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I’m pretty picky when it comes to my Twitter clients of choice.
After signing up first, of course, on Twitter.com, as pretty much everyone did back in the heady days of 2008, I moved on to TweetDeck, then Seesmic Desktop, before eventually settling on HootSuite.
That’s just on the desktop, of course. On my mobile, I went from Twitter mobile, to TinyTwitter, to Dabr (that link is worth a look just to see what we had to put up with in 2009), to UberTwitter (Blackberry), HootSuite (iPhone), the official Twitter app (iPhone) and then Tweetlogix (iPhone), the latter of which I heartily recommend to all and sundry.
I also tried Tweetbot on my iPhone, too, but for some reason never took to it. Which is strange, as it’s far and away my favourite iPad Twitter app. Just gorgeous and super slick. And now it’s out on Macs, officially, I really, really want it.
Except it’s $19.99. And that’s a lot to pay for any Twitter client.
We told you to snag access to endangered Twitter apps while you still could (we told you), but it seems that guidance is irrelevant. Sort of.
Whether you have access or not, your favorite Twitter apps likely will not be free (they can’t be with limited user tokens) . . . and the next likely step is that they will cease to exist.
Alarmist? Maybe. But maybe not.
If you haven’t used it, Storify is a place where you can combine elements from your various social networks to pull together stories about a topic. And now you can share conversations you have on Twitter to Storify, enhancing the experience even more!
Yesterday, most of the tech blogs (and, indeed, Twitter itself) came over all giddy at the release of TweetBot, a new, full-featured Twitter client for the iPhone that many pundits are suggesting is the first legitimate challenge to Twitter’s official app, Twitter for iPhone.
Billed as a ‘Twitter client with personality’, TweetBot is certainly nice to look at, and comes with a number of innovative features, but is it really as good as Twitter’s product?
Short answer: not quite, but assuming that they don’t fall foul of Twitter’s wrath, TweetBot could very well be the client of choice in versions to come.