I admit that once I got my iPod touch, I instantly loaded Twitterrific onto it, because Twitter applications for the iPhone and iPod touch were rare. But now, have a look a year later, a multitude of applications for the microblogging site has appeared – and I personally use Twitterfon now.
However, once I got an update for Twitterrific, I decided to upgrade it, and hence, here is TECHGEEK.com.au’s review of Twitterrific 2.0.
10.0 / 10
Interface is sleek and packed with features.
Free edition has advertising<
Brilliant Twitter Client for iPhone
Twitterrific in 2.0 announces a multitude of new features and designs if you haven’t bought its premium application, which had several features that those who got free didn’t get. A retooled interface also is brought out, with three new themes of the new interface (previously, a second theme is in the premium edition – that has now been scrapped); and now has support for multiple Twitter accounts.
The appearance on where you look at your (and other people’s) tweets remains the same; but is also retooled. Not only you can change the size, but you can also favourite, find mentions of the user and e-mail the tweet. Replying and retweeting is also made easier.
In a move to catch up with rivals, it features a new image uploader – by default, yfrog, but you can change that in the settings, extended author information, conversation threading and a improved posting interface – now with tabs so you can send a reply or a direct message, once you highlighted the user.
In all, the interface is pretty damn sexy; and once you get it in its dark glory, you will never want to put it down – and I know, I still use it, despite using Twitterfon, because I’m just a sucker for dark themes. The new features is, and will, put pressure on application developers to put in more features.
In short: It has balanced the terms “featured-packed” and “beautiful interface”.
The only drawback from Twitterrific, which I haven’t seen in Twitterfon – a free rival – is advertising. This has been in the application since Version 1, but they have no plans to remove it yet. The Premium Application, which costs AU$4.99, does not show advertising.
But still? Maybe it isn’t that bad. I mean, all those features for free – sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to get what you want.