Twitter Clients

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Once you get into the whole Twitter thing, odds are pretty good that you'll want to stay more up to date on what's going on with your fellow pokes, as well as know when somebody is trying to talk to you. While the twitter site serves as a basic way to view everything, there are a ton of alternatives that allow you to view everything in an interface that is easier to manage. Since there are a ton of apps, I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the various programs and services that exist for Twitter. Expect this list to be fleshed out over time.

If you use a twitter application that isn't listed here, feel free to add onto this list. Be sure to list the pros and cons, as well as a link to the program itself.

iOS Apps

Twitter (Free)

Download Twitter here (Universal app) This is probably the first app most people will try, mainly because it's free, it's the official app, and the ios settings page includes a button to download it directly to your phone without actually visiting the app store. For a free app, it works pretty well for the most part. You can read your timeline pretty easily, and you can even get push notifications sent to your phone.

PROS

  • Free
  • Supports multiple accounts
  • Universal app (you can use the same app on both an iPhone and iPad).

CONS

  • Prone to frequent updates that cause drastic changes (eg when twitter introduces a new feature), oftentimes leaving you at twitter's mercy
  • "Promoted" tweets and accounts tend to take precedence, randomly appearing in your timeline
  • Less ability to fine-tune your experience compared to other apps


Android Apps

Windows Apps

OS X Apps