The title may sounds very provocative, but that's the truth: I'm in love with Tweetie 2. Well, pretty much everyone is at the moment. But instead of writing just another review, I decided to give you a list of 10 good reasons to buy Tweetie 2. And, even is the app is out since 2 days, what you should probably expect from "Tweetie 3".
Why Should I Buy Tweetie 2?
User Interface: simple but yet stunning. It's very clear and uncluttered (and very system-like, a big acheivement for a mobile twitter client) but has those details that will make you fall in love with it. Little blue dots highlighting your unread tweets, mentions and DMs, a grey grid appearing when you swipe over a tweet, the little arrow moving from tweets to mentions in the bottom tabbar..Loren surely did a great job.
Features : Tweetie 2 is features reached. Integrated support for other apps (Read it Later, Birdhouse, for example), online services, retweets, scrolling position awareness are the first ones I could think of.
Improvements: Tweetie 2 is a big step forward from Tweetie 1.x. While you could see "the same app" at a first test, Tweetie has been completely rewritten from scratch. It's a new app.
Retweets: Tweetie 2 supports the upcoming Project Retweet, which will be twitter's official support for retweets (a users-started way of sharing stuff). This means that all the tweets you're gonna retweet on Tweetie 2 will be at "the right place" when P. R. will officially launch. Interesting!
Application Icon: I mean, it's lovely.
Timeline Refresh: swipe up with your finger over the last tweet to refresh the whole timeline. Genious.
Threaded DMs: Direct Messages are now displayed as users' conversations, just like in Tweetie for Mac.
Finally, I'd say.
Single Tweets View: you can now read your tweets as a single-tweet. You can also browse them with the navigation arrows placed at the top right. Really useful if you follow a few people.
Saved Searches: Just like in Tweetie for Mac, you can save searches. An enormous - ehm - time saver.
Geo Location: pretty much self explanatory. It seems like a very few people use Twitter in my town.
Now, here's my prediction of some feature we'll see in Tweetie 3. Or maybe in the future 2.x updates.
Don't hate me Loren, I'm always thinking about future stuff :)
Even more 3rd party apps support
New Twitter features (obviously, God knows what the twitter guys will create!)