Tweetlogix for Twitter ($1.99) by Onloft Software LLC is a smooth, fully featured Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.
I’m a huge Twitter fanatic and have tried almost all the Twitter clients out there. Just because Twitter has the official app out doesn’t mean that other developers shouldn’t continue making Twitter apps – in fact, competition is good, and Tweetlogix has enough of it’s own substance for me to consider using it everyday as my main Twitter client.
Why is this? I was a longtime user of an app called Osfoora since it was released, and despite me trying out other clients, I always found myself going back to Osfoora. Now, think of Tweetlogix as an even better Osfoora. There are some features that are found in Tweetlogix that I only wish was in Osfoora.
When you start adding in your accounts, you’ll get a nice little dashboard of that account on the Accounts screen. This will show you stuff like your following/follower count, unread messages, and how many new tweets are waiting for you on that account. This is something that I haven’t found in most other Twitter clients, and it’s something that is pretty nice to have actually, especially if you manage multiple accounts.
The timeline view is something you’ve probably become familiar with as you used other Twitter apps. Tweetlogix’s timeline view actually reminds me a bit of Osfoora, but when you get incoming tweets or @ mentions or even DMs, you get a nice little notification at the top informing you of how many. This notifier reminds me of the way Twitterrific handles it, which I find to be a nice touch. You can configure the refresh rate interval in the Settings (found in the Accounts screen).
Conversations are indicated by a pair of speech bubbles, and images with a picture frame icon. If you’re the type that likes to follow conversations, Tweetlogix has a pretty good conversation view, though it takes a tap or two more to get to it.
For those that use services such as Instapaper and Read It Later, Tweetlogix supports both of these. Images on services like Twitpic and YFrog will be able to be viewed with inline previews, which is a nice feature that you don’t find in all Twitter apps. Of course there are more options to view an image if you tap on it, such as viewing it full screen or going to the actual website.
Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough. Composed tweets that are longer than 140 characters will be able to be sent by either twtmore or Twitlonger, so it’s great that users have the choice to choose. Any tweet in the timeline that uses either of these services also gets expanded automatically in the timeline.
After you are done composing your tweet with an image/video, music title, or just plain text, the app will send the tweet in the background and let you continue to puruse the rest of your timeline. It’s great to be able to not be locked down from doing anything while sending a tweet.
Have you ever found yourself looking at your timeline after not seeing it for a couple of hours? There is gap detection in Tweetlogix that makes it even better than the competition. Why? Because this gap will also show you how long the gap was (an hour or 3 hours or whatever) and you can load it from top or bottom (newest to oldest or oldest to newest), configurable in the Settings.
If you like finding local tweets, you can search for local tweets on a map or list view. Any saved searches can be accessed as well. Trending topics your thing? The app features them along with the WhatTheTrend? definitions that explain why that topic is trending. If you’re just bored, you can even view the Public Timeline.
List creation and editing are supported, and there is the much-needed ability to mute users, though hash tags don’t seem to be able to be muted. I hope that the ability to filter hash tags and key words can be added in the future.
There are many other features in Tweetlogix that make it a fully functional and featured Twitter client that should make your iPhone experience even better. There are also many things to configure in the Settings, including theme (Whiteboard or Blackboard), font size, image and video uploading services, image and video quality, link shortening service, date format, geotagging, how many tweets to load in the timeline, tweet capacity, and more.
My only complaints with the app are with the lack of hash tag filtering/muting, few choices of upload services, and the rather unattractive icon. I hope to see these added/fixed in future updates.
However, I believe that there are many more positives than cons, so I can fully say that Tweetlogix is definitely an app for heavy users to check out. Well worth the $2 for anyone that cares about their Twitter experience on their iPhone.