TwIM ➝

A great new chat app from Project Dent that’s built on top of Twitter’s direct messaging system. It has support for embedded URL previews, 3D Touch shortcuts, and Siri. There’s even a sharing extension that can be used for sending URLs, text, photos, and maps from other applications.

TwIM’s feature-set is incredibly solid for a 1.0 release, but there are still two major features that I’d like to see added in the future — iPad support and a more robust URL scheme that will allow for automation with apps like Workflow.

I have several friends that I’ve met through Twitter and when we chat privately, we do so almost exclusively through Direct Messages. By breaking out Twitter DMs into their own application, TwIM puts those conversations on the same level as iMessages. I wouldn’t be surprised if this app ends up on my first Home Screen within just a few weeks of use.