Tweetbot for iPhone Review – Overrated iOS Twitter Client?



An iPhone/iPod Touch Twitter client has been making major waves lately, so I decided to check it out. It’s a handy little app called Tweetbot, available for $1.99 off the App Store. User reviews have been rather split, with very few lying between “love it” and “hate it”. With the split opinions, I couldn’t help but wonder if Tweetbot was an overrated application. Surprisingly, I found that it isn’t. Here are my thoughts on the popular application:

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Pros: Decent price, decent user interface. The TweetBot interface is different, but in a good way. It makes it quick and simple to jump between feeds and even different accounts.


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Cons: No Push notifications, no optimization for iPad. While not having Push notifications doesn’t really bother me, a lack of iPad support was a downer. I love the official Twitter app on the iPad, and if Tweetbot were to offer iPad support, I would be all for it.

Overview: While $1.99 is personally a bit more than I like to pay for a Twitter client, you can’t argue with the result. Overall Tweetbot is fast, easy to use and navigate, and it just has a flair to it that other iOS Twitter clients seem to miss out on. If you don’t mind spending a couple bucks, Tweetbot is worth a look.

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I am a technology enthusiast who’s first major computer experience was with hacking the Sony PSP. I am an Apple Dev, and I’m currently studying Computer Programming and 3D Animation.