A while ago I wrote about using Twitter on my iPhone: Tips for using iPod touch with Twitter, Gmail and RSS feeds. Since I wrote that article I’d actually switched to using Twitterific, rather than PocketTweets.
Now I’ve switched again, this time to TwitterFon:
TwitterFon is focused on 80% of your task of Twitter such as check friends/replies timeline, check direct messages, send a reply and/or a direct message, and search
Why did I switch? Well, I was pretty happy with Twitterific until one of my Twitterpals, Keith, replied to someone else that Twitterific was great on a Mac, but ‘pants’ on an iPhone. He recommended Twitterfon.
Curious, I investigated, installed and tested. And found that yes, I prefer Twitterfon.
For one thing it uses different coloured background to distinguish read and unread tweets. For another, I like the tabs at the bottom that separate out regular tweets, replies, direct messages and favourites.
I also like the way it handles links: tap on a tweet and a new screen appears that lists all the links in the tweet — perhaps an URL and any Twitternames. Tap one of them to visit.
Twitterfon also provides various ways to see a friend’s tweets, reply and direct message, and handle photos. I think I’ll be sticking with it.
Update: April 2009: now I use Tweetie: Use Tweetie for Twitter on the iPod touch, iPhone and Mac.