Tweet It! receives another colossal update, bringing HD graphics, custom sounds and more

Like Readit, the app Tweet It! gets my Editor’s Choice for best third-party Twitter client. It’s constantly being updated and improved with some seriously cool features. Recently, the developer Timur Khamidov has been cranking away at updates, and the latest version is truly a fascinating one.

Many in our audience are using the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 Developer Preview. That OS update allows custom notifications and more specifically, for developers to add the ability for their own sounds to their creations. Quite a few of you have requested developers do this and we’re happy to report that Tweet It! now has this as an option.

Head past the break to learn about the rest of the amazing new things in Tweet It! version 7.8!

Tweet It! 7.8 release notes

  • Updated icons and graphics for 1080P displays (Lumia 1520)
  • Tap & hold timeline icon to discover new ways to read/see your timeline, including only top tweets, sorted by rating or to see only tweets with media
  • Custom Live Tile colors selection
  • Customize Toast notification sound (must have OS Update 3 installed)
  • Live Tiles are now more detailed
  • Toasts will contain Tweet text preview
  • Launch the app and see that all your new mentions or directs
  • Lockscreen support with added Detailed Status option
  • Better Pocket integration with the ability to see what’s in your Pocket (via IE)
  • Mention user from profile page
  • Friends username list with auto-update
  • Voice assistant feature (beta option)

Yowzer. There’s so many awesome things in version 7.8 it’s hard to wrap our head around. For one, Lumia 1520 owners should appreciate the improved HD graphics (we raise our hand) and Update 3 users will love the 6 custom bird chirps that you can now use for Notifications.

The ability to customize Tile colors, improved Live Tile details (included for Toasts), and Detailed Status on the Lock Screen should make the ‘glance and go’ ability of the app a lot better for power users.

All in all, just a solid, feature packed update to what is already a great third party Twitter client for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone 7.x status and open beta testing

Timur has stated that he has been working on the 7.x version for some time. Currently, the Windows Phone Store is having issues approving 7.x apps. That’s not his fault although to make up for it, he is taking requests to join the beta!

Simply head to this link:!4367&ithint=file,.xlsx&lor=shortUrl and sign yourself up for early access.

Want more? Look for the next update for Tweet It! in early 2014 and you can read more about this update on his blog.

For now, head to the Windows Phone Store here to grab a free trial of Tweet It!, which otherwise will run you $2.99. I’ve called it my favorite Twitter app for a while, but don’t take my word, give it a try yourself.

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.

  • That amazing screen.
  • Can you @ someone yet when tweeting, that is the number 1 reason I stopped using it
  • You mean auto-complete of names? That's been there for awhile. Otherwise not sure what you mean.
  • yes, it had never worked for me ever. Looks like its time you try it out again!
  • It totally works and it looks awesome (brings up their photo too). Did you go into Settings > Friends Username list > Update now ? Because you have to sync it at least once to pull all of their names. With this update, it will also auto sync periodically to look for changes.
  • To be honest the reason I will stick with the Official App is because I can pin users to my Start Screen... Currently have @RudyHuyn, @MFaroTusino and @NokiaAustralia ready for quick access... ;)
  • Err...this app allows you to pin people to your Start screen too ;)
  • Damn it, I never did this! Thank you Daniel!
  • Wow....todays app updates are huge. Windows Phone is really getting exciting
  • The app looks amazing and its fast and fluid and just might get a lot if use from me
  • Amazing app!
  • Notifications disabled in trial version? Can't seem to get that option up...
  • Pretty sure that is correct.
  • Doh! App seems sweet though!
  • I wish I could go back to the oldest tweet when I'm browsing through older ones, I'm stuck to the newest one. It's an important feature for me and I'm waiting for it to buy this app :-)
  • If someone could make a battery app, in which you can choose custom notificaton sounds, I'd be sooooo happy. 
  • Amazing dev support here! So glad I grabbed it when it was free.
  • Free!!? Oh I'm so jealous. ;)
  • Wow! Did you guys see how many color options we have for the tile?? Why doesn't windows phone offer that many accent color options? ;) The dynamic background looks freaking awesome. It reminds me of Zune HD when music is playing and Xbox music tile when you're playing your favorite artist. It would be cool if the dynamic background was activated on the main page as well. The only things I don't like about it is no automatic 2nd tweet & no double tap on link to open it on IE like @Metweets. This app really looks legit though.
  • Red strip deal please!!
  • Surely if you can afford a phone, you can afford a 2.99 app? The dev probably worked 1000s hours on it.
  • Sure i can. Almost all of apps installing on my phone is a paid app. And i've got 4 twitter client. I wanna try and USE this. But, i think it's not worthed to pay another twitter client:--). But hey, tweet it, is a very very great client!
  • perfect app but still not support RTL ( Right to Left reading ) for arabic users
  • Great app Daniel! Just bought the full version and I think it's leagues ahead of the official Twitter app.
  • Doesn't support yet tweetmarker feature ?
  • How to logout from this apps? I'm running the trial version. Pls help.
  • Its still not up to snuf with 160 characters.
  • Wow, glad I read this article and tried it (then bought it). I've used (and bought) MoTweets, Rowi, Carbon, and most recently Mehdoh. Carbon was great but dev left all WinPhone users high and dry by abandoning the app. MoTweets, just didn't cut it, Rowi no development or updates, and lastly Mehdoh has no answer for a problem that right after you launch the app... it quits and sends you back the the start screen. Tweet It! Is simple, fast, and it works.
  • Thanks for your rundown of those third-party Twitter apps.  Just got my Nokia 909, and intend to download Tweet It!
  • You're more than welcome, BTW... still using Tweet It! and still loving it. Hoping it gets a "Buffer" share option in the near future. Have fun!