The official iOS app from Twitter is sufficient if you are not a tweeter, but if you are there are many useful features missing. Fortunately, there are many free Twitter clients that you can use on your iPhone. These third-party apps have features such as customizable interfaces, post-scheduling, and a variety of browser options for opening links, just to name a few.
There are some third-party Twitter clients for iOS, but we have tested them all out and found out that only a handful is worth your time. In fact, four third-party clients and a Twitter web app that you want to use, if you're looking for too many features, stood out.
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Not all third-party Twitter clients have equal rights. Therefore, we have reviewed some important factors in every iOS application. All the items below are in the table above:
- App Store Rating : Any client in this list (except Twitter Lite not available on the App Store) has a rating of 4.3 or higher in the App Store , Usually, everything above a 4 is positive, which means that there are a relatively small number of negative reviews.
- Number of supported accounts : Most people stick with an account, but it is important to check the number of accounts each customer supports, especially if your job requires managing multiple Twitter accounts.
- Price for Pro Version : Although all of these customers can be used for free, there are four versions of a Pro version, with a price ranging from a one-time payment of $ 2.99 to $ 2.99 ranges from $ 29.99 per month.
- Pro Features: Paid versions usually offer more features and are freed from ads. The ones listed in the table are the most important ones to look forward to.
- Ads : Do Third-Party Customers Offer Ads? If yes, which? These range from none to static banners to promoted tweets.
- Must create a third-party account: Only one app in this list requires you to create an account to sign in to and use your Twitter account.  3D Touch: All apps have 3D touch capabilities in the app. Peek and pop support.
- iCloud Sync: Indicates whether the app is syncing data on the iCloud.
- Gesture Shortcuts: Without 3D Touch. Here we are looking for apps that work faster with swipe gestures, such as undoing edits.
- Siri Integration: Some apps can be used with Siri right away after you have given permission for the app to send data to Apple to process your voice queries. There are also Siri shortcuts that make life easier by creating custom Siri commands that are used with the app. With just one app, you can use Siri for a custom speakerphone.
- Change home screen app icon: Apps can include an option for user-selectable app icons that allow you to change the icon of the app displayed on your home screen. Only a few developers use this iOS feature.
- Inline YouTube Playback : If you tap on a YouTube video link in a tweet, does it play on the Twitter timeline instead of being redirected to the YouTube app?
- Instagram Image Display : The ability to display an image from the app when an Instagram link is included in a tweet.
- Web Links Browser : Tapping on a link will take you to an in-app browser on Twitter. Unfortunately, in-app browsers sometimes lack functionality, making navigation difficult. Other options, such as Chrome, make surfing the web easier and better overall.
- Dark Mode : Twitter has a dark mode where users can scroll through their timeline in low light conditions. This prevents the bright light from being strained from the eyes by the usual white background. Do third-party clients have a similar dark / night mode feature?
- Customizable User Interface : The ability to customize the Twitter interface is one of the best features a third-party client can provide. These include changing the font's font and size, moving the navigation bar, and applying different themes.
- Landscape : Twitter works best when the phone is held vertically (portrait), but the screens are getting bigger every year (the X S Max has a 6, 5-inch screen), you may want to get the most out of the display by rotating the device in landscape orientation as you scroll through tweets.
- Schedule Posts : The ability to schedule posts on Twitter is an important tool for social media managers and the like. The official Twitter app will not let you do that.
- Mute : Mute allows you to remove users, hashtags, and certain phrases from your timeline without blocking or following anyone.
- Built-In Link Shortener : Although all links in Twitter include 23 characters, trimming not only helps with the aesthetics of a tweet, but can also be useful for analysis. Usual link shortenings are bit.ly and ow.ly.
- Third Party Connect Accounts : We looked at how well these third party clients are connected to other accounts, including Facebook, Buffer, and more. For apps with built-in link shorteners, you can link your account through the link-linking service to get clickthrough analytics, rather than letting your links look pretty, even though most options show this data in the Shortener account require.  Editing Photos : Adding a filter to a photo you upload to Twitter makes tweeting much easier than editing photo editing apps.
- Post GIFs : Can you upload a gif to your tweet? With all these apps you can do this.
- Location marker : Using your device's location services, Twitter can tell the world where your tweet was sent from. You can also disable this feature for apps that support geotags.
- Save Drafts : If you're not ready to tweet, it's important that you save a draft for later. The official Twitter app lets you and some of these customers do this.
- Search Location : Can you search tweets for geolocation?
- Sending Direct Messages : Sending a DM to someone on Twitter is a useful tool for private communication, and all these apps support it.
- VoiceOver Accessibility : VoiceOver is an accessibility feature that enables the visually impaired to read their screen aloud, including tweets. Few support this.
How We Selected These Apps
Reducing the best third-party Twitter clients to only five was a difficult task, with dozens available on the App Store that seemed like good prospects. As a result, some of your favorite Twitter clients may be missing from this list, but for a good reason.
First, they must be free, and most features should not require in-app purchases. For a paid app, Tweetbot 5 would be worth something for $ 4.99, but since we're just looking for free apps, it did not cut it here. Second, these free Twitter customers should do all this to have an App Store rating of 4.3 or higher. There were a few that fit the bill missing in this article, but we cut it because our selected apps did all they could and more. There is one exception, however, and this is Twitter Lite, which is not available on the App Store. We've added this because it's a good app for users who actually want less noise, which we consider to be a feature.
App 1. Echofon
If you are not a fan of all the bells and whistles that some Twitter customers have and you prefer simplicity and minimalism. Echofon for Twitter has a clean interface that still offers some unique features that allow you to manage as many Twitter accounts as you like.
At first glance, Echofon looks very similar to Twitter. The timeline has a similar style, but the media preview in each tweet is more compact, so other tweets have more room to breathe on the screen. On Twitter, it's not uncommon for two tweets to record your entire screen at once, so it's nice to see more.
Unread tweets are kept in sync on different iOS devices between Echofon, so you never have to see the same tweet twice. The navigation bar is also at the bottom. However, not only can you access search queries, mentions, and direct messages, but also your profile, likes, followers, lists, and who you have muted.
Although Echofon has a static display directly above the navigation bar. You can close it. It does not reappear until forces the application, which is not common. The Pro version removes this display (and adds more features, such as Siri), but if you do not want to spend $ 4.99 on it, you can close the ad as needed.
You can use the search to get an overview of the trends (worldwide) (or in your country), your saved searches and tweets in the vicinity. A green pin map shows the exact location from which all local tweets were sent. However, they are only displayed if the person used location markers while tweeting. Tap on a pin and you can see the content of the tweet. If you're a fan of Snapchat's Snap Map, you'll enjoy this feature.
One of the best features in Echofon is the new tweet section. Not only can you write a tweet, you can also schedule it, mark your location, shorten links, add a description for the visually impaired (VoiceOver) and edit your photos. And when I say "edit," I really mean .
Upload a picture and you have over a dozen tools to play with, including filters, clipping, orientation, text, blur, focus, stickers, borders, red eyes, memes, and more. Swipe gestures make it easier to undo changes. By far it's a better in-app photo editor than Twitter.
But do not be fooled by Echofon's minimal style – There's a lot to discover.
There are many options in Settings that you can toggle, including font size, display style, photo preview, and topics (seven options are available). If you mess up the settings enough, you can add extra space to your timeline so you can see more tweets at once. In advanced settings, you can log in to your buffer account to shorten the links in your tweets, and Pocket or Instapaper to save articles from your timeline for later reading.
One of our most popular features (which Twitter had in one place) is that you can view Instagram photos directly from your timeline instead of having to tap on the Instagram link to display them from the in-app browser or Instagram -App to jump. And you do not have to stick to Echofon's in-app browser – you can open links in Safari instead.