I’m really excited for Tweetie’s 2.1 update, which was just released the other day. YAY! Now if you don’t know what Tweetie is, it is a Twitter client for the iPhone, available in the App Store for $2.99.
Okay, I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding the new retweet functionality. All opinions aside, I think Tweetie 2.1 has done a lovely job of integrating it with a few awesome features.
•Retweets are dog-eared in bright pink (really- you cant miss it)
•Both the original tweeter and retweeters avatars appear next to the tweet
•The original tweeters username appears alongside the retweeters handle
Sidenote: Don’t you LOVE the irony of @MayhemStudios‘ tweet there? <3
I happen to really enjoy the new Twitter lists and Tweetie 2.1 integrated them as well.
•The lists you or other users appear on are shown in a drop-down menu on the user’s profile page.
•The lists you follow appear in the ••• menu (the account/extras menu as I like to think of it), below the My Profile, Favorites, and Drafts set.
•You can create new lists and manage the members of your own lists as well.
One of my favorite things about Tweetie for Mac is that it makes it easy to keep up with a high follow volume by giving users the option of seeing their entire timeline from where they last left off. Tweetie 2.1 also gives this option, but in a different way.
•A page break appears where you last left off, picking up where you are currently reading.
•If you want to read what happened in between those 2 points, tap on the break and it will load that section of your timeline.
And now for some bonuses!
Video & Image Support
Tweetie has added video support! Can I get a “Yayyyy!”?
I’ll give myself a yay. Yayyy!
•They’ve added some great image support services and video support, including Posterous and YFrog for video.
•THEY ADDED POSTEROUS TO VIDEO AND IMAGE SUPPORT!
(sorry, I’m a little excited about that one- my Posterous is a little neglected..)
I’m still waiting on Flic.kr and tr.im support (for URL shortening, obviously). However, if I were feeling ambitious, I could API it up and add them in myself. Anywho…
I don’t know about you guys, but I happen to like the portrait keyboard/mode. I get a little frustrated when I’m laying down and my screen goes all landscape, because then I have to readjust myself after finally getting comfortable and contort my body to be able to tweet and read and then I can’t find a comfortable position and once I do finally get comfortable again the screen goes landscape.
It’s a vicious cycle.
Fortunately, Tweetie 2.1 caught on to the times and gave users the option of Auto Rotating. WOO!
•Auto Rotate options are Always, on the Compose Screen Only, or Never
•Browser Rotation is a separate option altogether.
Yep. You can tell your followers where you are while you tweet.
•A little red pin appears in the corner of your tweet (next to where it’s usually dog-earred)
•Following the pin shows your location on Google maps, but stays within the app.
So those are some highlights of the Tweetie 2.1 updates. If you’re an iPhone user, I’d STRONGLY recommend Tweetie 2 (I promise – it’s worth far beyond $2.99. Really.). If you’re not already using Tweetie or you’re not an iPhone user (and I mean user as a pun- I debated on whether or not to use “iPhone junkie” instead), which mobile app do you use to tweet?