    Tweetie is by far the best twitter app on the iPhone, it's stable, pretty, updated frequently and full featured.
     
  9. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I like to use Tweetie mainly, but sometimes (on rare occasion) I use Twitterrific and Twitter.com.

    Tweetie is by far the best twitter app on the iPhone, it's stable, pretty, updated frequently and full featured.
     
  11. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    true, but its not like i have money to throw around left and right either to use different apps, plus buying an app with no return policy is not worth it, i just dont want to buy an app and find out that its not what i wanted in an app

    video reviews and word reviews are good, but it everyone has different opinions

    jailbreaking doesnt get your iphone bricked, worse case scenario i restore my iphone and do it all over, and i can take it back to apple if i ever needed to
     
  12. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    So, most people don't buy what they can't afford, or they save up for it, rather than stealing it. Disgusting...

    Tiptopp
     
  13. iSaga macrumors regular

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    Yes just as all the stuff at the apple store is free if you steal them.
     
  14. Gokunama thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the replies, I downloaded Tweetie. Looks great so far.

    Who has money to throw around? I still pay for my apps, and my music. I don't have a lot of either, but it's all worth it. As to apps, I can't see the majority of app developers getting a whole lot for their apps, but I like them, and I want them to keep bringin me new and better updated apps. I'm happy to support developers if they keep bringing out the good stuff.
     
  15. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Read reviews like anybody else, make an informed decision, save and pay. Of course, by your logic, having tried out a stolen version of tweetie, which you state in an earlier post as being the best twitter app, you have decided to buy it and will be visiting the AppStore forthwith.

    Who does, but it doesn't justify theft. Do research, be selective. Typical I want, I get, greed mentality that has put this world in the situation it is now.
     
  16. cl0wnzee macrumors member

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  17. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    That's my favorite counter-argument to people that pirate software/download movies and music. A strong majority of them would never walk into a store and steal a physical item because they're either scared to or they think it's wrong but have no problems stealing via the internet.

    I should add that I have the free version of Twitteriffic. Works fine for regular posts, sending and receiving direct messages and has a pretty clean set-up/interface. There's an add that shows up every like 5-10 (I can't remember) posts in the place of a post but isn't intrusive.
     
  18. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    I primarily use Tweetie because I love the SMS-style display, but I've been beta testing the revisions of LaTwit since we did our episode on Twitter apps and when the new version comes out it'll be a very solid contender with a number of very nice features (though still lacking that slick text-bubble interface :p).
     
  19. return7 macrumors 6502

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    I think there's some misunderstanding here. Am I right that you're a younger fellow?

    As others have pointed out, my friend, you wouldn't go into a store and steal something; that's probably because you're worried about the consequences (going to jail, etc.). Shouldn't you be more concerned about the moral aspects of stealing that item instead?

    Let me be more direct. How would you like it if I hired you for a full-time, 40 hour per week position but only paid you for 1 minute of each hour you worked? Wouldn't make sense right? You'd feel robbed and rightfully so.

    The tweetie developer probably isn't going to miss a single sale, but when many do what you've done it can literally mean he/she may not bother updating the application.

    Finally, I entirely understand your want to try applications first. While I don't necessarily agree with your method to try them (mainly because it encourages you to forget to purchase them later) I think you should purchase a legitimate copy of each application you use since you've obviously tried and like them enough to keep them. Like I said, it could literally be the difference of putting someone out of work. Engineering time is not cheap. Have a great day. :)
     
  20. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    He is a pirate - his self-rationalization is impervious to logic and caring about others just like all of the other pirates. He is the sort of person who bemoans the lack of PC and Mac games, then turns around and steals them too! He is a lost cause ... just like the other pirating scumbags responsible for draconian DRM schemes. He should be banned here and get his iTunes account frozen for admitting publicly to stealing software.
     
  21. marbles macrumors 68000

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    "Best Twitter App"

    A router firewall that blocks it

    If it were allowed in this forum I would be saying a lot more than what follows.So out of respect for MacRumors I'll just say this.....

    IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY YOU CAN'T HAVE IT - did your mom not teach you that as a kid?, .....or maybe you are a kid ?, in which case , learn fast :stealing is wrong!!, period .

    Look at it this way : Some guy[or gal] who's sweated over code for nights n nights and days n days then missed days out with his family etc etc to write the App deserves more respect than that!!! your taking food from his table dood!
     
  22. whitlecj macrumors regular

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    I would say Tweetie is the best app, but for a free app, you can't go wrong with Twitterfon.
     
  23. stil macrumors member

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    I use Tweetie and TwitterFon. The reason I still use TwitterFon is because of the Auto-Scroll to First Unread feature. I would like to see that in Tweetie. I find in Tweetie if I haven't checked in a little while I can miss some tweets. I don't know how many have come in and as I scroll I am reading them in reverse time line order.

    While both apps load pretty quickly, TwitterFon shows you the last tweets that you checked and Tweetie shows a blank screen. It's nice to have the last tweets to look at while waiting for the new tweets to load.

    For everything else I like Tweetie more but it means I usually use TwitterFon first.
     

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