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Twittelator Neue's Latest Update Seems To Deliver Nothing Neue

Twittelator Neue's Latest Update Seems To Deliver Nothing Neue

July 29, 2012
Stone Design's Twittelator Neue has gotten another update. It's the first update for the Helvetica Neue-obsessed Twitter client for iPhone since it got its 2.0 update early last month. Twittelator 2.0 brought a lot of significant improvements. Among the more noteworthy ones were an improved tweet detail, iOS Twitter integration, quick account switching, and paper-like pull-to-refresh. Twittelator 2.1, though, is decidedly lightweight. It purports to apply the following changes, along with the ever-nebulous "bug fixes and performance enhancements":
  • Images upload in background
  • Lists have informative title
  • Moby videos open in timeline
These are all well and good, but they don't appear to do what I expect them to. First off, I've always thought that uploading images in Twittelator take place in the background. When posting a tweet with an accompanying image, Twittelator leaves the tweet sheet upon hitting "Send" and proceeds to upload the image and post the tweet. The process seems unchanged in Twittelator 2.1. That is, unless "images upload in background" means that a photo is instantly uploaded upon loading it into the tweet sheet, even before hitting "Send." As for the informative title for lists, I've compared the appearance of lists in the current and previous versions of Twittelator and … I don't see any informative title. Any idea as to what could that be? Finally, I expected Moby videos to really open within the timeline, as opposed to opening the app's browser. But it turns out that Moby videos are merely previewed in the timeline just as photos are. Twittelator Neue is available in the App Store for $2.99. There's also a free version called Twittelator Free. I've compared the App Store descriptions of Twittelator Neue and Twittelator Free and … I found out that the latter has "a whole lot more." But even that doesn't seem to mean anything. As far as I know, the two are just the same. Both appear to have the same features. And both require $1.99 to activate push notifications, which, it should be noted, are supported by Twitter's official iOS client, Tweetbot, and other Twitter clients for free. But I'd very much like to be proved wrong and be informed that the paid variant indeed has "a whole lot more" than the free one.

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