Fan favorite Mehdoh Twitter app gets the Win Phone 8 treatment in latest update

We’ve seen quite a few of the “big players” in Twitter apps for Windows Phone get their respective Windows Phone 8 bump in the last few weeks, so it’s great to see reader favorite Mehdoh get its due.

Mehdoh for Windows Phone 8 get quite a few new additions with the latest update, which is of course, free if you previously purchased the app (or locked it in when it was free). From lockscreen notifications to fast-resume, the Twitter app certainly gets the performance boost from Windows Phone 8’s new APIs and beefier hardware.

The full changelog was posted on the Mehdoh site, which we’ll share below:

  • lock screen notifications (icon + text, WP8 only features)
  • voice commands (WP8 only feature) - UK only at present
  • twitter profile banner images
  • twitter api 1.1
  • changed menu options around
  • fast app resume (WP8 only feature)
  • lots of small bug fixes
  • removed several retweet homescreen options (due to 1.1 API)
  • temporarily removed custom themes (WP8 only)
  • unfortunately removed tile options in order to provide lock screen info (WP8 only)

So why get Mehdoh over some of the other choices out there? First and foremost there is always preference: Mehdoh has always been a clean, minimalist Twitter client and a lot of folks just like the “look” of it.

Another big pro that is unique to Mehdoh is the image/URL preview ability. Lots of times when you someone Tweets a weblink, in order to read it you need to click it and have it handed off to IE on the phone. Sure, you to see the site but you were also just pulled out of the “Twitter experience”. Mehdoh allows you to view webpages within the app just by sliding over—it’s super convenient and faster than opening up the browser. Same with image preview.

If you’re a fan of Mehdoh, head to the Store now to get the update and if you’re looking to try something different, make sure you give Mehdoh a spin. Windows Phone 8 only. Thanks, Michael O., for the tip!

QR: Mehdoh

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

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  • yeah, finally got one in the other day...starting to load 'er up and see what's she's got ;)
  • Had mine since 14th. Really superb, but learnt to love rowi again
  • I have to admit, the Ativ looks good! (I wouldn't be disappointed to see this on Sprint.)
  • Mehdoh has always been my favorite twitter app.
  • Mine too and still is :) even after several other competitor's updates so I can't wait to check this out.
  • Man this is a hard choice, I had use Mehdoh on my Titian and loved it but got used to Gleek now. I guess it's a good thing to have choices...
  • Pretty much the same with me. Mehdoh is a great Twitter app I happen to perfer Gleek, But for all the free Twitter apps out Mehdoh is the one to get.
  • No trial?
    No deal then, I'll stick with Rowi until I can try before I buy.
  • Mehdoh is way way better in my opinion.
  • Totally agree.... Mehdoh owns IMHO. It reminds me of Tweetro for W8... or vise versa....
  • Ahh :'( can't decide between, gleek rowi or medoh now :'( since I own all three 2 have to go which ones? :/
  • My favorite is Mehdoh for its clean layout. It lets you read more tweets/content than the competition. My second choice would be rowi with Gleek a distant third (I don't like their layout and the vertical "unred" bar looks ugly to me).
    I own these three and I will keep switching between Mehdoh and rowi. Competition is good and it's great to have clients this good.
  • mehdoh was my go to twitter app with my old WP, Im glad they updated it.
  • Needs a free trial! Aggh
  • Best Twitter app.
  • How did I forget about mehdoh? Been on the search for a new Twitter app since Carbon went away, this looks a bit nicer than rowi.
  • Its gotta be MeTweet if you want reliable twitter notifications with awesome clean UI and WP8 features. Mehdoh devs abandoned ship at one point. Lost my respect.
  • +1 MeTweets works great.. Mehdoh was my fav but without push, am in for MeTweets
  • I've been using Rowi for ever on my Focus, gonna give MeTweet a try now on my 920
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  • I'm not sure if you are right or WP Central was.
  • Mehdoh developers did abandon at one point. But they, or another picked it up and have run with it. The two best at this point are Mehdoh and MeTweet... slight edge to Mehdoh, IMO.
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  • Also my favorite. I find the updated rowi to be faster than wp8 mehdoh but there's just something about mehdohs layout that feels better to me.
  • Wow, great update. Left rowi for this
  • Mehdoh is the one I always go back to. Have used Rowi, Carbon, Birdsong, Gleek, etc. I seem to use one of them and alternate with Mehdoh. Mehdoh always seems to win out. The one I alternate with now is Metweets. Very similar to Mehdoh, IMO.
  • I flip-flop between Rowi and Mehdoh. Mehdoh gets the nod for the Trending feature.
  • My preferred WP Twitter client.
  • Having a problem with Mehdoh after the update. Will not automatically update after launching the app, I have to hit refresh. Then it says "mehdoh There was a problem connecting toTwitter." Anyone else experiencing this?