For many, support for lists is a neglected or forgotten feature of Twitter. For some, even, it’s an altogether unknown aspect of the popular social networking service. It’s been around for six years, but it’s yet to really have its moment.
Lists vs. Moments
Which is too bad, considering that lists, which show timelines of tweets only by the users on them, have great potential in helping users keep abreast of developments in certain topics as discussed by the people and brands that they follow — as opposed to Twitter’s recently launched Moments feature, which focuses on specific topics or events as tweeted about by any number of Twitter accounts that you may or may not be following.
“I always found that one of the biggest pain points with Twitter was using it during events,” Eirinberg explains. “It’s frustrating to be following a live sports game, with other unrelated content popping up on your feed. Twitter Moments is a start to solving this, but it isn’t personalized with the people you follow. Being able to create and manage your lists in only a couple of taps has solved a lot of these issues for me.”
Automatic list creation and management
And you too can create and manage Twitter lists in just a few taps using Listomatic.
After signing in to Listomatic with your Twitter account, you can subscribe to the app’s list suggestions across a variety of topics (including technology, news, entertainment, design, and more).
Or you can create your own custom list by entering a name, a description, and tags for the list. Your list is then automatically populated with accounts you follow that have been known to tweet about the topics you specified in the tags.
Once a list is created, you can quickly view its feed by tapping the button that automatically opens the official Twitter app (no support for third-party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific yet, unfortunately). You can also tap the other button for a list to edit its details and members.
Listomatic also lets you set the lists you’ll be creating in the future to be private by default, meaning they will not be visible to other users and members will not be notified of their inclusion.
Optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus, Listomatic is available now on the App Store for free.
Note that you may encounter some login issues with the app. An update fixing the issues have been submitted by Eirinberg. But until the update is released, you can try to get rid of the issues by re-entering your password in the Twitter section of the Settings app.
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