Unless you have living in a remote cave for about seven years or so, then you should have heard about Twitter. This online social networking and micro-blogging service has made the Oxford English Dictionary acknowledge that "tweeting" is not just for birds anymore. If you're like most people, you'll be taking your Twitter account with you so you can tweet while on the go. So which Twitter app provides the best experience? Here's the Top 5 Best Twitter Apps for iPhone and iPad.
Top 5 Best Twitter Apps for iPhone and iPad
Twitter for iPhone is the official client made by Twitter. In the past, the official Twitter leaves a lot to be desired, but were happy to tell you that such isn’t the case now. The official app now looks great (has been recently updated with iOS 7 design in mind), works very smoothly, and includes most of the core features. However, there are still some significant annoyances like the inability to tap into usernames, hashtags, or links while the main timeline. You still need to go into the tweet's detailed view to tap into those items. For casual Twitter users, Twitter for iPhone is a very decent option.
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Echofon for Twitter
The developer claims that Echofon is the fastest, most powerful Twitter app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. All we have to say is that we do agree. Echofon's main selling point is that it is extremely simple to use and is indeed fast. For a free app, it includes Push Notifications and Inline Photo Previews which is simply excellent. Other features include robust tweet creation, trending topics, list management and Twitter profile editing features. Echofon for Twitter has also been recently redesigned so it looks great in iOS 7.
TweetList for Twitter
Tweetlist distinguishes itself from other Twitter apps since it offers an intuitive way for you to view and quickly switch between your Twitter lists. This app is perfect for power users that want to keep their Twitter organized. On top of that, TweetList is a fairly snappy app and is quite easy to use. If you are a VoiceOver user, you'll be happy to know that accessibility needs are accommodated by Tweetlist as well. Unfortunately, the app has yet to be redesigned for iOS 7. However, the update should happen down the line.
Twitterrific 5 for Twitter
For the uninitiated, Twitterrific is the first ever Twitter client which was made available in the App Store. So now, does it actually hold up? Well, the app sure is going strong. In fact, developers The Iconfactory has released a new version of the app called Twitterrific 5 for Twitter, and now fully compatible with Apple's latest mobile operating system. Twitterrific 5 is packing a serious list of features such as Native push notifications, VoiceOver support, Background fetching of tweets, timeline filtering, timeline syncing, and many others. It's also reasonably priced and is actually a universal app.
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Tweetbot for Twitter
Arguably one of the most popular Twitter clients in the App Store, Tweetbot is simply the app of choice for Twitter power users. Sure, it may not be as fast or efficient as other Twitter apps in terms of performance, but the host of handy features more than make up for it. Tweetbot's features aren't just thrown in for the sake of padding the features list in the description, every feature is actually useful. Unfortunately, the Tweetbot app needs to be updated to iOS 7 now. There is also the fact that the app is not universal.
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