1. JobSteves's Avatar
    So I'm torn. I keep hearing people act like tweetbot is the best thing since sliced bread but also hear Twitterrific is also amazing. I like the fact that Twitterrific is universal and tweetbot 3 still isn't available for iPads yet.

    So I want to know the pros and cons of each not just "tweetbot is better" etc...

    Thanks in advance.

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    03-19-2014 01:14 AM
  2. Eddster's Avatar
    I love Tweetbot. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and my iMac. The iPad and iMac apps haven't been (visually) updated but the functionality is still there. In other words, the iPhone app has the iOS 7 look where as the iPad app still has the old iOS 6, but it still rocks. I love that Tweetbot uses iCloud to sync across devices. I LOVE that you can "quick reply" to notifications in Mavericks. I REALLY hope this functionality comes to iPhone soon ( for both Messages and Tweetbot). All in all, I've found Tweetbot to be the most full-featured AND polished twitter client for iOS/OSX.
    03-19-2014 02:29 AM
  3. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I like them both honestly. I think Tweetbot 3 gets the go ahead here as it loads more than 100 tweets per API call. I still can't get a good answer from the devs of Twitterriffic as to why they won't do this. I like the look and feel of them both.
    03-19-2014 08:29 AM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    I love Tweetbot, it's among the first app I download on any new iOS device that I pick up. Since I purchased it, I haven't used another Twitter app because it has every feature that I'd like.
    03-19-2014 09:12 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Twitterric 5 for me all the way. I love the app.
    03-19-2014 01:45 PM
  6. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I think Twitteriffic was the very first app that I ever bought. It's been on my all my iPhones since my 3G. I still have about 5 twitter apps on my phone that I like to use.
    03-20-2014 05:47 AM
  7. jmendel33's Avatar
    I think Twitteriffic was the very first app that I ever bought. It's been on my all my iPhones since my 3G. I still have about 5 twitter apps on my phone that I like to use.
    Me also, ive noticed your posts before when i have posted on this topic, ive been back using the default though for a few months, i switch back and forth between that and tweetbot
    03-20-2014 07:36 AM
  8. JobSteves's Avatar
    Holy ****. This just made me decision even harder.


    http://www.news47ell.com/2014/01/28/...ill-ever-need/
    03-21-2014 02:44 PM
  9. EJM13's Avatar
    It's because of the unified timeline. They're pulling timeline, DM's and @messages so in essence they're requesting 300 but it's 100 per.
    05-20-2014 05:18 PM
  10. mumfoau's Avatar
    I was a heavy Tweetbot user but as my Twitter usage has decreased I've gone back to the official Twitter app


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    05-20-2014 05:39 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was a heavy Tweetbot user but as my Twitter usage has decreased I've gone back to the official Twitter app


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    Same here. I pretty much tweet in spurts now, but even when I delete the Tweetbot app in lieu of the official Twitter app, I always end up reinstalling it.
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    05-20-2014 06:33 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Have never used or even opened the Official Twitter app. I use Twitterrfic even though my us usage is low as well but I really like the app. I have been using it since the day Rene Ritchie did a write up on the Blog some time ago.
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    05-20-2014 07:38 PM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    Have never used or even opened the Official Twitter app. I use Twitterrfic even though my us usage is low as well but I really like the app. I have been using it since the day Rene Ritchie did a write up on the Blog some time ago.
    I think I've tried them all but Tweetbot is the only one I've used for any length of time aside from the official Twitter app


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    05-20-2014 07:40 PM
  14. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I think I've tried them all but Tweetbot is the only one I've used for any length of time aside from the official Twitter app


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    Individual ease of what works best for you and what it has for me that allows as i said. Ease of use.
    Last edited by Jaguarr40; 05-20-2014 at 09:52 PM. Reason: typo
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    05-20-2014 09:52 PM
  15. zerog46's Avatar
    I have also used them all. I always go back to Tweetbot. It works for me.
    05-20-2014 11:37 PM
  16. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I've dumped both of these apps and I am using Ubersocial Pro. Much much nicer.
    05-22-2014 07:43 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I would use the Twitter app only if they would add dark theme. I use Tweetbot just for the dark theme.


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    05-22-2014 12:55 PM
  18. JobSteves's Avatar
    So guys I've decided on Twitterriffic. I've heard all over the web that Tweetbot has awful support/feedback from the devs. For that reason alone I don't want to use/support tweetbot. Also twitterrific looks better x100.
    02-24-2015 03:02 PM
  19. unshaken's Avatar
    Would someone be willing to walk through and troubleshoot syncing Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad? I have searched and followed instructions but I still don't end up in the same spot when I switch devices. I'd be so willing to purchase Tweetbot for Mac if I had any hope that all three would sync. Eddster, you have all three working. Can you provide some assistance? Thanks!
    04-03-2015 07:22 PM
  20. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I keep trying Twitterrific and keep deleting it. Background updating does not work no matter what I do, it will not pull more than 70 tweets at a time. Granted, it's nice looking but this keeps me from using it.

    I so want to use Ubersocial Pro all the time, but that app doesn't have access to the iOS share sheet, so if I want to kick an link over to PInboard, I have to open it in Safari and then do that.
    04-04-2015 08:55 AM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    So guys I've decided on Twitterriffic. I've heard all over the web that Tweetbot has awful support/feedback from the devs. For that reason alone I don't want to use/support tweetbot. Also twitterrific looks better x100.
    This has not been my experience at all. The guys at Tweetbot have always been responsive and helpful for me. Like many, I am anxiously awaiting the interface update to match iOS 8.x, but I have no issues with their support.


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    04-04-2015 11:34 AM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Fortunately, I haven't needed any support with Tweetbot. So I have no experience there. But I love the app. It took some getting used to, but it's great. I like the Twitter app too, but I really need a dark theme for my eyes. I enjoyed the free version of Echofon for a while until the ads got too intrusive.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-04-2015 08:28 PM
  23. dictoresno's Avatar
    I have always used tweetbot and decided to give twitterrific a chance. I have both apps and love them both equally. For me, they both seem almost exactly the same in terms of options. Both sync my time line perfectly as expected and I love the dark mode on both. Twitterrific offers a universal app with iPad support and also offers landscape mode. Tweetbot doesn't offer landscape buy is apparently in the works and very close to release. Their much needed iPad refresh is also in the works. The only thing that I don't like about twitterrific is that their dark mode is very dark and their font color isn't very bright. So it's hard sometimes to read the smaller timeline writing. Also their color choices for highlighting your retweets and replies are annoying and can't be changed (purple and orange). Tweetbot just keeps them the same color. I asked twitterrific support if they can give us the option to change these in the future and they said not really. That's the only thing I don't like about twitterrific. On my iPad I uninstalled tweetbot and use twitterrific exclusively. On my phone I have both and resorted back to tweetbot for now. And another thing I like about tweetbot is swipe to go back. Twitterrific doesn't do this, and even places the back button all the way at the top right corner which is a pain. I again asked if they would implement swipe back and they said no. For me, they both have their ups and downs. But are equally near perfect apps for twitter. They are both worth the money they cost.


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    04-04-2015 11:01 PM
  24. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Tweetbot 3 is the best thing. I haven't used twitterrific 5


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    04-05-2015 12:07 AM
  25. dictoresno's Avatar
    Tweetbot 3 is the best thing. I haven't used twitterrific 5


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    Well then you really can't say one is better than the other of you haven't used both. Tweetbot is indeed near perfect but definitely has its faults too.


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    04-05-2015 04:54 AM
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