Thursday, April 19, 2012

Windows Phone Twitter Clients Comparison

It is unbelievable that just a couple of months ago I lamented about the lack of good Twitter clients on the Windows Phone platform. These days however I have five permanent third party Twitter apps on my Lumia, three of which I paid for. Of the six Twitter clients I have selected for my comparison here, three were only launched this year. It goes to show how much the Windows Phone platform has exploded since last year, with an average of around 300 new apps submitted each day.

The five third party Twitter apps listed below are, in no particular order, the best Twitter clients you can get on the platform now. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. I have also included the official Twitter client in the comparison despite how awful it is, well because it is only fair that we show Twitter how it is supposed to be done.

Do take the comparison table with a pinch of salt, after all having the most features does not make an app great. For example, despite how featureless Ocell is, the app is by far the quickest app here to launch. So if you are looking for something lightweight, Ocell should be on your radar as a secondary backup app. Best of all, it is open sourced under the Apache Software License, so the potential is huge.

I will be updating this table from time to time, whenever new updates are made available that introduces new features, so make sure you bookmark this.

Trial AvailableYesYesYesN/AN/AN/A
Lite' VersionNoYesNoN/AN/AN/A
Mango ReadyYesYesYesYesYesYes
List ManagementNoNoNoNoNoYes
View ListsYesYesYesYesYesYes
In-Line PhotosYesYesYesNoNoNo
In-Live VideosYesNoNoNoNoNo ProYesNoNoNoNoNo
Block/Spam ReportYesNoYesNoYesNo
Delete TweetYesYesYesNoNoYes
Native RetweetYesYesYesYesYesYes
Quote RetweetYesNoYesYesYesYes
View RetweetsNoNoYesNoNoNo
Geo-tag TweetsYesYesYesNoYesYes
View GelocationYesYesNoNoYesNo
Lock OrientationNoNoYesNoNoNo
Read It Later SupportYesYesNoNoYesNo
Instapaper SupportYesYesNoNoYesNo
Share via SMSYesYesYesNoNoYes
Share via EmailYesYesYesYesYesYes
Pin UserNoNoYesNoYesNo
URL PreviewNoNoNoNoYesNo
Conversion ViewYesYesYesYesYesYes
Multiple AccountsYesNoYesYesNoYes
Live TilesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Toast NotificationsNoYesYesYesYesNo
Mark FavouritesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Change AvatarNoNoNoNoYesYes
Pull RefreshNoNoNoYesNoNo
Scheduled TweetNoNoNoNoNoNo
Photo Sharing OptionYesYesNoNoYesYes
Font ResizeYesYesNoNoYesYes
View TrendingYesYesYesYesYesYes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Job, I think ocell app is very light