[Review] TweetDeck for iPhone - A Simple Twitter Client.

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  1. Ryuzaki

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    Category: Social Networking.
    Developer: TweetDeck
    Price: Free!
    Version: 1.0.1
    Compatibility: iPhone(All Models), iPod Touch(All Models)


    Introduction:
    TweetDeck for iPhone is a skinned down version of TweetDeck Beta for PC, Mac, Or Linux.
    And I do say for a port to iPhone, it makes for a very good Twitter Client.

    Quick Video Overlook(Made by Roughestgunark.)

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    Setting Up:
    When you first open TweetDeck you'll be greeted with a welcome tutorial.
    Allowing you to setting up your Twitter account and TweetDeck account in 6 easy Steps:
    1. Step 1: A Welcome Screen giving you an overview of the App
    2. Step 2: Enter your Twitter Account details.
    3. Step 3: Register With TweetDeck, Sign in, or skip this...*
    4. Step 4: Sign up with TweetDeck or Login to TweetDeck.
    5. Step 5: Sync the column you want to be synced from your TweetDeck Account.
    6. Step 6: All Done!
    * Choosing "Skip this..." skips the other 3 steps.

    The Basics:
    After the set up you are greeted by three stock columns in almost a grid:
    • All Friends - Showing your Twitter Timeline.
    • Your Mentions or @YourUserName's
    • And your DM's.
    And the way the App is designed is that you can swipe in-between Columns as if you were looking at photos in the photo.app.
    Making everything link very easily.
    Also, if you would like to re-arrange the columns, simply hold one down as if your were at your home screen and they start to wiggle allowing you to move them.
    Simple, right? :]

    Afterwards you can start to take a look around the App.
    From the home screen you can see you have your API Calls At the top of the app.
    To the right is your "Post button" Allowing you to tweet.
    Your columns are under the API Calls and "Post Button"
    And under the Columns you have almost a dock layout allowing you too.
    • View your updates.
    • Refresh your Timeline(Also an option to "Shake to Refresh"
    • An add column button for adding another column to your Grid.
    • A setting button offering you settings for your account, TweetDeck Account settings, and in-app Settings.
    • And a more button allowing you to Quick Follow a user and a Sync Columns button Syncing with your TweetDeck Account.

    Tweeting is just as easy, Just click the yellow post button at the top right hand corner and start typing.
    When your finished you have to option to add a hyperlink, a photo(Uploaded to TwitPic or yFrog), and/or your Location.
    And the post button is found almost everywhere in the App, allowing easy tweeting.
    And View tweets is nice and compact, just tap on a tweet and it brings up:
    • The Tweet it self.
    • An option to @Reply
    • Send a DM to the user that tweeted.
    • Retweet.
    • Email the Tweet
    • And make the tweet a favorite.
    The Application does fall short here as it does not allow you to look at images in the clean nice way Tweetie does.
    TweetTweet!

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    Adding a new column is a simple way to get everything else you need in a few steps:
    • Choose which twitter account to add the Column for.
    • Choose the column type(Twitter Trends, User Group, Twitter Search, All Friends, Mentions, DM's, and Favorites.)
    • Now add the column!*
    * Some Column types require more i.e: Twitter Search requires a search topic.
    Add!

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    Summary:
    TweetDeck is a great Twitter Client for the iPod Touch/iPhone and is very comparable to it's older brother on the PC, Mac, etc.
    I enjoy using this app and I think it is a very good competitor to Tweetie, especially price wise.​

    Pros:
    • Easy to use design.
    • Power to Tweet almost everywhere in the app.
    • API reminder.
    • Option to refresh timeline every x amount of seconds. Or manual Refresh.
    • Free!

    Cons:
    • Lacking nice image viewer like Tweetie.

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  2. SumDaii

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    Great review, although the last 3 images look a bit cramped :/

    Other than that, very nice, and I like the YouTube snapshot

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    Thanks. ^^; I spaced em out a bit if that's what you ment.
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    i think he means the GIF's are too fast...

    i enjoy this app because it syncs with my PC. The same reason is why i use evernote and netnewswire. The sync feature is crucial, so when you uise it on your computer you dont have like a million unread tweets.
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    I like it a lot, a very good Twitter application, for FREE!!!
  6. Ryuzaki

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    Mmm, It is. I like it. xD

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