5 Best Free Twitter Apps For iPhone
Popularity of Twitter, the #1 micro blogging site, is increasing day by day. Each day Hundreds of people joining twitter and each second Millions of people using the Twitter simultaneously. That itself proves the popularity of this tiny 140 char supporting social networking site. People use it to tweet about the location they are into, with the help of Foursquare, they upload videos, recorded sounds, pictures taken on the way etc. In order to meet this demand , the Twitter service itself has expanded to offer new communication and social features. Mobile devices such as the iPhone continue to be popular platforms for accessing and sharing information on Twitter, and there continues to be a healthy landscape of Twitter applications for the iPhone, offering new features to keep up with the evolution of the iPhone and Twitter itself.
There are lot of Twitter Apps available in the Apple App store like, both paid and free. Well today i am going to review the most popular 5 free Twitter Apps for iPhone.
First, a quick lesson in the history of iPhone Twitter apps! I hope you guys must have heard about the Birdfeed App. It was clever, fast, and visually distinctive. In fact, It was one of the best App available in the store, It was also expensive like 5$. The developer now totally transformed the old Birdfeed to Brizzly, which aggregates Twitter and Facebook feeds into a single interface. But, the important feature is that, all this is for free.
Brizzly’s rerelease of Birdfeed changes the name, tweaks the UI, and slashes the price down to zero. The interface isn’t as dazzling as it was before, and Birdfeed’s trademark lack of a menu bar has given way to a standard row of icons. Brizzly actually adds a few new features, including a trending topics-esque News tab, for explaining what’s going on in your feeds, and the same lovely pull-down feed refreshing.
Even its apparent shortfallings aren’t so bad: Yes, you have to sign up for a Brizzly account in order to use the app, but one you have, it’s completely transparent. It’s like Meebo in that sense. And no, the app doesn’t have push notifications of its own, like Echofon does.
In short, if you need a Twitter app but don’t want to pay, Brizzly’s the one.
Get Your Copy Of Brizzly From AppStore, Here is the Link.
Over the past year Echofon has continued to advance with a facelift and support for numerous new features, including Twitter Lists, new-style retweets, saved searches and video support. Echofon displays the standard bottom menu bar to allow you to choose from the main timeline, mentions or direct messages as well as browsing lists and performing searches. All links are active in the main timeline, allowing you to quickly open a link by tapping directly in the timeline, however this can also make it difficult to get to the detailed tweet view as you need to be careful to tap away from any active links. Replies can also be shown in a threaded conversation view, and links can be saved to either Instapaper or Read It Later.
Echofon provides full support for Twitter Lists, including the ability to manage your own lists—renaming, setting privacy, and adding and removing users. You can also view any lists that you happen to be following, lists that you are included on, and choose to follow and unfollow other lists.
When composing new tweets, Echofon provides the ability to post photos and videos from supported iPhone devices, geotag tweets and shorten URLs via bit.ly. Although Echofon only supports TwitPic and Flickr for photo sharing, it is notably the only Twitter app we’ve looked at that provides native Flickr support. Although the current tweet in progress will be saved until it is specifically cleared or sent, there is no ability to save multiple drafts. Landscape mode is also available when composing tweets, although not in any other view.
Echofon provides advanced search capabilities, including an integrated map view for nearby tweets and support for storing and using saved searches from Twitter.com. Tweets and links can be sent out via e-mail using the in-app e-mail feature and Echofon provides support for both the old quoted style of retweet and the new direct retweet feature.
Echofon supports multiple themes and an adjustable font size for timeline views, and users can also choose to have nearby tweets automatically highlighted in the timeline. Echofon is also unique in its ability to sync unread tweets with its Mac Desktop version, Firefox extension or even Echofon on another iPhone or iPod touch. The free version of Echofon provides push notifications from other Echofon users; global push notifications require an upgrade to the $5 Echofon Pro.The only real concern we had is that the free version’s limitation on receiving push notifications only from other Echofon users may present a confusing inconsistency for many users, although Push Notifications can just as easily be disabled in this case. While the free version offers great value and earns our high recommendation, it is more debatable whether the removal of ads and the addition of global Push Notifications justifies the $5 asking price for the Pro version in light of alternative less expensive Push Notification options.
Get Your Copy Of Echofon From AppStore, Here is the Link.
Simple, elegant and powerful, HootSuite for iPhone allows you to send updates to Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare from virtually anywhere. Plus, you can easily manage campaigns, schedule updates, and even translate messages to/from over 50 languages.Compared to other iPhone Twitter clients, HootSuite provides relatively basic functionality at this point, with its strongest focus being on its desktop integration. Different streams are shown in a menu layout for each account, with a menu bar at the bottom allowing quick access to stats, search and settings options. The timelines themselves are presented in a standard view and users can swipe left and right to quickly switch between timelines.
When composing new tweets, users can post photos or shrink URLs. No support is included for more advanced features such as geotagging or posting videos. Thanks to its own back-end service, however, HootSuite does provide one unique feature: Users can compose tweets and schedule them to be sent automatically at a future time and date.
HootSuite for iPhone complements your HootSuite web account — you can quickly import accounts with a simple migration wizard to get started. So get your fingers on this Owl to build your audience and keep informed on important topics from anywhere.
Get Your Copy Of Hootsuite From AppStore, Here is the Link.
Tweetdeck for the iPhone stems from a companion desktop application of the same name, and its design is heavily influenced by its desktop sibling. Rather than the standard multi-page UI that most Twitter apps have adopted, TweetDeck uses a customizable column paradigm instead, with each stream separated into its own column. Users can move between columns either by swiping left or right or tapping on the Columns button to display a zoomed-out column browsing view. Although TweetDeck starts users out with a default set of columns, every view is fully customizable, so users can choose which streams they want to view, and add additional customized streams for saved searches, Twitter Lists, or local groups.
A number of features are available when composing new tweets, including URL shortening, sharing photos or videos, geotagging and posting from multiple accounts. Users can choose to post geotags as map links, coordinates, or natively add their location using Twitter’s new built-in geotagging feature. Although TweetDeck doesn’t support multiple drafts, the current tweet in progress is saved until specifically cleared or posted. Landscape support is provided in the composing view, but is toggled using a button rather than the device’s accelerometer.
This app is worth a look for power users or those who use Twitter as part of their business, but casual Twitter users will likely find it a bit intimidating.
Get Your Copy Of TweetDeck From AppStore, Here is the Link.
Twitterrific was one of the first Twitter clients to appear on the App Store back in 2008 and at the time was unique among Twitter apps in providing a design that emphasized ease-of-use and simplicity over features. Now in its second major version, Twitterrific maintains this focus while adding a few necessary features and evolving the UI design further.
Unlike most of the other Twitter apps, Twiterrific takes the unique approach of focusing everything into a single timeline—normal tweets, mentions, and direct messages all appear in this one timeline, color-coded by type. Instead of providing different streams, Twitterrific allows users to quickly filter the single timeline to display only certain specific types of items: mentions, direct messages, favorites, posted tweets, and marked tweets.
Similarly, Twitterrific avoids the need for a separate detailed view for each tweet. All links are active from the main timeline, and a pop-up menu is available when selecting a tweet to perform further actions such as forwarding, translating, or viewing conversation threads or profiles.When composing new tweets, Twitterrific provides the ability to share photos or videos via the common set of services such as TwitPic and Posterous, to post a map link or update the user’s profile location, as well as integrated URL shortening.
Users looking for a more full-featured twitter client are likely to skip over Twitterrific anyway for its basic UI, but for the casual Twitter user who wants a simple, uncluttered interface that’s easy to follow, Twitterrific remains one of the better choices.
Get Your Copy Of Twitterific From AppStore, Here is the Link.
So thats all about the 5 best free Twitter App for iPhone. As these are free versions they have some limitations compared to the facilities that offers by paid apps. But, i am so sure that the experience of using any of these will be 1000+ times better than using the mobile version of Twitter site. All of the Apps listed here are capable of Tweeting(also can view mentions, direct messages, favorites, posted tweets, and marked tweets), URL shortening, sharing photos or videos, geotagging etc. So, only confusion remaining is which App you going to choose. Please do share about your favourite Twitter App as comments. Thank you!