I haven’t spent too much time with Twitterrific 2.0 but so far I do like what I see. I’ve already uninstalled Tweetie (mostly to force myself to use Twitterrific) from my iPhone and am now using Twitterrific as my primary client. I’m still unable to make a final decision about my client of choice and/or whether or not to recommend it to others, it’ll probably take me about a week to do that.
Without further ado, here are my first impressions of Twitterrific 2.0:
- The beautiful look of a selected tweet.
- All of the extra features you get when tapping the asterisk icon.
- Options for shortcuts when tapping, double tapping, or triple tapping on a users avatar include: show author, show conversation, toggle favorite, toggle mark.
- Compose tweet page, although a little cluttered, is absolutely beautiful.
- I love the Quick Look icon that allows you to view what is “behind” the compose page.
- Trends view.
- The RT syntax is off by default with the “(via @username)” on instead.
- The ability to mark a tweet in the app without it being public knowledge as it would when using favorites is great.
- Compress text feature helps you conserve character counts.
- I like the ability to view other users favorites.
- Is that icon on the bottom right of the app supposed to be a funnel? Why?
- yfrog shouldn’t be the default photo site, TwitPic is generally considered to be the better option.
- Bit.ly is the only URL shortening service used by the app, I would rather use Tr.im.
- I saw this ridiculous Twoosh! popup the first time I posted a tweet with Twitterrific, I then saw an option in the settings to turn it off, since then I have seen no mention of it in the app. But, I know it exists because I have a screenshot of it.
- The other two themes (not the default) are terrible.
This release of Twitterrific 2.0 will surely heat up the war between Tweetie and Twitterrific for the title of best Twitter app for the iPhone. As you can see there are more good than bad (or ugly), this version will force other Twitter clients to get better (hopefully much better, because that is good for us users).
Update 5/13/09: I’ve continued to use Twitterrific as my primary Twitter client, I’m not exactly going to say that Tweetie is dead to me but until they come out with a super cool update I’m sticking with Twitterrific.