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What is your favorite Twitter app for Windows Phone?

Twitter Apps

On Windows Phone we have the official Twitter app, but we also have a healthy selection of third-party alternatives. Twitter is a big social network with millions of users all wanting to use the service in different and unique ways. You might be content with the official Twitter app. However there are a handful of others who love third-party apps for the features they bring to the table. Which is your favorite?

A discussion currently happening in our forums is asking that question. What's the best Twitter client for Windows Phone? It's ok if it's the official Twitter app. That one was just updated two days ago with multi-photo upload, ability to tag friends in photos, inline media support and more.

Everyone will have varying opinions and preferences when it comes to Twitter, but here are a few third-party apps that have stood out so far in that forum discussion:

Those are just some of the favorites that have been mentioned so far. Join the forum discussion to voice your favorite Twitter app on Windows Phone.

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What is your favorite Twitter app for Windows Phone?

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Yep, agree. Just came back to the official client due to the recent update, after having used MehDoh for a while.

 

MehDoh is great, except for one thing; it doesn't display fave, follow and RT notifications like the official Twitter web client or mobile clients. On MehDoh or other 3rd party apps I've used it jumbles them up all over the place, and sometimes will never appear at all.

 

On official Twitter clients, they always appear ordered together correctly.

I'm a huge fan of MeTweets. Lots of features and the developer is very responsive on Twitter (even if there might be some gaps between updates if you ask he'll tell you why). 

Tried them all, and I've got MeTweets in first and Twabbit in close second. MeTweets is damn awesome and worth a try. And I'll have to try the new official one xD

been curious about MeTweets, does the notification of MeTweets just as good as Rowi (or as close as the official twit app) ???

I use the official App, isn't bad at all, never used a 3rd party App, even if most of them are paid apps

Here too. Inline thumbnail image is where it is at. Of course I dread the day I have to get a new device as I we can no longer get this app.

Yea but the official one has to much wasted space and the reply, retweet, favorite line should be in auto hide till you tap a tweet. In my opinion it looks horrible as is.

I had the same feeling, but I got a 520 after they discontinued the app and I was able to download it again, since I purchased it before. I don't know if there is still a possibility to do that through "my apps". It is a shame that they stopped supporting it because it was the best. (I still use it everyday)

Tweetium is so nice. But can't say I would prefer a one time premium versus semi annual reoccurring.

I use Gleek as well. I'm fairly certain that Liquid Daffodil's clients are the only ones that support TweetMarker AND instant notifications. Usually these apps have one or the other... That's a pretty big deal for my daily use, and I'm surprised that I don't hear others talk about it more.

Gleek for me and sometimes I use Cowlick. I like how I can color code people I more interested in reading .

 

Wow, thought nobody was going to mention Mehdoh, finally! I use that client too, although it's lost some of it's mojo due to WP8.1

I like it, it doesn't always work properly & then they blame Microsoft, but I can tweet from source with downloading a hub & I like the url shortener as that can not always work on Tweeter official, I will see what they do about update's. I have Twitter official too. I'm looking forward to Twitter 8.1.

i guess it's just you and me using twabbits, but since the official twitter app has been updated, i really like using much more than twabbit, i guess i'll give these ones here a try.

With you on twabbit. I'm not a heavy twitter user but it works for me, though I do wish the icon was live. Only dislike I've had with the app.

Started using the official one once Rowi was forced to drop support. I haven't really bothered trying other ones.

Official Twitter app works great for me. It could use a few tweaks though, but otherwise gets the job done well.

Twitter Beta. Tried them all, spent about a fiver on them but the official is still the best, despite being a bit basic. A lot of the bells and whistles and fancy stuff (weird stuff too, Gleek) on the others is just superfluous. Twitter's API removes a lot of the main functionality too which limits the 3rd party choice. Nothing comes close, for example, to the mentions feed. Only twitter aggregates them into one place.

How can you use Twitter Beta? I thought it was disabled from Windows Store & our devices if we'd managed to download it?

I've used Mehdoh and it's a great app, barred by the restrictive Twitter API..

You can't even view who favorited a tweet!

Not true. Mehdoh isn't the best. Try creating two tweets and you'll see that it doesn't work like MeTweets. There's features that the two of these have which if combined could create THE best app available. Tweetcaster on Android has a bunch of freaking features it's not even funny.

Never touch official. It's just bad.

I am currently using Medoh, but I sometimes use MeTweets, as well. I appreciate scheduling Tweets and using Quote Reply, neither of which the Twitter-direct app will do.

Yes, 'Tweet It'... I gave up on MeTweets, Mehdoh, Rowi, and others. I like the simplicity but still has all the options. The official one has really caught up though and I sometimes use it.

I stay with MeTweets. It became free for some days just after I received my first Windows Phone (Lumia 800).

The only reason that I maintain Twitter Beta (yes, I still have it!) is that it integrates with the People hub just like Facebook. Once this feature come to MeTweets (the developer already announced an upcoming update) then goodbye official app.

Having used almost all of them at one point or another I find myself sticking with the official Twitter app. If Tweetium ever gets ported like was announced that will likely change.

I use the official app. Works great, but I'm not a tweet-a-holic. Last update has some really nice enhancements.

I use the official app. The twitter options on WP are severely limited. Would kill for a 3rd party app with great design and functionality. I bet the Readit guys could make a killer Twitter app if they ever wanted to. I would pay for that.

I looked at the other apps mentioned in the article through the store, I'm too used to the official one to try to get used to another.

i use Gleek, because I haven't seen any other twitter app that lets me pin live tiles for all three twitter accounts I manage ;)

Medoh for sure.  It was hard to pry me from Rowi, but I got a new phone and had to move on. Tweet streaming is one of my favorite features in a twitter app, and theirs dominates.  Super customizeable home screen.

Official beta. I've paid for a lot of Twitter apps and I don't have one of them installed. None of them really had any staying power for me.

I was a big fan of Birdsong before they shut down their app. Now, Mehdoh is my go to client when I need a Twitter app. I usually just use the integrated people hub for reading tweets.

No its not. But yes its only a twitter feed reader with some good unique features with importance given to the ppl one is following

I've tried to use other apps like the official and tweet it! but I keep coming back to Mehdoh. It's such a solid app with all the features I need. All I would like is for some stability and performance fixes.

I'm using the official app on both Windows and Windows Phone, they do what they should do, and that's enough for me.

My favorite app was the people tile. Now I use the official app, but the live tile doesn't work, so I nite rarely use Twitter. I mainly used it for news aggregation, but Bing news is doing a fine job. Who needs Twitter?

Twitter... I gave up on third party twitter apps when twitter started revoking amount for their API and all that other junk that went on... Plus they support their own app pretty well now so...

Am I the only person that uses text messaging a lot? Only for my main account and use Gleek for the other ten.

Twabbit off and on, but since the update for the official app I'm using it exclusively. Along with Unfollow Spy.

Used some of the third party apps, but the official home (even though it is far less eye-catching) just feels more like twitter to me

Used Rowi til it was discontinued. Switched to Mehdoh, but gave that up after the official client was updated recently. I also used Tweet It! for a while, but it seems like the dev has completely abandoned that app. It hasn't been updated in 6 months.

The official client has reliable/fast push notifications (Mehdoh's push svc has always been really squirrelly for me, sometimes delaying notifications by hours, or not delivering them at all), but I really think Twitter needs to further tweak the UX in their app, as the nav bar at the top takes up way too much space.

I was a Mehdoh purist until MeTweets stole my heart. The Twitter app competition has some very strong players.
 

Tried Mehdoh but don't think its very smooth. Been using twitter beta because of the social integration with 8.1. But found another one the other night in these comments called Cybercrow Beta. Very nice, simple, and smooth. Emailed the dev and said he wasn't planning on updating however. But maybe if enough people try it!

Which one can categorize my feeds? Where I can make custom categories like friends/sports/tech, just like booklet for Facebook.

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