Is the Tweetie 2 iPhone App Worth Buying?

For most of the day today one of the trending topics on Twitter has been Tweetie 2 so since I had no idea what it was and I was just a little curious, I clicked on the link to see what the fuss was about.

Well I’m glad I did because I found out that it is an iPhone or iPod Touch application that you can use to access Twitter and do all the things you normally do on Twitter on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

This application isnt free and for me being in Australia it cost $3.99AUD…not a huge amount of money but when you can get other Twitter applications for free you usually think twice before spending. However, the ratings for it looked really good so I decided to take the plunge.

I have only been using it for about 30 minutes and have had a lot of fun so far. This application has so many features that some of the other Twitter applications lack like:

  • The ability to handle multiple accounts – I love this…I have quite a few accounts and it makes it so easy to get into each one without having to open a new window and enter passwords. In fact, the accounts are all listed on one page (once you enter them in the first time) and it is just a matter of touching the account with your finger to get into it…so easy!
  • An easy to use retweet option – this is so much easier than using twitter itself which doesn’t actually have a retweet option. It’s just a matter of finding the tweet you like and selecting a retweet button.
  • There is also a place to draft your tweets and save until later to post.
  • You can also update your profile via Tweetie 2.
  • There is an offline mode but I haven’t gotten into that yet so not sure what is involved.
  • And I just found out that it has the ability to reveal the short urls – in other words you can see the full original url and not just the shortened url.

As I said, I’ve only been using it for about half a hour now but I can definitely recommend this great little app if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch.

UPDATE: Since yesterday I have been using this application quite extensivley and I have to say that I am starting to prefer using my iPod Touch to access Twitter over my desktop computer. In the past, I had used other Twitter applications on my iPod Touch but only used them for when I wasn’t at my computer as although they did the job, they just weren’t as easy to work with as Tweetie 2.

But my absolute favorite part of Tweetie 2 is the ability to swap seemlessly between multiple accounts. I know I have already mentioned it above but anyone who has multiple Twitter accounts will understand how messy it can getting logging  in and out of different accounts.

Other features include:

  • the ability to link twitter accounts to your Address Book contacts
  • the ability to save searches
  • a translation facility to translate tweets
  • the ability to add photos and video you have on your iPhone/iPod Touch
  • a url shortener
  • hashtags

I have to say that I am loving it.

If you have Tweetie 2 tell us your experiences or if you have a question leave a comment below. We answer most comments left on our blog.

Comments

  1. I bought it today early in the morning and I already ditched TweetDeck for the Iphone, … this app is great. I also recommend it!

  2. Well,

    You spammed me with your hovering ad asking for a comment………

    So here it is……….

    Just so you know you can thank Caroline(I like her) for bringing me here………

    Social traffic is exactly what it is. Yes it can be converted to income but is less likely (big time) than search traffic.

    Twitter is a waste of time for any marketer, and I am simply tired of being spammed from it.

    Don’t waste your money on Tweetie 2 App, unless your a hopeless social junkie that never has any desire to make money online!

    Cheers!

    Dirk Poulsen

    • LOL – well it’s good to see that my spammy hover ad works….you did leave a comment!

      As for Twitter, you sound like I did not long ago. Read this to see the mood I was in at the time – http://www.affiliateblogonline.com/2009/08/29/im-no-longer-in-a-twitter-over-twitter/

      BUT, I have decided to reserve my judgement until I reach 10,000 followers so I am sticking with it…I am around the 3000 mark as I write this. If I don’t see any value in it by then I will be tossing it in.

      My time on Twitter is limited and until I see the real value in it, it will continue to be limited.

      • Hey Paula, I read your post……

        I have 3400 followers. Does this really mean anything? twitter(dot)com/dirkpoulsen

        Sad thing is I hate twitter, can’t remember my last tweet. Hint: I had way more followers before today.

        I bet I could get 10,000 followers in the next 3o days…. of course I would use less meaningful tactics to do that.

        The point I am trying to make is that you don’t have to have people following you to make money. This is so far from what making money online is really about.

        I understand wanting to rank for a keyword and maybe this is where you are going with this but just for the sake of transparency here are my suggestions.

        Write for what you want to rank for, build your back links.

        This is what will bring the targeted people searching for what they want.

        Enough said?

        Cheers,

        Dirk

        • Totally agree Dirk. The problem with Twitter is that when it comes down to it, the people on it are really only following people because they want that person to follow them back, with the few exceptions of course for family, friends, celebrities etc.

          Hey, I’ll be honest and say I’m doing the exact same thing…unless I’m Ellen DeGeneres or Oprah, I am unlikely to get thousands of people who follow simply because they like what I have to say. So I have to go look for people to follow preferably who are interested in my topic.

          So yes I am yet to see the real value but as I say, I am going to reserve judgement until I reach that 10,000 mark…and I want to do that the right way…if there is a right way.

          • Will you make it a point to keep me up to date with your results?

            It will be interesting to see them.

            You are already popular in my book and I am even going to follow you on twitter… but I am in the habit of……No Twitter.

            Good or Bad?…be sure and email me.

            No Spam Please LOL.

            Later….

            Dirk

  3. Yes, I had a bit of a chuckle when I saw you were following me in Twitter. I’ve followed you back and have put you in my favorites in Twitter to remind me to keep you updated. I am as interested as you are in the results.