New Twitter app 'Birdsong' first look [Video]

We got word today of a yet another Twitter app in the Marketplace (see Beezz, Seesmic, Twitt, etc.), this one called Birdsong, which has a nice ring to it.

The app fetches for a pricey $1.99 and there is a free trial, but is it worth it? Our initial impression is for a v1.0 app it's pretty rockin' and yeah, we actually bought it. The main thing we like about is its looks: it feels almost like a native Twitter app. It also caches nicely, has threaded conversation views, retweet (old and quote), landscape support, inline pic viewing, Twitpic uploading and more. The UI is real slick and there's "infinite scrolling" so no more "load more" screens.

We look forward to seeing what comes next from the developer, who is already working on v1.1. You can check the developer's site here for more info and grab the trial here in the Marketplace (opens in new tab).

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.

  • I'm grabbing it now. I've been looking for a twitter that that I can quote RT.Initial:+ Very slick presentation! + Fast+ RT with comment+ Timeline/DM/Mention count- Doesn't show many tweets in time line. Need the option to reduce the font size- No push, but that's cool for nowMy new favorite twitter app.
  • This is the best Twitter app that I've tried on the platform so far.
  • I agree!
  • very nice twitter app! I do wish we had one twitter app that remembered your place on the timeline. For example, if I go a day without checking my twitter, when I open it up it refreshes and then goes to the top, at which point I usually have 100+ new tweets, but the only way to read them is to go newest to oldest, or guess my spot and scroll WAY down...
  • I was using the trial version for a few days but just bought it today. Im excited about the upcoming updates.
  • Hi,v1.1 of Birdsong has just released. This delivers major performance and stability as well as a few new features such as run under lock screen, multi-language support and landscape mode.Now we have a really stable platform we are working on delivering more advanced features such as multiple accounts, push notifications etc..Check out v1.1 here: v1.1 we’ve also taken steps to improve our support offering by opening a brand new Support Portal on which you can make (and vote on) feature requests, discuss ideas and issues with the Birdsong Community, and contact us for support. The new Support Portal is or you can email us here: support@red-badger.comThanksCain@redbadgerteam