31 Days, 31 Products: TweetBot & Twitterrific

Day 07: TweetBot & Twitterrific

This post is part of a larger series where for 31 days I’m posting a story about a particular product or service I’ve come to enjoy.

Doing a two for one special today (Cyber Monday and all!) with two of my favorite Twitter clients.

For me, the only reason I found Twitter usable and joined in 2007 was because of Twitterrific for Mac OS X. There was no way I was going to visit the Twitter website to stay active but the idea of having my timeline live on my desktop was a killer feature, and thus a killer app.

Later on iOS, I with many others experienced an orgy of Twitter app options. I personally favored Tweetie but after that was bought and killed by Twitter itself I moved on to TweetBot.

Random aside, it’s a real shame that TweetBot has given up so much of its historic personality / UI identity to fit in within the new iOS aesthetic. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the features set of the app, but the current version has very little personality compared to its early days.

I do prefer TweetBot on the phone, but when it comes to my iPad I’m back to Twitterrific. While a bit bulky to look at, I just love the full screen view of my timeline.

Twitterrific for iOS is a free download on the App Store with a $4.99 in-app purchase to unlock the full app. Twitterrific for Mac also has a free trial which can be licensed through the Iconfactory Store for $9.95 or purchased through the Mac App Store.

TweetBot for iOS is a pay for download on the App Store and will costs you $4.99. TweetBot for Mac is also a pay for download on the Mac App Store and will cost you $9.99.