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Tweetro+ is a perfect mash-up between Twitter and Modern interface

Yaara Lancet | June 11, 2013
Tweetro+ is a $10 Twitter client for Windows 8 devices that brings the Modern interface to Twitter in full blast, while retaining all the important features.

As slick and useful as Tweetro+ is, it's still a Modern app, and therefore should suffer from the same unfortunate fate most of these apps suffer from: the excruciating lack of multitasking abilities. Luckily, Tweetro+ works amazingly well in snapped mode, letting you use your desktop as usual, with a convenient Tweetro+ column sitting on the left side of your screen. Snapped mode has its own optimized interface, and can be set to open links automatically as you go along. The only curious omission in snapped mode is the ability to add images to tweets.

I couldn't find many things wrong with Tweetro+. The app's most prominent shortcoming is its lack of customization options. Push notifications are available, but there's no way to control them or cancel them. You can't set tweets to show exact time, and have to make do with relative times, which I find inconvenient. There's also no real list support: You can easily view and read your lists, but there's no way to create new ones or add users to lists.

In general, I would like to have a little more control over the app's appearance and operation, but since Tweetro+ is so well designed, this becomes a moot point in most cases. While Tweetro+ might not be the best option around when competing with desktop apps (although it does give them a run for their money), it's an excellent addition to any Window 8 tablet, and plays extremely well with a touch screen. Due to Twitter's API constraints, a free version of Tweetro+ is no longer available, but that $10 is money well spent.

 

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