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April 17, 2010

Tweetie 2 - The Best iPhone Twitter App I've Seen

A couple of weeks ago, I did a long post comparing the three Twitter clients I was using, trying to determine which one would be the one I used for good.  The three in question were Twitterific, Echofon, and Hootsuite.  It was hard to decide, because all of them were great but had one major deficiency.  The others were great for that deficiency but then had their own problem.

Also, after I came back from vacation, I decided to give Tweetdeck another try.  After a couple of uses, it became the one I used the most.  It was remarkably easy to use and I fell in love with it all over again.  However, it started crashing on me more often than it should, which became really annoying.

That was when, as so often happens, I read one of Sheamus' articles over on Twittercism, namely, his February review of Tweetie 2.  After reading his review, and seeing how his initial skepticism evolved to a good old-fashioned "like" then becoming total devotion, I had to try it for myself.

Yes, you can fall in love again.

I'm not going to do a full review of Tweetie 2 (that's a link to the app itself, not the review), mainly because Sheamus does such a wonderful job that anything I say would just be repeating what he says.

It does cost $2.99, but you get what you pay for. You know those deficiencies I mention in the other three free apps? All of them are gone in Tweetie. Multiple accounts, link shortening, you can either use the new Twitter re-tweet function or the old "quote" one, all with one button clicking! The ability to save posts as drafts if you lose your Internet connection or just can't decide what you want to say. Landscape keyboard. The ability to easily add multiple "@" mentions of the people you follow with a couple of clicks!

I never thought I would pay for a Twitter client, because I wasn't a "power user" and thus didn't see the need to pay for something like that. But Tweetie changed my mind.

Go read Sheamus' review, and then try it out for yourself. I know I'll never go back to the others.

Oh, and it also helps that one of my tweets to Sheamus shows up in a screenshot he uses. How cool is *that*?


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