Looking for a new Twitter app? We've got you covered. The official one is not bad, but it could use an overhaul. Fortunately, you're not limited to just one Twitter app. There are many of them available in the AppStore and today we want to help you choose the one that will suit your liking and needs.
We've selected 6 iOS 8-ready apps that we found the best. They allow you to tweet, send pictures, browse notifications and interactions, and discover interesting content - much like the official app. However, through well-designed interfaces and additional features, they offer very different user experience.
Note: Apps are in no particular order
If you're an avid Twitter user, chances are you've already got Tweetbot installed on your device. This unique application is quite expensive, but comes with a gorgeous pixel-perfect interface, gesture-based navigations, and a slew of handy features that allow you to mute certain hashtags and words, sync timeline positions between registered devices, use drafts and attachments, receive Push notifications, and open tweets and links in Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, among many others.
Through a friendly and customizable interface, Twitterrific hopes to make Twitter fun and easy. The app automatically colour-codes your tweets and enlarges images to help you make the most out of your timeline. It can stream tweets over Wi-Fi, mute select hashtags, users, and URLs, and send Push notifications as well as open GIFs. Twitterrific is smart enough to switch to a dark theme when the night comes. Those of you who like to scroll through their timelines before going to bed will most certainly appreciate this feature.
Osfoora is a feature-packed application that takes full advantage of Twitter's API. It lets you read tweets, display photos, access drafts, add locations and multimedia to your posts, mute hashtags and users, send and receive Direct Messages, and synchronize your timeline between different devices and clients thanks to built-in TweetMarker support.
When it comes to pulling data, Osfoora can refresh your timeline in the background and download tweets in real-time over Wi-Fi.
Echofon has been recently updated with GIF and video support, customizable navigation bar, and compatibility with 64-bit iOS devices. These three have joined a long list of features that the app has been offering for quite a long time. Apart from a good-looking interface and fast performance, Echofon offers native Push notifications, in-line image previews, mute filters, and multiple account support. There are also 6 custom themes and baked-in integration with various read later services.
Tweetlogix comes with all features that you can find in other Twitter clients for iOS, including mute filters, Wi-Fi streaming for tweets, GIF support, and timeline sync. However, there's one thing that makes it stand out. Tweetlogix was built around the idea that advanced functionality and simplicity can live together. In addition to a long list of features, the app offer a simple and intuitive interface that you can customize as you see fit.
You can choose one of two themes or create one on your own. When you're done, you can easily post it online or import a theme designed by other user. How cool is that?
All apps listed above some with good-looking interfaces, which do not come in your way very often when you read or compose tweets. But we understand that some of you may want something simpler and more minimal - like Tweet7. This gorgeous Twitter app is a little behind on features, but makes up for it with a minimalist interface that highlights typography and multimedia.
If you recommend any other great Twitter apps for iOS, be sure to leave them in the comments below and we may add them to the post.