If you’re not using Tweetro+ on Windows 8, you should be
There are a number of great Twitter apps on Windows Phone 8 – including the recently-updated official app – but my personal preference is Rowi. And when it comes to the Windows desktop, MetroTwit is unparalleled. But while both of these apps are also available on the Windows Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, Tweetro+ has rapidly become my Twitter client of choice. If you’re not using it, you should be.
I wasn’t a big fan of Tweetro+ at first. While the app has a nice interface, it was hard to justify the hefty $9.99 price tag. Over the last few months, however, developer Lazyworm Applications Ltd. has added a number of compelling features, most recently support for Tweet Marker.
A third-party service which allows you to sync your timeline location and unread mentions across apps and devices, Tweet Marker makes the Twitter experience much more convenient. It’s so useful, in fact, that Twitter should just buy the service or implement it itself. I’m someone who likes to read (or skim) every single tweet in the timeline to ensure that I don’t miss anything important. This usually requires manually remembering where I left off and then scrolling down until I reach said point. Tweet Marker, however, does all of the work for me. And since both Rowi and Tweetro+ now support the service, I can seamlessly switch between Windows Phone and Windows 8 without missing a thing.
Well, almost. For as great as Tweetro+ is, it’s not perfect. The paint is still drying on the Tweet Marker support, so the developers are in the process of working out a few bugs. Particularly, one where Tweetro+ will only load a certain number of unread tweets, causing you to miss some things if you’re away from Twitter for an extended period of time. There are a few other minor bugs as well. But by and large, Tweetro+ is a very polished Twitter client.
Is Tweet Marker support really a deciding factor when it comes to whether or not you should pick up Tweetro+? Personally, I think it is. With Tweet Marker support finally available, I can now wholeheartedly recommend the app, despite the somewhat pricey entry fee.
Download: Windows Store