So I used to use Tweetdeck on my iPhone and iPad, but Twitter bought it, and for some reason messed it up. It made an opportunity for other Twitter clients to come in. Now twitter is back with their own client, but is it the best option?
That is why on this episode of iPad365, I am going to take a look at Twitter's iPad app, as well as HootSuite, Tweetbot and Twitterrific.
Twitter for iPad
Their newest version of Twitter is pretty impressive. It allows you to add multiple accounts if you have multiple businesses to monitor.
This is a straight up twitter client. There are no frills to it. You can choose which shortning link and which image storage you use. Other than that, it's just Twitter.
The app is free and available for all iOS devices.
Twitterrific came out in 2010 and was a MacWorld gem. The app has two versions - Free and upgrade ($4.99 in-app). The pro version allows you to connect multiple twitter accounts, connect with Instapaper and ReadItLater. There is even a tweet translation and a trend area so you can see what is being tweeted by the masses.
Twitterrific by iconfactory is available for all iOS devices
I had Tweetbot on my iPhone. Unfortunately, the iPad version is a separate app. So I had to shell out another $2.99 for this client. It allows you to set up mutiple timelines, create smart gestures and connect with services like Instapaper, CloudApp, Pocket and more. You can manage lists and save pictures through your cloud devices.
This app is probably the most versatile of the group, but you are gonna have to pay for the functionality. While you can connect multiple accounts, if you go over 5, you will have to get the pro version. The best part - you can connect not only Twitter accounts, but also LinkedIn, Foursquare, Facebook and more.
HootSuite also lets you set up scheduled tweets. You can then send a message to multiple networks at a specific time. A great tool for the tweeter.
This comes at a price. The free model lets you connect 5 profiles. If you want to do an unlimited profile, it will cost you $9.99 a month. You will also get Google Analytics integrated, unlimited RSS feeds and Enhanced analytic reports. Therefore, if you are making money on your Twitter profiles, this might be the best option.
Which Twitter Client is for you?
Each one brings something to the table. The free Twitter app, or the monthly Hootsuite with analytics - There is no clear winner. The best thing to do is look at the apps and make the decision of what features you need.
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