By Shane, 24 January, 2013
iOS and iPadOS
Hi Everyone, So, I created a Twitter account today, and downloaded the Twitter app, but don't know the first thing about how to do anything with it. From what I've heard, everyone loves Twitterrific, and TweetList. So my questions are: I'd like to be notified of new notifications, but I don't think Twitterrific or TweetList gives them right? So should I keep the Twitter app for that reason, or should I delete it, and learn with Twitterrific and/or TweetList? I tried searching for someone on the Twitter app earlier, but I'm not sure if its completely accesdible or not. Could be I'm doing something wrong. is there a podcast on Twitter itself? In short, what's the best app to get the most out of Twitter? Thanks for all feedback, Shane.
The Twitter Client Showdown
Sorry for the lack of response by my part. The site was suffering from serious server problems for most of the evening through the late night for me. It appears to be back up and running!
As for your question what should I get as a Twitter client? Boy, that is a tough answer. There is no cout people will say hands down of whatever they use on a daily use. There will be short on that. You will probably get all sorts of answers.
The Twitter native client is currently the only one that I know of that will actually notify you on a timeline notification. All the rest will give you alerts based on DM, Mentions, RT, and such. Nonoe of those will give you say I want all of the tweet from AppleVis only except for the native Twitter client.
The problem with the native Twitter client is that it isn't the nicest, simple, and the cleanest client to use for the visually impaired community.
If you want everything but the kitchen sink and does a great job is Tweetlist. Hands down.
However, with so many things going on with Twitter and they just keep changing the rules on their usage by 3rd party is quite confusing by the all of us.
The most recent mention on AppleVis is the Twitterrific. There are many reasons why people should watch this client closely. Twitterrific has gone under a major overhaul of their coding. Twitter has recently made many changes to their rules and how clients can interact with tweets. So with that here is why I like TWitterrific.
It is very simple, clean and easy to use. No more drilling down all of these pages, tabs, menus and etc to get a task done. The less work I have to do the more time I have to do something else. I just want to get in. Read. RT, reply, DM and such right away and get out. So if you want something basic and simple. Then Twitterrific is for you. Plus, they are always coming out with new features that will no cout make this outshine the rest.
One of the biggest reason I love Twitterrific is the TweetMarker. How many times have you said to yourself. Man, I sure wish it would remember when I left off. Reading the tweets backwards from newest to oldest is not for me. I like to read them in order. Well, Twitterrific will scroll down automatically for you to the last tweet of the last refresh. So when the screen refreshes. I tap towards the center of the page. Boom. I'm right where I left off. Now I can begin flicking to the right. Reading the right order of my tweets. That is one of my biggest reason I love Twitterrific and plus it loads your tweets blazing fast. Lastly, what they have planned for the future on Twitterrific is mind boggling.
So for me. I use Twitter along with Twitterrific for myself.
We have quite a few podcasts if you want to listen for yourself. Michael Hanson has done most of these Twitter client podcasts.
So my recommendation is to give them a listen for yourself. Hopefully, after listening to these podcasts that you will have a better idea of which you want for your need.
A Walk-Through and Demonstration of the Official Twitter App for iOS
TweetList Pro for Twitter: the #1 iOS Twitter Client for VoiceOver Users
Twitterrific for Twitter
AppleVis Extra #4: Twitterrific 5 for Twitter
Hope this helps.
Also, people will probably disagree with me on certain things and that is fine. We are here to express our opinions and please do feel free to help Shane out in what he should consider and why.
The more people help Shane out the more that Shane and others for that matter. Will be able to find that perfect Twitter client for them.
I just hope all of the podcasts that I have provided for you will only help you consider which is best for you!
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