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I've just downloaded the newly released Tweetdeck for iPhone, which contains all the features of the desktop version, currently the best way to organise your Twitter activity.

Having used Twitterific for mobile tweeting before, I have been using Tweetie lately, but will Tweetdeck for iPhone convince me to abandon it?

For starters, Tweetdeck for iPhone is free of charge, compared to the £2.99 it costs to download Tweetie. This won't break the bank, but when there's a free Twitter app with the same functionality, Tweetie's developers must be worried.

The app is organised in much the same way as the desktop client, initially with three columns for all friends, DMs, and replies. You can move the columns along with your finger and click on a column to focus on it:

Tweetdeck iPhone

Clicking on any tweet will give you the detail, and provides options to click on links, reply send a DM to that user, or retweet it:

If you click on a link in a Tweet, it opens up within the app, but allows you to zoom in to read the text more easily. This is preferable to opening links in the phone's browser, making it easier to get back to the main Tweetdeck screen:

Link opened within Tweetdeck app

Retweeting and replying is easier on the Tweetdeck app too; it could be done on Tweetie but takes one less click to achieve:

RT on Tweetdeck

Like the desktop version, it's a great reputation monitoring tool, and it's easy to set up a search for a particular keyword or phrase, or add a user group: 

Add columns

This just adds a new column, which can all be moved left or right as you prefer: 

Perhaps I pressed the refresh button (you can also set it to refresh when you shake the phone) too often when trying out the app as I reached the API limit of 100 'calls' per hour, though I don't think I refreshed 100 times.

This means I have to wait for the next hour for it to reset, which could become annoying, though you can at least monitor this at the top of the screen to avoid this issue:

Tweetdeck API limit reached

Tweetdeck for iPhone is excellent, easy to use, and has managed to translate most of the functionality of the desktop client onto the mobile app.

There's a feature comparison of Tweetdeck and Tweetie on Mashable, which concludes that Tweetdeck is the one to choose, and it's hard to disagree with that conclusion.

Tweetdeck for iPhone provides an attractive user interface, and is fast, full of useful features, and completely free of charge. The initial feedback about the app on Twitter seems pretty positive too. Definitely worth downloading.

Graham Charlton

Published 17 June, 2009 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is the former Editor-in-Chief at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin or Google+

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Harsh Blogspot to wordpress

i use tweetdeck for my normal tweeting life, though I installed tweetdeck on my iphone and it crashed twice..waiting for stable version

almost 7 years ago

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apurva

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Dave Beynon, Head of Digital at Compassion in World Farming

Tweetdeck for the iPhone is great in all respects (especially price!) but I haven't worked out how to add a Trending column... anyone?

almost 7 years ago

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Data Deduplication

Wow, I never knew that pepperoni reacharound. That's pretty interesting...

almost 6 years ago

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Sunil Sheoran

I think there is an recently updated version floating around now for Tweetdeck!

about 5 years ago

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iPhone i used in may life more then 5 year i have never complent abut that. I think there updated version floating around now for Tweetdeck!

almost 5 years ago

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Data Deduplication

Regarding the Tweetdeck for the iPhone, it is great in all respects (especially price!) but I haven't worked out how to add a Trending column... anyone please?

almost 5 years ago

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Tech Frill

i think this is the best application for iphone as far as twitter is concerned

almost 5 years ago

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Herbalife

have only just started using tweetdeck and twitter for that matter. so far so, really easy app to use, personally don't think it looks that great though

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Great to know the -- in depth from this blog.This will really help for my forward steps to be taken.

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