Tweetdeck 2.0 for iOS – First Impressions
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 12 hours you’ll no doubt have noticed that at long last the updated ground up redesign of tweetdeck for iOS has been released and I figured I’d post up some initial thoughts on the new client.
The new versions ‘look’ borrows heavily from the android version release a few months back and continues the dark grey theme of the desktop, web and mobile clients which fit well for a lot of people as it’s easy on the eyes when reading in the dark and seems fairly useable outside even in the very bright sunshine we’ve had recently. The familiar columns are all still there with easy swiping to change or pinch to zoom out and rearrange columns or alter settings.
Overall It has a very clean minimalistic kind of look which again is pleasing on the eyes and not to busy like a lot of clients but still gets you all the details once you drill down Into tweets, users and hashtags.
Some of the things I’m not so keen on just yet are fairly minor but significant for me being a dedicated Tweetlist user. The compose screen for example is bright white with giant text which once you have been using the slick dark black an yellow theme feels out of place so I’m hoping that this gets changed or at least becomes and option to change it a more fitting dark themed screen.
Apart from that it’s mainly the lack of expected features present in most recent clients, for example readitlater/instapaper support or options to enable a web mobilizer In the embedded browser.
Tweetdeck feels a lot better to me than most other clients I have tried recently but there is no denying that it will take a little while to get used to, but then isn’t that always the case with something new that tries to be different.
I will be keeping a keen eye and regularly using tweetdeck and watching out for the latest updates which will bring new features which will probably bring it more into line feature wise with the current crop of twitter clients.
I highly recommend you give this a try even if you don’t make it your full time twitter app just yet.
You can download the new Tweetdeck for free here
(Tweetdeck will not show as a new update if you have the old version installed, it is a complete new download. )
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