Top 5 Twitter Apps for your Mobile Phone

Posted on 24. Apr, 2010 by in iPhone

By: Hillel Fuld (Follow me here)

Mobile Twitter is the new Twitter

Twitter usage on mobile phones is exploding in popularity.  According to comScore, Twitter usage over mobile has grown almost 350% in the last year alone.  Unsurprisingly, mobile Twitter apps have begun sprouting up like mushrooms.  With so many choices, it can be confusing to figure out which Twitter app is best for you and your phone.  To get you sorted, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 favorite mobile Twitter apps.

TweetDeck

TweetDeck is a free Twitter app for the iPhone.  It resembles and syncs nicely with the popular desktop version of TweetDeck.  It’s a sharp looking app that includes multiple account management, geo-tagging and photo uploading.  Unfortunately, TweetDeck only supports the iPhone, which accounts for less than 2% of all mobile phones!   What about the other 4 billion mobile subscribers who don’t own an iPhone?

Device support: iPhone only

Snaptu

For the 4 billion people that don’t own an iPhone, Snaptu offers a free Twitter app that supports pretty much every mobile phone.  The list of features will satisfy even the most hardcore Tweetaholic.  And it works fast.   Twitter is one of several apps you get when you download Snaptu.  Basically, Snaptu is one app that includes many other apps (like Twitter, Facebook, TechCrunch, Flickr, etc).  Snaptu enables any phone to have an “iPhone-like” interface and to support iPhone-like apps.  It works well on high-end smartphones, but also on old and low-end phones.  Snaptu just announced that it has raised funding from Sequoia Capital, a VC that funded Google, Yahoo, YouTube, and a few other companies you might have heard of.

Device support:  Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, BlackBerry, LG, Samsung, HTC, any Java enabled phone

UberTwitter

UberTwitter is a popular Twitter client for BlackBerry devices.  It’s got all the basic Twitter features one would expect.  However, they have done a good job optimizing the user experience for BlackBerry’s small screen.  One nice option lets you reduce the size of profile icons, enabling users to fit more text on the screen.  The app supports multiple accounts, allowing each account to have unique on-device settings.  UberTwitter is free and supported by advertisements…although you can purchase an ad-free version for $4.99 (aka $5).

Device support:  BlackBerry devices only

Gravity

Gravity is a fully featured and smooth looking Twitter client for Nokia S60 smartphones.  Gravity supports multiple Twitter accounts, offers tabbed views of your timeline, messages, friends, etc.  You can also post URLs from tweets to del.icio.us or Instapaper.  Overall, it’s a solid solution for Nokia smartphones owners.  The main problem with Gravity is its $10 price tag.

Device support:  Nokia S60 phones

TinyTwitter

TinyTwitter is another popular Twitter app.  Like Snaptu, it supports Java enabled devices, meaning it is not just focused on the mobile bourgeoisie that own an iPhone.  As its name implies, it is lightweight, so it downloads and installs quickly.  It’s not the prettiest app available, and it lacks certain features such as as uploading images with tweets.  But if you are looking for a simple, get-to-the-point kind of Twitter client, then TinyTwitter is a solid choice. Search for the most reliable mobile applications for smart phones and increase your productivity.

Device support:  Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, BlackBerry, LG, Samsung, HTC, any Java enabled phone




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10 Responses to “Top 5 Twitter Apps for your Mobile Phone”

  1. Max

    24. Apr, 2010

    Even for $10, Gravity is worth it… my opinion of course.

  2. Dvir Reznik

    25. Apr, 2010

    Important post Hillel!

    I second Max regarding Gravity – if you have a Symbian phone, invest the $10 in Gravity. Awesome social client – other than multiple twitter accounts, it also supports Google Reader (Beta, limited to 1,000 items), Foursqaure, Facebook (Beta, news/status updates only) and StatusNet. Highly recommended!

  3. Parthiban

    25. Apr, 2010

    I am using gravity, i think for $10, its pretty much worth it, very quick, user friendly also uploads photos, views photos and external links too

  4. NoDiggity

    26. Apr, 2010

    twidroid made me happy for a year now.

  5. Törnebohms Hotspot

    26. Apr, 2010

    I´m using Snaptu and it works very well for me. Perfect for any mobile with Java

  6. Andy

    28. Apr, 2010

    A full-blown Twitter app which i use is Tvider.
    Tvider mobile app is available on iPhone,Blackberry,Symbian,Android,J2ME and Brew devices.

    Check out Tvider..http://m.tvider.com/mobile

  7. Info Gadget

    29. May, 2010

    thanks for sharing. nice stuff!

  8. David

    22. Sep, 2010

    The HTC-EVO has an android app called peep which works flawlessly…

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