Favourite Twitter App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by JASApplications, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom

    Just wanted to know what Twitter App everyone uses on their iDevice? I have always used Twitterific as I like the interface and more importantly it's free :D

    However a few days ago 'Tweetbot' was released and it looks absolutely stunning! Also many people have said how cool it is! Therefore I'm wondering whether to give that a go! The bad news is, it's pretty pricey at £1.19!

    So which Twitter App do you use and why?

  2. gks macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    Pretty pricey? Are you serious? wow... cheap is all i can say about you.

    I suggest reworking your idea of pricey.. a cup of coffee is hardly "pricey" for something that involved likely hundreds of hours of work.

    I realize you're young. But seriously? You clearly have no idea about how things work if you think that's expensive.

    If you do work. Do you feel like you should be paid? Or that work was merely out of the goodness of your heart? If you feel like doing work entitles you to being paid, then maybe you should consider the idea that app developers should be paid too. Just because some give their work away free doesn't mean everyone should. You need to put food on the table, pay for the computer and tools to do development on. This isn't free. Nor should the developers work for free.

    This attitude that $5 apps are too expensive boggles my mind. People need to stop being cheapasses and understand that developers need to be paid or the apps don't get made
  3. JASApplications thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    I should rephrase it as: Do I really need something that costs £1.19 when Twitterific is perfectly satisfactory for my needs and is free.

    I'm a student so I don't go spending money on things I don't need.
  4. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    So after all your ranting, you didn't even bother mentioning the twitter app you use.

    You have been very helpful to his search for a twitter app.
  5. msjones macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    I use twittelator pro on both iPhone and iPad. It is a fantastic app with loads of features. I like the clean ui and easy access to features such as find local tweets using maps/gps, trends etc.

    I have used this since it was first released and have never switched to another client. I will be downloading tweetbot to try but I doubt I would switch.
  6. gks macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    I've paid for both Twitteriffic and for TweetBot. I prefer Tweetbot.

    I also purchased Tweetie 1 and Tweetie 2 before they were turned into Twitter's official client and released for free. Altogether I've spent around $15 on twitter clients. I'd say the current promo pricing on Tweetbot gives it the best bang for the buck of any of the paid apps right now.

    I didn't respond because you could've found any of the 80 million other "Twitter app" threads on here.
  7. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
  8. JASApplications thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Alright mate, chill out! I only asked for everyone's favourite Twitter App, I didn't want a lecture on what I should and shouldn't spend my money on!

    And btw, in case you haven't noticed. I'm an App Developer so I probably know a lot more than you about the development area.
  9. JASApplications thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    People say it crashes a lot. True?
  10. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    hasn't crashed for me :)
  11. EvanLugh macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2007
    Developer land
    Dont make statements like that, as has been mentioned in other threads you are very naive. Also, I understand what you mean by the pricing, however as a developer surely you'd recognize the hard work :confused:

    Anyhow, I actually prefer the Twitter app (official), but have been toying with Tweetbot which is incredibly polished. I find myself flicking between the two, not sure why :)
  12. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    It use to crash on the iPod Touch 2nd generation and iPhone 3G. An update was released a few hours after the release of the app and the problem is fixed.

    I have not experienced one crash with my iPhone 4. I've tried out almost every single Twitter app, and I've purchased several different ones. Tweetbot is BY FAR my most favorite. I don't think I've ever enjoyed using an app so much. I wasn't too big on twitter and I only used it a few times a day. After I purchased Tweetbot, it seems I can't put it down.

    If you're going to purchase it, do it now. While it's still on sale for $1.99. The original price is $2.99. (Not sure what that comes out to in your currency)
  13. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    If you use Twitter alot Tweetbot is the best and worth the money. If you don't use it alot just use anything that's free.
  14. gks macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    lol yea sure. Think that. I have an app on the store as well. I don't advertise it on here though. It does quite well without begging for sales by putting it in my signature. I'd go so far as to say you have a lot to learn about apps in the app store being as I'm actually making a living off of my app.

    Must be awesome being 16 and able to assume that everyone knows less than you. Enjoy the ignorance while you can.
  15. SilentLoner macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Enough with the pissing contest. You were way too aggressive for reason
  16. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I'm perfectly happy with my Twitter for iPhone app, but if Twitbot can send me push notifications whenever a certain person tweets, then I'd buy it. For that though (right now), I just signed up for the Twitter SMS service so I can get a text whenever that person tweets.
  17. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    I've been through seveal, tweetie, tweetie 2, osfoora, twitter. But now I'm using tweetbot and I haven't seen a slicker smoother more polished twitter app yet. It's definitely my favourite.
  18. SL4VE macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    i love OSFOORA it seems to be the only app that keeps me hooked on twitter, the official Twitter (tweetie) app is awesome too for free IMO of course
  19. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
  20. LittleRedBird macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I switch between Echofon & the official Twitter App.
  21. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    Tweetbot is now my favorite, but prior I was quite happy (and still am, overall) w/ the official app honestly.
  22. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010

    Plus you can't go wrong with tapbot apps they really stand out compared to other iphone apps
  23. kevintech macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2010
    i am using the official app. what am i missing?
  24. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    is push notifications suppose to work on the free echofon app ?

    is not working for me
  25. Applepi macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2007
    I'm always on the search for the best Twitter app. I bought Tweetbot the day it was released and I can see its good points and how others will like it but I still find Twitter for iPhone the best app for my needs.

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