Wtith so many Twitter apps out there, how do you choose which one to install on your phone? Let us whittle the field down to these awesome mobile Twitter clients used by a few of our favorite social media professionals.
I often find myself in the Twitter app at times (mainly because of wanting to share something and being limited to the Twitter native app). If I’m looking to join other conversations or review my own mentions and favorites, my preferred app to use is Tweetbot. A close second is Twitterific.
Overall, I prefer these over the other apps because they offer better customization options, integration with other services and an overall better experience when using Twitter on mobile. This way I can keep up with the conversations that are happening wherever I’m at.
Twitter has been traditionally a text based network, where visual content was scarce, and although this trend is changing now, most of the social sharing buttons used by websites will simply create a text only tweet with a shortened URL.
Including an article’s featured image can be challenging. There are some good web-based tools that do this automatically, but they usually don’t work well on mobile devices.
And this is where Twitshot becomes very useful. Just save a URL on your device and as soon as you launch the app, you’ll be prompted if you want to create a tweet using the featured image from that URL. But there’s more, as you can choose additional images, crop them, upload your own and even schedule your tweet. All this in a matter of seconds and from the palm of your hand.
I use two for different purposes. I use the regular Twitter app for my own @TimNekritz activity and TweetList for @sunyoswego work. I’m not a big fan of having to log in and out, and I generally recommend that those who tweet for colleges or brands use two separate apps to be sure they are separating their Twitter communications.
When it comes to my favorite mobile Twitter app, I have to say…I love Agorapulse! I had no idea how many tweets and mentions I was missing before I started using Agorapulse, and with the new mobile app, I can easily keep up with mentions and replies on Twitter (as well as Instagram and Facebook).
In fact, since the mobile app was launched, I have had no need for any other mobile engagement tool or app for Twitter. I’ll never miss an important tweet again, and even more importantly, Agorapulse tells me WHO is important so that I can instantly see my biggest advocates and engage with them. It keeps getting better and better!
What’s your favorite way to access Twitter on your mobile phone? Tell us in the comments!