I am a semi-regular tweeting type person. Much of this is because over the last year as I transitioned from laptop to tablet I have not been able to find an app for tweeting that worked, until last week. Well, I should clarify that last statement, that worked as promised. But that all changed when I found Tweetcaster. I am not going to bash other apps, but I will say that on my iPad, Hootsuit and TweetDeck apps that I have used satisfactorily, kept me from tweeting and using Twitter the way I like to use it, for research, reference, and info distribution, as well as keeping up with friends and industry trends.
I have been using Tweetcaster for a while and have decided to update to the paid/pro version. And DO NOT get me going on the supposed interchangeability of the words paid and pro. There is nothing pro about getting rid of ads on the apps you use. Paying for an app simply moves you from the freeloader to client columns. Being a pro means designing an app, not purchasing one. Grrrrrr. People can be so ignore-ant and if you lived in Tucson where I do you would never ignore ants because ants here bite and sting.
Anyway, back to the review. One of the major problems I have experienced with Twitter apps for the iPad is connectivity. I can’t imagine that I am the only one to experience this specific snafu. Tweetcaster stays connected for me. Tweets go through. Retweets go through, replies go through, retweets with comments go through, and I can create and manage lists and most advanced Twitter client functions users have come to expect from a good Twitter app.
I’m not going to go on and on about it, but I suggest that you try out the free app to see if you like the functionality Tweetcaster provides, and then move to the paid version if you want to get rid of ads; and the ads are really not that annoying.
It is also available for my Blackberry Torch. There are very few Twitter apps that I can use on tablet, desktop, and phone with the cross-platform considerations I must take into account. As a mobile app two out of three ain’t bad.
Oh, and how can I not love an app with a goofy, bug-eyed, little birdy caricature of the Twitter-Bird. Gotta love it.
Update, 6/18/2012: I downloaded the version for my Blackberry Torch and it seems to drain the battery in no time flat. I uninstalled it.